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Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style Lager - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: notchucknorris on 12-21-2011

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Ratings: 162 | Reviews: 55
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2.64/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.71/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

For a Pilsner I'm pretty impressed. Is has more flavor than your typical mass produced Pilsner. If you want to step up to more taste without taking the plunge on a heavier darker beer or IPA, this is a great start. Overall a solid beer.

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3.01/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

All the right components, but rough around the edges. This doesn't sit well up front but has a nicer finish. It's just a smidge too bitter perhaps?

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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2.59/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not hoppy but bitter. Sparkly. Honey golden yellow.

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3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.48/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.52/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.32/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.35/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.47/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden yellow color with a white, finger's worth of head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Predominant grain aroma, along with light touches of bready sweetness and a faint grassy character.

Taste - grainy, bready malt sweetness to start. Grassy hop character comes on stronger in the flavor, though the balance still tilts slightly in favor of the malt. Fairly clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, but not quite as crisp as the style demands.

Overall - Decent Pilsner. Nothing to write home about. Maybe a decent gateway beer for macro drinkers?

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Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.