Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style Lager | Trader Joe's Brewing Company

Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerJosephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style Lager
BA SCORE
15.1%
Liked This Beer
3.31 w/ 218 ratings
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerJosephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by notchucknorris on 12-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,116
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
218
Liked:
33
Avg:
3.31/5
pDev:
12.39%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of secondtooth
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clean gold, with a full head of clean white suds. Attractive and thick lacing.

Aroma: Creamy, malty grains and some sweetness. Typical (and faithful) for style, and certainly not bad.

Taste: Malty, clean, bready, and with a sharp zing of hops. A highly drinkable and enjoyable pilsner, and one I could easily enjoy again. As well, a nice price $1.25/bottle at Trader Joe’s.

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Photo of Noelito76
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gspec
3.47/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davidstan
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excellent economy craft choice! I really liked this one. Peppery with grass notes and some bready cracker notes with dry finish. Not much for aroma as expected. Not as good as PU or Nooner but good way to drink craft on the cheap 6.00 a sixer.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This starts with a classic Pilsner malt flavor that's quite alluring but holds on for a corny sweet mid palate. It ends with a bit of barley malt that's stale. It drinks plenty easy but I'm not a fan of the adjunct flavor.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Prefabu
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I thought this beer was quite drinkable, and it had a bit more up-front flavor than some Pilsners I've had. I tried a few different Josephsbraus since you can make your own six-pack at Trader Joe's. I didn't care for a couple of the others, so my expectations were probably pretty low. Not sure if I'll buy it again, but I would certainly grab one from a cooler at a barbecue or picnic.

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Photo of nathanmiller
2.64/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GatorCoop
2.7/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pjbfromkc
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Milchad
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

For a Pilsner I'm pretty impressed. Is has more flavor than your typical mass produced Pilsner. If you want to step up to more taste without taking the plunge on a heavier darker beer or IPA, this is a great start. Overall a solid beer.

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Photo of LexingtonBeer
3.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

All the right components, but rough around the edges. This doesn't sit well up front but has a nicer finish. It's just a smidge too bitter perhaps?

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Photo of Kips
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beeragent
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J_BeeCave
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Connorself
2.59/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not hoppy but bitter. Sparkly. Honey golden yellow.

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Photo of Betajeff
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BogAl
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TrixieBean
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Honeybourne
2.48/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Trevor030169
3.32/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of EvanWilliams
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style Lager from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 15.1% out of 100 with 218 ratings
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