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Trader José Light Premium Lager

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Brewed by Cervecería Mexicana
Style: Pale Lager
Tecate, Mexico

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Imported from Mexico


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
33cl dented clear twist off bottle. Skunkage is minimal though Mexican municipal water character is high. Color is clear gold and there is a nice little fizzy white head in the bottle when opened. The flavor is not terrible, sweet malt, corn finish, metal, mineral water. Not offensive but not good, easy to drink.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
douglas88 (6308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Mmmm. No. Not really. Bottle from Trader Joes. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. A funky earthy nose. It drinks really round with sweet grains, corn perhaps. Something of a metal corn can in there. Not good. I’m gonna chug a Black Tuesday to change the flavors on my palate right now, yeah that will do it.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
everything that the premium lager was and was night...just lighter and even more watery. One timer for .99.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Hey, not bad at all for a light Mexican lager. Actually, quite nice and tasty generally. It is pils yellow w/ a small head of fine bubbles. It is nice and light but not completely flavorless w/ a noticeable caramelly malt profile. There is a bit of grassy hops in the nose and just a very faint hint of bitterness in the finish. It is crisp on the palate and very easy drinking. I am not saying this is a world class craft beer by any means but it is a surprisingly nice light lager and that is all it aspires to be.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2336) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Surprised how decent this trader Joe line is. Slight malt aroma. Little white head. Little lacing. Little skunky. Might be intentional. Taste is slight malt with a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1332) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Trader José Light has a thick, white head, a mostly clear, golden appearance, with bubble streams, decent lacing, and noticeable tiny white specs roiling about. Aroma is of fairly rich, barley malt, sweetness, and even an odd (but, not bad) syrupiness. Taste is of faint malt, sweetness, cracker, and a touch of balancing hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and a bit slick, and Trader José Light finishes crisp and easy drinking. I find this to be a better-than-average light lager. RJT

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MWMBeerguy (122) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Decent light lager in the style of Corona or land shark. Not sure if buy it again unless I had a TJ's right next door ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
damzz (278) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2014
It’s a light beer by - what? - 20 estimated calories. OK. Pours the usual light yellow with a fast disappearing white head. Nose is - well - light malt. grain. It’s a better light than the BudCoorsMIller variety but what isn’t? It is not Corona. Brewed in Baja by a "craft" brewer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3240) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Single bottle grabbed for popcorn night. Trader Joe’s Corona Light clone. Not bad but it has a little bit of a bite. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RightBeerNow (1) - Anytown, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
This is exactly what you think it is. A water beer. Straw color and flavor not unlike Corona, Tecate, et al. Only enjoyable as a water beer when it is really hot. If you’re judging on whether it holds up as a craft beer you are off the mark.


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