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Josephs Brau Prost - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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80
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ranger7 on 03-08-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

javlin624, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Cris4545, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ariceclemson, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

david18, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jdkitchi, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

JosephsBrau Prost has an extremely thick, cream-colored head, a clear, bubbly, copper appearance, and rather heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy, bread crust. Taste is the same with a wonderful, prominent hop bitterness coming in near the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and JosephsBrau Prost finishes crisp, refreshing, and surprisingly drinkable. Overall, this is delicious!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of mojohawk21
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

mojohawk21, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Patches826, Jun 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

xJMFCx, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

tdm168, May 31, 2014
Photo of FlyingKneeStrike
2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear caramel color. Smell is all hops, taste is more complex than the smell. The mouthfeel feels like a lager but the rich malt and hop presence make it feel like a red ale. At 7.3% it is a little on the strong side for a lager. It's a good quality beer but too hoppy for my tastes.

FlyingKneeStrike, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

RavyneChyylde, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

22Blue, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

tpauer, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Matt2509, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

AlCaponeJunior, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of spokeydonkey
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Comes in a bottle (6 for $6.50). "Best by" date is 5 months off, so I'm assuming it was brewed a month ago or so... Not refrigerated like all of trader joe's beers.

Pours a clear rich amber with a thin tan head on top. Aroma is deep and rich with loads of dried fruit: figs, dates.

Taste starts off very mild, but sweet and builds with rich caramel, toffee, fig and raisin notes. Finishes cry and crisp with a spicy hop bite at the back end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Has a a nice silky mouthfeel in the middle and finishes dry and crisp with help from the carbonation and hops. Alcohol is definitely there, but is inoffensive.

Overall a decent maibock. Not one of the best I've had, but definitely one of the best for this price. I would buy again just based on pricing.

spokeydonkey, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ONovoMexicano, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of jimmah120
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with a date, fresh stuff

look is a clear orange with a big soapy head. smell has some sweet crusted bread and dry leaves. smooth, fruity, and nutty with some grassy hops. feel is a little slick and syrupy.

not a great maibock but a decent beer

jimmah120, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Anasazi
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

7.3 ABV, good copper color, lame on the suds but ok on taste, malt, not very hoppy, good carbonation. $6 a six pack, best value for your buck. It's warm on the shelf so I throw it in the freezer as soon as I get home. Trader Joe's is best bang for your buck on avg.-good beers. TJ's saves $$ I assume by not putting the beer into a fridge but it don't last long on their shelves.

Anasazi, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a reddish coppery amber with a fine half finger ivory head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is quite bready malt with hint of rye bread, hints of caramel and nuts. Flavor is sweet biscuit and bready malt, grassy German style hops, hay. Nice creamy medium body. A slightly sweet, but overall well balanced malty maibock with tradtional hops that give this a nice finish. A quite well done inexpensive maibock, and possibly my favorite among the Josephs Brau line. Better than expected and something I'd buy again in a pinch.

LiquidAmber, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

drsarver, Mar 20, 2014
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Josephs Brau Prost from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.