Title_10 (22) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great value for 2 bucks at Trader Joes, but you can definitely say, "You get what you paid for." It has a spicy tone to it like most all Trader Joes brews have and when you through that nutmeg / cinnamon spice into a hefe style beer, it makes for one unique hefe. Best described in one word as "Decent."
SpringsLicker (3416) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours cloudy yellow with a white head.
Yeasty aroma, slight clove. Typical wheat beer nose.
Light lemon flavor. Tangy from the wheat.
Not too bad.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours a warm golden in color with a pure white rocky head. Fruitier than expected nose with the usual touch of yeast and wheat. The flavor is the same, a little on the sweet fruity side for the style. All in all, a good value hefe, but not the best by any means.
BrewBoxer (2545) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trader Joes. Poured into a Weizen glass. Medium gold/copper color with little head, little lacing on glass Tate is tart with some hints of honey and ornages. Not a bad hefeweizen foe the $1.99 price, but not my favorite. If its around on a warm day with no better options i’d gladly have this again.
thegreenrooster (3930) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is corriander wih some yeast. Flavor is like biting into a fresh mandarin orange. Lots of other fruitness follows along with some spice. A little watery on the back end but that is minor. A decent hefe plus the $1.99 price for a bomber is solid.
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz from Trader Joe’s. Pours very hazy with a yellowish almost orange hint. The head is big but loosens up a lot very quickly and resides quite a bit. The aroma is spicy with a bit of cardboard and some orange. The flavor is almost oddly spicy with cinnamon and ginger in there and has a flavor reminiscent to orange candy. Some clove and sharp hoppiness sneak in there but overall there really isn’t the kind of depth of flavor I would like from a nice hefe. This is really too sweet for my tastes, but it’s not all together bad. The mouthfeel is the classic full bodied balanced with champagne bubbliness that many of the great Hefeweizens display.
Hair6a11 (1470) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours a cloudy golden like you’d expect. Average white head with decent retention. It really lacks the banana fruit esters that I would expect. Replacing it though it a certain sweetness like a Belgian I guess. Its a really nice brew though; there is a bitterness at the end. I enjoyed it.
ChainGangGuy (4755) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Trader Joe’s in Roswell, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a lightly cloudy, orange-gold body with a large, white head that steadily sinks.
Smell: Lightly sweetish nose smelling of crisp malted wheat with a bit of characteristic tanginess and hint of coarse grains. Soft sniffs of stone fruit, citrus, and still-ripening bananas. Very, very, very light tartness in the nose.
Taste: Tangy-tasting wheat malt with some toasty, grainy accents to it and ever so lightly sweet hinting at honey. Fruity influences of apricots, tart lemons, and bananas perk up midway. Teaspoon of spicy cloves. Very small hint of bitterness. Whole wheat rolls on the finish with light final touches of fruit and cracked cloves.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Some slight fluffiness to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: While not stellar, it is fairly solid -- and priced to moved, baby!
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from Traders Joes. $1.99! Thick, cloudy golden-tan. Steady, soapy off white head. Banana in the aroma, and sugary malt. Not much clove going on, but it’s fresh, medium-bodied, and sessionable enough. A little too sweet for the style, rich malt tones where you want it to be crisp and light. Has more of an orange finish because of this, instead of the classic banana-clove. OK.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly foggy gold/amber with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, light fruit notes, wheat, doughy. Taste is yeast, light honey, mild malt sweetness, background hops, dried fruit.