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:
267
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.15
pDev:
16.83%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Besrt by 10/27/14 on back label. Purchased at Trader Joe's (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear light golden hue with 1-2 fingers of white, tightly bubbled head with good retention and leopard-like strips of lacing.

S: Light sulfur up-front with a bready light pilsner malt aromas and nice but subdued spicy, herbal noble hop note

T: Favors the malt over the hops but is nicely balanced. The bready, lightly toasted pilsner malt character is spot-on with a delicate dash of herbal, spicy hopping. Esters are not there. I don't get any diacetyl but I have a high threshold.

M: Very crisp with light-body and higher-than-expected carbonation.

O: TJ's Bohemian Lager is a really enjoyable beer and throws serious doubt into my plans to start homebrewing lagers when this can be purchased at 5.99 a sixer.

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RJT

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Joseph's Brau Bohemian Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
3.15 out of 5 based on 267 ratings.
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