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.
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle into glass at club w, shared with hakes , sunday dinner, poured hazy brown with off white head, aroma is spices and herbs, fruit, tast eis similar, decent dunkle
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Hazed reddish/brown pour, off/white head. Inintila aroma is diacetyl and toffee, certainly not on point. Flavor is weird, definitely lots of caramel and toffee, some dark fruits, bit watery. Just not a great example of the style.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Like most TJ beers, not a bad p/u for a buck, but nothing to get excited about either. just on the tame side of all te attributes you expect from the style. bubble-gummy, a hint of spice and roast, and banana. a little thin."
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a decent dunkelweizen as far as dunkelweizens go. It is a very murky brown w/ but a scant head of fine white bubbles. It smells like bananas and bubble gum--so I guess like Juicy Fruit. It is a bit sweet and slightly heavy on the palate even though it has relatively vigorous carbonation. That sweetness serves to highlight the bubblegum flavors which are frankly just not to my liking--and I love big fruity German wheats. It finishes w/ lots of caramel and a lingering sticky sweetness. Aside from that bubblegum note, this seems to be a reasonably well brewed beer w/o off flavors but it really just doesn’t hit the spot for a spicy yeasty wheat beer.
solidfunk (4491) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok showing for style but nothing amazing here. Pours cloudy brown with ok head and lacing. Light bread yeast. Some basement musk common for style. Bottle.
ronaldtheriot (1338) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
JosephsBrau Dunkelweizen has a thick, cream-colored head, a dark amber, very bubbly appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of dark, crusty, spiced cake and odd waxiness. Taste is of rich, sweet, yeasty, flavorful, spiced cake, bubblegum, some banana, and a touch of coriander. Mouthfeel is medium, and JosephsBrau Dunkelweizen finishes medium-dry, easy drinking, and delicious. RJT
sawbuck (364) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma of sweet spices and bread. Nice orange brown with a formidable tan head. Rich sweat toffee mixed with sweet spices up front. Finishes a bit watery, with an off bitterness... With some sweet notes.
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Murky, muddy brown, as you’d expect. But the aroma is overly swee. And indeed this drinks with an over-the-top sugary-sweet musk. There’s a hint of the prerequisite yeast, but the sweeter-than-cookie-dough flavor is too much. (#5498, 4/27/2014)
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber pour, slight haze. Toast, banana, light clove. Sweetness lingers. Medium body.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh a pretty bannany offering. GB makes much better Dunkels and even contract on for Trader Joes that is better.