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Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen | Trader Joe's Brewing Company

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Josephs Brau DunkelweizenJosephs Brau Dunkelweizen

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 186
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Got this in a home made beer advent calendar and I didn't realize this was Trader Joe's Brand. It pours a cloudy deep red/brown with thin head. The aroma is sweet, ripe banana, with malty dark fruit. The nice banana estery character in the flavor fades a bit too quickly into thin malt. Overall there are some nice things going on in this beer and it's a nice change of pace from the hop bombs I've been drinking, but it falls a bit flat.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber with a small white head.

The smell has bannana's and cloves. Smells sweet like a bannana's milkshake.

The taste is yeasty, with similar flavours to the smell, it's a little watery though.

The mouthfeel is light with low to medium carbonation.

For the price of $1 a bottle this is pretty decent I'd take some of these tailgating certainly better than the bmc stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky medium brown with a one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Orange, banana, and wheat dominate the aroma, with caramel malt adding sweetness and a touch of nuttiness at the finish.

Flavor is on the sweet side. Brown sugar, orange, tangerine, banana and clove accompany wheat and lightly toasted malt into the finish, which is a bit peppery.

Body is creamy and moderately full, with moderate carbonation.

A bit on the sweet side, and a touch full. Lacks complex yeast esters of the more notable brands.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.32/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

Adequate head. Tasted like glue to me. Very disappointing. I'll try another, but will likely give the remainder of the 6 pack away.

Nothing at all similar to any Dunkelweizen's I've had in Germany, USA or brewed.

I just cracked the hefeweizen from 'Trader Joseph Brau's'. I think that is more drinkable, but tastes NOTHING like a Hacker Pschorr, Paulaner, or Weiheinstephaner hefeweizen.

I didn't realize that "Joseph Brau" was their own beer till now. Still, I commend Trader Joe's for offering Bavarian beers, and give the store a thumbs up.I may have gotten an off sixer, as the other reviews seem to like it.

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3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a hazed, light brown color with a rather small head for a wheat beer. Not much for retention or lacing.

Nose is butterscotch, bananas and chocolate. Despite obvious brewing flaws, this one smells pretty decent.

Taste throws more banana than cloves and the chocolate is light, but noticeable. Malts are pretty light overall and the carbonation is nice and fluffy. This is not too shabby of a brew, Id be happy to drink this again...and is probably a leading candidate for 'best value dunkelweiss'. Im having a tough time coming up with anything decent for less than $8 a sixer...maybe Michelob's DunkelWeisse is the closest.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Josephs Brau Dunkelweizen from Trader Joe's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 379 ratings
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