ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Compared directly to the Josephsbrau Hefeweizen I had earlier.
A: Pours a very dark tawny color with strong yeast haze. The head is a two finger light cream color with decent enough texture, but low retention. More aesthetically pleasing than their hefe.
S: Banana, wheat, brown sugar, caramel, and some lighter fruits. Weak but pleasantly aromatic.
T: A decent amount caramel and brown sugar to start. There are hints of crisp apple and other dried fruits in spots, while the finish is smooth and wheaty. Just like TJ’s hefe, it’s decent enough, but kind of nondescript.
M: A little less carbonation than I anticipated. Thinning out the body a little bit would really help this one be more drinkable - like a lot of the Josephsbrau beers, it’s too heavy to support the flavor profile, but it’s drinkable enough otherwise.
O: Pretty damn average on all counts, but there’s a modicum of enjoyment to be found here. It’s cheap as hell, so it’s still definitely worth a look.
wxman (1325) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy light brown with a big full retentive light tan head. Banana and clove aroma. Taste is smooth sweet barley and wheat malt, caramel, fruity with mild spices and virtually no hop bitterness. Nice Bavarian weizen.
blinesam (235) - USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a nice, flavorful beer with some complexity that you wouldn’t expect from a TJ’s beer for 6.49/6-pack. The unfiltered nature mixed with the toasted malt gives the beer a nice mouth feel.
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bread, grass, floral, dough, banana, pale, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, salty, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,
jb (2019) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at bobs. Sweet nose with apples cloves and spices. Light brown hazy with a fast receding head. Spicy fruity palate a little thin but really good
jebert (457) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white-tan head. Nose is of caramel. Mouthfeel is fully carbonated and fairly creamy. Taste is grains, caramel, yeast with a slight hop note on the finish. An enjoyable beer that pairs well with most deli sandwiches, cheese or nuts.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in Eastlake: Created a thin layer of patchy foamed head where as the liquid was a glowing tea brown that seemed to glow while also having a hazy appearance. In the nose, there is a scent of banana, clove, or bubblegum that is smells of authentic German yeast that actually makes me glad I had bought this instead of something else from Trader Joe’s. The flavor is mild with only a minimum amount of clove that doesn’t stack up compared to the aroma, but overall this is a decent dunkelweizen that holds up nicely for a full session of the 6 pack. However, the palate is a little harsh and carries a strong burn of alcohol.
AirForceHops (2562) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from local Trader Joe’s with the Joseph’s Brau label. Yet another decent for a good price at $1.08 each. Cloudy amber in color with lasting thick head. Nose is authentic German yeast giving the nose of banana Esther’s, clove and hints of bubblegum. The flavor is mostly the same with the addition of caramel and brown sugar, perhaps toffee as well. Medium in body that may lean on the thin side. Overall no problem at all with a lightly creamy texture that lets this brew slide down my throat. Honestly if you don’t like this beer then you don’t like this German style. I enjoyed it and would purchase again.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Eugene for sharing - turbid reddish brown - nice nose, with appropriate sweetness, baked apples, clove, and light smoke, nutty wheat - medium dry, semi tart flavor - notes of nuttiness, cracked wheat, moderate clove, baked apple, mild banana, very subtle smoke - very solid dunkelweizen.
ScipioA (194) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange-brown with a thick off-white head that quickly dissipates. Sour bread aroma with hints of banana. The banana esters are a huge part of the flavor profile here and most welcome. Not much hop profile, sweetness and the banana dominate here. Thick and fizzy mouthfeel. Good bargain at just over a dollar per bottle at TJ’s.
TizzleJizzle (489) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Yeasty aroma. Poured a murky brown color with a lasting cream head. Taste of bread, dough, yeast, banana, and clove. Medium carb, medium watery body.