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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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In Bavaria, a unique strain of wheat beer yeast produces an array of distinct flavor qualities typical of a true Hefeweizen: citrus, bubble gum, clove and banana. Trader Joe’s Bavarian-style Hefeweizen is fermented with this exceptional strain. In accordance with the German purity law, this superior beer is brewed with a minimum of 50% malted wheat. Beer Stats 5.3% ABV, 12 I.B.U. Fermented with top fermenting yeast. Brewed for Trader Joe’s specialty grocery stores.

carruthm's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
The best overall choice of the Trader Joe’s beers. It’s hard to get a bavarian style hefe up here with many opting for the more US-focused citrus flavors. This is a bit thin for an unfiltered beer, but the taste is crisp and nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle from pikapp327. Hazy yellow pour with a big white head. Aroma is banana, a little spice, and grain. Taste is orange, banana, and a little wheat cut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle from the local trader joe's good for a few more months. Pours slight hazy gold amber, size able foam head. Light clove, sweetness, then bubblegum that lingers. Body is light with power coming from the ample carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
This was the worst hefeweizen I have had. Maybe the batch was bad- all the people I know who drank it also complained of a nasty metallic taste combined with sickly sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dansac (70) - Loa Angeles, USA - JAN 16, 2014
I think this is an astonishingly good Heffe, and impossible to beat for the price. For 5.99 a six pack, you get a canonical examplar: foamy white head, lots of banana and yeast on the nose, pours a hazy orange yellow, medium mouthfeel, with lots of banana, wheat, some citrus, clove, a prominent sweetness, and a mellow bitterness lingering on the back... Impressive, and underrated for no good reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Syzzer (571) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pretty good hef. From 16 oz bottle. Off white head smell/flavor of bamnana & wheat. Decent carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack purchased at Trader Joes in Davis, CA. The aroma on this has a ton of gumball characteristic. Scant banana and clove, too, but mostly gumball. Mostly hazy golden-brown body, with a medium, fizzy off-white head present. Starts quite carbonated and a bit astringent before some of the bubblegum yeast esters come through in terms of flavor. Finishes with a bit of a mineral and metallic flavor. A little thin-bodied, and lacking something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joes. It pours an effervescent orange color with a large off white head. The aroma is strong with sweet bubble gum and lighter notes of banana and clove. Smells very sweet. The flavor is creamy and nicely balanced between clove/pepper spice and bubble gum sweetness. In fact, it’s more than a bit tilted toward sweet bubble gum than anything else. The finish is crisp and minerally. It remains pretty full bodied throughout considering the gravity. Decent beer if you like the German Hefe’s… not top notch but close.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Milky yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some banana extract notes as well as some wheat. The flavor is more of the same. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
bottle. hazy deep golden with small head. quite a bit of banana. light clove and spice. i may be crazy, but there’s a touch of smoke here as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (530) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy unfiltered golden color with a nice white top. Taste of banana, clove, bubble gum, and citrus. High carbonation, watery body. Cheers!

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