carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy yellow. Citrus and spices, banana and sugar. A light malt, crisp with a long and full finish. Not bad.
burleybrew (75) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gordon Biersch beers in a TJ’s label & all for $6 a 6 pack. A wonderful Bavarian Hefe. Great clove, wheat, & dry finish.
csaso (1888) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - big foamy head, hazy dark straw color, big banana, clove and bubblegum aroma and flavor, sweet wheat backbone, nice yeasty finish, good hefe overall
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cheap (4880) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a cheap traders joe bottle, looks like a hefe with body. Has that typical hefe banana aroma. Perhaps a little vinegary, but I like the feel tartness adds to this hefe. Yes, I’m starting to really appreciate this one. Good cheap hefe for a $1! Liked it! From previous Josephsbrau, wasn’t sure I would but this is not bad!
JoeLovesHops (12) - - JUL 27, 2015
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
While pouring, I swirled the last 25% in the bottle before pouring the rest of it out, as I was directed, to get all of the yeast out. Nice frothy head and good hazy yellowish color; not much aroma. In the flavor, I got the spice, and some kind of fruit; but it also had a cloying sweetness; I have had this type of beer before. I can see why others like it, but this is definitely not my type of beer.
smcolw (616) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Impressive initial head that leaves excellent ring lace on the glass. Brown color that is so cloudy it looks muddy.
Sweet dark malt aroma. I can detect wheat but it’s in the background to sweet smell. Reminds me of a dark bock.
Reminds me of a candy bar. This is coyingly sweet and unbalanced. There is a good bit of wheat in the background. The body is appropriate for the style with good level of carbonation.
Too sweet to be a contender. I won’t be repurchasing this again.
jamesewelch (241) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 12oz bottle, purchased single bottle for $1.17, 6 pack around $6-7
Aroma: big banana, slight clove, some bubblegum, sweet candy
Appearance: orange, cloudy, white head that didn’t linger
Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter
Palate: medium body, creamy texture, sweet/butterscotch finish
Overall: Very sweet. A tad too sweet. The aroma was there, but the taste was a bit off. Nice body, but had a slight butterscotch taste to me. Not a bad beer, but that butterscotch is throwing me off. That might just be the combination of the fruit and bubblegum, but it just tastes off. I’m sure a lot of people might actually enjoy that taste, but not me.
ttoadee (1110) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy medium gold pour, 3 fingers of billowy white head. Nose is fresh banana. Little on the sweet side. Middle is steady, mild bubblegum, accented with more banana & lightly kilned malt. Finish has a hint of butterscotch. Pretty good.
ct8trent (1) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is the only beer I have found in California that taste identical to Hefeweizen in southern Germany.
mike5326 (1399) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy orange color, medium frothy white head. Medium clove aroma. Medium body with a banana, clove and musky flavor with a medium finish.
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