alexanderj (3082) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle fromtrader joes. Cheap bomber. Poured a golden amber with a nice sized off white head. Aroma of wheat, banana, citrus and a hint of vanilla. Solid aroma. Flavor was equally well done, although the after taste was at times disappointing. Some nice wheaty and vanilla notes. Well made beer
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Juicy mandarin nose, milky orange and a persistent bubbly head. not much in the way of spice. orange creamsicle. strange. I don’t really like orange creamsicles, especially in my beer, though this is three bucks at trader joes and still tasty with um creamy orange
FlacoAlto (3506) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No apparent bottle date that I could find; Sampled June 2010
A solid pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass produces a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a hazy straw, orange-amber color that shows a really hazy honey hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of black pepper, banana, definite clove, fresh coated grassy wheat, sweet malt, dusty grain aromas and a finish that has a nice low tartness. As the beer warms it becomes much more fruit accented; both the bananas as well as some pear / faint-apple notes are accentuated by the sweet clove notes.
The beer has a light tartness to it and perhaps a hint of malt sweetness, but only just so this doesn’t finish bone dry. There is a nice wholesome graininess that is rich with flavors of crushed wheat and pale malt. There is a light tartness to this beer that adds a bit of zip to this beer in the finish. The finish also has a touch of bitterness and a light phenolic note as well as some peppery spiciness. Light and quaffable, this is truly a refreshing beer for the Summer; it has just enough viscousness to not seem watery. The tartness in the finish accentuates some fruit notes similar to tart pears and perhaps a hint of apple. The balance of yeast derived notes of banana (the lighter note), clove (the stronger slightly tongue numbing note) works very well with the rustic grain notes and tart finish.
I usually prefer a Hefeweizen that has a bit more texture to it, but those aren’t really suitable to the heat of summer; this one definitely is suitable for hot weather though and goes down quickly and easily. A very nice Hefeweizen, when you take in the $2.50 price for a bomber, this becomes down right awesome.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with an off-white head. Wheat and spice aroma with yeast and light banana. Wheat and clove flavor with yeast, banana, and light caramel. Medium bodied. Wheat and light caramel lingers with clove, light yeast, and light earth.
hombrepalo (1633) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s $2.49. Light golden cloudy color with an impressive thick fluffy head. It would be very pleasurable (hot summers day). Aroma is a lemon/lime/banana fruitiness with clove and flowers - typical wheat beer smell. Light refreshing floral taste with all the aforementioned fruits hinting at various points. Fairly water though with only a hint of bitter. Carbonation was average.Overall nothing out of the ordinary.
popery (1133) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the greatest Hefe ever, but it’s definitely a good beer for the price. This beer is a bit thin and doesn’t have quite as much flavor as some. However, it’s fresh, cheap and pretty delicious. There’s good banana and clove. It’s a good looking beer - hazy yellow-orange with a sudsy white head. The aroma is somewhat muted. It’s yeasty and sweet with a spicy, tart wheat bite. Lots of green bananas. Feel is lively - lots of fine carbonation. Once again, this is a great bargain. Nice to have this and Kellerweis around.
asedzie (531) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with dense white head. Aroma is strong wheat esters and light but distinct noble hefe-style hops. Round, textured palate with rather light carbonation, just a shade too thin to be a world class hefe.But in all other respects a wonderful wheat beer. Flavor is light wheatiness with a touch of yeast. Very refreshing, dead on the style.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s. Just a brief review, but: a quite good hefeweizen, especially for the price ($1.99/bomber in CA). Nice banana and spice mixture, somewhat understated but not weak.
Nephilium (1164) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice big aroma of banana with hints of spice. Pours a slightly hazy orange, with a nice white head. The flavor is of banana, wheat, and a touch of spice. The palate is a bit thin, but for $2.50 a bomber, this is well worth the price, and I’ll definitely be picking up more of it.
beersearcher (1974) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! I was not expecting this. I know it is a firestone-walker product but this is dead on hefe. Slight spicy banana aroma. Sparkly texture. Good clove banana flavor that lingers but doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. Only downside is that it is not hazy looking. And for the price, unbeatable.