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Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen - Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

275 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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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Taz_Michael

California

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-17-2013 03:43:40 | More by Taz_Michael
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TwoTrees

Washington

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-30-2013 19:25:58 | More by TwoTrees
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Sudcutter

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-19-2013 18:05:29 | More by Sudcutter
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-18-2013 04:53:59 | More by duff247
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davelag

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-17-2013 20:13:24 | More by davelag
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truesolution

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-17-2013 06:26:08 | More by truesolution
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Rihup

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-14-2013 02:33:58 | More by Rihup
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metter98

New York

3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color (with some brownish hues) and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of banana are present in the nose along with some notes of clove.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that it also has some sweetness along with hints of apples, butterscotch and caramel. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have as many complexities in the taste compared to some of the German dunkelweizens, but it is easy to drink and a fair representation of the style. It's a pretty good value for a beer from Trader Joe's.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 23:47:38 | More by metter98
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-20-2013 18:13:11 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

06-14-2013 02:32:22 | More by jngrizzaffi
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-01-2013 02:31:40 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-01-2013 00:01:39 | More by cdwil
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Lucoli

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-30-2013 04:44:38 | More by Lucoli
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ranger7

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-19-2013 02:04:56 | More by ranger7
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass

A fairly clear ice tea color with just a couple of yellowish bubbles. No retention whatsoever. The nose is of under-ripe banana, roasted malt, butterscotch, caramel, and some cocoa powder. On the palate, butterscotch and caramel roll onto the tongue with banana, cocoa, and some mild roast. The finish is of sweet caramel/butterscotch and banana. LIghter body with medium carbonation. Lingering roast and cocoa. A fairly average dunkle that hits all the style notes but really does nothing for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 00:18:00 | More by ColForbinBC
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yesyouam

New York

3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

JosephsBrau Dunkelweizen is a cloudy and lively dark amber beer with a thin, soft, slightly yellow film that leaves nice lacing. It has an aroma of clove, banana, plum and dark malt. It smells pretty spicy and a little sweet-- perfect for this kind of beer! It's medium bodied and quite smooth. The finish isn't very tight and leaves the tongue feeling starchy. Wheat is certainly the dominant flavor. Lemon, clove, stone fruit and an herbal note are present. The flavor isn't as strong as the aroma. There isn't really any bitterness here and the sweetness is barely detectable. This is pretty pleasant. I could have more than one of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 01:50:16 | More by yesyouam
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RyanTeeter

New York

3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I had some of this beer right out of the fridge while it was very cold. Then I finished it after it had been out in the sunshine for a couple of minutes. In this time the flavors changed drastically - each category will have two reviews.

a - cold: Appearance is a hip caramel color - light barely passes through making it extremely dense looking.
warmer: same

s - cold: Wonderful smell. Strong, Granny Smith apple covered in caramel (warm caramel, not cold).
warmer: Aroma has changed to a ripe banana. Very sweet, with mild spice.

t - cold: The taste remains consistent with the aroma. Light caramel body with apple tartness and sweetness. LIttle complexity.
warmer: Banana and cloves are very pronounced. Body almost tastes lighter. Sips finish with very strong banana.

m - cold: Medium body, light carbonation.
warmer: lighter feel to it however still remains filling.

o - cold: I really liked this. Too heavy for more than one, however a great beer to start off the night with.
warmer: Again, very enjoyable flavor but the coolest thing was simply the DRASTIC change in flavor that I experienced. Loved this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 00:35:23 | More by RyanTeeter
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NoetheMatt

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-21-2013 22:54:50 | More by NoetheMatt
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium to dark red-orange amber with a fine two finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, banana, butterscotch and cloves. Flavor follows with caramel malt, butterscotch, dark and light stone fruit and clove. Medium bodied. Nice combination of flavors, but a bit sweet and attentuated in the finish. It fits the bill for its intent: a decent, pleasant dunkelweizen at a good price point.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 02:48:36 | More by LiquidAmber
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TheMarkE

California

3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark Amber. Moderate head, decent lacing

Smell: Banana. Maybe a touch of wheat, but mostly banana.

Taste: Banana. Also some wheat, cloves, and caramel in the background.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy. A dry, slightly spicy aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. I’m not familiar with the style, but if you were looking for a banana flavored Hefe, this would be it. I won’t reach for this first when I head to Trader Joe’s, but I won’t turn it down if you offer me one, either.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 03:09:40 | More by TheMarkE
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BrianCuoz

New York

5/5  rDev +42.9%

03-26-2013 20:22:06 | More by BrianCuoz
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-25-2013 01:17:20 | More by MaxOhle
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brheuer

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-24-2013 22:13:22 | More by brheuer
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shick1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-11-2013 16:28:44 | More by shick1
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +42.9%

03-04-2013 04:40:55 | More by Dapperticus
Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.