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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In Bavaria, a unique strain of wheat beer yeast produces an array of distinct flavor qualities typical of a true Hefeweizen: citrus, bubble gum, clove and banana. Trader Joe’s Bavarian-style Hefeweizen is fermented with this exceptional strain. In accordance with the German purity law, this superior beer is brewed with a minimum of 50% malted wheat. Beer Stats 5.3% ABV, 12 I.B.U. Fermented with top fermenting yeast. Brewed for Trader Joe’s specialty grocery stores.


1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
JoeLovesHops (4) - - JUL 27, 2015 does not count
While pouring, I swirled the last 25% in the bottle before pouring the rest of it out, as I was directed, to get all of the yeast out. Nice frothy head and good hazy yellowish color; not much aroma. In the flavor, I got the spice, and some kind of fruit; but it also had a cloying sweetness; I have had this type of beer before. I can see why others like it, but this is definitely not my type of beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Impressive initial head that leaves excellent ring lace on the glass. Brown color that is so cloudy it looks muddy. Sweet dark malt aroma. I can detect wheat but it’s in the background to sweet smell. Reminds me of a dark bock. Reminds me of a candy bar. This is coyingly sweet and unbalanced. There is a good bit of wheat in the background. The body is appropriate for the style with good level of carbonation. Too sweet to be a contender. I won’t be repurchasing this again.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesewelch (205) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2015
From 12oz bottle, purchased single bottle for $1.17, 6 pack around $6-7

Aroma: big banana, slight clove, some bubblegum, sweet candy

Appearance: orange, cloudy, white head that didn’t linger

Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter

Palate: medium body, creamy texture, sweet/butterscotch finish

Overall: Very sweet. A tad too sweet. The aroma was there, but the taste was a bit off. Nice body, but had a slight butterscotch taste to me. Not a bad beer, but that butterscotch is throwing me off. That might just be the combination of the fruit and bubblegum, but it just tastes off. I’m sure a lot of people might actually enjoy that taste, but not me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (969) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Hazy medium gold pour, 3 fingers of billowy white head. Nose is fresh banana. Little on the sweet side. Middle is steady, mild bubblegum, accented with more banana & lightly kilned malt. Finish has a hint of butterscotch. Pretty good.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ct8trent (1) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015 does not count
This beer is the only beer I have found in California that taste identical to Hefeweizen in southern Germany.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1133) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy orange color, medium frothy white head. Medium clove aroma. Medium body with a banana, clove and musky flavor with a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Velkyal (311) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
From a bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a voluminous head that leaves nice lacing down the glass. Aroma is spicy clove, traces of banana, some fresh bread. Taste is bread mixed with a cracker dryness, a gentle fruitiness and just a touch of a lingering bitterness in the background. Mouthfeel is thin-medium with a rounded but prominent carbonation. Generally a really nice beer, clearly well put together.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
N3lson1 (482) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2015
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass, thank you Mom! :) Pours a nice golden, amber color with decent head. Smells alot of bananas and bread! A regular, average hefeweizen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7235) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A big citrus and peppery nose. The flavor is big banana esters, spicy, citrus. Very spicy, soft and flavorful. Nice brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (554) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2015
JosephsBrau Bavarian Style Hefeweizen has a lot to like especially at the value price from Trader Joe’s. Pours a non-traditional cloudy orange with a thick light orange head. Aromas bubblegum, orange and banana rise from the froth. Taste is more orange with a hint of banana and not much clove spiciness. JosephBrau puts out a delightful Hefe that is very enjoyable even though it deviates from the style somewhat.


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