Trader José Dark Premium Lager
Nathan Rodgers, his wife Sonia, and their friend Russ Shelly and his wife Sandy set out almost two years ago to review the cult grocer's some 4,500 products for their site What's Good at Trader Joe's?, and so far they've covered more than 300 products. While the reviewers are fans of Trader Joe's, they take reviewing seriously — their first review was even negative. Here's their process:
• They rate products on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the best.
• For any post, two people rate the product.
• Reviewers give their overall impression and up to five points each.
For Russ, Sonia, Shelly, and Sandy,Trader José Dark Premium Lager fell into the category of Top 4 Miscellaneous Drinks. Noted Russ, "Trader Joe's has so many great beverages that we decided to make a list to include any items that didn't fall into any of the previous categories." Their review follows:
Trader José Dark Premium Lager (7/10 points)
"Currently, Russ and I both live in Pennsylvania, where Trader Joe's can't sell alcohol, but thanks to a visit from the Beer Fairy, Russ was able to procure a few brews recently. Malty, smooth, and fairly full-bodied, this dark Mexican beer is a noble effort on the part of Trader Joe's." Read more about this product on What's Good At Trader Joe's?
Arthur Bovino is The Daily Meal's executive editor. Follow Arthur on Twitter.