Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen | Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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Josephs Brau DunkelweizenJosephs Brau Dunkelweizen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
379
Reviews:
186
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 186
Photo of frykid
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: dark amber color, almost brown.... foamy head about 1" tall which lingered for several minutes
S: malt aromas were very faint
T: caramel, banana flavors noted....however, these were not very strong.
F: very little carbonations, light body

Overall, it was ok - but there are others that I would prefer more

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Photo of MaddoJay
1.67/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Beerlover
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Xamonline
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle purchased in IL; 9/25/16 freshness date; servedin pilsner glass

L: pours dark orange to brown and almost trasnparent; thick quick dissapating head with only some lacing

S: smells of malt and bread with a hint of spice and yeast

T: malt, nutty, sweetness on the back end;minimal bitternes; minimal aftertaste

M: medium body, slightly chewy

O: all around a great beer for the price

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Photo of jmweddington
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jodio
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Miami66
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samputnam14
4.48/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very sessionable dunkleweizen.
I get lots of decadent caramel malt upfront that dances and melds with the flavors of raisins, bananas, cloves, honey and red figs. Slightly soapy and dry on the finish, overall ever so delicately sweet.

Feel is typical of a well made 5.2%er, moderately carbonated with medium body.

Only negative things I can say about this one is that it leaves virtually no lacing.

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Photo of kfirestone
3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Carolvs
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mtkeenan3
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kraticus41
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of SensorySupernova
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Probably the ugliest looking beer I've ever had. Looks like thick, muddy pond water while pouring. It's a little better once it's in the glass, but not much. Cloudy grey-brown with a low off-white head; no lacing. Fortunately, the look is the low point.

Smell: Yeast, malt, wheat, a little herbal.

Taste: Yeast is there, but not too strong. Bready malts, not too sweet. Some herbal hops at the end with slight bitterness. A little bit of plasticy taste, but I only really noticed it once in a while.

Feel: Thick and well carbonated.

Overall: For a buck a bottle this is pretty good, like most TJs beer. Not nearly as flavorful or complex as Weihenstephaner, but that's a high bar to meet.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It pours darkish brown and has a fluffy creamy head. There are hints of breads and cocoa in the aroma of this brew. The feel sticks in your mouth and lasts long after you've swallowed. It's fairly sweet and while I'm missing the clove taste, I do get a strong taste of banana or banana bread coming through. Overall, I think this is a fine example of an easily available American Dunkelweizen.

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

Photo of RochefortChris
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acforster2
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Italiano86
4.49/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopphead31415
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Chestnut brown, consistent clarity, not a ton of carbonation rising to a cream colored head.

Smell: Belgian candy sugar, dates, a touch of molasses and dark breads.

Taste: Banana bread, raisin, dates, and a sticky sweetness at the back. Bit of nuttiness help round things out while a tiny grassy hop presences tries not to drown in sugar.

Feel: Slick, sticky, smooth, and quite lingering. Medium body, not much scrub.

Overall: Very full of character. Quite sweet, though.

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Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 379 ratings.
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