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 mnine
3.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: [4.00] The bottle lists the ABV (5.0%) and there is a best by date (10/13/2017). Very transparent straw color. Forms 1 finger of bright white head.

S: [2.25] Corn, wet cardboard, some vergital scent and dirty dish rag. It is not good.

T: [2.75] Corn, frosted flakes, there is some kind of hop presence.

M: [3.00] Light body and fizzy carbonation. There is a slight dry finish.

O: [2.75] This looks decent. It falls apart after that. The aroma is flat out bad. The flavor is fair. It is just not a good beer.

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Photo of Riff
3.14/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear yellow color with a bright white head. Head is comprised of large bubbles and dissipates quickly leaving a little lacing on top. Smells like a buttered biscuit, which is a little off-putting. Taste is okay, biscuit malt flavor takes precedence, with a grassy hops flavor, finishing with a light cracker flavor. Finishes cleanly. Overall it's okay, but the smell was rather distracting, kind of made me brace each sip.

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Photo of jkblr
3.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle BB 8/27/17 poured into mug at fridge temp 5%ABV 18 IBU. The beer is pale golden colored with short lived white head. The head settles into a ring and there is a small amount of lacing. Aroma is semisweet malt. Taste is bready malt followed by just enough grassy hop bitterness to even things out. Mouthfeel is not crisp to style standards, but not terribly off either. Overall, another enjoyable, economical beer from Trader Joe's. The labels on these beers are very informative and give great insight into what you are purchasing.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.17/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aiming to be Czech styled, this pilsner is okay in my opinion. Pours golden with white head that vanishes rapidly. Good carbonation, but the aromas miss the Vienna mark. Taste the bready malt and grassy hops in a one two punch. Finishes light, crackery aftertaste yet really slick almost oily. Kept wanting to run my tongue across my teeth to no avail. Having had other stronger Czechs, this one receives lower marks. Affordability should never excuses quality.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.65/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Pours brilliantly clear. Chalk white head. Decent retention. Nose is light grassy hops, bready biscuit malt, a touch of buttery diaceytl. Taste follows with the bready biscuity malt taking center stage. Supported by grassy hops and a touch of diaceytl. Clean, crisp mouthfeel. Lingering bready cracker on the finish. Very refreshing.

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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 Bluegrass49
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
2/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Guppy314
2.96/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From a bottle, pours a clear gold with a white head. Essentially no aroma. Taste is hops-forward with pronounced carbonation. There are sweet malt with some grass and corn flavors. It manages to be inoffensive, but it is entirely forgettable.

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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 Sebas
2.53/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Samputnam14
3.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jodio
2.59/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of ColSanders123
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aufie
3.37/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a yellow and gold appearance with decent clarity and a soft 2/5" white head. Aroma is just grain.

Taste is a light bodied pilsner along the lines of MGD. Lots of carbonation. I don't really know why you would pay for this at a premium compared to the normal mass produced shelf stuff.

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Photo of PatGreer
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Michael_Lopez
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.26/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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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