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Trader Joe's Bohemian Lager - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
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201 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Boilermaker88 on 01-17-2005)
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mwar

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

12-02-2012 18:21:59 | More by mwar
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.18/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an efferevescent deep golden with 2 fingers of white head. Good/great lacing & very good head retention

S: Perfumy with corny & honey malt notes

T: Honey malts, herbal & lemony hops up front. Breadyness + grainyness as this warms. Finishes with lemony hops, dryness& crispness

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, + great balance

Drinks very easy & this a nice american take on the style, especially for $5 a sixer!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2007 04:18:21 | More by russpowell
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BoitSansSoif

France

4.08/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paired very well w/curried coconut milk and vegetables.
A-Clear gold w/hints of orange and pink. Thin head. Light tracing that did not stick for long.
S-Light clean malt, faint noble hops, bread, lemon, grass.
T-Light malt, noble hops emerge modestly at the end, and the aftertaste is clean and even.
M-Clean and pure w/robust carbonation and good balance. Light-bodied, as it should be.
D-I was surprised how decent this one was; more so after reading some o' the other reviews that really bash it. There was nothing major wrong with this beer, even if some of its character may be overly subtle. The pairing with the curry created a contrast that brought out the best in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 02:12:02 | More by BoitSansSoif
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

JosephsBrau Bohemian Style Lager has a thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and lots of rather heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweetness, biscuit, and grassy hop oil. Taste is of those elements, as well, and the bitterness is substantial enough to impress. Yeast is picked up, too. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and JosephsBrau Bohemian Style Lager finishes dry, easy going, and refreshing.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 00:27:58 | More by RonaldTheriot
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teyuders

Ohio

4/5  rDev +28.2%

11-16-2011 02:35:57 | More by teyuders
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RBorsato

Virginia

4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice clear yellow straw color with a full white head and nice carbonation but no lace. Lightly balanced earthy hop and grain aromas. Flavor is balanced pretty much the same. Light-medium bodied and smooth with a crisp dry finish.

Clean and solid ... more of a German Pils than a Czech Pils though in terms of hop rate.

Per label: "Pilsner Malted Barley" & "18 IBU"

Bottled: 01/29/07
Tasted: 04/27/07

($5.49 / 6-pack)

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2007 21:05:44 | More by RBorsato
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +28.2%

06-11-2012 18:29:09 | More by Beermazter310
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McCranky

Illinois

4/5  rDev +28.2%

11-25-2011 07:20:39 | More by McCranky
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Kgrubb1224

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +28.2%

11-27-2011 02:40:59 | More by Kgrubb1224
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +28.2%

03-23-2013 02:53:57 | More by Dapperticus
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +28.2%

12-29-2012 19:38:18 | More by Lukass
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fx20736

New York

3.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

bought at Trader Joe's in Pittsford on 3/23/13. Price $ 1.09.

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug, served at fridge temp.

appearance: medium butterscotch yellow with a 1 finger natural white head. Some lacing but not much.

aroma: pale malt with a subtle spiciness from the nobles hops.

mouthfeel: decent for a Pilsener.

taste: pale maltiness is followed by balanced hop attack, finishes fairly dry and clean.

notes: like the Josephs Brau Vienna this is a style perfect beer without flaws that is very easy to drink. At the price this could become a Summer staple.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 07:23:01 | More by fx20736
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rodney45

New York

3.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy corn, almost a light copper. Lingering head that disipates into a sedimented lacing.

S: Rye and citrus, with hints of crystal malt and corriander.

T: Lemon and citrus up front, with a hint of under ripe banana. As it warms up the grain and rye become more prevalent.

M: Light and crisp, like a bohemian lager should taste. Adequately carbonated for the style.

O: I think this is a good solid example of the style. Not the best, not the worst. Taste and aroma get more complex as the beer approaches room temperature. Sessionable to be sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 10:32:07 | More by rodney45
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dansushi

New York

3.9/5  rDev +25%

06-28-2014 19:39:21 | More by dansushi
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argock

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Besrt by 10/27/14 on back label. Purchased at Trader Joe's (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear light golden hue with 1-2 fingers of white, tightly bubbled head with good retention and leopard-like strips of lacing.

S: Light sulfur up-front with a bready light pilsner malt aromas and nice but subdued spicy, herbal noble hop note

T: Favors the malt over the hops but is nicely balanced. The bready, lightly toasted pilsner malt character is spot-on with a delicate dash of herbal, spicy hopping. Esters are not there. I don't get any diacetyl but I have a high threshold.

M: Very crisp with light-body and higher-than-expected carbonation.

O: TJ's Bohemian Lager is a really enjoyable beer and throws serious doubt into my plans to start homebrewing lagers when this can be purchased at 5.99 a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 04:22:17 | More by argock
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NatetheGreat

Nevada

3.88/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

color is like goldenrod wit ha large bubbly head. the nose is sweet with distinct honey notes. very enticing. the taste begins with the same honey-like malt then a slight grassy and citrus rind hop edge with a semi-dry finish. smooth and pleasant, perhaps a bit sweet. i think very nice for the style, except again perhaps too tame on hop presence to balance sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 00:12:11 | More by NatetheGreat
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear straw with a white head of sticky foam.

S - Grassy hops with a pronounced maltiness bordering on marmite.

T - Quite malty but very clean. No fruitiness to speak of. Hops are also very clean bitterness with a slight grassiness.

M - Moderate body with some chewiness. Carbonation is moderate as well.

D - Quite good I think. Very rich, malt-centered brew that remains very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 16:04:28 | More by allergictomacros
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A strong and clear pilsner yellow. Very par but good with good bubbling to make for lack of lacing. Plenty of baseball field smells liek dirt and fresh cut grass, The grass feel doesn't lose steam after each sip. but then some lagery crystal malts hit the old tongue stickler. I was surprised by the slight nuances of special flavor compared to other pilsners I've had. Very clean lokk and refreshing taste at the end of the day.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2006 04:58:51 | More by scruffwhor
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montageman

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pale, amber color with lots of carbonation bubbles and a quickly dissipating head that leaves a touch of lacing.

S: Sweet, hay-like aroma

T: Crisp, sweet, and clean. There is a dominant yeasty bread flavor and a bit grass as well.

M: A bit on the thin side, but perfectly fine for this style.

D: Easy drinking here. Nothing objectionable and the ABV is low enough for a session. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 19:28:15 | More by montageman
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Bright golden yellow with lots of bubbles. Small white head quickly fades into a thin white layer.

Smell: Sweet malts and grains are followed by light hints of banana, spices and hops.

Taste: Sweet bready malts are followed by a light banana flavor and spice. Slight hint of hop bitterness. Finishes with a very grainy taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body and carbonation. Very crisp.

Overall: A pretty tasty version of a pilsener that tastes like a light version of a hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 05:17:15 | More by MattyG85
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

06-15-2013 00:18:33 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear body, a little carbonation, not much. Good head, slow fading.

Smell: Lightly malt, grassy, and a little sour. Not bad.

Taste: Strong sharp malt, a little grassy, actually quite pleasing. This is one of the best from the Trader Joe's lineup. For the price, this is a tasty beer.

Drinkability: Won't knock your socks off, but for the affordable price, try it.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2006 03:41:43 | More by TastyTaste
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beeragent

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

07-01-2014 01:56:29 | More by beeragent
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

05-03-2014 15:52:23 | More by Onenote81
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badelsman

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

04-14-2014 04:25:09 | More by badelsman
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Trader Joe's Bohemian Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.