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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Prost means "cheers" in German- a gesture of friendship and an enjoyment of the moment. Our Maibock style lager is brewed just like the celebratory beer traditionally served at the May festivals: rich and malty, with slightly spicy notes from the Hallertau and Tettnang hops. ALC 7.3% BY VOL and 26 bitterness units.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattH (659) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour. Light tan head. Aroma is toast, apples, and spice. Flavor is toasty and sweet at first. When I took my first few sips I did not think I was going to finish it as it was too sweet. However as I continued to drink the flavor became slightly bitter and in my opinion better. Carbonation is medium to high and body is medium.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesewelch (131) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2015
From 12oz bottle, Trader Joes, about $6-7 for 6-pack, poured into tulip glass

Aroma: strong malt aroma, light toast, subtle spicy hops

Appearance: amber color, crystal clear liquid, white head

Taste: Very rich, heavy sweet, very light bitter spicy hops

Palate: medium body, average carbonation, smooth, finish is somewhat harsh

Overall: Not a bad bock, but the finish throws it off for me. It finishes somewhat astringent or harsh. The rich malty sweetness is great and the body is great. Its just the lingering finish which is somewhat strange and spoils the rest of the enjoyment of this malty beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6701) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A sweet toffee nose. A light nose of toast, leaves, some light sweet toffee. Sweet, easy, some toast and citrus. Light, spicy. Lemons. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (719) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours a clear amber-rust orange. Has a faint malt, camarel and light fruit aroma. A malty taste with caramel, pine, and some fruits. A dry grain and lightly sour fruit aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Ive got to hand it to Trader Joes for having a fairly extensive line up of german style brews available at such affordable prices - sure, the quality is inconsistent, but its nice to have some decent beer available so cheaply - anyway, this one pour a clear light amber - spare lace - nose of moderately rich maltiness, some brined cherries - flavor isnt terribly complex, but it is clean, medium sweet, some cherry and doughy malts, with light balancing acidity and bitterness - well-masked alcohol - it wont be winning any awards, but its a decent rendition for a solid price.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5880) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joes - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange, medium amber pour, quickly fading off-white head. Brown sugar aroma, a light touch of date sweetness. Flavor is decent with some light raisiny sweetness, some light bubble gum, a light touch of chocolate. Thick enough mouthfeel. Decent, but plain and pedestrian.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Malty aroma, which at first reminds me of pickled olives and straw malt. The pickled olive thing evaporates after a couple of minutes. Clear bronze. Clean, but boring label on a 12oz longneck. Toast, a sassy tannic acidity, light astringency and a general unpleasant woody bitterness undertone. Warming. Medium body. Trader Joes, Tallahassee.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (1044) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Pours an amber orange color with an off white head. Malt, caramel, toast, floral and fruit aroma. Malt, caramel, toffee, toast, floral and biscuit flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Caramel and toast finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2920) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2015
It poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma was of toasted caramel malts with nuts and faint floral hops. The taste was of toasted malts, nuts and a touch of florals. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AirForceHops (3958) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2014
12 oz. bottle purchased at Trader Joes Portsmouth, NH. Color is amber hued gold with slow fading head. Aroma is burnt toast and sicking sweet toffee and honey.

I paid $1.17 for the bottle so I wasnt expecting much. Its all about setting realistic expectations for a Trader Joes brew. The flavor is massive sweet honey and caramel with a light toasted grain finish. Body is real thin with a lightly creamy smooth texture. Drinkable but overly sweet.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2014
A chlorine bock miscategorized as a heller bock. Lots of wooden astringency here and a trashy finish. Pours brown. Very bad even for a random category. Bottle.


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