RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Josephsbrau Plznr (pilsner) is a celebration of noble hops from central Europe. This style of beer was developed by German brewmaster Joseph Groll in 1849 in the town of Plzen (Pilsen), Bohemia (modern day Czech Republic) and was the first beer to be brewed golden and clear. This beer’s pin-point fine bitterness is perfectly accentuated by its crisp body.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Looks like this is replacing the older "Hopfest" but they are describing this as a Bohemian style pils instead of German, and I would agree with that here. A little on the darker side of gold, with a spicy hop aroma and a little bready malt to back it up. Fuller in the mouth for the style but very clean. Some sweet bready malt and earthy and spicy noble hop flavors. Not too far from Urquell or the like but not one of my favored examples of the style. Not a bad choice at Trader Joe’s awesome pricing, but not quite as refreshing as I like a pils.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12 ounce bottle
A basic pilsener doesn’t do much. A safe play by Trader Joes manages to reflect the basic essence of the style but quickly bores. If I hadn’t known it was done by Gordon Biersch I would have guessed as much.

Aroma / Appearance - A carbonated transparent body shimmers under thick white head. Grainy citrus pops up briefly before it disappears like a ghost. No frills or depth is present here beyond the required profile.

Flavor / Palate - Lemon wedges, light sunshine, and calm bitterness resemble an average "beer" that you would find at any bar. With little fanfare it fades into nothingness. No glaring flaws present themselves however it is not memorable either. This is just a notch above a macro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Banksiz (118) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Malty-nutty nose like a true pilsner. Some slight resinous notes. Clean malty flavor, but with a coarse bitterness. Medium body. Harsh bitter finish. Maltiness is good--seems like a genuine step-mash pilsner, but spoiled by a harsh bitterness. No true noble hop flavor. Tweak the hop bill and this could be a winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (2588) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2016
$1.09 bottle from Trader Joe’s, Charlottesville. Pours clear gold with a large white head. Aroma of grasses and grains. Flavor is bitter grasses, slightly burnt toast, grains. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Poured from bottle...clear piss yellow pour...nose and mouth are all grain and malt...lame brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4966) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Dark gold beer with a white head. Aroma is significant grain. Refreshing afterbite. A bit on the malty side, but I guess that’s where a beer should be

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bavarian81 (157) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Poured a deep gold color. Aroma is earthy and bready. It’s quite crisp and dry with a hoppy finish. It’s alright

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergstaden (2675) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2016
Golden with a white head - Malt aroma - Malt body with some hop bitterness - The malt and some bitterness goes into the finish - This was ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2721) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle, obviously. Clear gold with lasting dense head and lace. Grassy earthy wet hay aroma with some lightly toasted raw honey sweetness. Fairly herbal earthy bitterness medium assertive and a nice light and lively body to accentuate it. A very good very flavorful pilsner. Not delicate but tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2016
From a bottle at a friend’s party. Happier tha expected. Bready and malty too. Not great but not bad for what it is

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (2127) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle. A: Clear gold body that seems very placid except for the firm foam white head. N: Corn, sulfur, minerality, iron, coriander and a touch of clove. Lots of cereal grains and oats. Lots of earth. T: Very dirty mix of sweetness and bitterness. M: Light body, no alcohol, softer carbonation. O: Mediocre. Really could be a lot cleaner and in desperate need of a more assertive hop touch.

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