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Trader Joe’s Josef Belgian Blonde Ale



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In this bottle is Belgian brewery know-how dating back to 1867 - the year the recipe was created. It’s a crisp, golden ale brewed using only water, malted barley, hops, and yeast. The dry-hopping procedure, in which uncooked hop heads are added after the brewing process, gives this beer its unique floral aroma and taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (589) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Tried a sample at my local TJ’s. Pretty decent for a TJ beer. Aroma is bready and a bit hoppy. Color is yellow-orange with a white head. High carbonation. Taste is lemony, slightly - very slightly - yeasty, some malt sweetness and a nice hop background. Not bad really. I would have bought 2 or 3 bottles if they’d had any in stock, but the tasters bought them clean out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2569) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
1/30/2015. From bottle. Golden with a white head. Grain and hay aromas. Buttery texture with dried spice flavors. Pretty bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
355ml bottle. More than likely an alias beer. Pours a somewhat clear gold with heavy carbonation bubbles. Flavor is hop pier than you would expect. The quality in this beer is its freshness. Tj’s has a way of only selling fresh beer that should serve as a model for other liquor stores. Its not that great of a beer but it tastes highly competitive to all of the stale and oxidized lower abv Belgian. Golden ales that populate the shelves. Basically a hopped up lager with Belgian yeast. Again not a great beer but pleasant as it tastes fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2141) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a clear golden yellow with three fingers of creamy white head. Aroma is some yeast with lots of floral. Flavor is floral and somewhat sweet. Medium bodied. Not bad for a Trader Joe’s beer. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8206) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Lemon/orange and lactic barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet lemon/lime, yeast, barley malt and hay flavor. Decent body. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle: Clear, deep gold with a quick white head. Mild yeast, pear, floral aroma. Taste is delicate pear, yellow apple..soft white fruits, light malt. Crisp, sweet. Extremely pleasant little beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
partchapol (52) - Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Taste and texture are not as bad, like other said. Aroma is ok. Color is awful yellow, not typical Belgian like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (576) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours a golden yellow, lots of carbonation, thick head. Sweet aroma with a hint of bread, clean flavor. Easy to drink Blond Ale. Good for a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2126) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2014
bottle into glass, clear bright copper pour with fluffly dense head, aroma is funky malts, taste is just a malty plain meh, nothing special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3737) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Very good!. These guys make a good deal bringing these beers. Nice aroma and aftertaste and spices also.

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