strap (334) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours hazy amber. malty and sweet....like brown sugar very bready. good for the price, and definitely my favorite of the trader joe’s brand brews.
spilledpint (322) - Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
Ar: Toffee and caramel. Mild banana and sweet spice; not as much as I’d like.
Ap: Pours a very hazy hazel with a 1" light tan head that dissipates quickly and doesn’t leave much lace.
T: Lightly sweet dark caramel flavor with a fairly tart bite on the finish.
P: Creamy and a touch thick, milder carbonation.
O: Nice, serviceable wheat. Great deal for a buck.
DubC5000 (302) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very interesting flavor, reminds me of pumpkin spice ale. Interesting wheaty, smoky flavor. Nice. Friend said it tasted like a hot dog.
sailracer (301) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer seems especially sweet, even for a dunkelweizen. I personally think it could have used a little more hops to balance it out.
improvjock (290) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a muddy brown with decent sized cream-colored head that disappears leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma of bannana bread and cloves. Flavor is rich and roasty, with of course wheat. Sticky on the tongue. Better than I expected from a generi Trader Joes beer!
tedovertu (281) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin bodied with a watery texture. Something is a little off in the taste. (Metallic and funky hop). Needs more body, more banana, more clove, and less metallic flavor.
devilben02 (249) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light caramel brown color with an aggressive, foamy beige head that doesn’t last too long. The aroma is sweet but not dense, with a combination of brown sugar and ripe bananas being most apparent. These characteristics continue through into the flavor, but there is also more of a yeasty earthiness, along with a light milk caramel character. The medium body and light carbonation allows each layer of the sweet malty profile to make its mark.
BeerFunGuy (223) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This cloudy brown beer has a sweet aroma. You really pick up the yeast flavor. It is surprising how sweet it is with its dark color. A smokiness rounds out this beer very well.
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sbanach (214) - USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is caramel, wheat, banana. Appearance is a amber haze. Beer is cloudy, nice tan head with lace. Taste is caramel, big banana, slight clove, yeasty, semi sweet with a nice slight hop balance. Tases like an abbey or another belgian brew Palate is full, lingering, bready. Overall, a great brew that was probably drank during medieval times. Great value at $1 a bottle at TJ. highly recommended..
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle tj’s.. pours a cloudy dark amber with little head, the aroma is musty sweet and lacks staying power.. initial hit to the palate is that of citrus, fruits and a slight biscuit maltiness that disappears quickly.. the carbonation is well pronounced and that wheat yeast follows the aftertaste, not a bad attempt at a dunkelweizen.