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Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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81
good

360 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Boilermaker88 on 01-17-2005

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Electros
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrii
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of kplooki
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Honeybourne
2.84/5  rDev -20%

Photo of demon
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

I thought it was a very enjoyable, nothing fancy, hefeweizen.

Photo of DenverHopHead
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 2/1/15; into a Samuel Adam's perfect pint.
Appearance - a very cloudy dark yellow with a thick, white head that quickly recedes. Lacing is decent.
Smell - ripe fruit, banana bread, Carmel candy!
Taste - bubble gum, banana bread and citrus!
Feel - light and creamy body, mellow and flavorful!
Overall - wow, I'm surprised by how good this beer actually is!

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of FlyingKneeStrike
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of rabbitguy
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, dirty orange color with a white finger width head. Sub-par retention leads to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Mostly banana on the nose, with hints of bubblegum and very faint clove spice.

Taste - Follows the nose for the most part, with banana being at the forefront to begin and in the finish. More clove than the nose would indicate, giving a decent spice kick that hits about mid-taste. Bubblegum is hard to find, but traces come through in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with moderate, tingly carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy.

Overall - On the grand scale of hefes, this isn't particularly noteworthy, but I've certainly had worse. It does well enough to satiate my hefe cravings, and at $5.99/sixer it's hard to pass on. Another good bargain beer from Trader Joe's.

Photo of Beric
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle, from the bottle
Served: 19 September 2014

Appearance: Unfortunately I had this one from the bottle since I was at a party. I love the rebranding for all the "Joseph's Brau" products though- they really came up with something classy and minimal. Now, hopefully the beer can be as pretty as the labeling. I'll have to try this one again to find out. 3.5/5

Smell: Smells sweet with banana esters. 3.75/5

Taste: Wow, a lot more robust than I was expecting, considering this is a Trader Joe's branded beer. The flavor is nice and full, though definitely non-standard compared to the German exemplars of the style. The beer is very strong in banana flavors and some spiciness, which makes it considerably less smooth than many other weissbiere. Nonetheless, kudos for making a flavorful beer at this price point. 3.75/5

Feel: Really highly carbonated and kind of edgy. I don't get a lot of the smoothness that is more common to European versions of this style. 3.25/5

Overall: A really solid hefeweizen for the price. Nothing gimmicky or weird about this one, and it ranks within the top 20 for American brewed hefeweizen. Nice robust flavors, but too banana-y for my liking. I'd definitely get this for myself though if I was serving large numbers of guests and wanted a cheap beer and a variety of styles. Would recommend as a party beer, and wouldn't turn away from if offered. Great for what it is. 3.5/5

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of brongladest
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of sjrodriguez
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of bareju
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.