So my wife picked me up a six of Trader Joe's Josephsbrau Prost. Allegedly a maibock. It is dated for use before 8/15 of this year, so should've been in good condition. I kept my expectations pretty low, as I have no idea who brews it for them (unlike the Vintage Ale, which has a Unibroue cork in it). This beer has decent head retention at best, looks and tastes like a stronger (7.4% abv) but very oxidized Sam Adams Octoberfest. Has that nasty cardboard-y, unpleasant caramel flavor that you find in old, oxidized imports. Very disappointing. Hofbrau has nothing to fear from this swill.