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Josephs Brau Summer Brew - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

Josephs Brau Summer BrewJosephs Brau Summer Brew

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 13.16%


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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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-06-2013 20:13:03 | More by GreyGhost4
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DOCRW

Washington

3/5  rDev -1.3%

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

California

3/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-15-2013 20:45:15 | More by themegamancave
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

07-10-2013 02:28:11 | More by ElijahRivera
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trocketsauced

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-08-2013 02:37:20 | More by trocketsauced
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-04-2013 00:10:30 | More by leinie13
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TheMarkE

California

3.26/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Bright straw yellow with a moderate head and lacing.

Smell: Grains.

Taste: Crackers, cereal grains, yeast. Slightly sweet, hints of floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp and creamy. The barest hint of aftertaste.

The Verdict: Average. Trader Joe's take on a Kolsch is a bit bland overall. Goes down smooth, so it would make for an acceptable Saturday afternoon next to the pool beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 22:26:26 | More by TheMarkE
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

06-17-2013 19:40:04 | More by e30todamax
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valkyre65

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

06-15-2013 13:23:23 | More by valkyre65
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

3/5  rDev -1.3%

06-15-2013 00:19:07 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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clemtig76

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

06-09-2013 21:31:45 | More by clemtig76
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ambruns1979

California

3/5  rDev -1.3%

06-09-2013 08:10:25 | More by ambruns1979
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3/5  rDev -1.3%

06-04-2013 19:43:08 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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Wedcat

California

3/5  rDev -1.3%

05-31-2013 02:03:36 | More by Wedcat
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shick1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-11-2013 16:29:08 | More by shick1
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barczar

Kentucky

2.63/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aggressive pour yields a clear golden beer with a frothy one inch egg white had that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Kolsch yeast, cracker-like malt, and a touch of grassy hops form the aroma.

Herbal hops are evident in the first sip, with a bit of skunky character and a crackery, dry finish, which becomes fairly bitter. There's a metallic flavor underlying the profile that us offputting.

Body is a tad watery, with moderate carbonation and an astringent finish.

The metallic flavor detracts from the experience. More bitter than anticipated. Astringency lingers.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 00:04:29 | More by barczar
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Eriktheipaman

California

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

09-10-2012 00:39:38 | More by Eriktheipaman
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beerhawk41

Illinois

2/5  rDev -34.2%

09-04-2012 00:14:21 | More by beerhawk41
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UncleBuccs

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -26%

08-10-2012 12:04:02 | More by UncleBuccs
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

08-09-2012 19:37:56 | More by Beermazter310
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HungarianCount

California

3/5  rDev -1.3%

08-07-2012 01:20:30 | More by HungarianCount
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Josephs Brau Summer Brew from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.