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

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Trader Joe's Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Bohemian Lager

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BA SCORE
73
okay

200 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.8%

02-02-2014 00:24:29 | More by tdm168
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bamojr

Virginia

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

pours golden yellow with quick dissipating white head. Pretty much no smell on this one. Not too sweet and a hint of some maltiness. A strong apple flavor that almost gives it a apple juice flavor. Light and drinkable . overall an ok beer but I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 22:24:05 | More by bamojr
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-13-2012 03:34:35 | More by cliff1066
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DOCRW

Washington

3/5  rDev -3.8%

02-23-2014 03:38:24 | More by DOCRW
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beveritt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Poured form a 12 oz brown bottle onto a standard pint glass. Label depicts some European row houses and lists the stats of 5% ABV and 18 IBUs. Batch number, but not readily translatable into a bottling date.

Appearance: Pours with just over 1 finger of nearly white head. This settles, eventually all but completely disappearing. A few wisps of light foam, here and there. The beer itself is yellow, perfectly clear, and shows moderate activity. No sediment int he bottle.

Smell: Sweet caramel malt with hints of bubblegum ester.

Taste: Strong carbonation bite upfront leads into a weak, husky malt middle. Finishes sweet, with a distinct caramel note and some Saaz spice.

Mouthfeel: Higher than average carbonation level, which is rather appropriate for the style. Body is okay.

Drinkability: Meh. A relatively true to style beer, but nothing exceptional. As with most of Trader Joe's beers, this one is solidly in the middle of the road.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 23:08:09 | More by beveritt
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Hopmodium

Washington

3/5  rDev -3.8%

11-17-2012 15:08:35 | More by Hopmodium
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CBlack85

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden/yellow with a pillowy white head that recedes quickly and leaves very little lacing.

Very mellow, small nose consisting mainly of malty sweetness with just the slightest hint of spicy hops. Not really much here in the way of aroma

There is a slight bready, toasty flavor that mixes well with the overall malty sweetness. Very small spicy hop profile. Crisp and dry and very pleasant overall, but not really a good example of a czech pilsener.

I enjoyed the beer overall, but would have liked to have seen more hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 15:48:23 | More by CBlack85
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-15-2012 19:58:34 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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david18

New York

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A new Trader Joes opened up in my neighborhood on 72nd Street on Broadway on Manhattan's upper west side. I had heard a lot of good things about their beers. They seem to have a number of brands: The basic "made in mexico" brand. The Mission Street, which is a collaboration with Firestone Walker. And the "german" series, which this is part of.

I didn't understand the negative reviews of this beer until I had it. I usually think of a much brighter, hoppier beer when I think of pilsner but this was really not much different from a mexican beer. The vienna lager, which IS a mexican beer is more interesting. I'll enjoy it with Chinese, etc., but it is not what I'd consider a good pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 21:34:43 | More by david18
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erogers

New York

3/5  rDev -3.8%

01-17-2013 07:37:33 | More by erogers
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bathtubeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.8%

02-13-2013 03:22:01 | More by bathtubeer
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2013 00:10:35 | More by Drk93TT
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Poured a golden yellow with a thin, short lived head. Lively carbonation. Aroma of herbal hops and biscuit malt. Light to medium body. Flavor of mild herbal hops balanced by biscuit malt with some citrusy notes. Finish is long and slightly bitter. Not bad for the price, but should be much more hops for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 22:34:31 | More by mikeg67
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

02-12-2012 01:13:33 | More by dugly2ugly
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fatbatcat

Georgia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

07-07-2012 18:10:57 | More by fatbatcat
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ranger7

Texas

3/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2014 00:21:43 | More by ranger7
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in San Fran at a trader joes that sells beer (thanks PA)...

Pours from the bottle a straw gold, thin head.

Smell is weak grainy malt, mild hops.

Taste is a bit of biscuity, grainy malt and mild hops.

Mouthfeel is thin, light lingering flavors.

Actually pretty drinkable, but like a bit more hop bite in my pils.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 23:58:02 | More by mvanaskie13
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Jame515

Texas

3/5  rDev -3.8%

11-13-2013 18:22:30 | More by Jame515
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GClarkage

California

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

09/10/09- Purcahsed at Trader Joe's in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Medium golden colored pour. Semi-fluffy quickly disappearing head. A bit of watery lace.

Smell- A decent hit of hops and a lightly bready and malty note...some grainy scents as well.

Taste- Average tasting pils. Adequately hopped and has a ligher toasted bready malt flavor.

Mouthfeel- Medium to higher carbonation level with a slight bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability- Just your average pils. Happy to have tried it though.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 16:35:54 | More by GClarkage
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beerpadawan

California

3/5  rDev -3.8%

08-27-2012 20:19:31 | More by beerpadawan
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Beerboi1123

Georgia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

03-08-2013 00:51:57 | More by Beerboi1123
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OldTime

Georgia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

03-02-2013 23:28:41 | More by OldTime
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sloelco

California

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2012 22:40:39 | More by sloelco
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3/5  rDev -3.8%

03-25-2014 03:13:29 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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aflies

Arizona

3/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2012 03:40:13 | More by aflies
Trader Joe's Bohemian Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.