chicagobears (453) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour into pint glass. Aroma is very yeasty and bread. Flavor is very malty but doesn’t offer a lot of complexity. Some spice notes and vanilla in the finish. Diffentley on the sweeter side but it is nothing offensive.
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2017
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - pours gold white head - nose/taste of bready malt, toasted grain and earthy grains - medium body
Headbanger (3942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 12/19/16 (Trader Joe’s Naperville)-Pours a darker golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweetness, malt, caramel, and hops. Taste of the same with a bit of caramel on the back end. this medium bodied brew is not bad but just not my cup of tea.
jimhilt (2572) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a one finger light creme head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Malty nose and flavor is malty with hints of caramel. $1.17 for a 12oz bottle from Trader Joe’s Nashua, NH.
thepatrickman (1062) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Definitely one of the better Trader Joe’s own-brand beers that I’ve had. It’s a pretty down-the-middle, straightforward Heller Bock, with a great color, a medium body, a moderately-light hop bitterness, and some bite from the lager yeast.
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle...darker yellow pour....nose is rich malt...mouth is malt all the way...a little sweet...best of the 3 tonight
hershiser2 (2515) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$1.09 bottle from Trader Joe’s, Charlottesville. Clear medium golden with a large off-white head. Aroma of grasses, fall leaves, tiny bit of hay. Flavor is incredibly similar, with more fall leaves and caramels than anything else. Gonnd chucnk of grassiness in the finish. Solid.
cgil68 (20) - - SEP 3, 2016
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw gold good white foam head that quickly disappeared sweet aroma decent hop and malt but off aftertaste and bitter finish
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fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle At a swim party. Not a great beer but I really didn’t expect much from this generic brand of a generic style.
GarrettB (1520) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
July 26th, 2014 - Trader Joe must sell a lot of their name brand beer, because it always has a strong presence on the shelf ends and in the beer section. And I can see some appeal, especially for fans of German beers during a sweltering summer. Here we have the Heller Bock, dark yellow and a bit too dark to be called "gold!. The smell is light with corn and a touch of lime, and the flavor is very light, almost skeletal, with a sweet, cheap lager flavor though with a bit more body. Not the best beer you can find at Trader Joe’s...
Poobah (396) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUN 8, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with a thin head and a faint nose. Moderately-carbonated with a medium mouthfeel and a sweet, syrupy finish with some alcohol warming.