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Trader Joe's Vienna Style Lager - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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Trader Joe's Vienna Style LagerTrader Joe's Vienna Style Lager

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282 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 01-23-2005)
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Appearance - Pours clear and with a bright copper hue to go along with a finger width off-white head. Fair retention leads to a broken layer of surface suds and a thin ring around the edge. Leaves a fair amount of lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell - Bready aroma. Hints of caramel. Mild spice hop aroma in the distance.

Taste - Mild but flavorful. Bready malt with touches of caramel. Hops come through faintly, with a touch of spice, light grass and a leafy character. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with crisp, lively carbonation. Slightly silky. Goes down easy before a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Pretty good Vienna here if you aren't expecting the world, and there'd be no reason to considering the price. Bargain deal from Trader Joe's. I'd consider buying it again, though if I'm being honest it wouldn't even be close to my first choice at TJ's.

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A: Pours a clear orange-ish amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of toasted and caramel malts with a slightly lighter aroma of grassy + earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of toasted and caramel malts with a very light amount of sweetness. That is followed by very light flavors of grassy + herbal hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Somewhat smooth.

O: Pretty good example of the style and easy to drink - nothing outstanding but certainly well worth the very reasonable price. Definitely a malty brew but that was to be expected with the style.

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Bought from Trader Joe's (duh) in Nashua, NH and poured into a standard glass.

A- Thin white head, translucent amber color, almost bronze (4)

S- Sweet caramel, some biscuit and maple in there as well (3.5)

T- Toasted malt, sweet caramel again, but not much else, rather one note (2.75)

M- Lager-like for sure, very crisp, and refreshing (4).

O- This is my first time buying beer brewed by TJ's and it was not as disappointing as I thought it would be. Pleasantly surprised actually. I am drinking this one to do homework on a recipe I plan to brew. The recipe is a Vienna malt IPA, think it might work? We'll find out! In the meantime, if you want something different yet vaguely familiar, check out this brew.

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Trader Joe's Vienna Style Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.