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.
solidfunk (3674) - 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 (1201) - 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 (302) - 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 (5600) - Hampton, Virginia, 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 (1627) - Moving to Jax, 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 (1794) - 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.
wxman (1398) - 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 (2158) - 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