Joseph's Brau Bohemian Lager | Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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Joseph's Brau Bohemian LagerJoseph's Brau Bohemian Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Trader Joe's Bohemian Lager

Added by Boilermaker88 on 01-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
269
Reviews:
134
Avg:
3.15
pDev:
16.83%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of bigdrewsmoove
5/5  rDev +58.7%

Photo of BEERdrinker00
4.47/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was a surprisingly good beer for the price I paid. I had a good head was very drinkable. I will now have to try out more of the TJ's beers.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.28/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm definitely going to have to disagree with some of the harsh ratings here, this deserves way more than a 73/100
At $6.99 a 6 pack... this is incredibly reasonably priced, good quality beer.

Look: Pours a beautiful, clear and golden yellow color with a two finger, eggshell colored head.

Aroma: Moderately toasted, sweet bready caramel malt and floral hops.

Taste: Bready with notes of caramel apples and vanilla. Spicy and floral midpalate with sweet notes of graham crackers and moderately bitter, dry, grassy hops. Aftertaste is really superb and pronounced with even more toasted notes of dry, creamy, floral grains with hints of banana/bubblegum from the yeast.

Feel: Light carbonation, medium body. Vaguely creamy but not overtly viscous.

Comments: A most excellent beer. Bittersweet, dry, floral, creamy and spicy with a delicate yeasty aftertaste. Very refreshing.

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Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.25/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.18/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an efferevescent deep golden with 2 fingers of white head. Good/great lacing & very good head retention

S: Perfumy with corny & honey malt notes

T: Honey malts, herbal & lemony hops up front. Breadyness + grainyness as this warms. Finishes with lemony hops, dryness& crispness

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, + great balance

Drinks very easy & this a nice american take on the style, especially for $5 a sixer!

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.16/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerlover
4.16/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

used this one for cooking beer cheese soup, decided I'd pour it in a glass and give it a try to make sure it was worthy to cook with. appearance was great with a nice fluffy 3/4 inch white head, golden in color with lots of bubbles, taste is clean and refreshing, not to sweet like a lot of lagers has a slightly dry after tastes, I'd buy this again if I were ever in the mood for a pilsner.

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
4.07/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paired very well w/curried coconut milk and vegetables.
A-Clear gold w/hints of orange and pink. Thin head. Light tracing that did not stick for long.
S-Light clean malt, faint noble hops, bread, lemon, grass.
T-Light malt, noble hops emerge modestly at the end, and the aftertaste is clean and even.
M-Clean and pure w/robust carbonation and good balance. Light-bodied, as it should be.
D-I was surprised how decent this one was; more so after reading some o' the other reviews that really bash it. There was nothing major wrong with this beer, even if some of its character may be overly subtle. The pairing with the curry created a contrast that brought out the best in this beer.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

JosephsBrau Bohemian Style Lager has a thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and lots of rather heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweetness, biscuit, and grassy hop oil. Taste is of those elements, as well, and the bitterness is substantial enough to impress. Yeast is picked up, too. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and JosephsBrau Bohemian Style Lager finishes dry, easy going, and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of teyuders
4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice clear yellow straw color with a full white head and nice carbonation but no lace. Lightly balanced earthy hop and grain aromas. Flavor is balanced pretty much the same. Light-medium bodied and smooth with a crisp dry finish.

Clean and solid ... more of a German Pils than a Czech Pils though in terms of hop rate.

Per label: "Pilsner Malted Barley" & "18 IBU"

Bottled: 01/29/07
Tasted: 04/27/07

($5.49 / 6-pack)

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Photo of Beermazter310
4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of McCranky
4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of Kgrubb1224
4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of Miami66
4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dapperticus
4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of Ssilverm1958
3.94/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good easy-drinking no fuss lager. Think yuengling.

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Photo of PawG
3.93/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NatetheGreat
3.92/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

color is like goldenrod wit ha large bubbly head. the nose is sweet with distinct honey notes. very enticing. the taste begins with the same honey-like malt then a slight grassy and citrus rind hop edge with a semi-dry finish. smooth and pleasant, perhaps a bit sweet. i think very nice for the style, except again perhaps too tame on hop presence to balance sweetness.

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Photo of fx20736
3.9/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

bought at Trader Joe's in Pittsford on 3/23/13. Price $ 1.09.

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug, served at fridge temp.

appearance: medium butterscotch yellow with a 1 finger natural white head. Some lacing but not much.

aroma: pale malt with a subtle spiciness from the nobles hops.

mouthfeel: decent for a Pilsener.

taste: pale maltiness is followed by balanced hop attack, finishes fairly dry and clean.

notes: like the Josephs Brau Vienna this is a style perfect beer without flaws that is very easy to drink. At the price this could become a Summer staple.

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Photo of rodney45
3.9/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy corn, almost a light copper. Lingering head that disipates into a sedimented lacing.

S: Rye and citrus, with hints of crystal malt and corriander.

T: Lemon and citrus up front, with a hint of under ripe banana. As it warms up the grain and rye become more prevalent.

M: Light and crisp, like a bohemian lager should taste. Adequately carbonated for the style.

O: I think this is a good solid example of the style. Not the best, not the worst. Taste and aroma get more complex as the beer approaches room temperature. Sessionable to be sure.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.9/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear straw with a white head of sticky foam.

S - Grassy hops with a pronounced maltiness bordering on marmite.

T - Quite malty but very clean. No fruitiness to speak of. Hops are also very clean bitterness with a slight grassiness.

M - Moderate body with some chewiness. Carbonation is moderate as well.

D - Quite good I think. Very rich, malt-centered brew that remains very drinkable.

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Joseph's Brau Bohemian Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
3.15 out of 5 based on 269 ratings.
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