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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Sandwiched between two major European brewing capitals, Prague and Munich, Vienna has been an important city in its own right. Trader Joe’s. Vienna- style beer, a moderatlely hopped amber lager brewed with pilsner, dark and caramelized dark malts, pays tribute ti Vienna’s proud brewing heritage. It exhibits a smooth, malty flavor. Stats. 5.7% 20 IBUs. Fermented using lager yeast.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 30, 2005
(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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2007
I wasn’t expecting a whole lot but I was very pleasantly surprised--this is a startlingly good beer for the money. From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a crystal clear orangey-amber with minimal head. No lacing. Decent grainy malt presence in the aroma. Initial taste is nutty caramel with a hint of vanilla, followed quickly by a nice finish of hops. Surprisingly well-balanced and the finish is very clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Pours a golden bronzish orange with a small white head. Nice soft and sweet nose, with a nice earthy nose. Great easy drinking lager with a good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
keith0718 (361) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2007
This beer is not of my favorite style, but I find that I like it pretty well. It’s medium bodied and very well balanced and eminently drinkable. I think it’s better than what folks give it credit for.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2007
I like this beer a lot. It is a nice, malty, and crisp vienna. Not as complex as most beers, but very refreshing and drinkable. The flavor is malty to start with, followed by a little burst of hops in the aftertaste, which create a dry and refreshing mouthfeel. I think this would be a good beer to go with any meal centered around a spicy non-cream based sauce.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Picked up at Trader Joes. On sale, so I thought, what the hell. Pretty tasty lager. Very Gordon Biersch like flavor. Full bodied, lightly hoppy and incredibly easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottled. Crisp, autumn orange color, with a small, fluffy head. Biscuit and toast, aroma, reminiscent of a pile of sticks after a windstorm. Crisp and lightly lemony flavor, with a mild sweetness and earthy hoppiness. Light diacetyl.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (510) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
A Surprisingly good Vienna. Somewhat sweet initial flavor, a little cascade bitterness. Caramelized but not burnt tasting. nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2162) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Started off promising enough with a nice colour and a very nice nose. First few sips were malty goodness, but as it warmed, a strange hopiness crept in.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Nice clear copper with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel and some light hops. Flavor has notes of caramel, toasted malt, butterscotch and brown sugar. Pleasantly sweet, not much bitterness detected. Some saaz hops detected in the finish. Medium body with subtle carbonation. Not much lacing, decent head retention. Not outstanding, but solid, drinkable stuff.


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