ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark coppery color with a nice malty nose. Nice mouthfeel, with a darker malty taste. Pretty good.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear red amber with a one finger head and little retention or lacing. Aroma is all malts, mostly sweet and no hops. Taste is mostly mildly sweet malts, not too sweet but a nice balance for drinking with food. Mouthfeel is pretty good although it’s a little clingy. Very drinkable and could be sessioned. Excellent beer for less than $1.
jezmez68 (374) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s just outside of Chicago. Pours with a big head, copper in color. Surprisingly good for a grocery store beer. Very "toasted wheaty" in flavor, nice palate that lingers. Part of a "build your own" sampler, but if it’s cheap, it would be worth a six.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orangish amber with an off white head. Smell is sweet and malty. Taste is caramel malt with a nice smooth finish. I like this beer, like other trader joes brews it is very underrated.
stonesean (3) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2009 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty copper color. Exactly the color I want to see in a vienna. The nice head, but it vanishes quickly.
Big malty aroma and flavor, but not the best finish in the world. A bit too sweet.
For the price $6.00 for a six pack, you can’t possibly go wrong.
I wouldn’t be mad at anyone who brought some of this by to a party...
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of rich caramelly malt with just a hint of earthy hops. A copper pour with very light white head and lace. Sweet malty flavor a hint of abv and a very subtle bitter. A bit overly carbonated for me. But pretty nice.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours a crystal clear, amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, foamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is malty sweet with some caramels and toasty bread. A touch of clean yeast with a light floral fruit and earthy hop. Flavor is pretty solid. Caramel with a light sweetness, toasty bread, floral fruits, a light grain, and a nice grassy hopping that dries this with a light bitterness and a touch of malty sweetness. Medium length aftertaste following a very smooth, light-medium, clean body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice Vienna. Solid flavor, very easy drinking, and well balanced. A nice surprise.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a light malty aroma with a light head which lasts to the end. Nice copper color. The flavor is slightly sweet without an overpowering lager taste. Not alot of hop flavor. Easy to drink, but a slight after taste.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For the money, this brew cannot be beat. Reminds me a lot of a more bitter Oktoberfest beer-quite yum on a hot summer day. Worth trying or even drinking regularly if you have access to a Trader Joe’s-costs less and tastes better than most else which is widely available.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle: Trader Joe’s in Pacific Beach, CA) Hey, whadya know, another decent Trader Joe’s beer! Malty, caramely, and moderately sweet, both in the flavor and nose, with a bit of vanilla adding to the flavor, and minimal bitterness getting in the way. Smooth and creamy on the palate, medium bodied, easy to drink, no rough edges. The clear body is a rich amber color, and it’s topped by a light-tan head initially, though that head does fade to a small ring too quickly. In the end, it’s a pretty one-dimensional beer, but it gets the job done, and the price is most definitely right! Good session beer for my tastes.