Josephs Brau Summer Brew - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

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(Beer added by: Zorro on 06-13-2009)
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Photo of vancean2
3.79/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice, light, easy drinking kolsch!

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass as well as some faint straw yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film surrounded by a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of bready and grainy malts with a very light amount of grassy hops aromas towards the finish.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of bready and grainy malts with just a very light hint of sweetness. That is followed by light amounts of grassy hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: A fairly average example of the kölsch style but easy to drink and somewhat enjoyable. A nice beer for the summer, especially considering the price.

Photo of RichJamz
3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Anasazi
2.68/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Nothing special. Average beer and I wouldn't pay more than the $6 Trader Joe's sells it at. A cut above budweiser and the Miller brands of swill.
Not much head or foam. Nice golden color. The taste was slightly bitter at the end almost metal like. Not much on any aroma or smell capacity as far as hops. Average sums it up best.

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4/5  rDev +31.1%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

JosephsBrau Summer Brew has a thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is odd- sweet, cream cheese and ironized soil. Taste is of sweet toffee, cream, light lemon zest, and a prominent, floral hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy-medium, and JosephsBrau Summer Brew finishes semi-wet and highly drinkable. Overall, this is very interesting and delicious, although with its complexity and body, it doesn’t really seem to fit as a Summer beer. A must-try beer, though.

RJT

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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2/5  rDev -34.4%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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Josephs Brau Summer Brew from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.