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

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Trader Joe's Bavarian Style HefeweizenTrader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen

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360 Ratings

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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

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Beer added by: Boilermaker88 on 01-17-2005

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Photo of demon
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of drewmprs
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Trader Joes opened up about a half mile from my house so i went in for a looksee. I'm a wheat beer fanatic so I had to pick up a 6er for 5 bucks. Chimay blue and red were cheap as well, 7-8 bucks. 3 bucks cheaper than bristol farms or the liquor stores. There's nothing wrong with this wheat beer. Its a typical, simple american hefe-weizen. I'd rank it below pyramid but above widmer.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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