Spring Wheat | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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3.97 w/ 4 ratings

Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ADR on 04-10-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of tavernjef
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub - Moderately shaded cloud of gold, big fluffy off-white cap with lots of lacing in webby globs.

Aroma of snappy fresh wheat. Nice and fruity with a slight bready tang; super fresh with touches of orange peel zest pokes in at the late end of some sniffs.

Super nice taster. Take a hefty hefe and toss out the overwhelming sharp yeast tones, spice of clove or corriander, throw in to replace it, more wheat malt...and whammo...you get this amazingly yummy brew. Wheat. Wheat. Wheat! Wheat all over the place. Super fresh and snappy wheat flavors at the forefront. Nice controlled tang of fresh bread and light fruity lemon-like aspects. Nicely coated and fairly full bodied with a finely placed creamyness and a substantially incredible hold of wheat flavor and snap. Finish mingles with fruity zests of orange peels and chucks of lemon candy. Again, take the spice and yeasty sharpness of a hefe out and add more wheat. Gumballhead may have a close cousin here in MN I think.

I really enjoyed this beer, I didn't want it to stop, it was amazingly thick and clean with just the right amount of citrus zip and fruity tang. I slowed down and appreciated its magnificence more then usual for a such a clean taster so it may be more drinkable then what I'm hinting to. But either way, this stuff was nice and I'll be getting some more very soon. Hope it sticks around long enough.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazed golden appeance. Thin white head leaves ample lacing down my glass. Nice steady streams of CO2 surface at a moderate clip. The aroma is of lemon zest, citrus, orange and tangy wheat. Great aroma. Flavor followssuit. Tangy, lemony, citric, spicy... This almost seems like a cross between a nice wit and a hefe. Interesting to be sure. And refreshing. The mouthfeel is nicely charged and prickly and the body is about medium.

Wheat Beer #1 for the year is a go.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear, pale golden color, full, chalk-white head, frim and lasting.
Aroma: soft hops, drizzled with lemon and flowers, delicate fruit and spice.
Taste: very clean, bordering on dry, with an pleasant, subtle flavor. The aim with this one was a witbier without so much of the orange and coriander. I think that was well accomplished.
Light bodied, with a sly, citric finish that fades gently. Goes down sooo smoothly!
this will please those who want an easy drinker, with just enough taste but not too much,... fruity brew afficianados, and wheat beer fanatics can rejoice while this one is on tap. A session brew, and a thirst quencher, as well.

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

On tap at the brewpub...

Hazy gold appearance, nice pale white head that leaves attractive laces of webs and fat dots. Slightly musty aroma, more distinctive yeast than some, slightly low on esters. Light bodied on the tongue, gets heavier at the close. Interesting, a definite lemon and slight Wit sense seems to take hold early (this is a sort of hybrid brew, using Belgian yeast and lemon rind but no coriander or orange). What happens in the middle doesn't work for me so well, the yeast and wheat beer clove impression sort of combine to give a sort of vegetable stew flavor, a little damp and cardboard ridden. This kind of builds and lingers in the aftertaste. A unique take and a cool idea, but not that good for me.

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Spring Wheat from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 4 ratings
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