obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2010
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Banana and clove aroma, balanced, some coriander present. Cloudy golden, thin white head. Clove and lemon flavor, lightly tart, not a lot of character. A bit over-carbonated and stale aftertaste. This one started out fine and just went south. A pity.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber – Trader Joes – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Great bread like aroma with strong grapefruit.
Appearance – Amber in color, Hazy, with a thin head.
Flavor – This has great wheat malts strong fruit flavors with grapefruit and close flavors.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall – Tasty hefe. Loved the flavors. This beer was a great beer for the summer night.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Trader Joes in Nashville. Pours a cloudy orange amber with a white head. Banana clove and pale wheat malt aroma. Light bodied with that typical unfiltered mouthfeel. Flavor pale wheat malts, clove, and banana. Yeasty and refreshing finish. What you have here is a very nicely done and balanced Hefe. Erway is right.
joefoodie (15) - USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a typical hefe not much in the way of banana or clove, but lots of orange. Crisp, fruity, and really delicious. The 22 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s went fast - almost too fast.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trader Joe’s Bomber ($2.50): Pours a hazy, light peach with a nice quickly dissipating head. Aroma is of banana, spices, citrus, and wheat. Nice full-flavored. Sweet at the front. Has a few slightly bitter notes. Some astringency is in there as well. Spicy taste that bites the tongue. This is not a watery hefe at all, and that is a good thing.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s - Cincy. Poured an hazy orange color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus, banana and clove aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and lively carbonation. Medium sweet yeast flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
malrubius (1507) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from Trader Joes in weizen glass. Cloudy orange with lasting dense white head and lace. Clovey aroma with banana bread. Orangey honey vanilla with wheaty tang and mild bitterness in clean finish. NIce effervescence and head retention. Very refreshing. Very good. Funny how Trader Joes "makes" two very good hefe weizens and most US brewers can’t even make one.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Trader Joe’s in Merrick, LI, NY ($2.69/22oz.!!). Nice aroma of clove, wheat grains, bubble gum. Hazy orange pour, white head. Spicy, fruity flavor. The finish is spicy, lingering noble hop bittering. On the thin side of medium in body. Nothing out of the ordinary for a hefe, but well done, nice representation of the style. And, a great value.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a nice,pleasant wheat beer taste.One of the best I’ve tasted.Has a tad too heavy bodies for a wheat.but still very good.Not bad at Trader Joe’s!
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s. Deep yellow pour with a thick moussey white head. The nose is loaded with bright banana and melon as well as a lot of spicy wheat character. Thick body with a nice fruity finish. There is a sort of sweet spicy character. The beer is very cheap and hits all of the right notes. There’s not a whole lot to complain about here.