Trader Jose's Dark Lager - Trader Joe's Brewing Company
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Ratings: 130 | Reviews: 76 | Display Reviews Only:
3.3/5 rDev +0.6%
A: Pours a crystal clear dark reddish brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some amber + crimson highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy light beige that reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts and some slightly nutty malts. Hints of floral + earthy hops.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of dark malts with a light to moderate amount of nuttiness. Light amount of caramel sweetness. Slightly metallic in the finish. Very light hints of floral + earthy hops which imparts a touch of bitterness which fades almost immediately.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.
O: Not bad but not anything special - better than some of the others from Trader Joe's and enjoyable, especially for the price.
08-30-2014 00:23:53 | More by dbrauneis
2.25/5 rDev -31.4%
Trade José Dark Premium Beer has a thin, cream-colored head, a clear, reddish-brown appearance, some bubble streams on the side of the glass, and almost no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is nonexistent. Taste is of a slightest little sweetness, but also pretty much nothing. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Trade José Dark Premium Beer finishes easy drinking, refreshing, and flavorless.
08-28-2014 16:46:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.7/5 rDev +12.8%
11.2 oz bottle poured into a Libby craft glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a vanilla-colored one-and-a-half-inch head. Nice lacing on the way down.
Aroma: Big malt presence along with caramel and some grass.
Taste: Pretty tasty amber lager. Caramel and malt dominate the flavor. It has a bolder, richer flavor than I'd expected. Good for fans of malty session lagers.
Mouthfeel: It's easy and refreshing, but that doesn't hold back flavor.
Overall: This is pretty clearly Trader Joe's Dos Equis Amber analogue, and it's much better. I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer this to dumb Dos Equis.
08-21-2014 00:26:53 | More by illpass78
3.36/5 rDev +2.4%
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?
03-29-2014 19:14:52 | More by Act25
3.25/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
01-19-2014 21:17:58 | More by lou50rp
Trader Jose's Dark Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.