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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


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 (1107) - 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 (308) - 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 (405) - 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 (6937) - 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 (533) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (796) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Banana nutty and clove aroma and flavor. Nice beer. A little watery palate and slightly low carbonation, but good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WABeerFiend (304) - - JAN 15, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz into a weizen glass in late 2013. A: Orange/red. Fluffy head. S: Strong banana. T: Loads of banana, also has clove. O: This is a solid hef. It doesn’t reach the upper levels of the hef hierarchy (if there is such a thing) but it comes close. It is also very affordable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
What should have been a boring label, ended up looking very clean. Standard 12oz longneck. Brumous tan beer - looks like someone threw a wet paper bag into a blender. Tight, small white head. A clean banana/plantain aroma with clove and light vanilla. Mild bittering, slightly sweet, lots of esters - reminds me of Now and Later candies. Medium body with fine-grained carbonation. Very nice. TJ’s, Tallahassee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Tallahassee, FL - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden pour, soft, fluffy white head. Aroma has some cloves, touch of banana flavor. Somewhat candied flavor, a touch of bubble gum, some cloves, a touch of artificial banana flavor Mouthfeel has a decent crispness to it. Not half bad.


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