Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen | Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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3.56/5
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Trader Joe's Bavarian Style HefeweizenTrader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trader Joe's Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Boilermaker88 on 01-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,004
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
436
pDev:
13.48%
 
 
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16
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Photo of ssimpson89
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bradster
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wife says “good on a summer day”

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Photo of EAR
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrueMetalJake
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzman
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.24/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of edc20
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

very very strong banana flavor, not as complex or balanced as other hefeweizens. still very drinkable and enjoyable though as long as you're okay with that.Good carbonation, not foamy or thick. 159 kcal for 5.3 abv.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Heftklammer
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of TBDave
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I assume this is also known as Josephsbrau Hefeweizen. I’m not a big fan of this one. It tastes very sweet with a strong banana flavor. If you like sweet banana beer, you might enjoy this.

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Photo of RockyM72
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lemmy187
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChristineHeubusch
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbauer
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mnine
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a darker gold, almost amber with off white, three finger head. Smells of banana, cloves, pale malt. Taste is yeasty with banana and cloves, though not much bite from spicy hops. Just bitter enough and no overly sweet. Medium bodied.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy copper color, 1 inch dense off white head, good lacing

S: I could smell banana as soon as I popped the top, clove, bread

T: I get the banana but not as sweet as I anticipated, the clove and bread come in nicely, no hop bitterness to speak of.

M: Medium

O: A good hefeweizen in my book. The strength of this brew is the nose, really jumps out at you as soon as the air hits it. Taste was pretty good as well.

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Photo of descobar
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from TJs.
Smell: aroma is typical of a well executed weissbier. yeasty esters (bananas), and phenols (spicy cloves) and a soft bready wheat malt.
Look: a tad darker than expected. its actually somewhere between a deep gold and and pale amber and it also seems to be filtered (krystalweizen) although the label says it is not. clarity is close to 100%. 3" head has very good retention but no lacing is present.
Flavor: soft wheat/bready malts, pronounced bananas and clove with a hint of bubblegum. Bitterness is minimal. just enough to balance.
Feel: medium body, creamy texture, effervescent carbonation and no detectable astringency (until the finish).
Finish: smooth malt sweetness and some astringency that hits the palate after the fact.
Overall: a decent rendition of a Hefeweizen, the filtered krystal kind, with slightly darker malts. drinkable. GB has always made good German styles.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Clove and citrus nose, flavor is wheat bread and clove. Cheap at $1.17 for a 12oz bottle from Trader Joe's Nashua, NH

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Photo of godawgs
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LukeB
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PawG
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 436 ratings