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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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BA SCORE
81
good

338 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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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AndrewMichael

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

11-15-2013 21:39:16 | More by AndrewMichael
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Wedcat

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

11-10-2013 03:30:32 | More by Wedcat
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-31-2013 01:48:29 | More by tommy5
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Treath

California

2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a 12oz bottle into a glass mug.

A- Cloudy/unfiltered orange gold color. Very small half finger head that fizzles to a ring of froth. Lots of bubbles streaming up. Looks like carbonated Tang.

S- Slightly Metallic, maybe coriander, cloves.

T- Metallic taste up front. Then at the very end after the swallow the other tastes come out. Mostly cloves with coriander. Banana taste. Then some gentle flowery hops.
The aftertaste is bready with grassy hops.

M- Light. Bubbly. Watery.

Drinkability- It's relatively easy to drink due to its light mouthfeel.

O- Overall, this is an ok beer. I don't like the metallic taste up front. That totally messed it up for me. The aftertaste and other taste notes were good.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 20:22:18 | More by Treath
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

10-27-2013 15:32:45 | More by TaylorK
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-25-2013 01:07:24 | More by Caskaway
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Afurnas

New York

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

Good cloudy beer - on par with Paulaner but for half the price. The flavour and aroma is nearly identical to Paulaner, a beer which I enjoy very much since my time drinking it in Austria while living there. This beer needs to be cold to be at it's best

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 22:47:07 | More by Afurnas
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GMB

Japan

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A standard pour of JosephBrau's Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen yields a hazy orange body with bright yellow highlights and a thick 2-inch head. The moderately sticky head falls too quickly, but does leave behind an appealing gluey cap. Carbonation is too vigorous at first: Sheets of large bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. After things calm down, a handful of thin bubble-streams rise slowly among the brew's evenly-dispersed, fast-rising fizz. I'm interested.

The nose is typical and appealing. Clove is more pronounced than banana, but both are palpable. I picked up some metallic smells in my first sniff, but not in subsequent ones. The brew's flavor should be spicier than sweet.

It is. Clove and black pepper up front, a bit of banana in the middle, and a resurgence of clove on the back end. Subsequent sips give rise to faint notes of lavender and sweet lemon peel in the hang. All flavors are a bit muted.

The beer's mouthfeel tends towards the watery. This is a shame because iIts carbonation is quite nice. The lively fizz accentuates the sharpness of the spicy flavors. A swirl around the tongue produces a respectably viscous foam that is let down by the absence of malts. I wouldn't add too much sweet malt to this brew--doing so would detract from the refreshing crispness that it achieves--but a bit more by way of malty backbone would set it in balance.

Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen isn't the best of its kind, but it is a classic, crisp, refreshing rendition that I'll revisit.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 19:21:14 | More by GMB
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Greels

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-07-2013 02:35:53 | More by Greels
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MrBallz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-27-2013 00:28:13 | More by MrBallz
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Beerme5

Oregon

2/5  rDev -43.7%

09-25-2013 18:09:46 | More by Beerme5
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Amerikon

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-24-2013 05:33:30 | More by Amerikon
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brandonkr

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-16-2013 00:00:12 | More by brandonkr
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-02-2013 15:35:50 | More by Janeinma
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robbyc1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-29-2013 20:49:49 | More by robbyc1
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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-29-2013 05:41:09 | More by truesolution
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krome

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-28-2013 17:43:01 | More by krome
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petermethot

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-21-2013 20:36:01 | More by petermethot
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DSkilling

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-19-2013 22:28:40 | More by DSkilling
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YYZ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-16-2013 03:28:27 | More by YYZ
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Lightman

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

08-03-2013 21:22:23 | More by Lightman
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TwoTrees

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-30-2013 19:25:12 | More by TwoTrees
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ravger

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-26-2013 15:43:58 | More by ravger
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Rihup

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-20-2013 17:38:01 | More by Rihup
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

07-19-2013 00:36:48 | More by EvanWilliams
Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.