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First Street Wheat - Tin Mill Brewing Company

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First Street WheatFirst Street Wheat

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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tin Mill Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Another year round favorite, First Street Wheat is an unfiltered wheat beer bursting with unique flavors. You may pick up hints of clove, banana and even a little vanilla. Cloudier than our other beers because it is unfiltered, our First Street Wheat's low bitterness level allows all its flavors to shine.

(Beer added by: karst on 09-08-2007)
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Reviews by Dave412:
Photo of Dave412
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Drank this one a while back and never added the review.
Taken from my notes.

A. Slightly cloudy and has darker hues.
S. Interesting nose, I picked up almost like a lettuce smell? Mostly present were spices, herb, fruit... complex... wet wheat.
T. Flavorful, clove, wheat.
M. Medium/medium full body.
D. Not that this beer is heavy, maybe somewhat for this style, and it's not bad at all, but I didn't find myself craving drinking more than one or two in a row. Overall an interesting brew.

Dave412, Jan 04, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of brownbeer
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange, nearly opaque, and a white head on top.

The nose is musty with some banana and spice notes, and dried fruit at is opens up.

The taste has chocolate, faint banana, and holiday spices. It has a lightly tart finish with dried apricot notes as it warms. Active carbonation. Overall, not half bad.

brownbeer, Feb 24, 2010
Photo of downeyben
3/5  rDev -18.5%

downeyben, May 15, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-hazed apricot with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Minimal head retention& lacing.

S: Breadyness & phenolic notes

T:Big-time phenolic presence, rubber bands, slight breadyness up front. Slight pear fruittyness as this warms, more pehols & some boozeyness & a touch metallic hops. Finishes fruittyness, phenols & a touch of grainyness

MF: Light bodied, fairly firm carbonation & slight grainyness

Drinks easy enough, a nice try that comes up short

russpowell, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of MTNboy
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- It has a great evenly cloudy copper color. Nice thick slightly of white head and lace.

Smell- Banana and clove esters are strong but not overpowering.

Taste-The taste is about the same as the smell both clove and banana tones are presnt followed by a earthy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with darn near perfect carbonation.

Drinkability- It is once again a good summer beer by these guys.

MTNboy, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a cloudy nectarine color with two fingers of foamy white head.

Aroma of Juicyfruit gum, clove, yeast, and banana.

The taste is a bit thin with banana, clove, Juicyfruit gum, and yeast. Finishes clean.

Lighter bodied and sticky with a light carbonation.

Not a bad Hefe from Tin Mill but a tad thin to compete with the better ones.

Monkeyknife, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of karst
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid hefe that features a subdued bananna/clove. Most of the other lagers are filtered but this one is course filtered and shows some yeast/protein haze typical of Hefe. A wonderful pick that will not disappoint the hefe lover in you. Well carbonated perfect for the Missouri summer heat and humidity.

karst, Sep 08, 2007
Photo of wnh
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a murky golden amber capped by a large frothy white head that fills this 500 mL glass before quickly diminishing. Nice sticky lacing. Steady stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is big on the clove, with a touch of cinnamon, almost musty, and a subtle undercurrent of overripe banana. Grainy bread base, brightened by a touch of lime zest.

Spicier on the palate, overloaded with clove character. There's a bit of cracked pepper and yeasty funk, almost hinting at saison, though this is clearly a hefe. Notes of lemon and lime zest, cracked wheat, and subtle fruit round out the palate.

Light-ish in body, soft and rounded with still a moderate zing. Fruity, but finishes mostly dry. Sprightly carbonated, leaning toward harsh. Perhaps this is purely psychological, but this beer seems clearly more pleasing from a hefeweizen glass than from a shaker pint.

wnh, May 30, 2010
Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Bobhoya, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of yeast, citrus (lemon), spice (clove), hint of wheat, and very slight hop. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of tart malt, yeast, slight sweet malt, lemon, and clove. Overall, a good blend and body, but a little heavy on that tartness.

