Double Hefe | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of I2uss
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Served in a pint glass with a finger of white head. Splattered lace left. Color is a hazed sunset orange.

Aroma: Very similar to the regular hefe. More malty however. Bananas, cloves etc of a typical hefe.

Taste: Bigger hefe. Again, more malts. More spice. Oranges, cloves, bananas.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Kind of fizzy for the style. Medium carbonation with a medium body. Ends dry.

Overall, it wasn't too much different from the regular, but it was a pretty decent hefe.

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Photo of kbutler1
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft. Poured into a pint glass a cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger foamy, white head. Fruity aroma of orange, banana, spice, and clove. Medium mouthfeel. Nice flavors that is domintaed mostly by the banana ester notes and orange. For 7.3% the abv doesn’t shoaw as much or really at all as you would expect. Malty sweet start. Spice in the back end.

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Photo of ccrida
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the Town Hall, Double Hefe is cloudy dark gold with a darker core and an off-white tight head leaving decent lace.

Smell is a bit on the sweet side, a little banana, not nearly as estery or classic as their regular hefe, which I just had.

Taste is a bit more estery, with the clove coming on stronger here, the spice accentuated by the alcohol. which is clean and adds little character otherwise. Some cereal, but really not a robustly flavored brew, mostly the clove esters.

Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly light bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, it's got some definitive hefe character, but it otherwise pretty clean, smooth, and fairly restrained. I wouldn't guess the cranked up ABV, it would easily pass for a regular hefe, just not a good or complex as their regular one, which is world class.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice and murky. Cream colored, vanilla tinged, drab lemon yellow appearance. Big and full crop of rocky white head caps the top. Lacing is bountiful. The aroma is effing perfect. Chock full of yeast and bread and dough and pepper, lemon, cinnamon, fruity esters and phenolics, etc....Best nose I've experienced on a hefe. The flavor is as full and rich as the nose. Great doughy yeast base. Cinnamon bread. Lemon pepper. Phenolic in a good way. (Not in a chemical way.) Vanilla and clove. Lemon tanginess and wheat spiciness. Slight alcohol is noted, but hidden nicely under all of the other complexities. Creamy texture. Medium-full body. Very refreshing. Great, great hefe. Double hefe. Whatever....

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Photo of ZAP
3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark cloudy gold....small white head....cloves and bananas on the nose...slight weizenbock aroma too...nice....the taste is pretty sharp on the overrides the banana and clove flavor....mouthfeel is creamy but sharply alcoholic...

I commend this place for having the sack to try new styles and beers like this, but one of these is enough for me....The alcohol is sharp and very apparent...this tastes like a couple of shots of vodka were added to it...interestingly enough the mouthfeel on this is pretty cream...definitelty more of a banana taste than clove...Worth trying...just doesn't blow my socks off like some of their other beers...

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Photo of ADR
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub...

A cumulonimbus of hazy, rolling action, better than watching a lava lamp. Big 1/2 inch pale head of frosty foam, laces in nice de-constructing sheets. Spicy and yeasty aroma, slight unripe peach. Esters are reserved but staunch, smooth and suggestive of banana, lemon oil, and breadfruit. Flavor is well accompanied by yeasty aromas. Starts and finishes full, the mouthfeel and drinkability are this beer's best features. Not a huge Hefe fan myself, but this is a pretty great example.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap - Incredible cloudy haze of golden color, very thick, with a nice luscious frothy white head about a finger high and lace in curtains all over the glass. Smell is faint but present of lemon, orange, yeasty spice, cloves, and a bit of banana, needed to be a bit stronger on the nose. Taste is one mellow treat of hefe heaven, good amounts of lemon and orange, mellow but spritzy, with a nice zest of yeast and clove spice that balances well with a slight banana. Very refreshing and thick with flavor and body that speaks volumes of a great hefe. One excellent brew and enjoyable to the fullest degree, even hot summer degrees. Another Town Hall masterpiece IMO.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. a totally orange, fully opaque coloring, with a just-so whitish head atop. Aroma is far more impressive, absolutely swimming in citric zest, notes of lemon and orange, yeasty, fully flavorfull, a treat to drink into the nose!
As for flavor, all that and more! A good hefe weizen is smooth, zesty, yeasty, refreshing, and this is doubly so...thicker, perhaps, but ultimately rewarding with flavor! Fully fills the mouth and floods the senses.
Love my hefes, but a double hefe? Double the pleasure!
First sampled on the initial day of release, same as the previous BA reviewers, retasted today for this review. A most excellent drink, I can assure one and all!

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Photo of jeffboo
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A special release from the Brewpub 7/10/03. Hope to see this one on a regular summer basis.

Hefty, thick white head tops this nicely deep golden,thickly cloudy hefe. Aroma is pretty traditional with banana,clove and spicy yeast standing up and sweet malt beckoning from the backroom. The flavors follow through for hefe lovers and double bock lovers- the solid sweet malt base is perfect for the spicy yeast with banana,clove, and vanilla flavors. It's very full bodied but it hides the alcohol making you feel like you're drinking a regular hefe and wanting more, it's a hefe meal deal. Easy to drink but very satisfying as an after dinner beer. Delicious......It's described by the brewer as a golden Weizenbock.

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Double Hefe from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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