Josephs Brau Hopfest German Style Pilsner

$1.00, 12 oz single from Trader Joe’s, Atlanta, GA, USA. I’ve had plenty of success with TJ’s and their cheap singles so I feel confident to at least give these cheap beers a shot.
Pour is decent in terms of color, but the head, lace and carbonation seems weak to me. The mouthfeel seems to have more carbonation that the look would suggest.
Nose has virtually nothing.
WOW, what an odd taste. A combination of corny sweetness and then a VERY strange, peppery bitterness.
As far as this being a Pilsner it is NOWHERE near the mark. It lacks a saaz bite and has no cleanliness at all. The beer is a bit of a mess and finishes very poorly with a bitter aftertaste too.
Awful Pilsner and a bad beer on top of that. Avoid; even for $1.00!

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11/15/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.0 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 1.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 2
Overall: 1.5
Total: 1.8
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