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

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BA SCORE
81
good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | 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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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
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davelag

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-17-2013 20:08:23 | More by davelag
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ejh06752

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-14-2013 23:37:38 | More by ejh06752
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-08-2013 02:52:48 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-06-2013 01:50:17 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-06-2013 00:22:34 | More by cdwil
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Sudcutter

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-30-2013 05:20:04 | More by Sudcutter
Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.