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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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JosephsBrau Dunkelweizen is an unfiltered wheat beer brewed with dark roasted malted wheat and caramelized malted wheat in addition to pale malted barley. The complex flavors produced by the Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast strain are enhanced by the roasted flavors from the dark malts. 5.2% alcohol by volume, 18 bitterness units.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1484) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Medium amber pour, slight haze. Toast, banana, light clove. Sweetness lingers. Medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Meh a pretty bannany offering. GB makes much better Dunkels and even contract on for Trader Joes that is better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1341) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blinesam (235) - USA - DEC 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
bread, grass, floral, dough, banana, pale, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, salty, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2057) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jebert (474) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
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.

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