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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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294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 14
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 01-23-2005

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Ratings: 294 | Reviews: 169
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3.7/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ynoT0207
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of risendragon
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Joseph Brau Vienna Style Lager has a thin-to-medium, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and very little lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread crust, and a light molasses. Taste is of those elements, with caramel malt, and light hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and prickly, and Joseph Brau Vienna Style Lager finishes crisp and refreshing.


Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of FlyingKneeStrike
2.89/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this as part of a Josephsbrau 12 beer variety pack for 9.99. Pours a dark amber color with an attractive head. Taste is mostly hops, pretty expected taste of this style of beer. Definitely better than some other red ale/amber lager style beers that I've tried.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange and clear, rising bubbles, very nice head and some decent lace.

Aroma is this brew's strongest point, fruity and malty, with a fresh spring day tossed in for good measure.

Flavor is somewhat octoberfest-ish, but more toasty, with bready and caramel malt flavors, enough bitterness to balance with just a touch of floral hoppiness.

Body is medium and kind of more chewy than expected, but that's not a bad thing in this case. Drinkability is high, I'm trying to savor it, but the beer could easily go down real quick.

Overall the beer is very tasty, and I can see myself picking up a sixer of this next time I'm at trader joe's. Very good job on this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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