1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Trader Joe's Bavarian Style HefeweizenTrader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

356 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 356
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Boilermaker88 on 01-17-2005)
View: Beers (21) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen Alström Bros
Ratings: 356 | Reviews: 205 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of acelin
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kell50
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of DeliriumTremens13
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark burnt orange color with about a one finger tan head that has pretty good retention.

S: Banana, clove and a touch of bubblegum with a slight hint of rubbing alcohol. The rubbing alcohol smell fades as the beer warms.

T: The wheat is there, but it's pretty subtle. Some banana and a little yeast along with some malt flavor towards the finish. One of the better Trader Joes beers.

Photo of onechordwonder
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased for 5.99 plus deposit at the Union Square Joe's, not a bad deal at all; poured into a weizen glass.

A- Nice thick head that laced all the way down the glass, a little less cloudy than I would have liked to see.

S- Heavy on the banana and some faint citrus in the back end.

T- So much clove, but in a good way.

M- A little over carbonated, could have been smoother.

D- It went really well with the chicken I was having, could definitely stand on its own as well.

For a dollar a bottle, it's worth picking up whenever I make trip down into the city.

Photo of Greels
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of billys65isalive
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of wdf210
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of davelag
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of beersarang
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw color with a white head that is frothy and big. Doesn't hold up for too long but leaves some spotty lacing on the glass.

Smells like banana, with banana added, then later a touch of banana.

Tastes a little bit like wheat, but then the banana and the cloves come in for a nice sweet then bitter effect. Hops might be nonexistant.

Easy to drink, carbonation right, not bad for a bavarian hef. Even better for 5 bucks a 6 pack.

Photo of Lothore
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden hue with a pillowy magnificent head. The smell is of sweet fruits namely apricot with somewhat of a mettalic tinge. Taste is sweet all the way through, fruitiness present, orange, apricot, citrus. Very carbonated somewhat thin mouthfeel. The drinkability is excellent. Great beer to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Photo of RavyneChyylde
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mtnwesdew
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of McStagger
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bought this by accident. Decided to try it anyways. Haven't had a wheat beer in years.

A: Murky, jaundiced yellow. Very hazy. Two fingers creme brulee head. Decent retention. Decent lacing.

S: Ah, there it is. Banana taffy, clove, all spice, bubblegum and a bit of funkiness. Not my favorite style, but a very good example of what the style should be.

T: More subtle notes of banana, candy and clove in the background. Nice, delicate malt sweetness in the foreground.

M: Soft, delicate. Delightful, honestly. Good carbonation to keep things from becoming flabby. Very approachable.

O: Pretty good example of the style, especially considering the price. Still, I bought this by mistake and won't be buying it (or pretty much any other wheat) again.

Photo of jeanphony
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of TwoTrees
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I like this beer. It's not the very best hefe I've had, but not everyone can win the superbowl every year either.

Aroma and taste are really nice, banana heavy, cloves and wheat, yeast and spices.

It's pretty thick like a hefe should be, but also remains highly drinkable and enjoyable.

This is number two of my sampling of Trader Joe's beers. A trip there yielded me 15 new beers to try! (first time I'd been there in this city). The hardest decision is which one to try next!

Photo of david18
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A new Trader Joes opened up in my neighborhood on 72nd Street on Broadway on Manhattan's upper west side. I had heard a lot of good things about their beers. They seem to have a number of brands: The basic "made in mexico" brand. The Mission Street, which is a collaboration with Firestone Walker. And the "german" series, which this is part of.

The Hefeweizen is pretty authentic and pretty tasty, especially since it's not my favorite style of beer. I enjoyed the twelve ounce glass of it and it had all the characteristics you expect from this style including banana aroma, good wheaty flavor and color. Very carbonated and good.

Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.