RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 Joe’s 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 Joe’s specialty grocery stores.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7619) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy orange-bronze color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was yeasty with clove and a touch of phenol. The flavor was yeasty and bready with clove, bubblegum and black pepper. Medium length finish. Medium body. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rumbero (78) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2017
from 12 oz bottle from TJs. Aroma: aroma is typical of a well executed weissbier. yeasty esters (bananas), and phenols (spicy cloves) and a soft bready wheat malt. Appearance: a tad darker than expected. its actually somewhere between a deep gold and and pale amber and it also seems to be filtered (krystalweizen) although the label says it is not. clarity is close to 100%. 3" head has very good retention but no lacing is present. Flavor: soft wheat/bready malts, pronounced bananas and clove with a hint of bubblegum. Bitterness is minimal. just enough to balance. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, effervescent carbonation and no detectable astringency (until the finish). Finish: smooth malt sweetness and some astringency that hits the palate after the fact. Overall: a decent rendition of a Hefeweizen, the filtered krystal kind, with slightly darker malts. drinkable. GB has always made good German styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2600) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2016
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
ozzy70 (1061) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBrain (168) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (1171) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Pours a rather dark hazy amber from a bottle. Nose of banana and clove, flavor adds bubble gum. Okay beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ByTheirLimpin (321) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2016
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
achtungpv (259) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2016
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.

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