phaleslu (9779) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle as a trade bonus from TheBeerSommelier- thanks again, Matt! Pours a cloudy, dull orange color with a very small off-white head. Aroma of orange citrus, coriander, banana, sweet malts, and cereal. Flavor of corn flakes, sweet malts, orange citrus, coriander, and honey. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. A little off center of a true German hefeweizen, but an enjoyable beer nonetheless.
DYCSoccer17 (3668) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s in Davis, CA. Bottled on 01/07/11. The aroma has a ton of banana ester character. There is a little dustiness behind that, which is more wheat-like. Light gumball. Very aromatic. Mostly hazy golden-orange body with a creamy white head that is medium. Starts somewhat sweet and rather sugary. There is some earthy wheat-like flavors towards the end with some estery banana notes underneath. Not too much else happening here. The body is really smooth and velvety. This is a real easy-drinking beer. Unfortunately, I don’t care for the style.
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 2/5/11 (Trader Joe’s-Batavia)-52° in Weizen glass. Pours a cloudy yellowish orange with a big loose white head that dissipates into a small white covering. Aroma of banana, clove, coriander, and wheat, and bubblegum Taste of clove, wheat, and yeast. This light bodied brew starts out awesome but then goes down hill. It finishes with a watery taste but for the price of $1.99 a bomber I can drink this all day.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber @ trader joe’s in roswell, ga. solid beer & a great value! pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. sweet orange aroma with some light yeast notes. medium body with some spice, orange zest, coriander, banana, green grapes and pineapple. smooth up top and carbonated on the bottom. nice flavors throughout. sweet somewhat abrupt finish with more light fruit and spice. very nice Hefeweizen!
Title_10 (22) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great value for 2 bucks at Trader Joes, but you can definitely say, "You get what you paid for." It has a spicy tone to it like most all Trader Joes brews have and when you through that nutmeg / cinnamon spice into a hefe style beer, it makes for one unique hefe. Best described in one word as "Decent."
SpringsLicker (3540) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours cloudy yellow with a white head.
Yeasty aroma, slight clove. Typical wheat beer nose.
Light lemon flavor. Tangy from the wheat.
Not too bad.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours a warm golden in color with a pure white rocky head. Fruitier than expected nose with the usual touch of yeast and wheat. The flavor is the same, a little on the sweet fruity side for the style. All in all, a good value hefe, but not the best by any means.
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trader Joes. Poured into a Weizen glass. Medium gold/copper color with little head, little lacing on glass Tate is tart with some hints of honey and ornages. Not a bad hefeweizen foe the $1.99 price, but not my favorite. If its around on a warm day with no better options i’d gladly have this again.
thegreenrooster (4183) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is corriander wih some yeast. Flavor is like biting into a fresh mandarin orange. Lots of other fruitness follows along with some spice. A little watery on the back end but that is minor. A decent hefe plus the $1.99 price for a bomber is solid.
CanIHave4Beers (4156) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz from Trader Joe’s. Pours very hazy with a yellowish almost orange hint. The head is big but loosens up a lot very quickly and resides quite a bit. The aroma is spicy with a bit of cardboard and some orange. The flavor is almost oddly spicy with cinnamon and ginger in there and has a flavor reminiscent to orange candy. Some clove and sharp hoppiness sneak in there but overall there really isn’t the kind of depth of flavor I would like from a nice hefe. This is really too sweet for my tastes, but it’s not all together bad. The mouthfeel is the classic full bodied balanced with champagne bubbliness that many of the great Hefeweizens display.