Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen - Trader Joe's Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev -4.8%
Tasted 10 July 2014.
Pours a cloudy medium orange. Two fingers of white head, good retention and decent lacing. Odd color for a hefeweizen, though.
Smell is over-the-top spicy. It's not like the clovey esters from yeast, it's like they dumped cloves into it to make it smell like this. I can barely detect anything else, save a touch of fruit.
Taste is better, more balanced. But it still has an air of artificiality. It's got some banana, some clove, and some high-in-the-nose bite. Not bad.
Feel is okay. A little on the flat side, and lacking the fluffy quality I want from wheat-heavy beers.
This drinks like an imitation of the style, rather than a hefeweizen itself. It's a decent imitation, but the true colors shine through.
07-19-2014 23:09:11 | More by zeledonia
3.59/5 rDev +1.1%
12oz : weizen glass
Pours a hazy, golden orange with a foamy, off white head, decent retention.
Phenolic, cloves, with fruity, light banana esters.
More of the same in the taste. Clove and banana, estery friuit.
Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.
Nothing fancy, just a solid, well done Hefeweizen. And a steal for the price.
07-15-2014 02:32:28 | More by vkv822
3.54/5 rDev -0.3%
Thick off white head. Lots of fizzy bubbles. Decent retention. Minimal lacing. Cloudy, light golden body. Thick carbonation.
Banana, butterscotch, traditional, yeasty, heff aroma. Moderate strength.
If you like heffs this is very good. If you are not crazy about the style then something like Erdinger is much nicer. Bready. Yeasty. Banana. Butterscotch. Dry, lingering bitterness on the finish. In your face heff flavor. Only somewhat smooth to drink. Heavy.
Somewhere between medium and heavy bodied. Dry, slightly lemony, bitterness lingers. Rich, wheaty, yeeasty beer.
A pretty good heff that is very affordable over at Trader Joe's. Strong heff flavors. A good quality, economy heff for those who really like the style. Can be somewhat off-putting to those not in love with the style.
07-08-2014 06:32:33 | More by FrozenJoe
3.96/5 rDev +11.5%
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.
06-21-2014 23:41:44 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.33/5 rDev -6.2%
I really have nothing to say that has not been said about this. Pours nice and cloudy, good carbonation, as you would expect. Smell was weak at be s t, nothing much stood out. The flavor for me was big on banana and clove, maybe a little artificial in their taste. All in all, at its price point is good a good buy, but in general, OK.
06-03-2014 22:30:46 | More by xzqrut
2.95/5 rDev -16.9%
Pours a cloudy bright orange color. Smell is an inviting citrus. Taste is mostly wheat, slight banana, bubble gum and clove. High carbonation that lasts through the whole beer, very tasty hefeweizen. This is one of my favorites out of the Josephsbrau brewery. 5.99 a 6 pack.
Update: The last 6 pack I bought was a bad batch. Tasted foul, like a spongey soapey taste. Lowered overall score to reflect that.
05-24-2014 01:15:22 | More by FlyingKneeStrike
Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
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