devilben02 (275) - 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.
boozedude (1732) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into glass... cloudy orange pour with white head.. funky skunkish aroma fruit and orange spice..
heflover (1) - Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is not a good hefeweizen. In all honesty Widmer is 10 times better than this crap. I only bought this because Trader Joe’s has some great unique products and I thought this would be one of them, I was wrong.
e303 (68) - - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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ronaldtheriot (1221) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trader Joe’s 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 Joe’s Bavarian Style Hefeweizen finishes semi-dry and exceptionally drinkable. RJT
steeleliver (120) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jandd1983 (2534) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
notalush (4824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
UDBeernut (1654) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.