RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sandwiched between two major European brewing capitals, Prague and Munich, Vienna has been an important city in its own right. Trader Joe’s. Vienna- style beer, a moderatlely hopped amber lager brewed with pilsner, dark and caramelized dark malts, pays tribute ti Vienna’s proud brewing heritage. It exhibits a smooth, malty flavor. Stats. 5.7% 20 IBUs. Fermented using lager yeast.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin coating of wispy white head. Sweet authentic toasty Vienna malty aroma has some German lager yeast character. Starts with a mild light caramel sweetness along with some slightly earthy noble hops and a drier crisp finish. Fairly true to style, but rather boring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (6941) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Tea color with a small head that fades quickly. Aroma is sugary malt and caramel. Flavor is very earthy and bitter. It is like over cooked caramel. More hops than expected. Light pepper spice notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Bottle pours light amber, tinted orange, medium off-white fizzly head, spotty lacing, with very light carbonation.   Subtle aroma of cereal and oats, but also somewhat malty.   Fairly decent malt palate, slightly sweet.   Cant help but notice the emergence of a grainy/corny aroma as it warms a bit.   Body and mouthfeel seem fairly average.   At least not bad for a Trader Joe brew.   Malty finish, but also somewhat light and quick.   Fairly clean however.   Not an Eliot Ness, but not bad.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AirForceHops (6570) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pailhead (6525) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle: The aroma is toasty with some caramel and a hint of raisin. The raisin really clashes with the toasty caramel notes. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film and slightly thicker ring around the edges of the glass. There’s some sporadic thin webbing left behind for lacing. The flavor starts with light-moderate caramel and light toastiness. The finish has notes of raisin and grass. The raisin flavors really seem out of place. Light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Take away the raisin aroma and flavor and it’s drinkable, though slightly boring. With the raisin flavors, it’s not something I’d buy again.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle, obviously. Poured an actually nice shiny orange amber with a tanish head. The aroma is oddly smoky, but not like a rauchbier, but like a smoky cheese. That same essence is in the flavor ... wow, this literally tastes like smoke cheese. There’s a bit of sweet twist on top, but I can’t get past that impression. Quite odd. (#3039, 7/27/2007)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and Tupalev, bottle courtesy of GregCllow. Poured clear amber-yellow with a minimal white head. Aroma is grain, honey, some resiny mild roast malt; ehh. Tastes somewhat of roast malt, lots of grain and hops - not too harsh, a wee bit of alcohol in the average finish. Pretty standard mouthfeel, overall okay, but needs a bit more roast maltiness.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (6299) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2007
12 oz bottle, Trader Joe’s Framingham MA. Pours a clear copper body under a very minimal thin covering of head that disappeared quickly. The aroma is more corn and DMS than malt unfortunately. Very grainy and husky with a touch of garbage juice. The flavor is very mild at first, but the finish is just all corn, a little butterscotch, and quite sweet. Very light bitterness on the finish late. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a little too much stickiness. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was pretty much a train wreck. Not worth the 92 cents that I paid for it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (6231) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Nose is somewhat sweet with caramel up front, brown bread, and a touch of grassy, earthy hops. Pours golden amber, thin head, no lace. The flavor is lightly sweet caramel up front, brown bread in the middle, a touch of toast, and lightly spicy hops in the finish. Light and easy to drink. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6191) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2015
Light bronze, with a nice sized sturdy white head. Smells like sweet molasses and toast. Flavor is nicely sweet, with more molasses, some more toast, and some subtle smokey notes. Not bad...


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