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Trader José Dark Premium Lager

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Brewed by Cervecería Mexicana
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Tecate, Mexico

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Premium beer imported from Mexico


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1843) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from trader joe’s pours Amber. Doughy pretzel taste, some cherry. Grassy hop finish. Syrupy.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (13213) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, small off white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is lightly toasted caramel. Plain.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle: Clear, dark brown with a small beige head. Almost smoky caramel malt, aroma. Lactic and sweetly caramel...almost tangy chocolate malt. Ok, but just barely.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Ar 355ml twist offbottle. General de ark is Mexican lager that thankfully the doesn’t come in a clear bottle.e

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
shrubber85 (7942) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Sharp lactic caramel malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Light sweet-sour milk caramel malt and lightly bitter dry grass flavor. As good as I thought it would be.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (930) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Type: 330-ml. (11.2 oz.) bottle Glass: 9-oz. plastic cup From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $5.99 for a 6-pack Purchased: Sept. 23, 2014 Consumed: Sept. 25, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a brown, dark caramel, murky color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki, tan head. Very good foamy circular lacing along the sides of the cup. Above average-to-very good retention of nice foaminess on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.57) Smelled lager or pilsner notes up front, followed by porter notes. Got corn, skunky malts, cereal, then caramel, toffee, chocolate and some roasty malts. (Smell - 3.70) Taste wasn’t as nice as the smell, but similar. Got caramel, toffee, roasty chocolate malts, roasted nuts, chocolate milk, earthy malts, boozy corn, cereal and some grassy hay. (Taste - 3.50) Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, slightly roasted itter finish. (Feel - 3.40) A lot better than I thought it would be. I don’t know what I was expecting, but for this style this was pretty good. (Overall - 3.52) 3.54 80 B

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Fairly typical (maybe ever so slightly better) mexican style dark lager. A little roast, but still refreshing. Light chocolate, caramel, and hops on the palate. Not a bad deal for .99."

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
boozedude (1975) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2014
bottle shared with pals at club w... dark pur into glass with thin brownish head, smooth, easy drinking, surprisingly ok for a TJ’s product

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2336) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Tawny colored pour. Big off white creamy head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma similar to alt. Minerally. Malty. Taste is watered down malt and roasted notes. Somewhat creamy with a bit of bitterness. A little thin but another decent drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
This isn’t great but it isn’t bad either. In the glass, it is a transparent garnet brown. It’s head is of fine bubbles and leaves little spots of lace on the glass. This is a solid dark lager w/ nice caramel and toasted grain notes from the malt. There is a hint of cheapo dark beer wierdness going on--never know what to call this, kinda reminds me of the smell of the ocean in a strange way and also Coca Cola--but it’s not too bad and the beer is overall quite pleasant. This is medium to full bodied w/ fine but vigorous carbonation and really a nicely drinkable beer. I would not call this a stellar example of the style but I think it achieves what it is trying to achieve so good enough.


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