luttonm (1634) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing-top bottle. Clear golden-brown, small almond head. Sweet, candy nose. Sour, sweet body. Clean, not terribly interesting.
monk191 (394) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A fairly basic red ale. Cool bottle. Pours a beautiful red with slight head. Smells lightly of herbs. Taste is nothing special, but not bad either. Had in the bottle.
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jaymobrown (1521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weirdly foamy. Does that make sense? It tasted like froth or a froth-like substances. Maybe something leftover. A bit of malt, but gritty.
Scrapersnbeer (1017) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Start with that soaked grain aroma thatís kind of raw. Deep and clear copper. Tastes overly sweet, like a dry wine. the body is anything but dry, however, and is medium and very still. If youíre looking for an ale that is heavy on the caramel and light on the hops, this is one to try.
gregwilsonstl (687) - USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red clear, thin white head. Sweet and malty. Drinkable red ale. Crisp. Thanks tony.
nuplastikk (3353) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml flip-top bottle. Glowing, filtered orange-amber. Creamy, frothy head off-white head. The aroma isnít so impressive, a little bit of garbage action. Medium bodied, relatively doughy, fluffy mouthfeel. Sub-par overall, loses points for being another fraudulent Italian beer. Drinkable, but has some noticeable off-flavors, probably not one to sit on, despite the bottle claiming itís good for another year. Iíd never buy this again.
tgncc (2332) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is malt, caramel, brown sugar, bread. The appearance is amber/red, white head. The flavor is malt, cardboard, some brown sugar. The finish is nobel hops, light sweetness. Medium in body, maybe slightly thin. OK. Like most trader Joeís beers, good for the price.
maxwelldeux (2355) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is wholly unremarkable. Itís not bad, but nothing good about it. Has a nice reddish tinge to it, but almost no smell and little head. It tastes like a beer, but has little taste or aftertaste.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For $2.99, I ainít gonna bitch too much. This is an acceptable beer for that price. Absolutely nothing about it sticks out in anyway, but it drank pretty good. This is true with 90% of the beers I buy on a whim at Trader Joes. Malty, bready, good lively carbonation. Kind of reminded me of a marriage between Anchor Steam and Boston Lager. Nothing I will seek out again, but decent enough for the price.
Headbanger (2483) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle 4/10/12 (Trader Joeís Naperville)-46į in English Pint-Pours a clear ruby red with a nice two finger off white head. Aroma of malt, carmael, and toffee. Taste of caramel, malt, and sweetness. This medium bodied brew is not bad.