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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From the 12 fl.oz bottle with a best by date of 07/17/14. Sampled on March 13, 2014.

It begins with a mostly yellow to golden yellow pour that erupts into a modest white fizzy head and settles back almost as quickly. I would have liked it to be headier.

The aroma is in step with the style with pale biscuit malts, barley, grass but there is this buttery sensation that kind of crashes the party.

Light body for the most part but smooth.

For the taste I get the same biscuit and malt characters up front along with the butter but there is a more vibrant clean, crisp hop finale that gives it a new lease on life.

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A: Borderline straw/golden. Some haze. Vigorously carbonated with large bubbles rising to the surface. Finger of bleach white head. Rapidly dissipating. Looks fairly pedestrian.

S: Smells that way, too. Lot of doughy malt in the nose. Borderline diacetyl. Some nondescript herbal hop characteristic, but this one definitely runs sweet.

T: Runs sweet through the mouth, too. Grainy, again a little doughy, with an unexpected pop of hop bitterness on the very end. Nothing over the top, but it is noticeable. It quickly fades and the aftertaste herbal and slightly vegetal.

M: Amply carbonated. Perhaps a bit high strung. The bubbles are vigorous and come off a tad seltzer like.

O: Nothing to write home about. Strictly average. Still, for 6 bucks a sixer you can do worse.

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Look is a paleish yellow, clear, with a small bubbly head. Smell is corny, grainy, with a little bit of metal. Taste is clean and pleasant, with sweet malts and a touch of stale hops. Feel is light and effervescent.

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Bottle poured into pilsner glass

Clear golden yellow with carbonation. Two finger thick white foamy cap with nice lacings.

Aroma of malt with grassy hops. Bit of spice.

Smooth , light mouthfeel. Bitterness on the sides and back on the finish.

You can see what style Budweiser is trying to emulate in a beer like this. Clean, light , golden yellow with a great head. Quaffable but not a lot of complex flavors. Nice, pleasant and a beer that I would drink again but would not go out of my way to stock up the fridge.

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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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