Trader Joe's 2013 Vintage Ale - Trader Joe's Brewing Company
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Reviews by 1000lbgrizzly:
4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Great dark red/purple hue, monstrous light brown head. Strong carbonation can be seen at the edges of the glass. Capitalized Trader Joe's at the top of the bottle makes for pretty lame art. The Unibroue held within is the only thing that drew me to this beer.
S: Heavy spices, some sweet grape, toffee, and malt in there, too. Middle-of-the-road Unibroue style (that's good).
T: Muscat, heavy blend of heated spices, almost herbacious, that faint toffee is still there too. Semi-sweet. Everything works well together, good balance and depth.
M: Fluid, prickly carbonation. Makes for a refreshing, lively drinker, even if somewhat mouth-drying.
O: Buy one bottle with the official Unibroue art for your collection, buy many discounted bottles of this one for frugal enjoyment. A great BSDA, if you like the style you will not be disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2013 06:32:45 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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