TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2003
foul odour, skunky with a mild graininess. Macro appearance - 'nuff said. Mildly refreshing, not a real standout, but not as bad as its reputation. AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Suitcase Of Cans - Basic budget brew, tastes better than most in that age bracket estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 So now it's 'OV' instead of 'Old Vienna.' As if anyone really cares. This is just foul. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Old Vienna is a clear, light golden lager with a quickly dissipating white film of a head. The aroma is very faint and fruity, perhaps wooden. Light to medium bodied, it starts smooth but ends up shredding the mouth. The flavor is pretty faint, but I can actually taste some hops. There are notes of grass, hay, corn; maybe wheat and lemon. I really expected much worse. Hammy78 (977) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2010
Always sampled from a 341ml bottle. This was a staple growing up, I remember it in a stubby bottle particularly. Typical mac golden colour. Grain and corn taste.
jimmay (815) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
355 ml can from TBS. Pours golden in colour, small white head. Adjunct aroma and taste. dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
Probably the first beer I tried when I was a child... stored in my father’s cellar in the old stubby bottles... dusty and a bitter, flat, overaged mess by the time I got around to it (probably about a decade after it was purchased) but a recent venture brought it back to life. Not as bad as I remembered, but probably not as good as carling. arventresca (563) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2009
This has to be the best beer you can get for a $6.00 12-pack. Not offensive in anyway and quite pleasurable to drink. OV, you are a pour mans dream. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 My favorite of the ’Canadian Standards’, which isn’t saying much. Very drinkable, happy little beer.