DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a slightly hazy, light golden color with a decent sized head that quickly dissipates. Slight aroma of banana bread. Yeastiness comes through more so on the tongue. Slight banana aftertaste. Pretty light and easy to drink. Not a great hefeweizen.
notalush (5271) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t realize these Mission St. beers were made by Firestone Walker - had I known, I probably would have avoided the Boatswain beers from Trader Joes I’ve been trying over the last couple of months - this is a nice example of the style - soft texture - a refreshing tartness that offsets the sweeter notes of the malt - understated, but present notes of clove, white pepper, finishing with mild esters - very good brew, especially at the price point.
rubbishystuff (1979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Dad. I was completely caught off guard. Some of the TJ stuff if not great and some just OK but this was a pretty damn good example of the style. Serving: Bottle
beertholomeus (1112) - California, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with a frothy white head. Wheat, yeast, clove and bubblegum aroma and flavors. Light body and moderate carbonation. Yeast and bubblegum finish. A little bland but not bad.
r464 (2015) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber golden color with a white head. Hints of citrus zest, buttery through the body and a mild hops in the finish. Not a standout.
slowrunner77 (6738) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"i don’t know what award it’s winning...county fair? this is an ok hefe. nothing at all wrong with it, especially for the price, but it’s just above average at best. all the aspects you expect in a hefe, just lighter."
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. I would never have guess this a hefeweizen, from the all-American lager-y look, to the heavily biscuity base. There’s the merest of fruity finishes, but none of the classically yeasty, funky aspects I’d have expected. Otherwise, no technical fault, easy enough to drink. (#5747, 9/21/2014)
johnnymusky (488) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour from bomber ...pours amber with nice white head....beer is clean and crisp....very refreshing after a round of golf...low abv but once in awhile thats ok.
UDBeernut (2054) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another trader joe's tick. Pours hazy golden amber, small off white head. Gum, banana, clove. Fits the bill for dirt cheap.
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bomber from Trader Joe’s. Aroma is slight, some wheat, lemon, and banana detectable but no spice. Cloudy gold/orange pour with a billowing, fluffy, white head that leaves lacing. Highly carbonated with big bubbles. Has a very mainstream flavor, nothing to really distinguish it from a generic hefeweizen. Light bodied, slick texture, lively carbonation, abrupt finish. A good deal for $1.99 a bottle, but nothing to get excited about.
drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/19/14. 22oz bottle thanks to PorterPounder! Hazy orange pour with a small khaki head that fades. Mild aroma, lightly spicy, some cream and citrus. Lame flavor, plain pale malts, metallic, mild cream, thin. Meh.