elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2005
For the money, this brew cannot be beat. Reminds me a lot of a more bitter Oktoberfest beer-quite yum on a hot summer day. Worth trying or even drinking regularly if you have access to a Trader Joe’s-costs less and tastes better than most else which is widely available. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 30, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Trader Joe’s in Pacific Beach, CA) Hey, whadya know, another decent Trader Joe’s beer! Malty, caramely, and moderately sweet, both in the flavor and nose, with a bit of vanilla adding to the flavor, and minimal bitterness getting in the way. Smooth and creamy on the palate, medium bodied, easy to drink, no rough edges. The clear body is a rich amber color, and it’s topped by a light-tan head initially, though that head does fade to a small ring too quickly. In the end, it’s a pretty one-dimensional beer, but it gets the job done, and the price is most definitely right! Good session beer for my tastes. NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2007
I wasn’t expecting a whole lot but I was very pleasantly surprised--this is a startlingly good beer for the money. From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a crystal clear orangey-amber with minimal head. No lacing. Decent grainy malt presence in the aroma. Initial taste is nutty caramel with a hint of vanilla, followed quickly by a nice finish of hops. Surprisingly well-balanced and the finish is very clean. joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Pours a golden bronzish orange with a small white head. Nice soft and sweet nose, with a nice earthy nose. Great easy drinking lager with a good balance. keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2007
This beer is not of my favorite style, but I find that I like it pretty well. It’s medium bodied and very well balanced and eminently drinkable. I think it’s better than what folks give it credit for.
JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2007
I like this beer a lot. It is a nice, malty, and crisp vienna. Not as complex as most beers, but very refreshing and drinkable. The flavor is malty to start with, followed by a little burst of hops in the aftertaste, which create a dry and refreshing mouthfeel. I think this would be a good beer to go with any meal centered around a spicy non-cream based sauce. Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Picked up at Trader Joes. On sale, so I thought, what the hell. Pretty tasty lager. Very Gordon Biersch like flavor. Full bodied, lightly hoppy and incredibly easy to drink. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottled. Crisp, autumn orange color, with a small, fluffy head. Biscuit and toast, aroma, reminiscent of a pile of sticks after a windstorm. Crisp and lightly lemony flavor, with a mild sweetness and earthy hoppiness. Light diacetyl. drdisque (838) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
A Surprisingly good Vienna. Somewhat sweet initial flavor, a little cascade bitterness. Caramelized but not burnt tasting. nice. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Started off promising enough with a nice colour and a very nice nose. First few sips were malty goodness, but as it warmed, a strange hopiness crept in.