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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle. Not complicated or bold, just highly drinkable, incredibly clean, and well made. Straw, corn, hints of German hops. This is a nice session beer, or a "craft" beer to give to friends who normally go for BMC.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1137) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pale lagers and pilsners don’t have to be full of adjuncts, in fact, the best ones are the cleanest tasting. JosephsBrau Plznr is a good example of this as it’s a clean, mild pilsner with a hint of noble hop bitterness and a clean finish.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Bright straw yellow hue, completely clear, plenty of carbonation visible. Forms a large, white, frothy head which laces and retains quite well.

Smell: Very mild nose with a familiar clean lager scent. Nothing inoffensive, nothing inviting.

Taste: Describing the palate of a pilsner is a challenge since there’s not a lot to actually describe which makes it a challenge to defend a positive review. Maybe familiarity is the way to go as Trader Joe’s JosephsBrau Plznr is a pretty standard Czech lager. It’s all-malt and made with the noble hops so it’s brewed in the traditional style. A mild palate all around with the familiar lager flavor. The hops come in with a quick dry bitterness through the middle and even create for a faint lemony flavor. The finish is clean and dry, but not pasty or chalky. Nothing delicious, but absolutely nothing off-putting. Why can’t more lagers be like this?

Drinkability: This beer does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It’s more about the style than the substance. A light, short body, and thin, crisp mouthfeel makes it easy to suck down without any carbonation kickback. I’m actually surprised it’s 5.4% ABV, since it seems like a borderline light macro lager (but with more taste). A great transition beer for all the swillers of fizzy yellow beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (5978) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Clear yellow pour with a nice small soapy white head. Aroma is lemon and grassy hops, as is the taste. Crisp and refreshing, but not all that interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (635) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is noble hops, slight lemon and some grain. Taste is crisp with a bitter finish. Good Beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2012
My house on July 8, 2012. Bottle into pint glass. Two fingers of head. Honey pale color. Foamy white lacing. Below average-to-poor retention. Smelled honey, corn, wheat, grass, bread and light lemon hops. Tasted honey, corn and bread mostly. Also some light lemon hops that brings everything together. Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Refreshing, but abrupt finish. Not a bad beer overall. A decent, refreshing pilsner. Great for the summer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Trade Joe’s. Funky banana-fruit smell, a finger’s worth of white foam on top, and a carbonated yellow-orange appearance. This was something like a hefe-pilsner crossbreed made up of wheat and fruit flavors. It was really filling and had the mouthfeel of soda. It had a distinctive flavor that was reminiscent of moist banana sodabread.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ndg2e (36) - Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours golden amber. Low head. Aroma is of grains. Taste is slightly bitter but finished crisp

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
12oz bottle 6/23/12 (Trader Joe’s Naperville)-48° in Footed Pilsner-Pours a clear golden with a one finger white head. Aroma of corn,malt, grains, and hay. Taste of the same with a bit of dryness on the back end. This light bodied brew is pretty basic and nothing to write home about.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle from T Joes. smells old and grainy like pretty much every beer I bought from trader joes. Flavor is the same. disappointing but not exactly surprising if that makes sense. WTF trader joes. you might as well sell Budweiser. Its much better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (341) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours a clear light gold with a one inch frothy head. Not a ton of lace. Aroma is mild honey and a touch of grass. Flavor is mostly dry with a moderately bittered finish. Medium to lgiht body with medium to high carbonation. Pretty clean. Not a ligher pils in terms of bitterness or body. Solid budget drinker on a hot day.


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