Weizenbock | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KarlHungus on 11-22-2011

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 20
Photo of Bighuge
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This looks great. Beautiful murky mess with a glowing orange presence. Head is bubbly and dense and tan. Lacing is quite full. Very good nose. Bready, yeasty aroma of freshly baked bread. Slight pepper spiciness. Slight banana and a little chocolate. Flavor follows through in a big way. Way too easy to drink. Could be dangerous. Warm bready maltiness with mashed bananas, very slight clove, light chocolate and estery goodness. This is great.

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Photo of jera1350
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass a murky burnt orange with a thick cap of foam that leaves a few spots of lace.

The smell is all banana and clove. Big, fruity and mildly spicy. Smells very much like banana cream pie.

Oh yeah, the flavor is all banana and clove too. A little wheat in there, but it's nearly drowned out by the aforementioned flavors.

Chewy with creamy carbonation. Mediumish bodied.

A great example of the style. A very enjoyable beer that hides the alcohol extremely well. I would have this one again for sure.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a 10 oz. goblet glass.

Appearance: Deep brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Good lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: Big yeasty aroma with lots of banana and clove. Good hints of bready malts with hints of caramel and toffee. Coriander and pepper spices. Hint of citrus orange. Also some subtle earthy hops lingering around. A little bit of alcohol is the smell. Very forward with the banana and spices.

Taste: Like the smell leads, a very banana and spice forward bock. Lots of bready yeast with a big taste of banana and clove with some coriander and pepper spice. Caramel malts with a hint of toffee. A little bit of orange and some light earthy hops. Also a light hint of vanilla. Again very banana ester and spice forward.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and slick with a light kick from the alcohol. Still very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on the Weizenbock style. Very fruity but the sweetness is kept in check well by the spices.

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Photo of mothman
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beige head. Color is a caramel brown.

Aroma: wheat meet bock. Bananas, cloves, coriander and spice. Then caramel and chocolate malt. Awesome!

Taste: pretty much the nose but I taste cocoa now. I also get the raisins and vanilla. A decent amount of sweetness.

Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, this was a great take on the style. Tasted very German. Well done and enjoyable.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Town Hall Brewery. This beer arrives a cloudy amber-orange color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into moderate lacing. The aroma is of banana bread, and cloves. The taste is a bit more complex than the aroma. There are over ripe bananas, cloves, vanilla, and a hint of black pepper. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a chewy texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a really nice weizenbock that I will surely drink again given the opportunity.

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Photo of dogger6253
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, dark orange with about a quarter-inch light tan head. The beer lightens up around the sides of the glass - a slightly more yellow version of its hazy-self. The nose is mostly clove with banana hiding behind the very spicy aromas best described as a rich wheat bread.

There is a more subdued version of all the scents in their flavor versions - perhaps less bready and less spicy. There is a decent amount of booze qualities especially in the mouthfeel, sort of bourbon-like, but not quite: warm and oily and with bits of cocoa, vanilla and caramel tones layered in the background. As it warms, the beer gives off more of the banana and clove flavors.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery, served in a 10oz straight-sided tulip. This batch is listed at 8.1%.

Cloudy copper-tinged redwood liquid, nearly opaque with an off white collar and faint crust. Fine lacing, poor retention.

Soft wheat cereal aroma with a touch of fruit - pleasant but weak.

Pleasing fruit and malt on the palate. Clove emerges as the beer warms. Light tartness comes out mid-palate and a smooth wheat-filled finish leads into a final bite from the alcohol.

Creamy, rich mouth-feel with low but adequate carbonation.

A decent, slightly hot rendition of the style.

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Photo of ZAP
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An ok beer....not as much spicy clove impression some....pretty sweet....a lot of mashed overripe banana and a sweeter sugary feel...borders on cloying..not getting much of a dark cocoa impression either....very sticky and sweet....this is decent enough but just a little too one sided with the sweetness

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Weizenbock from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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