Eight (8) Wiezenbock | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by feloniousmonk on 10-30-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.72/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed on December 2, 2005. On tap at the brewpub. Murky apple and orange brown pour, with no head, but an opalescent film. Lucious malty wheat and lemon; classic, but deep and sweet with brown sugar. Really full of hexane, but backed with a gentle sourness that I somewhat seek in this style. Sweet and clingy. Finish is strong with some alcohol with some rounding background. Lacks some of the toothy chewiness that I like in the style.

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Photo of ZAP
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love Weizenbocks and this is a dandy...amber color....great nose of bananas, pepper, sweet chocolate...yeasty aroma...

Body is medium..a little sticky...slides down easy though...easy drinking....ABV pretty hidden....taste is sweet bananas covered in milk chocolate...some good borwn sugary-ness....also a hint of fruitiness (dark fruits) and yeastiness...

Right up there with the best of the best for this style. I'm impressed once again...

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Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A bock lover's delight on cask.

A dark ruby red with a short head. While the head and lacing aren't much. This beer is gorgeous.

Smells faintly like a wine. Sweet with a little bite to it. Tastes is a strong malt profile, that is properly balanced, that is sweet around the edges.

Very smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation as kind of expected, but I'd still like a tad more for this one.

Drinkability, at least for me, isn't so great on this one. I had no problem sipping down the 10 ounce glass, but one was definately enough.

Probably the finest bock of any sort I've had to date. Get it while you can!

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown with a very small fast fading head. Served in a 10 ounce glass.

Smell: Banana and spices, alcohol and a slight toastiness. Also some fruitiness and a little raisin. A dark rich beer, that has an ABV that is definitely noticable.

Taste: The taste reflects many of the elements from the smell, smooth banana and raisin, toasty and full. Some spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Good, with a nice alcohol tingle on the way down. Body is full enough, and is fairly slick.

Drinkability: Another winner from Town Hall, not the best example of the style, but very drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Sammy
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was labelled as "8" and "Hefe Weizen" by the brewery. Cheers to Tavernjef for sending. My second home run with this brewery in two at bats. A trip to the freezing city is being contemplated. Creamy mouthfeel. Intense complex flavour excellently malted. Barleywine appearance with an enormous retained head. Very satisfying.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice burgandy tone. Thin off white head leaves adequate amounts of lace. Great fresh yeast tones on the nose with doughy components checking in as well. Also some peppery spiciness and esters of banana. Love the aroma. The taste follows suit. This beer is so damn smooth for 8.2% you'd think it had the alcohol level of an ordinary. The flavor is full of yeast and dough and chocolate and roasted malt and pepper and banana and sweet cake and... Wow! This is really good. Mouthfeel is very agreeable. Some light phenolics check in. Body is about medium. I still can't believe how easy this is to drink for 8+%.

This is the first Weizenbock I've tried from Town Hall and DAMN if they didn't nail it!!

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Photo of tavernjef
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darkly glowing scarlet gem with a loosely puffed light brown capping. Thins out quickly to nothing but a super skinny collar. Very minimal lacing in drippy spottings.

Aroma is peppered with a yeasty spiced presence of floral ethanol.
Light background of toasted toffee and a pinch of mint. Takes a darker fruity turn as it warms bringing dates and figs.

Taste is eager in light malts that are of a darker realm in the fruity areas of the palate. Peppery areas grab the overall then dash away. Although will return later...Very tender and mildly set with a great length of character. Slippery front with light toasted toffee, middle is where the fruits become larger with dates, banana, raisin, and figs. Nice bready undercarriage. Very raisin bread-like but candyish coated with dark sugars. Lofty long finish with lightly drying floral yeast and spice fading into one lovingly warm warmth. Tiny nuances of cinnamon, mint, and peppered candy sneak into the warming areas as it finishes. Challengingly complex and changing.

Feel is medium bodied and lightly spiced and peppery with yeast. Very smooth and lightly creamy with a very delicate carbonation and calming malt base. Mildly sugar coated and spiced throughout and one very welcome warming finish.

A very nice brew. A hard style to keep from going in all sorts of directions. This seems very distinguished and well made. More will be needed as its drinkability is quite fine and pleasantly warming.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8th Anniversary for Town Hall, time for a new one-time beer to celebrate, and this time it's a weizenbock. Hooray for celebrations!

Dark amber hue, nearly a crimson color, short-lived head in the glass...

Aroma is sweet, wheaty, hints of banana and spices, very lively and up;lifting, I like it, I like it...elevating, almost...quite nice.

Taste: Fruity and tasty, a big leap on the palate, then smooth and delicious, very mild-mannered texture, but not shy, not light, not afraid of flooding the mouth with flavor...which it does, to a degree.
I can drink this all night long, but not everyone can, it is an acquired taste...one I prefer, of course, and while it could be better, this is an excellent execution.

This makes an admirable addition to the Anniversary canon, but some may find it wanting, and they are those that demand perfection in every endeavor and shock-and-awe around every corner...there's plenty of that in so many other offerings from these folks, that it seems ridiculous to expect that of them contantly. Especially since it seems that they've covered nearly every style you can name, and made a few up along the way!

So, Happy 8th Town Hall, I'll enjoy this weizenbock while I may, ...then get back into my hop jones, man!

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Eight (8) Wiezenbock from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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