BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks, smells and tastes like a Vienna lager. Not a lot of complexity or overly impressive mouthfeel, but a good introduction to the style, very drinkable and priced right.
llcooldave (1073) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours coppery amber on the glass. Toasted bready flavor with a hint of citrus hops. Basic toasted malt aftertaste. Overall, its a decent brew but not too exciting.
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, amber pour, white head, nose is lacking, some bitter, taste is average, some bitter, some malts, but nothing worth bragging about.
KamGoPro (65) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong carmel, almost stoutish. Sweet and mellow. Brown sugar finish. Not bad at all
ronaldtheriot (1202) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Joseph Brau Vienna Style Lager has a thin-to-medium, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and very little lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread crust, and a light molasses. Taste is of those elements, with caramel malt, and light hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and prickly, and Joseph Brau Vienna Style Lager finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is a little grainy and caramel. Taste is lightly bitter, toast, and grain.
ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/light copper pour, willowy off white head. Nose is malt. Middle is sweet bread. Finish is light, with a slight wack of hops. OK
stevoj (2028) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent looking but mostly bland Vienna. Nice creamy head, but aroma and taste are weak, and musty. My first experience with Trader Joe’s house brews. Not impressed.
tmoreau (2325) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a fest goblet, showing a clear & bright amber color, with fairly persistent, fluffy/creamy, light tan head foam, and good cling to the waves & spots of lacing. The nose was hints of yeast and malt driven esters, toastiness, caramel and smooth maltiness. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was good malt content, some lingering quality to the moderate, earthy bitterness, and just a hint of malty sweetness on the tongue. Fairly clean lager, and nicely drinkable.
DYCSoccer17 (3303) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack purchased at Trader Joes in Davis, CA. The aroma is awkward. Sweet, fruity, floral. Some boiled vegetables, too. Pours a nice transparent copper color with a small, white head. Decent lacing, too. Starts with some sweet, caramel maltiness. Becomes a little nutty and lightly toasted in the middle. Finishes with slight metallic, herbal bitterness. Not bad, if you can get past the aroma.
joeneugs (3121) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a very clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is pretty neutral with some toast and mildly fruity Munich quality. The flavor is pretty dry, but has some noticeable caramel malts in the background. Darker flavor than some Viennas, but not a lot of character. Mild bitterness in the finish. A pretty decent drinker.