JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 7, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brown/gold with a large off-white head. Smell is vegetable hops, skunk and toasted bread. Taste is malty, abundant flavor. Roasted/toasted hops. Mismatched palate was not that enjoyable for me. So far everyone has said what a good value this beer is and I personally have to disagree. It is priced equal to its competition (Budweiser, Miller, Rolling Rock) because it is similar in its crappy taste.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark gold pour with light foamy head. Aroma and flavor is basically sweet and toasty, with slight hops in the finish. Sticky bittersweet aftertaste is the major drawback, but this is a flavorful and refreshing brew with an impossible-to-argue price point. Crushes anything else available for six bucks/six bottles. Looking forward to trying the other TJs styles.
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark gold with light head. aroma is sweet, malts, syrup. flavor is slightly sweet, much like aroma. good for the price.
sethdude (678) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden/copper color with a decent head and light lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, with some mild hops in the latter part of nose. Dlavor is smooth and malty, sweet, some veggie flavors, more malts, a good toasted flavor comes in late, then a smooth, dry finish with a slight hop note. A good bargain at Joe’s (which, just in case you didn’t kow, will break six packs).
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a light malty aroma with a light head which lasts to the end. Nice copper color. The flavor is slightly sweet without an overpowering lager taste. Not alot of hop flavor. Easy to drink, but a slight after taste.
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden color. Smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Solid malt flavors with a nice hop tang in the finish.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with smallish head, sweet malty aroma, hint of hops. Flavor follows aroma, with a familiar lager finish but balanced a bit too sweet. Better than I expected, drinkable in the right situation.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Pours amber with medium fizzy white head. Strong astringent bitter hop smell. Not godawful taste like other joe’s beer, but still nasty mold taste and bitter moldy aftertaste.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear coppery hue, well carbonated, good head formation. Grainy, creamy, caramel aroma. Smooth weet toasted caramel flavor with mild biting hops. Finishes smooth.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice clear copper with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel and some light hops. Flavor has notes of caramel, toasted malt, butterscotch and brown sugar. Pleasantly sweet, not much bitterness detected. Some saaz hops detected in the finish. Medium body with subtle carbonation. Not much lacing, decent head retention. Not outstanding, but solid, drinkable stuff.