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Trader José Premium Lager - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

Trader José Premium LagerTrader José Premium Lager

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BA SCORE
64
poor

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.59
pDev: 26.25%


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 tjsdomer2:
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Nice look overall. Bright golden with active carbonation. Does not look flat at all. Still, I don't see much foam or lacing.

Smell: A floral bread smell. Skunkiness as well.

Taste/Mouthfeel: A bitter, watery aftertaste. You definitely need to drink this right after opening because the bitterness grows, even though it stays cold. Decently hopped.

Drinkability: Fairly easy to down.

Overall: A step down from Corona. Not terribly good or bad one way or another.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 23:12:59 | More by tjsdomer2
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DOCRW

Washington

2/5  rDev -22.8%

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

Nevada

4/5  rDev +54.4%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +15.8%

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

California

2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

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

California

1.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

California

3/5  rDev +15.8%

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

New York

2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

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

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

Washington

2/5  rDev -22.8%

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

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

California

3/5  rDev +15.8%

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

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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

California

3.4/5  rDev +31.3%
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 +46.3%
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 +15.8%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +25.5%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +25.5%

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

Ohio

2/5  rDev -22.8%

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

California

2.08/5  rDev -19.7%
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 +6.2%

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

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +73.7%

12-02-2012 21:25:54 | More by mwar
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Best before 9/18/13.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick streaks of foam form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some grassy aromas. Taste is mainly of grain and some grassy flavors. There is a very mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer this is only marginally better than the Light version.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 02:27:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Trader José Premium Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
64 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.