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
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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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
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.


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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of FlyingKneeStrike
2.89/5  rDev -16.7%
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 +22.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.01/5  rDev +15.6%
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 -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a one finger ivory head kept intact by constant carbonation. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with a touch of toasted malt, mildy spicy. Flavor is biscuit and lightly toasted malt, starts semi-sweet but turns somewhat dry, light grassy hops and hints of wheat and grain. Finishes with earthy malt and light vegetal notes. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. A satisfactory example of a traditionally laid back style. Nothing too exciting here, but it is what it sets out to be, a decent budget Vienna lager. Finish is slightly off, but otherwise a pleasant accompaniment for a meal or sessioning.

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3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by next April

Clear orange with little head. Smells like dust and old leaves till it warms, then its gingerbread, oak, English hops. Taste is a good mix of sweet grain and muted hops. There is some cheap beer flavor too, but not bad, mostly in the mouth feel.

Will grab this one again.

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3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Samuel Adams glass

Copper red with a small stream of carbonation leads to an off white foam cap. Not much, but, there are thick lacings near the foam cap.

Aroma of grassy hops, grains , malt and a hint of spice.

First taste of sweet toasted malt, carbonation fizzes on the tongue, hint of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Almost too much fizz when I swish it around my mouth. I like the balance of malts and hops. Medium mouthfeel.

I like the balance of malt and hops. A beer that I would repeat at $6.99 a six pack. Might even keep in the beer fridge. A Nice little beer.

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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