bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber-bronze with no head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of spicey hops. Sweet malty flavor and finish. douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle from TJs. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small white head. A sweet light fruity nose. Toast, caramel, light Pils malt. Smooth and drinkable. Light toast, berries, big sweet malty caramel. OK. bytemesis (9494) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head that dissipates rapidly with no lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet, malty, bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet, lightly roasted malt, a bit of caramel. Light bitter finish. Not too bad for a hot day. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Fiancee’s mom picked this up for me randomly while traveling in Chicago and I didn’t take good notes. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Bottle split with pat. Pours a hazy reddish amber body with medium white lacing. Aroma is nut and malts. Taste is smooth malt, some notes of nut.
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was sweet grains, toffee notes, mostly malt forward. Flavor was caramel, sweet malts, grains. Low on hop notes, but still pretty tasty. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Had as JosephBrau Vienna .. . tan amber .. mild head, pretty nice lacing .. . tin molasses and horse maple hay .. . light distracting mouthfeel .. . has a mild annoying back taste to it but other than that, decent for a vienna .. . . remember, when passing a running chainsaw to your buddy- the knife rule doesn’t apply... PorterPounder (8357) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper with a soft, slight off white head that leave a thin trail of lacing. Aroma has some light molasses accents, some nuttiness. Flavor leans to the sweet side, some caramel, some molasses notes, a touch of brown sugar. Mouthfeel has a decent texture to it. Not bad. AirForceHops (8026) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s, Portsmouth, NH for a price of $1.17. Labeled as Josephs Brau. Clear light-amber color with huge white head. Toasted grainy flavor, real similar to an authentic Vienna lager. Very subtle hops and traces of caramel. Bread notes. Better than most of the other mass-produced amber lagers for sale. This makes for a very nice lawn mower brew. In fact I cracked this open after I was finish with my yard work. It’s decent. blankboy (7881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of GregClow. This is the third Trader Joe’s beer in a row that we tried and I did not like the other two so I was not expecting much. This one was pleasantly better. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Like the other Trader Joe’s beers the aroma is too sweet, like sugary malt, but it’s a little more balanced here. Flavour of caramel malt with a bitter aftertaste. My favourite of the Trader Joe’s beers but still not a personal favourite.