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Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2007

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Photo of zeledonia
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Quite good. Sweet and banana bready, with a tingly spice-and-carbonation bite in the back end.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.24/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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.

Photo of Sivad
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of brongladest
3/5  rDev -14.3%

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.

Photo of allenson21
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of brm300
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of hangya
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of RichJamz
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JoelClark
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of FlyingKneeStrike
3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Ege
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mattyrubes
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Trent
3.5/5  rDev 0%

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.

Photo of dansushi
3.5/5  rDev 0%

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.


Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.