Brew Review: Trader Joe’s Boatswain HLV

Have I mentioned M isn’t into pumpkin spice anything? Well, that makes the fall beer scene a little hard for me to navigate because I love the seasonality to beer. I love trying something new that signals that it’s fall or winter. Which leads us this Trader Joe’s own label of beer, which released this high gravity brown ale.

boatswain hlv~the comyn space

The bottle poured two perfect pints, which was all we needed of this 7%-er. The head was nice and tan and the beer had a smooth mouthfeel. I enjoy darker and cream ales, like Guinness, and this had a similar bite. It was pretty good but nothing too different so I’m not sure we’ll seek it out but I’m glad we tried it.

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