Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gordon Biersch hangs their hat on brewing a good hefeweizen, and this is likely why Trader Joe’s chose them for a contract. Aroma of banana, lemon, and Blow Pops ( yeah those things) Hazy dark orange color. Delicious sweet citrus wheat flavor. Not bitter, but how zesty it is. Packs a fizzy zinger of a punch. Typifies Trader Joe’s philosophy: better than average product at a sub-premium price, and no stink attitude either. Some of the JosephsBrau stuff is just passable, but this is the best store-brand beer I’ve ever had.
jimhilt (2573) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Clove and citrus nose, flavor is wheat bread and clove. Cheap at $1.17 for a 12oz bottle from Trader Joe’s Nashua, NH
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle...pours darker yellow with white head...no lacing and lots of carbonation...nose is banana,bubble gum and spices...mouth is the same...i like this...great beer for a buck.
ozzy70 (925) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2016
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s Omaha location. Poured cloudy golden, foamy white head. Aroma was bananas, light clove, fruity. Taste was sweet, watered down, metallic.
Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear blonde beer with minimal head. apricot, banana notes. A little spice on the backend. Im usually not a big hefe fan but this was solid, esp. for the money.
BrewBrain (161) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trader joe’s bottle to improvised Weizen glass (pilsner). Banana yeasty sweet aroma. Cloudy light amber with foamy head. Sweet banana slight tartness. Light mouthfeel, highly carbonated. Not my usual style but definitely grew on me over the course of 10 minutes.
Quick3Beers (1060) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rather dark hazy amber from a bottle. Nose of banana and clove, flavor adds bubble gum. Okay beer.
ByTheirLimpin (309) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprised by this. Cloudy orange in the glass. Nose hits the classic Heffe notes, hit a great whack of banana. Palate is a little syrupy for my preference, but at the price point, very drinkable.
achtungpv (256) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK. There’s some citrus, some yeasty-ness, a bit of minor hops. Not bad but nothing stands out. Decent beer if it’s free beer.
r464 (2333) - 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.