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Trader José Light Premium Lager

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5
43
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Brewed by Cervecería Mexicana
Style: Pale Lager
Tecate, Mexico

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Imported from Mexico


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3023) - Dayton Area, Ohio, 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
1/25/14. 12oz bottle from TJ’s. Enjoyed from the bottle. Clear yellow. Plain aroma, mild corn chips, a touch of apple and grass. Similarly plain flavor, less offensive than the regular Premium Lager.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
boozedude (1620) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2014
bottle from TJ’s. gold clear pour with white head, skunky funky, malty eww aroma, taste, is bleh, typical light lager, not much to offer, but i’ll drink it!!

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Braudog (5496) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Again, exactly what you’d expect. Super, super light, with barely any color. Barely any ANYthing to this. Thin, watery, barely a kiss of beer flavor to it. Why bother? (#5308, 11/3/2013)

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
pkbites (643) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2013
it’s hard to rate this because I don’t know how it really tastes. It was so skunked up! When the hell are brewers going to knock it off with the freaking clear bottles? This is no better or worse than a skunked bottle of Corona light, which isn’t saying much.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PorterPounder (5205) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 11.2 oz bottle. Slightly cloudy light golden pour, little to no head. Aroma of club soda and slight corn syrup. Flavor has a very light honey sweetness to it, a touch of metal, some grainy blandness. Mouthfeel is a slightly dry and metallic. Would hit the spot ice cold on a hot beach though.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius (3914) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Clear, twistoff, 12 oz looooongneck bottle. Utilitarian label and cap. Clear, very pale beer with a frothy white head. Aroma is something along the lines of what you’d expect if a skunk fell into a pool of Cheerios. Very light malt sweetness, very low bittering, not really very entertaining. Light body, on the verge of being crisp but not quite. Light hopping kicks in at the very end. Not terrible, I’d take a free one, just not good. Trader Joe’s Tallahassee.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2013
12oz bottle from my local Trader Joe’s, for $1. Best before 6/4/14. Clear golden yellow color. Little white head. No lace. Very mild, but clean flavor. Corn, some bread. Light hop. Light body. Soft, smooth, not too strong carbonation. Light bitter, moderate sweet. Really, not too bad. A lot better than expected. Beats Corona.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
MattH (610) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Most distinguishing characteristic of this beer is its high level of carbonation. Standard lager flavor.


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