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Trader Jose's Dark Lager - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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Trader Jose's Dark LagerTrader Jose's Dark Lager

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BA SCORE
76
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124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2008)
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Reviews by chinchill:
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in pint glass.
Made in Mexico by Tecate. Similar to Dos XX Amber

Pours a clear orange/brown with a thin coat for a head.

Aromas are fruity and toasted malts but little else.

Nose is actually quite nice - bit nutty, some dark caramel with a bit of a burnt sugar and dark fruit (dried plum).

Taste isn't as rich as the aroma suggests. Light roasted caramel malt and a bit of nuttiness; some earthiness and dark fruitiness on the finish.

Mouthfeel - thin but smooth.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 01:15:31 | More by chinchill
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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

07-05-2014 12:55:54 | More by david18
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +22%

06-22-2014 18:04:04 | More by michaelfcasey
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KevMo84

California

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

06-09-2014 01:30:00 | More by KevMo84
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jburlew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22%

05-30-2014 00:16:33 | More by jburlew
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Gustavus_97

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

05-29-2014 16:21:06 | More by Gustavus_97
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New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear, dark mahogany body with a short white head and a little lace. 3.5

S: Prominently sweet-smelling, malty nose with notes of caramel, toast, and lots of raisins, dark fruit.

T: Dominant sweet caramel, with hints at toast, grain, nuts, char, and fruitiness. toasty finish. 3.75

MF: Medium and carbonation.

Drinkability: If you like caramel, malty beers, this is a good session ale. Great price, great flavor. Best beer I've ever had from Mexico. Better than Modelo or 2X amber. Can some one share a better beer from Mexico?

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 19:14:52 | More by Act25
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -8.5%

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lou50rp

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark crimson color with little head or lacing. Good carbonation
Smell is muddled, malty but nothing distinct.
Taste is malty and a bit sweet, nothing distinct
Light to watery mouthfeel, acceptable for a beer of this type
Overall, nothing spectacular. Good average session beer. Price is good.


Serving type: bottle

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Maryland

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Texas

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Missouri

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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California

3/5  rDev -8.5%

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Trader Jose's Dark Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.