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Fargo Brothers Hefeweizen - Tyranena Brewing Company

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88
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002)
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Reviews by scaliasux:
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Yellow. Very cloudy. Medium height white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film.

Smell - Fairly strong grainy wheat aroma. Banana and clove. A little orange maybe.

Taste - Sweet grainy wheat with very prominent banana, clove, and a little spice. Finishes with a hint of orange. Very flavorful.

Mouthfeel - Moderate to light. Initially creamy, but with a bubbly finish.

Overall - Hefeweizens are a little cloying in general for my taste, but this is a pretty good one. Flavorful and easy drinking. And it comes from, perhaps, Wisconsin's best brewery.

Serving type: growler

06-22-2011 04:04:47 | More by scaliasux
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3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

drank out of a large Hefeweizen glass.

A - Nice light sun gold with a massive sea foam head. Retention is very good and there's lacing left on the glass.

S - Aromatic banana and spicy clove with wheat and a dash of bubblegum. Some citrus, apple and floral notes.

T - Lightly spicy clove up front with a smooth bread and wheat malt profile. Banana melds with clove and a low bitterness. Finishes lightly spicy some of the floral notes.

M - Light and refreshing body with high carbonation.

O - Nice summer drink to refresh and enjoy. Really had a nice flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2013 01:10:23 | More by Ri0
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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mikesgroove

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear and golden in color with a nice head of white that rose up and over the top, settling down nicely with bit of a broken head that hung around on the sides of the glass for just a little bit before fading in its entirety. Aroma was light at first but began to grow on me after a while. Smooth notes of light grain, hints of grassy notes and a light bit of bready tones are al easily picked up here now. Crisp and very clean taste. Well carbonated with a light and refreshing body that I really found to be quite enjoyable I have to admit. Rolling through it seemed to have a light fruit notes in the mid palate and a light, slightly drying kick in the finish

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 01:23:45 | More by mikesgroove
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very cloudy golden yellow color with a big fluffy white head on top.

Smell was full of bananas with some citrus coming through as well.

Taste was very much the same and very delicious. I also picked up a bit of spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel was light-medium and very refreshing. Smooth easy to drink beer.

Overall I really loved this beer! I would love to drink it regularly. Glad that i was able to have a few of them before it ran out.

Had this on tap at the brewery a few times over the past month. Unfortunately it went too fast as they ran out last weekend with lots of summer left. Guess I'll have to wait until next year to have this delicious beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2011 20:22:47 | More by richkrull
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htomsirveaux

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3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried on tap at Tyranena, 8 Jul 2011. Served in a 0.5 L hefe glass.

Medium sized white head quickly dissipates. Moderate carbonation. Cloudy golden amber color. Aroma is nice, lemon and clove, very fragrant. Lots of clove to start, some banana. A touch of coriander (says ratatat). Medium chewy body. Somewhat sweet. Lots of banana. Some lemon. Finish is wheaty and grainy sweet.

Nicely thirst quenching.

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07-09-2011 03:31:40 | More by htomsirveaux
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spointon

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up last weekend at the Tyranena brewery. I poured from a growler into my tall Ayinger weizen glass.

A= This beer poured a cloudy pale yellow color with some gold highlights shot through and a big rocky 2" white head. The head retained a good long while, eventually dropping to a thin but solid cap. No lacing to speak of on my glass.

S= The aroma was mostly light wheat malt, banana, clove, and some citrusy / fruity esters. A fairly significant amount of sulfur in the smell as well.

T= I found light and sweet wheat malts up front, followed by the expected banana and clove (though these were well in check). There was also a nice estery character midway that really made this a juicy and refreshing beer. Finished drier but not exactly dry.

MF= Lighter bodied with a very effervescent and crisp mouthfeel.

D= Very much a perfect hot summer day beer here. Light enough both in alcohol and flavor that you could drink a bunch of this, and tasty and refreshing enough to make you want to. Not my favorite hefeweizen, but I cannot think of any American made examples that are better. Recommended!!!

Serving type: growler

06-17-2009 03:59:29 | More by spointon
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nsmartell

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From the 120z bottle a weizen glass

Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden yellow color with a thin, billowy head that stuck around for a while.

Smell: Cloves and banana oh my!

