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Brewed for Trader Joe’s grocery stores.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a foamy white and very pale yellow color. Aroma is grain, musty. Taste is grain, sweet (corn?), musty, mild light hops. OK/mild carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
from bottle, a sparkling light yellow color. sweet in flavor not bad for an extremely cheap beer. I really bought it or the interesting label and name.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
Poured very clear and very pale yellow. with minimal head. Malty, grainy, DMS aroma mildly to moderately sweet. Light malty with some sweetness. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2007
Pours a transparent pale golden with a thin, spotty-lacing ring of white head. Aroma of slightly grainy pale malt and a hint of earthy noble hops. Body is thin, but smooth with little grainy malty character and a touch of earthy bitterness toward a clean, but boring finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 1, 2007
clear yellow with a small filmy white head. very plain grainy aroma. flavor is grainy and corny. extremely bland.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jgb9348 (5980) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Light as all hell with almost no head at all. Aroma of old malt, some light cardboard and about nothing else. Light-bodied; Faint taste of paper and rice mixed in with super mild malt flavours. Aftertaste has some budweiser-esque flavours and finishes decently. Overall, I’d rather not have this one at all and just buy some decent beer for a few cents more a bottle to get something worth drinking. Sample it if you want to add another rating and to just tell everyone at Trader’s that YES, you had this as well as all their other currently in stock beers. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle on 03-March-2007.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Pale, pale yellow with a steady, inverse-snowfall of carbonation supporting a white film. Aroma frought with adjuncts. Corn and metal and musty, dusty wheats... and a barnyard that belongs in a Lambic, not a Lager. Some defined notes of poo. Seriously. A little bit creamy in the mouth, but otherwise thin and wet and corny and sweet. Nothing quite like creamy, wet, corny poo in the mouth, let me tell ya’. Great start to my Friday.

<font size=-4>Single 12 oz. bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/><a href=http://www.traderjoes.com/index.html>Tr Joe’s, Orland Park, IL 60462</font>

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2006
12oz bottle- An aroma of corn and grass on light golden body with a decent white head that retains itself fairly well. Taste of a typical pale lager with a decent middle taste but a bad front and back. I expected more from August Schell even if it is a contract.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JPDIPSO (5991) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Ultra light straw color with a fading white head that does leave a thin lasing lid and some lace. Corn mush and grass aromas. A very mild DMS, not the full vegetable, but rather a lightly steamed vegetable sort. Sweet, very sweet, not malt, but corn and simple sugars. Flavor-wise this is truly a drain pour. As I refuse to finish this one. This actually gets slightly better as it warms. OK, I’ll finish it, but at least it got slightly easier as it warmed.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
charmedimsure (2) - USA - OCT 30, 2006 does not count
Yikes! Thought Trader Joe’s might be a good source for a decent, cheap, everyday kind of brew, but this stuff is rank. Reminds me of Miller High Life that’s sat on a grocery store shelf too long. A bit of vegetable skunkiness in the mix. The label doesn’t even say whether it’s an ale or lager (it’s a lager). Still, if you want an American Industrial Lager, this fits the bill and isn’t expensive.

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