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

Trader Joe's Bavarian Style HefeweizenTrader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
BA SCORE
38.4%
Liked This Beer
3.56 w/ 422 ratings
Trader Joe's Bavarian Style HefeweizenTrader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Boilermaker88 on 01-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,185
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
422
Liked:
162
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
13.48%
Alströms:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a cloudy dark orange color with a moderate cap of off-white head. Decent retention, poor lacing. A litter darker than I would have liked to see.

Nose is yeasty and phenolic, almost to the point of smelling plastic-y. Cloves outweigh the banana it seems. Sweet and malty as opposed to a nice snappy wheat background.

Taste is lemony and sweet with the yeast having plenty of influence, but gets that same plastic flavor that is a bit unpleasant. That said, it is still drinkable and I wont have too much problem finishing the sixer....probably wont go back for more though. Worth the $6 experiment.

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Photo of metter98
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is rather dark yellow in color with some amber hues. It's relatively clear and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Strong aromas of bananas and yeast are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of banana-like yeast with notes of wheat and hints of sweetness.
M: It feels a little more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather dark for the style and is absolutely packed with flavors of bananas. It's not as refreshing compared to some hefeweizens.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy dark golden orange to copper in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall off-white head that reduces to a medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

S: Moderate aromas of banana with some much lighter aromas of clove and wheat.

T: Overall the beer is slightly sweet with light flavors of wheat and pale malts but that is dominated by overripe banana. There are light hints of clove in the background. Minimal amounts of bitterness but a slightly metallic flavor in the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: This is an OK beer for the price but is certainly not going to compare well against the German or good American breweries. It is easy to drink but I really wish there was more clove present and that the banana was not quite as sweet. This is about the darkest colored beer of the style that I have come across.

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Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of RandyPuckett
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of aflies
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of McStagger
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bought this by accident. Decided to try it anyways. Haven't had a wheat beer in years.

A: Murky, jaundiced yellow. Very hazy. Two fingers creme brulee head. Decent retention. Decent lacing.

S: Ah, there it is. Banana taffy, clove, all spice, bubblegum and a bit of funkiness. Not my favorite style, but a very good example of what the style should be.

T: More subtle notes of banana, candy and clove in the background. Nice, delicate malt sweetness in the foreground.

M: Soft, delicate. Delightful, honestly. Good carbonation to keep things from becoming flabby. Very approachable.

O: Pretty good example of the style, especially considering the price. Still, I bought this by mistake and won't be buying it (or pretty much any other wheat) again.

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Photo of Groenebeor
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of barczar
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a tad hazy light brown color with a frothy one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving solid lacing.

Banana, clove, orange, and wheat begin the aroma, which is fairly sweet. Coriander and a hint of diacetyl add intrigue.

Flavor is fairly citrusy, with tart orange and banana leading the profile, accompanied by wheat and lightly toasted malt. Clove, coriander, and white pepper finish things off fairly dry.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation. It's pretty spritzy.

Standard flavor profile for a hefe. Nothing exceptional. Slight graininess.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a two finger slightly off-white head with good retention and lacing. Classic aroma of whetat, banana, slight caramel malt, clove and yeast. Flavor of wheat, yeast, light caramal malt and banana. Slightly dry and abrupt finish. Light body with decent carbonation for a pleasant mouth feel. A decent low-key hefewezen that won't compete with Weihenstephaner, but a good choice for a widely available decent hefeweizen. This was labelled as a Josephs Brau Bavarian Style Hefeweizen, but likely the same brew and ABV as the Trader Joe's labelled one.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 38.4% out of 100 with 422 ratings
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