Chili Hefe | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
German hefeweizen aged with fresh pablano peppers.

Added by mothman on 10-19-2010

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Hopstout
4.5/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
3.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tucquan
3.29/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on 2011-11-18 at the brewery (from tasting notes)

A - Very hazy, dark-gold and red with almost no head or lace.

S - Holy cow. Massive smoke and green chile. Powerful. I'm not a fan of this as a beer aroma but it sure makes itself known. Scoring fairly high because it delivers as promised.

T - Pretty spicy with smoked green chile on the tongue and back of the throat. Not much else making itself known.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Smooth.

O - Interesting. Never had anything like it but I wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of fuzzcherry
2/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of Chriscrundwell12
3.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

10 oz pour on tap into a snifter.

A- No carbonation, cloudy, yellow brown color, no head.
S- Straight up chili and peppers upfront, really weird smelling beer, there are no notes of banana or clove that usually come from a Hefe, the peppers take over this beer completely, I’m kind of scared to try this one, that pepper aroma is so unusual coming out of a beer.
T- Wow, really surprised, the aroma was very off putting so I was expecting something similar in the taste, chili, pepper, awesome satisfying burn when it goes down not from the alcohol but from the peppers, I’m impressed, some smoked flavors come out, slight clove and banana.
M- Medium mouth feel, smooth drinking, carbonation is more apparent in the mouth feel, crisp finish.
O- I am impressed with what Town Hall has done with this beer, it does what is was intending to do, saying that I would say this is not a beer I would want to drink again, Im glad I tried it once but one glass is enough.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.16/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - An orange gold beer with a little bit of lace and stick left on the side.

S - Smells a lot like green peppers on top of sweet pale malts. Some good hefe notes in there as well, yeast, banana, clove, but the green peppers kind of dominate everything.

T - Tastes like it smells: a hefeweizen with green peppers. Just a tiny bit of heat on it. Peppers are a strange addition to the banana, clove, and yeast. It's interesting, but I wouldn't classify it as "good."

M - Good carbonation and appropriately bodied at lighter side of medium.

O - This wasn't hard to get down, but not something you could toss tons back of given the ABV. It's an interesting beer, but so much green pepper belongs more in a salad than in a beer. Not something I'd have again.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draft. Pours a slightly based amber color with zero head. Spicy chipotle aroma with a touch of smoke. Surpisingly sweet with an underlying heat from the chilis. Medium mouthfeel. The sweetness of this beer kind of throws it off. I would have prefered less sweetness and more heat in a chili beer. It's like drinking a spicy banana! Not terrible if you are looking for just a touch of spice. 5oz is for sure enough of this one.

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Photo of mothman
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a white head. Color is a hazed dull golden yellow. Has some active carbonation.

Aroma: A decent amount of peppers. This is spicy, but sweet. Bananas, cloves, peppers, salsa flavors, some bready malts, and some yeast.

Taste: Bazooka Joe bubble gum flavors. Hot peppers, but not spicy. Has a raw shrimp marinara cocktail saw taste to it. Very interesting beer.

Mouthfeel: bubbly and smooth. Medium to high amount of carbonation. Light to medium bodied. Ends with a pepper burn.

Overall, a very unique beer, but it isn't the most drinkable thing town hall has made. It isn't as hot and spicy as I wanted it to be.

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Chili Hefe from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 8 ratings