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

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BA SCORE
81
good

357 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 357
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)
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of barczar
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a tad hazy light brown color with a frothy one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving solid lacing.

Banana, clove, orange, and wheat begin the aroma, which is fairly sweet. Coriander and a hint of diacetyl add intrigue.

Flavor is fairly citrusy, with tart orange and banana leading the profile, accompanied by wheat and lightly toasted malt. Clove, coriander, and white pepper finish things off fairly dry.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation. It's pretty spritzy.

Standard flavor profile for a hefe. Nothing exceptional. Slight graininess.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a two finger slightly off-white head with good retention and lacing. Classic aroma of whetat, banana, slight caramel malt, clove and yeast. Flavor of wheat, yeast, light caramal malt and banana. Slightly dry and abrupt finish. Light body with decent carbonation for a pleasant mouth feel. A decent low-key hefewezen that won't compete with Weihenstephaner, but a good choice for a widely available decent hefeweizen. This was labelled as a Josephs Brau Bavarian Style Hefeweizen, but likely the same brew and ABV as the Trader Joe's labelled one.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of augustgarage
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before March, 2013. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Ayinger Weizen glass.

The liquid is a cloudy gradient of golden poppy, jonquil, with hints of brighter shades. A thick finger of off-white mousse leaves waves of sticky yet thin lacing behind. Good retention.

Yeast-forward aroma with plenty of clove-like phenols...

Spicy palate entry with plenty of tartness from the wheat followed by hints of lemon. The profile grows sweeter as the beer expands over the tongue with a rough mixture of chewing gum and sourdough starter. Finishes medium-dry and refreshing though not as clean as the best examples of the style.

Soft, well carbonated, medium-bodied mouthfeel.

One of my favorite beers produced for Trader Joe's - a reasonable domestic approximation of a classic German style, pairing well with food, all for an exceptional value (less than $1/bottle).

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into a smaple glass.

Appearance: Cloudy copper color. about two fingers of white head.

Smell: Bananas, wheat, and alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium to light bodied. Grassy taste with alcohol.

Overall: Not really impressed by this beer, I actually expected better from the Trader Joe's selection.

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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 357 ratings.