Hefe Weizen - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Hefe Weizen
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89
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 06-15-2003)
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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a very solid yellow, with a fine, sturdy white head. The tone is already being set here, for it perfectly hits all the right notes for a hefe weizen.
Aroma: big fat lemon, and I wish the server might have asked whether I needed the addition of a slice of said fruit. Probably out of sheer habit, the way one would be foolish to NOT serve a Corona with lime. The masses like, I don't. She merely tossed it out, after I did. The lemon looms so large, that the slice is overkill. Spicy, sparkling, zesty, uplifting, fresh, perfect.
Great weizen texture, too, lively play, decent hop showing, just-right malt spine. Creamy, tasty, refreshing, full-bodied.
Sweet fruity flavors persist all the way down the pint, which was fully enjoyed. A bright shining example of a hefe weizen. I'll try to take in more of these while summer lasts, and make the most of it!
Good job again, Town Hall!

Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap about two weeks ago (took notes).

Served in the new Town Hall Pint Glass.

Pours a 1 and 1/2 slight yellowish off white head. Head fades down after a few minutes, but still leaves good lace. Color is a fade form hazy light orange juice color on the bottom to a light hazy golden orange on the top. A good looking beer.

Aroma: Orange, banana, and clove. Some nice zesty spices. A lot of bready malts. The obvious wheat. Very zesty smelling.

Taste: A lot like the smell. Very malty. Bananas, cloves, and orange peel. Very bready. A good representation of a Hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and zesty. Smooths out a lot at the end. Medium bodied and a medium level of carbonation. A good mouthfeel for this beer.

Overall, I am really liking this beer. It is a solid hefeweizen. Easy to drink and damn refreshing on this hot day. This beer sure went fast. If you stop by TH and it is hot out, don't pass this one up.

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Bighuge
4.98/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy golden. Decent sized white head. Big vanilla on the nose. LIke it. Some subtle clove as well. Yeast. Flour. Spicy. And a little banana. Great nose. Love the taste. Some nice vanilla. Big banana esters. A little bubblegum. A little must. Clove is light. Pepper even lighter. And some lemon tang thrown into the mix as well. Pretty damn good german style hefe. As a matter of fact, my personal favorite.

Photo of ccrida
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draught at the Town Hall, their hefeweizen is cloudy dark gold, slightly brown core, with an off-white tight head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is classic hefe, very estery, lots of clove, some over-ripe banana, a touch sour.

Taste is similar, really clean grain bill, semi-sweet, perhaps a bit more banana then showed on the nose, very classic, delicious. I wouldn't change a single thing.

Mouthfeel is slick, light bodied.

Drinkability is high, this is a very tasty hefe, one of the best I've had in a while. There's a slate like mineraility here, perhaps just the spicy esters, but it really adds to the quenchability and overall taste. LOVE it.

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of tavernjef
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-Tap at the brewpub: Super clouded thick, nearly opaque, bright peachy yellow color. Small whitish cap sits loose and frothy. Lacing in strings and spots. The color is remarkably unique to look at up to the light. It generates an awesome glow even though it comes across as being thick as paint. A marvelously picturesque color!

Aroma has a pretty strong clove overlay which sits upon a steady wheat malt base with fresh lemon zip and slight banana.

Flavors are fine, but I keep getting the clove as a cleaning agent. It gets in the way for me, I can't quite get a good hold of the banana and lemon, which is there, but the spice takes away from it for me. I let this sit for awhile to see if maybe the warmth would help subdue the clove spice, but nope. It pretty much stays level throughout.

Feel is good, about right for a hefe, textured and fluffy carbonation, fizzy bits of sprite lemon zip and a whole bunch of clove spice everywhere within its medium body.

Perhaps too much of the clove for me, I like more of the underlying hints then a smack up side the head with the clove stuff in hefes. More banana too. Still, this probably might be more likable then I'm leading to believe. Definately better in quality then most of the brewpub hefe's I've had locally.

Photo of ZAP
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Re-Review-

My tastes in hefes must have changed because my thoughts remain the same on the flavor profile of this beer but my scores are higher....this is exactly the type of hefe I like now...big on the bananna and vanilla characteristics...sweet but enough of a late lemony kick to make it about right....the problem with a lot of the foreign hefe's is freshness...my thought is why take a chance? this is as good or better than most of those anyhow...excellent beer...



