Nealz (2) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2005 does not count
Nice malt aroma presence up front followed distantly by hops. Head was fine beaded but not rocky and somewhat short-lived. Beautiful medium to dark amber color - very pretty beer. Good malt initial flavor followed, again by restrained hop. A tad metallic in the finish but a sweet aftertaste. I hoped for a bigger mouthfeel but was disapointed. Still, very drinkable and at $4.99 for a six-pack of 12’s, a good beer for the price. blankboy (7788) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of GregClow. This is the third Trader Joe’s beer in a row that we tried and I did not like the other two so I was not expecting much. This one was pleasantly better. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Like the other Trader Joe’s beers the aroma is too sweet, like sugary malt, but it’s a little more balanced here. Flavour of caramel malt with a bitter aftertaste. My favourite of the Trader Joe’s beers but still not a personal favourite. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2006
(12oz bottle, bottled 11-14-05) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bubblegum, caramel. Taste is much the same, with but a hint of earthy hops. Light-medium body, fairly drinkable. Terminus (3711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2006
12oz bottle-lite copper with a 1/2 inch soapy tight carbonation head. aroma of german funk, light toasted grain astringentcy and a note of sourness. infection? flavors are overly sour with lots of grainy notes. body is thin and watery with not solid feeling to it. long metallic and grainy finish. run of the mill vienna lager. dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Light copper in color, with a thin head. Hop aroma, with a bit of malt. Medium body, with a bit too much malt in the flavor.
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Pours clear bronze with a fast head. Adversities settle to ice-creamy wheats and dusty, lagery malts. Flavor is lightly nutty, a little sweet. Light-to-mid-bodied (a little watery) finishing dry. Acceptable, but barely.
Bartzilla (623) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 7, 2007
<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>
What can I say? In a moment of thirst and weakness I drank not one, but TWO of these at Julie’s condo before I got to work on preparing a marinated pork tenderloin in the Showtime Rotisserie grill by the mad genius, Ron Popiel. Crisp, light and something that would lead to one monster of a hangover if I stuck to it all night. Tasty, just not my cup of melted butter. Cobra (1100) - - JUN 24, 2007
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. Cryptic date code on back label. Poured out a deep amber color, with a thin tan colored head. Aromas are of sweet malts, some caramel, biscuits too.
Flavors are of sweet malts, biscuits, slightly yeasty as well. Decent body, smooth & drinkable. Finished slightly earthy. Decently priced at $5.59 a six pack. Makes a decent lawnmower beer too.
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Unremarkable, but good value for money. Small head, murky color, No nasty after taste, good quaffing beer. tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Pours a very clear reddish amber, similar to their Bock. Light body, very dry character. Clean, dry malty flavor balance. Well carbonated. No toasted character.