Tone, Dec 31, 2009
Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden-orange color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It quickly receded and left no lace.

S - It smelled of banana and clove like a true German hefe. It had a nice wheat aroma, too.

T - Nice spicy yeast and clove flavor with a good wheat backbone.

M - Very crisp, sharp and crackled on the tongue. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This is a very nice American version of a hefe. Very well done. Another solid brew from Tin Mill.

zeff80, Mar 24, 2011
Photo of gpogo
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Yeasty hazy golden orange with large sticky white head. Very lively carbonation.

A- Wonderful wheaty yeasty smells. Spicy clove, citrusy lemons.

T- Wonderful spicy wheat taste. As it warms the body became a bit less complex. Light apricot tastes.

M- Light to medium bodied with high carbonation.

D- Great beer. I'd gladly drink more of these. I was worried at first that it would be a bland American Hefeweizen, but it had more depth!

gpogo, May 21, 2010
Photo of Rdstarr
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Rdstarr, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the brewery. Pours a semi hazy straw yellow with a creamy looking head on it. Nose is lemon, some cookie malt, spices (nutmeg and clove). Taste follows suit. Opens up with Some lemon zest that moves to a nice wheat and grainalt bill. In the back some clove and nutmeg show up. Finishes with a nice bubblegum flavor. Pretty solid hefe. Mouth is creamy and full. Really enjoyed this one. If I didn't have to pedal another 10 miles on the Katy Trail I would have ordered another.

birchstick, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Vancer
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tinny hefe poured a hazy amber into the
Saison Dupont tulip - massive rocky chock top of ivory leaves a nice touch of lace rings.

Bits of banana, clove and spice in the aroma - subtle, but there and also in the quaff. There, but just too light in nature, this one needs more to make up the ladder into better beers. Semi-dry and astringent finish doesn't help out with the overall experience.

An OK hefe, just needs more to make it top-notch. Still, the $8 sixer price makes it one to try.

Vancer, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of jewellrunner
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

jewellrunner, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber color with a quickly dissipating mostly white head. Smells only of wheat and yeast and not much else. First sip is balanced between the wheat, malt, and bready yeast. It is not too sweet and not too bitter. Clean tasting with a slight bitter finish. This is quite good.

ATLbeerDog, Mar 15, 2009
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

leroybrown10, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of clegolfski
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A = Limited head with slight bit of retention. Nice hazy golden color.

S = Welcoming spicy banana but not terribly present. The lack of presence is a trend with this particular brewery.

T = Pretty straight forward hefe although it has a little bit of a hop bite in the front. Banana, clove, spice, yeast but it fades quickly and leaves you wanting more.

M = A little thin for a hefe. I feel like I have a similar review for everyone of their beers.

D = A summer slammer. You could really drink this down and it is very refreshing.

Overall I just want more! It really has some strong characteristics but they just dont step forward enough. It could really be a home run with a little bit of tweaking and filling out.

clegolfski, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy, amber-orange body with a short-lived, fizzy, whitish head.

Smell: All of the usual hefe suspects present: tangy wheat, banana, and citrus, though what really stands out is the sharp clove note.

Taste: The tangy, lightly sweet taste of malted wheat. Light hints of banana and citrus followed by a good pop of clove. Spicy hops with a light bitterness. Some sourish, chalky yeast in the later half of the drink. Finishes dry and quite crisp with lingering clove taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: A pleasant, adequate little hefe from Tin Mill.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of CMW
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy amber color with a huge white, rocky head. Retention is so great that it takes me 10 minutes to get a clear drink on this thing.

S - All the usual suspects are here. Banana, clove, yeast. Nothing unusual.

T - Upfront it is slightly sweet as the banana flavors make their presence. This changes to a more of a fresh bread flavor. It finishes will a little bit of a boozy flavor that was unpleasant.

M - High carbonation and good consistency.

D - On a hot summer day, I could see myself drinking a few of these. However, there are many better hefes readily available.

CMW, Dec 06, 2009
First Street Wheat from Tin Mill Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.