7-4-03
Bright yellow color...not much lace....sweet banana's on the nose....mashed overripe banana's on the taste...sweet and malty....full bodied with medium carbonation....almost a bit oversweet....lacks some complexity and that drops the drinkability a little as it could use a stronger clove, or lemon note to make it more quaffable...

This is solid, but lacks some of the dimensions I'd like to see to rate it higher...still a good beer I'd have no trouble drinking all summer...

Photo of KarlHungus
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer arrives a dark orange color with a one inch dense white head that recedes slowly into a nice cap of lacing. The aroma is of lemons, bright citrus, and clove with hints of banana. The taste is rather neutral for a hefe. There is some lemon and oranges, but little clove and no banana. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a chewy texture. Overall, this is a decent hefe that I wouldn't complain about drinking again. However, it doesn't have the yeasty notes that I crave in a hefe.

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of birchstick
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy hazy straw yellow color without much of a head. Nose is lots of banana with some tropical fruits and a modicum of clove. Taste is soft citrus upfront that moves to an explosion of some banana flavors. Some clove and bubblegum round it off. Spot on for the style. Nice spritzy mouthfeel helps it go down. Pretty solid hefe from this side of the pond.

Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with a little amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and three fingers of white head with decent retention. Good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Wheat grains and bready pale malts with big esters. Good hints of bananas along with some bubblegum and clove. Funky yeast and some hints of citrus lemon. Light earthy hops in the background. Smells like what you would expect from a Hefeweizen.

Taste: A fairly sweet and lightly spicy taste. Wheat, yeast, and some bready pale malts. Big notes of bananas along with some cloves, hay, and bubblegum. Also some citrus with hints of lemon zest and orange. Light hints of earthy hops towards the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, zesty, and finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A very solid take on a Hefeweizen. Nice fruity banana esters. Has some nice body to it while still being an easy drinker.

Photo of jsprain1
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy pale golden with a very thick white head. Retention is decent.
S- The aroma is definitely more peppery than banana or anything else. The spice notes are big, but one-dimensional.
T- There is only the slightest of fruit notes before being overtaken by a big spice kick that carries through to the finish.
M- Medium body, dry finish.
O- A decent hefeweizen but I was left a little underwhelmed by it.

Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of bsp77
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Glass: Poured from tap into Pint.

Appearance: Very cloudy orange with thick white head and loads of lacing rings left behind.

Smell: Major banana, some wheat and very light clove.

Taste: Banana and wheat dominates. Fairly sweet overall. There is some light clove and noble hops, but not enough for my personal preference.

Feel: Fairly full body with moderately high carbonation. Finish is not dry enough; a little cloying.

Drinkability: Despite my preference for a drier Hefeweizen, this is still a tasty, strong example of the style.

Photo of mmulebarn
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer came a foggy peach and gold that seemed a little dark for the style.

Smells of sweet corn syrup and confectioners sugar with some peaches and doughy yeast. I’m also getting a little mandarin orange and lemon. Too sweet!

Tastes of sweet cantaloupe that picks up a little lemon and turns to a musky, sour yeast. Finishes a little bitter.

The mouth feel is medium bodied with a mild carbonation.

Not too hot for the style, but not entirely terrible.

Photo of jimmah120
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

gowler into big-ass mug, review from notes

I'm not going to go into much detail, because it's not needed. The smell and taste were classic hefe: banana, clove, fruity esters, peppery spice. Very bright and colorful(?).

This was an excellent hefe, one I wouldn't mind getting again. The town hall brewery strikes again.

Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jarrgal
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a solid, opaque, slightly mustard, yellow, with not much head and sheets of bubbling lacing. The aroma is pretty solid, quite nice, spicy and yeasty and oh so wheaty, but I'd also describe it as smooth, as in not one to attack the olfactories with zing. The taste classic, beautiful, hefe-nly goodness, very fresh, very clean, very drinkable. There isn't as much banana or clove as I might have figured, some lemon citrus which may be from brewing or more likely from the wedge that I threw out as quickly as I could. In all, I thought this was a good one, and I'll probably have it a few more times here soon.

Photo of yamar68
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours like a hefeweizen ought to - pale, cloudy orange body topped with a nice dose of white foam that leaves a distinct set of lace after each sip.

A bit one dimensional on the nose... it's all about dat malted wheat. There's a bit of honey and sweet yeast in the mix as well.

Creamy wheat flavors blend with clove, semi-sweet honey, a little citrus maybe?

It's an easy drinking beer, no doubt. I'ma make this growler my bitch.

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Hefe Weizen from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.