Scrapersnbeer (979) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gordon Biersch hangs their hat on brewing a good hefeweizen, and this is likely why Trader Joe’s chose them for a contract. Aroma of banana, lemon, and Blow Pops ( yeah those things) Hazy dark orange color. Delicious sweet citrus wheat flavor. Not bitter, but how zesty it is. Packs a fizzy zinger of a punch. Typifies Trader Joe’s philosophy: better than average product at a sub-premium price, and no stink attitude either. Some of the JosephsBrau stuff is just passable, but this is the best store-brand beer I’ve ever had.
sawbuck (130) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma of bubble gum, wheat, spices. Huge tan head..golden orange in color...cloudy. Nice mixture of sweet wheat, bubble gum, some banana mixed with spice and perfect amount of bitterness at the end. Bubble gum is a little over powering...but tolerable. Strong showing.
burg326 (2326) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy amber orange color with aromas of wheat, light banana, some clove and a touch of pepper. Flavors are the same decent hefe ocerall but better ones on the market that could be found easier.
ADfan (481) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer has a cloudy amber color with a medium head. The aroma has bananas with some spice and some sweetness. The taste had bananas and cloves. There is also some swetness on the finish.
BeerFunGuy (221) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The cloudy golden beer has a sweet typical hef aroma. It has notes of banana and is very smooth. It leaves a sweet aftertaste in your mouth.
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maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a thick frothy white head. Nose has a lot of wheaty yeast and citrus in there. Taste is much the same, with just a hint of sweetness. Easy drink.
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a medium yellow .. mild head, good lacing .. light bruised banana, vanilla biscuit, and mild yeast .. . light mouth .. . mild finish .. . pretty good for a gordon beer but still quite lacking
.. . . People ask why I don’t like spoons - I tell them that they’re pointless.
Ron (1988) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in Rochester NY. Pours a hazy golden-amber colour with a slight off-white head that is foamy, with good retention and not much lace. Banana bread nose with notes of cloves. Mildly creamy mouthfeel with a little crisp to it. The citrus taste seems a bit fake. It’s just ok for the price.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden color with a nice haze and white head. Intense banana, clove, yeast, and bread aroma. Good sweetness, subtle citrus, floral hops, and a touch of bubblegum. Tastes mostly of banana, clove, and bread. Great yeasty quality, sweet malt, and hints of citrus and bubblegum. Very nice hefeweizen, sort of caught me by surprise.
MadRobin (992) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Cloudy, amber orange with 2-finger off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of banana, wheat, caramel, very light yeast and a touch of cloves.
Taste of wheat, grain, yeast, banana, spice and cloves.
Medium/light body and high carbonation.
Pleasant enough, but mild it the point of being wimpy in most aspects.
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