Josephs Brau Summer Brew | Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Zorro on 06-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,991
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
149
pDev:
13.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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8
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Photo of Dave1999
3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChipChaight
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of G_Shoe
3.19/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mnine
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajdemma
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samputnam14
3.51/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucnifter
3.4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_if_you_can
2.84/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Miami66
4.1/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopphead31415
3.09/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look-This 4.8% Kolsch pours a clear gold with a white foamy head.

Smell-It smells like cracked grain husk warmed by the sun, steel cut oatmeal, and stone milled grains.

Taste-The taste is malt-forward with low carbonation and a crisp, light-bodied mouthfeel.

Overall-It is a refreshing brew, good for the summer, but it doesn’t have much versatility. It isn’t a craft brew either, but it is OK.

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Photo of moltonlava
2.91/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aufie
3.44/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of vabeerguy
2.86/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of womara
3.84/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
2.11/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

With a straight straw color, it has a nice biscuity taste, but very bitter in terms of the grassy pinecone. It lacks the personality of a good kölsch and is really not a good example of the kölsch-style beer. There are other better alternatives out there. I think Goose Island’s Summertime, if it’s still brewing, is a good example, but there are others out there. Overall, thank G-d that Trader Joe’s allows you to try ONE bottle instead of a 6-pack at a time!

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Photo of Michael_Lopez
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow beer, inch of head gets destroyed instantly. Smells standard kolsch yeast.

Taste is a mild trip. Light, lemony, bitter. Pretty standard stuff in the kolsch realm, discernable not obtrusive. Walk in the park.

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Photo of 12ozfan
3.64/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Josephs Brau Summer Brew from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 149 ratings