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

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Trader Joe's Bavarian Style HefeweizenTrader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
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3.56/5
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431 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

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Added by Boilermaker88 on 01-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,492
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
431
pDev:
13.48%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
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Photo of Vixie
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange/yellow with a large white head. The head reduces down much thinner after a few minutes, not quite what I'd call lacing, just a thin head.

Lot of smell here. Sweet malt, banana, citrus, and a hint of clove.

Seems a bit strong on the citrus at first, then it mellows out a bit and can pick up hints of banana, but it's a bit subtle. There is some spicy clove at the finish, plus the lingering citrus.

Feel is ok, about average for this style.

Basically an average wheat beer. Nothing really bad about it, but nothing really outstanding either. The banana needs to be dialed up a bit more and the citrus cut back, but it does go down easy, and would be a good beer for a hot day.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

this is a below average Hefe compared to the big dogs. That being said it was fairly decent considering this is a Trader Joes brand beer. Was worth a try and had a decent resemblance of a traditional Bavarian style Hefe.

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

Photo of jwsipkins
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark gold in color with a fingernail of off white covering half of the top. Hazy complexion is present with vigorous carbonation bubbles erupting from within. The aroma is strong with banana and a hint of wheat. I taste pale wheat and and sweet overripe banana. The mouth while overly carbonated tastes thin and flat.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Recently rebranded as "Josephsbräu," Trader Joe's house brand. Cheaper and better than Kellerweis.

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Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bsling
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puftdank
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LennyBound
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ranger7
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice. Good flavor, great value.

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Photo of GatorCoop
2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Moose90
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kips
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hooverhawkeye
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Electros
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 431 ratings