Wodan Weizen - Harriet Brewing
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4.95/5 rDev +24.7%
This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of banana, cloves, and a hint of lemon. The taste is full of cloves and over-ripe banana. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a very chewy texture. I don't recall even drinking an American brewed hefe that is as chewy as this one. Overall, this is a very traditional Bavarian style wheat beer, and I am completely in love with it. I hope this one stays around a while as I can see myself drinking a lot of it this summer.
05-14-2011 22:09:25 | More by KarlHungus
4.58/5 rDev +15.4%
Growler from the brewer, 6/18/11.
Pleasing golden hue with foamy head, looks nice. Aromatic complexity for the style,lemony, banana,as well as multifruit notes, orange, cherry. The crisp light fine carbonation is great. There is so muh fritiness yet not sweet at all, crisply acid, tart and tangy. Hints of clove, and all the fruits above represented. The key is the balance that is struck perfectly, there is banana but not nearly overwhelming or dominant. The slight tangy wheaty sourness and the fruity notes are done so well, they nailed this style. One of the best non-German HW I have had.
06-20-2011 00:50:43 | More by kenito799
4.5/5 rDev +13.4%
Had at Town Hall Tap. Wow. Exceptional beer. Poured a light orange with a 1 inch head to it by the time it got to me. Very thick and chewy texture, with notes of banana and citrus in nose and taste. I could see myself drinking quite a few of these, hope it stays around all summer.
05-17-2011 05:18:20 | More by ppgc
4.43/5 rDev +11.6%
A-Poured out of growler into pint glass gives a generous 2 fingers of head. Appearance is the typical ruddy yellow of a hefeweizen. Foam rings the glass and hangs on for the ride.
S-Yeasty banana like esters are present. Notes of clove inviting that first gulp.
T-Tastes like a Hefe, lots of yeasty goodness. Bananas and clove jump out with the wheat with just a hint of spicy hops at end, cleans up very nicely.
M-The mouthfeel is where this beer really shines for me. Heavier mouthfeel than most hefes, but yet doesn't keep you from wanting another drink. This beer is down right creamy. Has a nice malt backbone.
D-I could drink this one all night.
O-This beer matches up favorably with any hefe out there. Hope they keep making this one. Together with their dubbel and Belgian strong, Harriet has put together some outstanding beers. Great time to be a beer lover in Minnesota!
08-31-2011 01:20:49 | More by deebo
4.4/5 rDev +10.8%
Appearance: Arrives with a hazy goldenstraw color; the modest head leaves a few strands behind
Smell: Banana pudding with a hint of clove
Taste: Banana, vanilla and wheat bread, up front, with hints of lemon and clove developing by mid-palate; agree the swallow, the banana pudding elements dominate the finish
Mouthfeel: A very creamy body, with medium heft and a bit of zesty carbonation
Overall: A fantastic domestic hefe with an amazing mouthfeel; love the hint of vanilla that produces a banana pudding effect
06-20-2012 00:18:13 | More by brentk56
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
On-tap at the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis.
Pours a golden straw color, a really rich yellow, the color of summer wheat, and hazy. Brought to me with a small head which lasted a little while but left very little lacing. Nice carbonation visible in the glass.
Smell is of ripe wheat, some banana, some yeast. Light on the spice. Quite rich, and sweet, with a pleasant sweet graininess. Nice and fruity, with a lot going on.
Taste - really well put together. Light spice, banana, wheat. No bitterness. Once again, it could use a bit more spice. A nice low-level sweetness that is present throughout. Finish just fades away, not really drying, but something about it is very refreshing. Definitely on the sweet side for a hefe, but very tasty.
Mouthfeel is excellent. Good medium body, silky smooth, with perfect medium-high carbonation.
A fairly sweet hefeweizen, really tasty and refreshing. I like it, and will definitely drink it again. This is my first beer from Harriet, even though they're right down the street from me, and I'm planning on hitting them up for a growler soon!
08-08-2011 04:09:16 | More by zeledonia
4.22/5 rDev +6.3%
Picked up at the brewery. Cloudy mustard color with a massive head that hung on for a long time. Heavy lacing is left on the glass.
Heavy banana aromas. The wheat is also well received but not picking up any spice.
Banana sweetness upfront. The malt adds some breadiness. Just a faint hint of lemon. Just a little bit one dimensional but it hits the right area.
One fabulous mouthfeel. Almost seems bock strength. Chewy and full. Great velvety smooth texture.
One of the best American Hefes that I have had. If we could of just got some clove in the aroma and flavor this would be one of the best I have ever had.
07-02-2011 19:29:13 | More by morimech
4.22/5 rDev +6.3%
had on tap @ busters
A- a cloudy sunshine yellow with a white fresh head that recedes to a very fresh ring
S- was bananas first ,with citrus and lemongrass,a touch of clove and spice
T- was fresh bananas with a nice lemondrop and citrus hop flavor followed by nice baked bread malts
M- was chewy and full flavored and delicious with the above mentioned flavors
O- a very good hefe,very fresh,chewy with fruit and easy drinking..top notch
05-28-2011 23:46:07 | More by gatornation
4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
On tap at Stub & Herb's. My first beer from the new Twin Cities brewery, Harriet, and I am impressed! Poured into a shaker pint.
Hazy ripe orange with a small head from the "pub pour". No retention and no lacing for that reason and hence merely average. Aroma is strongly estery and perfumy with lots of banana-clove and hints of bread and bubblegum.
Taste has all these elements and a faint tartness; nice! Finishes dry with a long and subtle banana-clove aftertaste. Light and crisp with carbonation, this one drinks very easy. Recommended!
06-14-2011 07:36:18 | More by tewaris
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
A very good Weizen! Great notes of banana and cloves.
The mouthfeel was a little thin, and not real chewy as described on their website. A very good offering from a new brewery!
The only negative I have on this brew is that when I had it on tap, it was under-carbonated. Weizens are usually highly carbonated and have a nice head, that sticks around... Not sure if this is the brewery's fault or Stub & Herbs fault on how they served it...
05-23-2011 15:38:14 | More by mnbrewery
Wodan Weizen from Harriet Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.