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Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

279 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 7
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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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-25-2014 03:14:19 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brown with orange tints, cloudy, light brown head and lace.

Malty, caramel malts and bready notes are most forward, with some yeasty banana also present. Just a hint of toasted grain.

Body is medium but isn't as thick and chewy as I'd like for this style. Overall the beer isn't bad tho, the banana flavors are making it quite enjoyable for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 14:43:45 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Hoppard92

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-22-2014 20:34:09 | More by Hoppard92
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

03-16-2014 14:51:36 | More by Fettpopps
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DOCRW

Washington

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-23-2014 03:34:04 | More by DOCRW
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pschie1

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

02-08-2014 02:00:24 | More by pschie1
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-06-2014 00:52:20 | More by paulish
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-02-2014 19:32:21 | More by Janeinma
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-01-2014 02:32:01 | More by tdm168
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Ethanol4one

New York

3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Color: brown and true to style.
Froth: nice tight abiding bubbles that don't fade fast.
Aroma: Bread, cloves, and banana tones.
Body: Medium malt, nice balance with alcohol.
Flavor: Bread, cloves, bananas, caramel after taste, like a mild bourbon, if you get down to it.

Good job hippy supermarket dudez.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 20:42:00 | More by Ethanol4one
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-01-2014 01:06:10 | More by Aisha
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javlin624

Texas

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2013 05:16:36 | More by javlin624
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spamspam

California

1.1/5  rDev -68.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Got a bad batch.
Sour and puke; bottom of the vat? Poured out the whole six-pack. Been enjoying this beer all summer, but sorry Trader Joe's, I'm off my feed for life as far as this beer goes.

Sour and puke; bottom of the vat? Poured out the whole six-pack. Been enjoying this beer all summer, but sorry Trader Joe's, I'm off my feed for life as far as this beer goes.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 03:37:01 | More by spamspam
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-26-2013 09:53:57 | More by largadeer
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Admbmb92

Oregon

1.86/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This beer was so awful, im just going to get straight to the point. I dumped it out after a few sips. Its way too syrupy tasting and watered down. Did not taste like a wheat beer at all, just tasted like a really bad amber. Almost no carbonation and it smelled like rotten fruit. I rarely dump a beer out but I could not stand this one. I guess that's what I get for buying it for a buck at trader joes.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 07:24:58 | More by Admbmb92
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Wedcat

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

11-10-2013 04:43:19 | More by Wedcat
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.3%

10-31-2013 01:46:51 | More by tommy5
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

10-22-2013 16:49:37 | More by RBorsato
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -50%

10-21-2013 12:07:17 | More by Rekrule
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gregu2

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

10-15-2013 01:11:30 | More by gregu2
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +14.3%

10-12-2013 06:23:50 | More by OregonGrown7
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GMB

Japan

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A standard pour of JosephBrau's Dunkelweizen yields a very hazy tawny body and medium-beige head. The head falls quickly and leaves only a small deposit of mildly sticky lace as a memento. This beer is about as murk as they come.

Well-balanced, clean aromas of ripe banana and clove dominate the nose. If the malt and hops are contributing to the bouquet, I can't appreciate their contribution. This beer smells so good I can hardly contain my excitement.

Oh cruel deceit! The beer's taste doesn't follow the nose at all. Cloves overwhelm the palate from the get-go and don't yield. Banana flavors are thin and lurk somewhere in the background. There's a pepperiness that asserts itself as the beer warms. I like pepper, but it isn't enough to mask the thin body and thinner malt profile. Malts are so thin that flavors of toasted grains don't make an appearance until the beer is warm and the bottle almost empty. The spicy flavors are enough to keep me interested and happy, but they're failed by the lack of toasted malt flavors.

As Dunkelweizen warms, its flavor profile does change for the better. Sweet banana flavors and toasted malts assert themselves. The mouthfeel, too, improves as it becomes a bit fuller, though not so much so that it allow the brew to achieve the oft desired illusion of warm banana bread. Still, the improvements are pronounced enough for a slightly higher score and a revisit. I'll pick up another bottle of this the next time I'm in the mood for a Dunkel and Weinhenstephaner's vastly superior version isn't available.

TIP: Serve this beer closer to room temperature than to refrigerator temperature.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 18:44:23 | More by GMB
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MrBallz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-27-2013 00:39:12 | More by MrBallz
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mcphish22

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-17-2013 01:24:01 | More by mcphish22
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-16-2013 01:29:56 | More by jim_carignan
Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.