Ordinary is correct.


Setting the bar medium

Frugal Joe’s Ordinary Beer certainly lives up to it’s name.  I think the price for a 6-pack of 12 oz. bottles is good at $4.99 though.  The stuff they are selling at the Trader Joe’s in Westmont was brewed by Steinhaus Brewing in New Ulm, MN.  The bouquet is grainy with a slight hop presence.  It is a crystal clear, light gold brew with plenty of carbonation but little retention of the fleeting white head.  The flavor is mild but balanced:  you can’t find the hops or the malt.  The texture is not too thin, surprisingly, and there is a touch of tartness in the finish.  It’s pleasant, but average.  I don’t think it’s trying to be anything else, and at that it succeeds.


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