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Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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319 Ratings
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Ratings: 319
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 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.

RJT

Photo of KevMo84
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Bluegrass49
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a hazy, rustic orange with an off-white 2 finger head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin layer of suds running across the surface. fair lacing with decent stick.

Smell - Sweet caramel, bread and fair yeasty banana notes. Faint clove.

Taste - Follows the nose for the most part. Caramelized sugar upfront, with touches of bread, fair banana and a very light clove character. Finishes a touch sweet, but drinkable all the same.

Mouthfeel - Maybe the best aspect of this beer. On the heavier side of light-bodied with nice, lively carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy.

Overall - Maybe not a perfect dunkelweizen, but a darn good one, and one of the better (if only because one of the only?) stabs at the style that I've had from an American brewery. Gordon Biersch sure know their german styles, eh? At $5.99 a sixer, it's a steal. Maybe my go-to beer this summer. We'll see.

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of M477H3W
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of IndigoMacaw
1.26/5  rDev -64%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I can't tell if this was a bad batch or what. Tastes and smells like a sponge that's been sitting in the sink for three weeks. Real metallic bitterness, like if you bit the inside of your cheek and tasted blood tainted by some Amazonian mosquito transferred disease.

Photo of MDM
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of jimmah120
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with a date, poured into a tulip. very fresh stuff here.

great unfiltered look to this, smell is sweet fruit and bread. crisp, good wheat and yeast flavors, more of a full flavored hefe than a dunkel. heavy on the banana.

i will be going back to this one, good for what it is (cheap)

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
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.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Ethanol4one
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.