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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"The combination of barley and caramel malts and choice hops results in a clean, malty beer."


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigbeermonkey (1) - columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005 does not count
a delicious caramel and malty combination in this lager. very smooth start, taste, and finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Ok this is very "Macro-American" tasting which is not a compliment when it comes to beer styles. Yet it transends its style by having a good flavor and rich color. Very much like a Killians but a little more bitter. For 77 cents the best cheep beer I have had but would not hunt for it

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8911) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Amber copperish pour in the glass. Sweet and somewhat spicy. Better than expected. Rated 3/31/04

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2003
This drinks alwfully dark to be a lager. It looks more like a stout and has the same tannish head when poured. Very malt heavy, but I liked it better than I thought I would.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Pours a golden cooper color, slightly cloudy, witha big cream colored head. Faint nutty aroma. First taste is smooth, dry, slightly hoppy with no bitterness. Creamy smooth texture. Malty aftertaste. Excellent companion to a big bowl of chili and chips. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rib Eye (147) - USA - SEP 7, 2004
A sweetish amber;enitrely drinkable and not too filling. Trader Joe’s brews are dependable fridge stockers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ononews9 (52) - Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
a pleasent lager with a hint of apple flavor. a refreshing beer with a moderate flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4075) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Toast, caramel, and light cherry aroma. Clear copper, brief medium head. Lots of maraschino cherry flavor from start to finish. Decent balance. Pretty nice red ale. It isn’t a style I like, but this one is well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2007
The aroma was citrusy and lightly spicy with hops leading the charge. Behind the hop presence lurked a fruit presence not expected in a lager. The amber brew was lightly hazy and had an off-white head which lasted well to lace the glass. The flavor was quite bitter and a bit metallic. The flavor and bittering hops had a citrus and spicy nature and just a smidge of grassiness. Some caramel was present and as the beer warmed the substantial bittering was not as metallic as thought after the first impression. The body was medium and the carbonation was moderate leading to an almost creamy mouthfeel. A quite bitter brew which was not clean as would be expected from a lager. Not bad and something that I might purchase again in a pinch due to cost if nothing else. 12 ounce bottle from Trader Joes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Not a bad beer from Trader Joe's. Reminds me of a Killians with color.


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