bigbeermonkey (1) - columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a delicious caramel and malty combination in this lager. very smooth start, taste, and finish.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber copperish pour in the glass. Sweet and somewhat spicy. Better than expected. Rated 3/31/04
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Rib Eye (148) - USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweetish amber;enitrely drinkable and not too filling. Trader Joe’s brews are dependable fridge stockers.
ononews9 (52) - Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a pleasent lager with a hint of apple flavor. a refreshing beer with a moderate flavor.
obguthr (5644) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer from Trader Joe's. Reminds me of a Killians with color.