SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Looks like this is replacing the older "Hopfest" but they are describing this as a Bohemian style pils instead of German, and I would agree with that here. A little on the darker side of gold, with a spicy hop aroma and a little bready malt to back it up. Fuller in the mouth for the style but very clean. Some sweet bready malt and earthy and spicy noble hop flavors. Not too far from Urquell or the like but not one of my favored examples of the style. Not a bad choice at Trader Joe’s awesome pricing, but not quite as refreshing as I like a pils.
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from trader poes , decent color into glass, aroma is malts and stuff, orangish , stuffs and things, I drunk
ronaldtheriot (1199) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
JosephsBrau Plznr has a thick, pureed-type off-white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and significant lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, biscuit grain and grassy hop oil. Taste is of those elements, with an even slightly citrus hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a touch chewy, and JosephsBrau Plznr finishes crisp, refreshing, and semi-dry. RJT
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Generic Trader Joe’s beer. Golden yellow pour. Medium bubbly head. Grainy taste and slightly sweet.
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark gold - frothy lace - nose is grassy, medium sweet, with floral hops and a touch of DMS - flavor is clean sweetness up front, followed by grassy and lightly floral hops - finish has a moderate bitterness and is fairly crisp and crackery - it’s not too bad, but the sweetness is a bit high and there is a hint of huskiness and DMS tha needs to be cleaned up - if I want a lager for 6.99 a six pack, I will grab an LTD from Full Sail instead.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is grainy and old. Taste is light bread, bitter, and a a maybe some citrus.
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with small white foamy head, doughy aroma, high carbonation, slightly sweet taste, abrupt finish. Pretty generic beer.
UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another trader joe's tick. Pours darker gold, light visible carbonation that powers a short lived head. Light grass nose. Taste is slightly bitter, followed by a wave of grass, finish is short and abrupt. Body is light and slam able.
ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DArk yellow, decent head with some lace. Euro hops in the nose. Bitter. Middle is crisp biscuits. Finish is a return of the hops, decently long finish.
BeerCoff4025 (16) - Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass, Pours a light golden color with a small white head, some lacing as well which was nice. Slightly piney and hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter with a bit of a malty finish. Overall, nothing too impressive about this beer, but it is very drinkable.
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep golden and still, with a standard head. The aroma is a bit starchy and seemingly corn-laden. But this drinks with a decent hoppy sting on top of a firm, malty base. (#5432, 2/7/2014)