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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Editor’s note: Contract brewed for Stienhaus Brewing Co. / Trader Joe’s by August Schell

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rubbishystuff (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Trader Joe’s contract from Trent Brewing. Lightly colored for an amber. The main thing I noticed is an undercurrent of some kind of fruit in the sweetness that was out of place. Strength is somewhat hidden. Not really that wonderful. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scrapersnbeer (1434) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Fat Weasel? I couldn’t resist picking one up. Malty lagered aroma with some grass. Also looks like a well carbonated golden lager. The beer is bitter in the way a bitter hard candy is: profound but undefined. It isn’t hoppy, all the while stinging of alcohol. Light bodied, but not quaffable. Mine cost one dollar and seventeen cents and is labeled as River Trent Brewing, Ukiah CA, which seems to be a contract front for Trader Joe’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (1789) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2012
12oz bottle - pours clear caramel with white head. Nose is grassy with caramel and some floral hops. Flavor adds citrus hops with a malty base. Pretty tasty. taste is more bitter than sweet. Noticeable alcoholic burn on the palate. tastes a little like port. Somewhat unique but probably won’t have another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color, foamy white head. Aroma was malts, yeast. Flavor was malts, yeast notes. If ABV here is to be believed, this may be one of the only reasons to pick it up - cheap and it may get you drunk.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2012
This one is bitter, without being hoppy. It’s got a nice golden color, but that’s its best quality. Little smell or head, I would be only fat weasels would like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4145) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
The aroma is nutty, metallic, yeasty, and phenolic with bread like malts. The appearance is golden with an amber hue and medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a slight bitter bite. The palate is average. Overall a drinkable beer but is a bit strange.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Sampled in a 12oz bottle. A pretty decent ale. Hops are quality. A good six pack brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours a darker gold with a small white head. Aroma of yeast and alcohol. Taste is grain, malt, alcohol, and yeast. Something strange here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
A glass handed to me by my friends husband because he wanted to share a good beer with me. Honey and corn esthery sweetness. Betyter than a budweiser but not by far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is kind of a funky sweet caramel - not great. Medium palate. Taste is caramel malt, with an odd metallic finish. Not good.

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