devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange, with a fizzy beige head. The aroma features all of the characteristic notes of a traditional hefeweizen, with clove and banana being most prominent. The flavor is a bit sweet, with the esters coming across as banana pudding and bubble gum, but there was also some dry, must hop character to cut the sweetness at least a little. The texture was light and fizzy, which made the beer go down easy, but it lacked some substance. Overall, this beer is drinkable and had a decent flavor profile, which is about as much as I expected and hoped.
Velkyal (305) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a voluminous head that leaves nice lacing down the glass. Aroma is spicy clove, traces of banana, some fresh bread. Taste is bread mixed with a cracker dryness, a gentle fruitiness and just a touch of a lingering bitterness in the background. Mouthfeel is thin-medium with a rounded but prominent carbonation. Generally a really nice beer, clearly well put together.
N3lson1 (352) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass, thank you Mom! :) Pours a nice golden, amber color with decent head. Smells alot of bananas and bread! A regular, average hefeweizen.
douglas88 (6812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A big citrus and peppery nose. The flavor is big banana esters, spicy, citrus. Very spicy, soft and flavorful. Nice brew.
sloshgator (520) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
JosephsBrau Bavarian Style Hefeweizen has a lot to like especially at the value price from Trader Joe’s. Pours a non-traditional cloudy orange with a thick light orange head. Aromas bubblegum, orange and banana rise from the froth. Taste is more orange with a hint of banana and not much clove spiciness. JosephBrau puts out a delightful Hefe that is very enjoyable even though it deviates from the style somewhat.
Mep3222 (736) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Banana nutty and clove aroma and flavor. Nice beer. A little watery palate and slightly low carbonation, but good overall.
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WABeerFiend (294) - - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 oz into a weizen glass in late 2013.
A: Orange/red. Fluffy head.
S: Strong banana.
T: Loads of banana, also has clove.
O: This is a solid hef. It doesn’t reach the upper levels of the hef hierarchy (if there is such a thing) but it comes close. It is also very affordable.
Aurelius (4572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What should have been a boring label, ended up looking very clean. Standard 12oz longneck. Brumous tan beer - looks like someone threw a wet paper bag into a blender. Tight, small white head. A clean banana/plantain aroma with clove and light vanilla. Mild bittering, slightly sweet, lots of esters - reminds me of Now and Later candies. Medium body with fine-grained carbonation. Very nice. TJ’s, Tallahassee.
PorterPounder (5959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, FL - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden pour, soft, fluffy white head. Aroma has some cloves, touch of banana flavor. Somewhat candied flavor, a touch of bubble gum, some cloves, a touch of artificial banana flavor Mouthfeel has a decent crispness to it. Not half bad.
jb (2412) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge ripe banana nose. Very thick foam settles to thick lacing/retention. Bright hazy orange. Really nice looking beer. Palate continues with the the ripe banana, and is quite thick, a nice mouthfeel, can almost feel myself chewing the banana. A well done take on the classic style.
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"this beer is still a touch on the boring side, but has a nice balance to it. i recommend it for the price, but not if you can afford better beers. just ok."