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Trader José Premium Lager - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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Trader José Premium LagerTrader José Premium Lager

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BA SCORE
64
poor

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.57
pDev: 26.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goschool on 06-15-2007)
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Another random fridge-pull. Get some. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lots o' corn, a bit less wheat, and a touch of potato. Oddly enough, the potato helped a bit. The taste really doesn't change much of anything, though some orange zest leaks in there, making for a pretty pleasant finish. The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, not as bad as it could be. I know that's not much of a ringing endorsement, but it's not great, either.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 01:31:55 | More by TMoney2591
More User Reviews:
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

1.2/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. Fail to the clear bottle. :(

A: Pours a clear straw color. The head is two fingers high, with a white shade. Retention isn't half bad for a cheap lager, and I can tell from the head that this might be fairly well hopped. There's even some lacing left on the glass.

S: WOAH DAT SKUNK. I'm actually finding some other notes beyond the horrible, horrible skunk - there are touches of malt sweetness and lemony hops. But this is second only to Corona when it comes to badly skunked aroma I've encountered.

T: This is definitely a cheap, crappy lager. Cotton candy and creamed corn to start, cooked veggies to finish. It's littered with lots of off notes like skunk and body odor, too. Yeeesh.

M: Who cares, this sucks.

O: I kind of figured this would be the worst of the 6 - after all, clear bottles. I don't see any of the other 3 being worse than this...this is Corona-levels of bad. Seriously - and this double goes for you big corporate macro-brewers too - stop using clear/green bottles. My liver doesn't have time for this crap, it's getting dumped.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 20:56:23 | More by ThisWangsChung
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DOCRW

Washington

2/5  rDev -22.2%

02-23-2014 03:40:02 | More by DOCRW
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +55.6%

02-11-2014 06:48:53 | More by Beermazter310
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +16.7%

02-01-2014 23:32:14 | More by tdm168
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tbeq00

California

2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

12-11-2013 02:51:45 | More by tbeq00
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largadeer

California

1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

11-26-2013 09:16:41 | More by largadeer
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tommy5

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev +7%

10-31-2013 01:49:46 | More by tommy5
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Wedcat

California

3/5  rDev +16.7%

10-23-2013 01:24:05 | More by Wedcat
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Noelito76

New York

2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

10-05-2013 10:43:48 | More by Noelito76
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rabbitguy

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +7%

08-13-2013 20:43:12 | More by rabbitguy
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TwoTrees

Washington

2/5  rDev -22.2%

08-06-2013 19:33:18 | More by TwoTrees
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McGrumpster

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +7%

07-31-2013 22:38:20 | More by McGrumpster
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Michael_DaBeers_IV

California

3/5  rDev +16.7%

07-03-2013 22:50:14 | More by Michael_DaBeers_IV
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prock180

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +36.2%

06-19-2013 03:19:04 | More by prock180
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Doogermeister

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +7%

06-08-2013 21:40:40 | More by Doogermeister
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bbluemzbeer

California

3.4/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This a is beer is pretty good. I blind taste test with pacifico, corona. I pick this beer the least favorite beer of the three but it held its own. For 3.50 for six pack what do you expect a world class beer!

Appreance: Yellow and like a beer

Smell: Like a Corona.

Taste: It a greaat taste for a cheap beer. One hundred times better then, Ice house, Sol or Natty. Nice and sooth with no naste after taste.

Mouthfeel: It was full body witha smooth and wet.
Overall I woould buy this beer again for just price and taste. It does not compare to Corona , pacifico but for half the price what do expect.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 16:03:52 | More by bbluemzbeer
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Billylikebeer

California

3.79/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Listen snobs, this beer is a helluva deal - 4.19 for a sixer. Guess what? You ain't getting Chimay for that kind of money. This beer is for ballin on a budget. I just had it for lunch and it was superbly satisfying. And this is one of the few beers not owned by imbev. Stickin it to the monopoly baby!

A: Yellow. I don't drink with my eyes

S: The smell isn't strong enough to offend me. Didn't take a wiff.

T: Giddy up! 10X Better than Natty! Pretty much like Corona.

M: uhhh

O: muy bien. I could buy it again and again. It hits the spot and I'm saving $3 every time I buy a six pack. Mix it up and buy Trader Jose Dark too.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 21:30:09 | More by Billylikebeer
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3/5  rDev +16.7%

05-05-2013 21:04:30 | More by ZachKelly
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shick1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +26.5%

03-11-2013 16:31:14 | More by shick1
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drt72

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +26.5%

01-26-2013 18:10:36 | More by drt72
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jheberle

Ohio

2/5  rDev -22.2%

01-14-2013 14:24:24 | More by jheberle
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TheMarkE

California

2.08/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Meh. Imagine if someone squeezed a whole lemon into a bottle of Corona. To be more accurate, imagine if someone dumped half a container of artificial lemon into a bottle of watered down Corona.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 01:44:17 | More by TheMarkE
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cliff1066

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev +7%

01-06-2013 05:57:35 | More by cliff1066
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mwar

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +75.1%

12-02-2012 21:25:54 | More by mwar
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Trader José Premium Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
64 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.