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Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2007)
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Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, purchased a six pack at the local Trader Joe's.

Pours darker clouded and muddy looking amber, moderate head and leaves a thin collar and minor lace.

Caramel nose, with some lite bananas.

More caramel, more banana notes. Malty but quite dry in the finish. Meh, not really as flavorful and complex as the heavy hitters of the style. Easy drinking enough and fairly priced. Worth a try, but nothing special.

Billolick, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass in late 2013.

A: Dark caramel color with a slight head. Very cloudy with yeast. The head recedes quickly.

S: Strong banana. Delicious. Slight banana bread.

T: Follows the nose.

O: This is a great value for the price. It is amazing that this and the regular hef can be almost as good as what I think of as the Holy Trinity (Ayinger, Weihenstephan, Paulaner) of hefs.

WAbeerfiend, Yesterday at 05:23 AM
Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev 0%

A: Pours a slightly hazy reddish deep amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and hints of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of medium thick film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of clove, banana, and wheat.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of wheat and slightly toasted wheat That is followed by a hint of light fruit (apple) sweetness and light flavors of banana + clove. Hints of something metallic are present in the finish. No hops or bitterness is perceptible.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer lacks a lot of the complexity that I have come to expect for the style, though I guess I should have tempered by expectations based on the pretty low price point for the beer (less than $1 for a single). Easy to drink but not interesting enough to grab again.

dbrauneis, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Sivad
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Sivad, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

erwityk, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

brongladest, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of vkv822
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12oz bottle into weizen glass.

Pours a murky amber brown with a foamy off white head with moderate retention.

Light notes of banana, wheaty, bready malt backbone.

Easy drinking, tasty dunkelweizen.

vkv822, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of allenson21
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%

allenson21, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

brm300, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

hangya, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

RichJamz, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

FlyingKneeStrike, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ilikebeer03, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

KyleSweetsema, Jul 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

wdf210, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Ege, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

mattyrubes, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Trent, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

dansushi, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

JosephsBrau Dunkelweizen has a thick, cream-colored head, a dark amber, very bubbly appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of dark, crusty, spiced cake and odd waxiness. Taste is of rich, sweet, yeasty, flavorful, spiced cake, bubblegum, some banana, and a touch of coriander. Mouthfeel is medium, and JosephsBrau Dunkelweizen finishes medium-dry, easy drinking, and delicious.


RonaldTheriot, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Bluegrass49, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
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Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.