Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale is a dark Belgian style beer of great distinction produced by traditional top fermentation methods resulting in a rich and full-bodied flavour. Brewed once a year in limited quantity, please enjoy Trader Joe’s inaugural Vintage Ale.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well I guess I’ll be the second to rate this. Bottled. POurs a murky dark brown color with a huge tan head. Aromas of dark fruits and some yeast. Lively spice to the taste with licorice notes. Lively carbonation as well. Malty with raisins and plums. Alcohol is a little big. This is a very good beer, but I drank it side by side with Trois Pistoles (i had heard they were the same beer) and it fell short of it. (what wouldn’t?)
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