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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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 Joes 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 Joes 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 Joes beers. Its 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1788) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle into glass... cloudy orange pour with white head.. funky skunkish aroma fruit and orange spice..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
heflover (1) - Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
This is not a good hefeweizen. In all honesty Widmer is 10 times better than this crap. I only bought this because Trader Joes has some great unique products and I thought this would be one of them, I was wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
e303 (76) - - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle to hefe glass. Best by 11/2014. Tons of banana and bubble gum in the nose and taste. Not much citrus or clove but it is there. This isn't bad but the taste is a bit of a let down after the nose. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1243) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Trader Joes Bavarian Style Hefeweizen has an extremely thick, off-white head, a cloudy (and, it gets much cloudier when the bottom contents are swished and poured in), fiercely bubbly, golden appearance, and heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma of pungent, sweet, spiced cake, and the flavor is of wheat bread crust, spiced cake, coriander, strong cloves, lemon, sugar, background tap water, and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and soft, and Trader Joes Bavarian Style Hefeweizen finishes semi-dry and exceptionally drinkable. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steeleliver (120) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2014
From the bottle. Pour is orange/gold with an medium sized head. The aroma is nicely balance with banana and clove. Creamy palate and flavor with banana, clove, and a bit of spice within the overall sweet taste. Definitely will be my go-to Hefeweizen at this price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2552) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2014
It poured a cloudy orange/golden color with a small white head. The aroma was of banana, bubblegum, lemon and some grain. The taste was of clove, bubblegum, banana, some fruits and spices. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Turbid orange pour - fluffy, fairly lasting head - nose of overripe apple, clove, white pepper, light banana, tangy wheat - nice, full, creamy mouthfeel, but still light and quaffable - flavor is mildly sweet and lightly tangy, but mostly a dry mix of bready wheat and phenols of clove and pepper - finish is dry, with some nutmeg and other spicy notes - lingering peppery flavor - this is a solid Hefe - given the price, I may have just found my go-to Hefe for the summer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2616) - 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 (1706) - Moving to Jax, Florida, 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.

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