twindadplus2 (728) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Is this coors’ answer to the microbrewers? Give their usual crappy beer a homey looking label and hope that makes it taste different? The only thing more ridiculous than calling this a vienna is saying it won a gold medal. It’s typical cheap macro swill but with a microbrew price. drowland (8888) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2/8/13. 16oz can shared by a random dude at a housewarming party I went to. My ticking eyes are always open, I swear. I drank this straight from the can, but I imagine a clear copper pour without a ton of head or lacing. Faint caramel and malt in the aroma with a touch of sourness. Light malt, adjuncts, and a touch of sourness/vomit/acid in the flavor. Meh. Chudwick (3277) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2013
been had again by a macro not putting their own name on their own product. I bought it, they win. 12oz bottle - pours pale caramel with little white head and thin lacing. nose is grassy hay. flavor adds bitter grass. light to moderate bitterness. dry. easy to drink. not bad, not great. next time, I’ll do my research and save the $7.99 I dropped on this six-pack . crossovert (13457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Cloaked as a "Brand of Brewers". Gutless fucks at millercoors. Light amber pour. Its fresh yet tastes stale. There is no way this is a vienna, smells like high life with a hint of caramel. Flavor is again macro with a slight paper taste. Watery palate. Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Weak head retention. Aroma of caramel, nuts, mild hops. The taste is grainy malts with a bit of caramel and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. A start of a good beer here, but not quite.
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours a crystal clear amber with a thin bubbly head that dissipates very quickly. Smells like sweet corn and wet cardboard. Tastes sweet some caramel some sweet corn. Tastes watered down.. thin bubbly palate Sledutah (7761) - Utah, USA - FEB 10, 2013
6pack picked up in Las Vegas. Not happy that it doesn’t say anything on the label that it is brewed by Coors LiMuBai (222) - - FEB 10, 2013
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma and flavors of mats, honey and grainy
Mild and not very good, drinkable.
A light amber color with a thin, whispy head. Lacing is minimal, if any. Alot of carbonation in this one as evidenced by the tiny bubbles. Tasted very bready, and the roasted malt is evident. There was a bit of a sour bitterness on the finish.
It’s a step above the Banquet Beer. ronaldtheriot (1965) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Third Shift Amber Lager has an extremely thin, white head, which quickly dies away and very little lacing left behind. The appearance is amber and clear, with some streaming bubbles. Aroma is of sweet bread crust and is faint. Taste is of sweet, roasted malt, bread crust, a little bit of caramel, and a light hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is watery, and Third Shift Amber Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mild. Overall, this is a good beer, and I would think it’s worth trying at least once. RJT
Onslow (1513) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2016 I read somewhere that this was discontinued, so I grabbed a 12 pack that has been languishing on the bottom shelf of the local Walgreen’s beer dept. Maybe I’ve warmed to Vienna Brews since rating it, but I’m tweaking up the rating somewhat. Aroma is caramel with a bit of astringent hops, taste follows nose. Its a one note brew but captures the essence of the style, is enjoyable and has a bit of character without being offensive. Maybe I’ve lowered my standards...
Hoping that the space on the shelf that is now empty is filled with something a bit more interesting, though.
Original Rating: A3 A3 T4 P3 O8
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Aroma of a little straw and a little malt. Taste is sweet with a little astringency in the finish. Rather sour at the end, though sweetness lingers. Meh.