November 27, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
It's Not Wine, But It Cellars Like One
It's here just in time to reflect on the year in your beer. The defining characteristics of this limited-edition ale exhibit crafting, brewing and bottling that are unique to 2012. Drawing upon centuries-old Trappist Monk brewing traditions, the Belgian-style dark ale is bottle conditioned on lees (aged in the bottle on fresh yeast). This year, it results in finely structured brew that presents rich, malty (mildly sweet) flavor, with notes of cocoa and mulling spices. Complex, interesting, thoroughly enjoyable – it was quite a year. Since every year and every beer promise good value at Trader Joe’s, each 750 ml bottle of Vintage Ale is just $4.99.*
*Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale is currently available in Trader Joe's stores where beer is sold except in TX and ME. It is $4.99 unless otherwise noted here: KY, NH, FL: $5.99. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff. (If we could, we would.)