Josephs Brau Spring Prost | Trader Joe's Brewing Company

Josephs Brau Spring ProstJosephs Brau Spring Prost
BA SCORE
3.62/5
139 Ratings
Josephs Brau Spring ProstJosephs Brau Spring Prost
BEER INFO

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ranger7 on 03-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,660
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
139
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of JoeCorleone
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patriotblue04
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AluminumBadFalcon
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HunterSBeerson
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerboy21
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent Maibock. A bit dark for the style. Could benefit from some more time in the laggering tank.

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Photo of zp6167a
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This style has a weird smell, and taste but you know what? it’s not too bad. What it lacks in flavor or smoothness it makes up for in abv.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean amber, with a large head of off-white suds. Loopy tree-line lace.

Aroma: Malty sweetness, honey, toasty grains. Pretty typical and not unappealing.

Taste: Sweet, bready, with a slight tingle of herbal hop bitterness underneath the palate. A decent maibock, but with its overly-sweet character, it’s not one I’d care to revisit.

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Photo of auswild
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmgallag
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gory4d
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of valkyre65
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.00
Purchased: April 3, 2015
Consumed: April 9, 2015
Misc.: Best consumed before July 18, 2015 at 1:33 p.m.

Poured a caramel, auburn, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki-white, frothy head, which dissipated almost immediately. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. No lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.25)

Smelled red apple, plum, caramel, roasty nuts, honey and faint menthol. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted kind of close to the smell, maybe slightly better. Got caramel, toffee, honey, roasty malts, nuts, metallic notes, plum, dark apple and sugary molasses. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, nutty finish. Doesn’t taste anywhere near the 7.3 pct. ABV. (Feel - 3.75)

This was an OK beer and, really for the price, a good deal. I’d probably get a sixer of this for the value. (Overall - 3.75)

3.56 | 81 | B

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Photo of hophugger
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ckornmannn
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

transparent deep amber color, good amount of carbonation. It smells wonderful- very floral and sweet. A very malt forward beer with a distinctive flavor. A terrific value for an excellent Bock beer.

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Photo of DelMontiac
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klister
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taby
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet biscuits and floral hops, a deliciously crisp and refreshing beer. Hard to beat the value at only $5.99 for a sixer of this at Trader Joe's. Maibocks are underappreciated in general, I believe, and this one is a pretty good example of style that is highly drinkable and great with most food.

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Josephs Brau Spring Prost from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 139 ratings
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