Trader Joe’s – Josephsbrau Plznr

Trader Joe's - Josephsbrau Plznr

Trader Joe’s – Josephsbrau Plznr

Czech-Style Lager
2015 BJCP Style: 3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager
ABV: 5%
Best By Date: 12/24/17
Tasting on: 9/13/17
Glass: Pilsner

Aroma: Overtones of moderate light malt and minor spicy and lemon hops. Undertones of clean lager character. 8.5/10

Appearance: Yellow to gold with excellent clarity. Bright-white head with good retention and fine to large bubbles. 8/10

Flavor: Moderate hop bitterness in the beginning followed by minor light malt and a hint of graininess in the middle. Moderate hop bitterness with minor lemon hop flavor and minor chalk in the end. Lingering minor malt and moderate hop bitterness in the aftertaste. 17/20

Mouthfeel: Smooth. Medium body, moderate carbonation, no alcohol. 8.5/10

Overall Impression: A true-to-style Czech pilsener. Clean with a light malt backbone that provides some counter to the hop bitterness. 42.5/50

Final Score: 85% = B-

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