JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - NOV 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very clear, gold and slightly green tinged color with a small white head. Looks a lot like a white wine. Smells of pale malt and light hops. Its actually not bad, better quality than macro-brewed budweiser, et al. Taste could be stronger, as could the aroma, but then I guess this wouldn’t be a pale lager anymore. Decent brew, thanks Joe.
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Trader Joe’s brew. Very pale yellow, steady stream of carbonation, but not overly fizzy. Aroma is very faintly grainy. Flavor is faintly sweet cereal malt and a suggestion of green apple. Not bad for style, just not a heck of a lot going on here.
radagast83 (5178) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. You get what you expect from a beer called "Frugal Joe’s". However, it’s actually a pretty strong beer in its category, since so many pale lagers are just plain terrible. While I would certainly point people to other beers it’s a beer that I could drink if I was presented with this or some larger macro.
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2009 12 oz. bottle. Time to "build my own 6-pack" at TJ’s again, so I’m finally giving this a spin. Pours a standard pale lager yellow, with lots of bubbles. Smell is pretty weak, hard to detect. Taste is a little too sweet, but then a bit of hop does come in. Minimal malts, minimal adjunct, for that matter. Well, what did I expect, it is in the tradition of "generic beer."
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Name: Frugal Joe’s Ordinary Ale
pale yellow, wispy white head, light malt aroma with funky floral hops, light malt flavor, touch of sweetness, light hops, almost tasteless,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 5/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
pours crystal clear gold. thin head that quickly disapates to mear ring around the rim. Hops and lemon on the nose. Classic lager flavor with hints of grain. easy to drink. crisp and clean
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Pours a golden color with white head. Palate was actually not bad for the style. Aroma and taste of sweet grain. Medium-high carbonation. Better than I expected, but still rather bland and boring.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold Color with White Ring. Found in Maryland. Sweet Grains on the Nose. Sweet Dry Grains Flavor. Overall, an Ordinary Average Lawnmower Lager....But Then, it IS Called ’Frugal Joes Ordinary Beer’, so I’d Say Schell’s Delivered on This One.
twindadplus2 (611) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale yellow with a small foamy head. Aroma and taste are pretty much the same; corn and grain with a slight hops taste. Heavily carbonated with little finish to speak of. Just like the label says, a very bland, ordinary beer.
POD (198) - USA - JUL 15, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cheap bottles from Trader Joes in Columbus OH. Pale as pale can be without being called water. Clear pour with a twinge of light yellow and a bubbly white head that disappears in seconds. Virtually no aroma. Slight flavor of beer was detectable. Slightly corny aftertaste. Frugal Joes is worth the price for what it is. I will not buy it again.