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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Appearance was clear pale gold with creamy diminishing white 1 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas are sweet pils malt , slight toffee, rice, soft spicey, mild citrus hops. Taste was sweet pils malt backbone then slight woody, earthy, spicey lemony soft hops. Palate are crispy smooth CO2 with light-meduim body, then dryish medinical average length lemony finish. Good effort, maybe...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3715) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2012
12 oz. Mostly clear, and golden with a lasting half inch of spongy foam. Clean crisp nose of grassy hops and a touch of honey and lightly toasted grain. Taste is more caramel and toasted grain on the front with the dry grassy hop coming in towards the end, along with a touch of lemon and resin. Medium bodied, with an excellent balance and smoothly carbonated. Easy drinking and an excellent American rendition of the grand old style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Nothing really wrong with this. A bit on the malty side but it has a solid crispness that lasts from the beginning to end. Solid.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1177) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pale lagers and pilsners donít have to be full of adjuncts, in fact, the best ones are the cleanest tasting. JosephsBrau Plznr is a good example of this as itís 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 thereís 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 Joeís JosephsBrau Plznr is a pretty standard Czech lager. Itís all-malt and made with the noble hops so itís 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 canít more lagers be like this?

Drinkability: This beer does exactly what itís supposed to do. Itís 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. Iím actually surprised itís 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6208) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle from Trader Joeís. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (646) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is noble hops, slight lemon and some grain. Taste is crisp with a bitter finish. Good Beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (835) - 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.

   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 Joeís. Funky banana-fruit smell, a fingerís 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.

   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

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