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Josephs Brau Vienna Style Lager | Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 01-23-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
335
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 183
Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of lemmy187
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AluminumBadFalcon
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of iespinosaruiz
4.08/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HunterSBeerson
4.04/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aobrehm
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful, thick creamy off white head. Rich amber color with brilliant clarity.
Clean lager aroma with some dark dried fruit notes. Has some damp cereal-like characteristics.
Clean fermentation character with big malty presence. Strong cereal qualities.
Medium bodied and effervescent.
As a Trader Joe's beer goes, this one is not half bad. A very good, cheap, malty lager.

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Photo of Wontonst
2.76/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KensWorld
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber/copper with a moderate head. Smells like bready/toasty malts. A bit more roasty/caramel than some others I've had. Taste progresses from that breadiness to a bit of floral hop finish although I wasn't getting the hops on the nose much. Lively carbonation. Overall drinkable and a great value. Decent for the style, not the best but far from the worst.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Given to me as a gift 6-pack mixer from my brother-in-law. Poured right from the fridge into a weizen glass.

L: Pours a beautiful ruddy amber with about an inch of off-white head that dissipates after a bit and leaves minimal cling on the glass. Crystal clear with plenty of visible carbonation.

S: Lots of sweet malts in the nose--they have a bit of a raisin bread quality. Just a bit of grassy/earthy notes coming through as well.

T: Sweet caramel malts at the front, with a hint of earthiness coming through, as well. The middle gets a bit brighter, with some more of the earthy notes and a touch of grassiness--just a little bit tart. This one finishes where it started, with more of the sweetbread caramel malts and a touch of earthy hop presence.

F: On the lighter side of medium-bodied, with nice carbonation to lend some smoothness and roundness to the flavors. Again, bright and a touch tart in the middle, with a very clean finish.

O: This is my favorite of all the Trader Joe's brews I've tried. It's got a lot of nice malt flavor and a bit of complexity to shake things up. Great feel--very easy to put back. At this price point, this is a great buy.

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Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Davidstan
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very good beer to style. Thin and had a slight bit of macro feel to it were my only negatives. Very malty which I expected. Good beer to knock back during warmer months and affordable.

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Photo of Taby
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CIBoy10
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GatorCoop
2.8/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - caramel color, modest head, decent lace retention.
Smell- a hint of fruits on the nose. Some caramel. Mostly clean
Taste- clean taste. Some caramel malts
Feel- a little thin. Still drinkable
An ok beer. Nothing special

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Photo of Kips
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SvenHayden
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dicers
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickfl
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CanyonCitySteve
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Josephs Brau Vienna Style Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 335 ratings
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