barncatmatt (2285) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
355ml can from tbs, served in a chimay glass. very nice clear goldenwith a lasting white head and appropriate carbonation. not much of a nose, light adjunt sweetness. fairly clean flavour, not overly sweet or adjunty. pretty standard, unoffensive pale lager. a wise choice for my bottle returns. Tranquillity (2251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2016
Bottled. The body is clear with an uneven white head. The aroma is like corn, the taste is surprisingly hoppy. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Better than expected. A strange bitter taste throughout. Aroma is slightly hoppy with some fruit characters. Better than Canadian, Canadian Ice, etc. Just not great. ronaldtheriot (1918) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Old Vienna is listed as a pale lager with the ingredients being only water, barley malt, hops, and yeast. It has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden straw appearance, with some bits of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet malt, white bread, and clean water. Taste is the same, with a mild, rounding hop bite at the end. Mouthfeel is high-light, and Old Vienna finishes crisp, refreshing, and it seems to be a bit higher quality than others of its ilk. RJT Finhead (1741) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
A clear, pale gold pour with a white head. It has a light corn and barley aroma. The light body has a crisp texture with lively carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a clean, quick finish.
pootzboy (1711) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
This beer has been misclassified, but you’d have a hard time finding anyone who cares. This is the O’Keefe brand lager known as Old Vienna that molson bought out in the seventies. It still bears the blue lable and OKeefe knight. Molson has kept the OKeefe Old Vienna (O.V.) formula pretty well untouched. OV is a Canadianized mega-brewer version of the sweeter /maltiervienna lagers...some say the attempt was to make a marzen. It is sweeter than most Canandian mega brews.
I was introduced this beer was when my high school buddy used to snich a few of his dad’s beers. I never really liked this beer then so I have had no desire to buy it regularly since. I had one recently at a pub down town and I realized it isn’t as bad as I remembered but is still pretty undistictive aside from the cloying finish.
Pours a darker straw color, small white head that dissipates quickly, medium carbonation, smells of cooked grain sweetness and adjunct aroma (corn syrup?). Starts crisp then sits with a me light malty body then finishes thinly with a mildly cloying after taste.
Not a really memorable beer but it has been a staple in Canadian beer stores for 50 years so It must have a following among beer drinkers.
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle at the Longview Hotel. Clear yellow, fizzy white head, short lived, soft lacing. Nose is is cleanish, with some light sour corn notes, no hop notes in evidence. Flavours are very soft and clean, light corn, bland, semisweet, watery. Meh... BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2003
Had this on on tap and had thought that it was no longer brewed. Tasted very macro but it did go down real easy. daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2001
Fairly good for Molson. A bit of a bitterness in the palate, but other than that, pretty predictable. IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 23, 2004
Ugly yellow. Light aroma of pale malt and corn. Funky off flavors coupled with grainy malt and slightly skunky hops. Not good.