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Josephs Brau Summer Brew - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 59
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 06-13-2009)
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Hopmarc

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

08-27-2014 23:32:37 | More by Hopmarc
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cardinals22

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -18%

08-10-2014 22:33:58 | More by cardinals22
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev 0%

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.

08-06-2014 23:54:14 | More by dbrauneis
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RichJamz

Vermont

3/5  rDev -1.6%

08-05-2014 02:27:44 | More by RichJamz
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lionnusmb

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -18%

07-13-2014 03:01:07 | More by lionnusmb
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Anasazi

Washington

2.68/5  rDev -12.1%

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.

07-04-2014 22:06:55 | More by Anasazi
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beeragent

Texas

4/5  rDev +31.1%

07-01-2014 01:25:47 | More by beeragent
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ranger7

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.6%

06-30-2014 23:25:21 | More by ranger7
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +27.9%

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

06-26-2014 12:38:12 | More by RonaldTheriot
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

06-25-2014 01:41:05 | More by tpauer
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mojohawk21

Missouri

2/5  rDev -34.4%

06-22-2014 22:18:16 | More by mojohawk21
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.6%

06-22-2014 13:19:08 | More by cdwil
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gmendez1122

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-22-2014 07:21:10 | More by gmendez1122
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kew

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.6%

06-22-2014 03:01:22 | More by kew
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Nyskizy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-22-2014 02:26:47 | More by Nyskizy
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

06-16-2014 23:02:43 | More by kjkinsey
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

06-12-2014 23:09:49 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-09-2014 01:27:01 | More by KevMo84
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JohnBender

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

05-31-2014 15:06:16 | More by JohnBender
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DOCRW

Washington

3/5  rDev -1.6%

02-23-2014 03:39:28 | More by DOCRW
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -1.6%

09-28-2013 04:26:06 | More by GRG1313
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mwar

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +23%

09-08-2013 18:59:10 | More by mwar
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

09-02-2013 15:35:39 | More by Janeinma
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a thin film and ring around the glass. Aroma of neutral malt, wheat and slight citrus sourness. Flavor is slightly tart bready malt, citrus and light wheat, finishing with wheat and grassy hop bitterness. Light bodied. A light, refreshing, but unremarkable summer beer. Light and low malt for a kolsch, but the light color and flavors are within the kolsch universe. A bit astringent in the finish, but pleasant and drinkable for a light summer beer, as advertised.

08-02-2013 01:33:14 | More by LiquidAmber
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themegamancave

Virginia

3/5  rDev -1.6%

07-15-2013 20:45:15 | More by themegamancave
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Josephs Brau Summer Brew from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.