Taste: Sweet with the cloves and banana taste controlling.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: This would be great in the summer months on a warm day. Could definitely sit back and enjoy a few of these on a warm summer day.

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10-23-2008 23:15:26 | More by nsmartell
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a St. Bernardus chalice. Thanks to neubernie for the hook-up!

Bottled on: 13 May 08

A: Pours an unfiltered, hazy, golden straw color. Unfortunately, a vigorous pour did not result in any type of head or accompanying lace. This sucker was not flat either!

S: Characteristic yeasty aromas of banana, clove, bubble gum, and tangy citrus. Nice bready, toasted malt and wheat aromas as well.

T: Great yeasty flavors. Banana, bubble gum, and clove. Adding a nice counterpoint is the tart/tangy citrus flavors that are there, lurking just below the surface. Toasted wheat and banana nut bread flavors add just the right amount of chewyness

M: Tangy citrus and spicy yeast make for a slightly peppery/prickly mouthfeel. This also alternates between toasty, dry, sweet, and oily.

D: Other than the head issue, this was a very nice and enjoyable Hefewiezen. I have a few more bottles from the same batch and I'll be "testing" those for head and lace problems.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 23:28:58 | More by GbVDave
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dancinwillie

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into wheat glass. pours a tawny gold, with dense white head that disappears almost as soon as I've poured it.

smells strongly of cloves, bananas, and bubble gum.

tastes much like the aroma, cloves, banana fruitiness, bubble gum. some spiciness, and of course wheat acidity comes shining through. good mouthfeel, maybe a little thin, but I'm not complaining. very dry finish, together with acidity invites another thirst quenching drink.

very drinkable brew, nothing over the top, just a good hefe. nice and balanced all around.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 19:07:58 | More by dancinwillie
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scootny

New York

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle courtesy of Homerbag. Into my tulip tumbler. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a quickly receding one and a half finger head. Spots of lace.

Smell is a nice blend of lemon and wheat malt with a touch of band aid phenols and yeast esters. A hint of clove and banana.

Taste more of the nose with a stronger malt presence that tames the phenolic and adds girth to the body of the beer. The lemon is prevalent without being overbearing, malt following right behind. The clove and banana are add a subtle complexity to the finish which is smooth with little bitterness, dry and lightly crackery.

Moutfeel is somewhat effervescent and light in body. Quite pleasant and quenching.

Drinkability is easy and breezy. A good summer quencher.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2008 01:56:41 | More by scootny
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umustdrink

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy pale orange yellow color. Offwhite head fades to a ring. No lacing.

S - Earthy wheat and corn smell with some light citrus and yeast.

T - Taste starts off with sweet sugary yeast and citrus flavors. Taste becomes earthier and then sweeter. Finish leaves a light and sweet yeast flavor.

M - Medium consistency with very light carbonation.

D - Overall not bad, good for a hefe fix but it could be better. Nice addition to the Tyranena mixpack.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2008 03:21:56 | More by umustdrink
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Homerbag

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass this has a hazy, bright orange head with pillowy head that retains as a lacing ring.

Smell is strong of wheat, clove, and banana. Interesting yeast aroma adds to the overall good experience. Taste is refreshing with the clove taking a background to the banana, wheat, and yeasty tones that are very well balanced.

A good true to form hefe.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2008 08:23:00 | More by Homerbag
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botham

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly. moderate lacings.

aroma is pretty standard for a hefe. a strong backbone of citrus, mixed with a light grain character from the malt makes up the basic aroma. a touch of apple from the yeast and caramel are also present, though faint.

taste is of the same citrus, with some wheat malt mixed into the other flavors. otherwise the same as the aroma would suggest.

mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a sharp bite from carbonation. finishes on a watery note with lingering citrus. almost sparkling on the palate.

drinkability is decent. as far as hefeweizens go, this one is pretty standard. nothing too special about it, although the carbonation is almost overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 00:06:48 | More by botham
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sweethome

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a traditional hazy yellow with a rocky head. Nose is banana clove - wow - very traditional.

First taste has acidic bite of a fine german hefe, bana and clove are prevelant. A nice quencher. Hits the style quite well with a citric bite, banana and clove flavors, no bitterness.

This is a great summer drinking beer.

Taste it blind versus some fine german hefe's and you may be suprised.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 06:37:34 | More by sweethome
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Fargo Brothers Hefeweizen from Tyranena Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.