RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Brewed for Trader Joes.
Described as the union of three, "Trinity" ale pays homage to the Irish tradition of joining roasted grains, imported hops, and crystal clear water. Complex yet easy drinky, this classic Irish red gets its rich color and body from roasted barley and chocolate malts and its subtle spicy finish from a touch of malted rye.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle. Pale amber brown with virtually no head. Aromas of caramel and my sidewalk. Malty flavors with some caramel. No roasted flavors and not much hop presence. Quick dry finish which I beleive is helped by the rye. Thin and easy to drink, if not memorable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14983) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
From the file last updated in 2010. Pours ruddy copper. Malty aroma. Flavor is malty with chocolate. Not bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (11678) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
a cheap, fairly well balanced sixer from trader joes. not something id get again, as there are livelier ambers out there, but the nutty malt and hops are done well enough, and a sixer was $4.99 til recently."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1964) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Tasted from bottle into standard pint glass. Brewed for Trader Joes by Goose Island in Chicago; Ive read its essentially the same as their seasonal Irish Red Ale. If true, its no wonder Trinity is one of TJs very best "cheap beers." Pours a clear, bubbly red color with medium beige head. Aromas of bread, roasted barley and just a hint of hops. Complex malty-sweet taste balanced by hops bitterness and dryness of unmalted grain. Light-body but with a full, round mouthfeel. Nice fruity ale fermentation. Extremely drinkable, the six-pack never lasts long.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle from Trader Joes Short Pump on 03/04/2010. Clear copper amber body with a large rocky off-white head. Sweet pale and roasted malt with a floral and earthy hop background. Earthy flavor, some tea-like character with a touch of caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2016 Has this changed recently? Did it used to be a lot more roasted tasting and smelling? Still nice stuff, however nothing to go crazy about. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (4020) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2010
Hazy grapefruit-amber color with a white head. Non-descript malt aroma with some cardboard notes. However, non-descript aroma contrasts with a lovely honeyed-malt flavor that leaps out. Smooth, mellifluous red ale, moderately fruity with a honeyed finish. What a bargain!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle split with maniac. Pours a hazy golden amber with large white head and sticky lacing. Vegetal, swet, herbal, fake bubblegum on the tail. I think this bottle must be old. Could be alright fresh I suppose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (6146) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2009
12oz bottle. Amber-brown color with a respectable, creamy head. Spicy, sugary, rich amber malt tones. Medium bodied, with some smooth vanilla-amber malt sweetness that fades away in the watery aftertaste. Lacking a little depth in the body department, it is hard to think of this beer as anything but session schwag. That being said, it is relatively clean, fresh, and inoffensive. Unimpressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Location: From Ben4321, beer from Trader Joes in Short Pump, VA

Aroma: Light aroma
Appearance: Red apperance, semi-cloudy
Flavor: Solid flavor, light malt taste.
Palate: Smooth drinking beer.
Overall Impression: Solid irish ale, nothing special but very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6265) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Trader Joes (Short Pump), 12/5/09

Aroma: Aroma of toasted malts and grains, caramel, spice, earth
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber-orange color with an off-white head
Flavor: Medium sweet in flavor with a mild hop backing
Palate: This one drinks smoothly with a somewhat slick texture
Overall Impression: This is a pretty decent Irish ale, it has a decent enough flavor, not too exciting or unexciting, just solid and drinkable. A nice session beer for a good price.

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