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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 montageman:
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montageman

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Another private label Mexican style beer from Trader Joe's - this one, however, is much better than the Mexican lager. This one is more in line with Negra Modelo or Dos Equis Amber, thereby making the flavor profile less dependent on corn and more on caramel malts. From the clear amber hue with the nice tan head to the sweet aroma, this is a solid manifestation of the style. The flavor is sweet up front but is balanced nicely by the citrus like finish. Nothing objectionable here - would pair well with any of the frozen burritos at Trader Joe's. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 00:57:55 | More by montageman
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +22%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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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%

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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

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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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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California

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