on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Premium beer imported from Mexico

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
CanIHave4Beers (3673) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Pours a deep reddish brown with a big tight well retained white head that leaves some lace on the glass.

The aroma is toast, malt, and cornflakes

The flavor is lightly sweet and somewhat toasty with a light astringent flavor. The beer displays some cornflake flavor and has some spicy hoppiness.

The mouthfeel is really nicely bubbly and itís not particularly thin or watery or anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theisti (3584) - Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2011
11.2 fl oz (didnít notice that!) twist off bottle purchased at the Trader Joeís in Kansas City, Missouri. Best before 100612AFL 08:19 (huh - I assume best before Oct 6, 2010) printed on the bottle. Pour is a darker copper, with a ton of effervescent bubbles rising up to form a noisy light tan head. One inch head falls quickly, with very little lacing. The aroma is quite faint, what is there is nutty malt, slight sweetness and a whisper of grass. The taste is the lightly nutty malt, followed by a bit of an industrial chemical sweetness, finishing with some general sweetness, and some of the dry grass hay from the nose. The palate initially is medium to light bodied, lower carbonation levels and a lingering malt sweet finish. As it warms, this really thins out. This was mostly clean, pretty easy drinking and inoffensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Clear copper-brown with an off-white head. Tea and roast aroma. Taste is sweet corn with some black tea and light bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
seymour (1749) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Tasted bottle from Trader Joeís into nucleated pint glass. Pours a clear amber color with medium off-white head which fades fast, no lace. Mild malt-sweetness and bittering hops, more color and body than a light lager. Obvious use of adjunct corn. Refreshing, neutral finish, especially when freezing cold. Not bad, not great. Might even wanna add a lime wedge. Probably about as good as Dos Equis Ambar, not as good as Negra Modelo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1613) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2011
12 ounce bottle, best before 06/17/11. So itís about a month after that, no big deal. The single bottle was only a buck from Trader Joeís so I donít feel bad about buying it. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear brown/copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is bready and caramel malt, nuts and some toffee. The taste is the same as the aroma, it tastes like bready and caramel malt, nuts and toffee. Finish is mostly sweet with some bitterness noticable too. Even after its best before date itís still a pretty decent brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and has moderate/high carbonation. Itís also smooth and easy to drink. For the price itís not a bad beer, itís better than I expected it to be. I canít complain for $1 a bottle. Iíd buy it again at that price!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reid (2133) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2011
6 pack bottles from Trader Joes in S.Salem. $5.49 Dark amber/brown beer with a really good looking tight ,thick head..light tan in colour. Simple aroma..bready,some caramel..a little nutty. Taste again pretty simple..slightly caramel/toffee, some niuttiness..walnuts maybe small amount of hop in the end. Ok mouthfeel..not to bad for style..nice slightly bitter after taste. I enjoyed this..a nice simple dark lager

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2011
deep brown body with a nice garnet hue when held to light. This is topped with a thin off white head. The nose has caramel as well as hints of pecans. There is also iced tea, similar to a dunkel. The first taste is sweet with caramel and a little bit of dough. There is also some hint of pecans and black tea in the finish. This is actually tasty and decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Trader Josť Dark Lager is a very clear, coppery brown beer with a thin, bubbly, off white head that fades to a film and leaves nice lacing. It has a roasty, toasty aroma thatís pretty chocolatey. Itís light bodied and a bit watery. Itís pretty smooth and the finish is pretty dry. The mellow flavor is chocolatey with a little green bitterness at the finish. Itís smooth and mellow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4447) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2011
Trader Joeís, DC single 11.2oz: Pours a light brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is the low point and it smells pretty much like any macro lager. However, the taste is full of bready, roasted malts with sufficient character. There are some cocoa notes in there as well. Slightly bitter hops that leave a mild aftertaste. Good value, and a pretty good beer, although something is screwy with the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2011
Good for the style and overall better than expected. This had more bready malts than I anticipated for the "Imported from Mexico" Dark Lager style. Similar to a malty Oktoberfest brew.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 » 17

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50