beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super clouded thick, nearly opaque, bright peachy yellow color. Small whitish cap sits loose and frothy. Lacing in strings and spots. The color is remarkably unique to look at up to the light. It generates an awesome glow even though it comes across as being thick as paint. A marvelously picturesque color!
Aroma has a pretty strong clove overlay which sits upon a steady wheat malt base with fresh lemon zip and slight banana.
Flavors are fine, but I keep getting the clove as a cleaning agent. It gets in the way for me, I canít quite get a good hold of the banana and lemon, which is there, but the spice takes away from it for me. I let this sit for awhile to see if maybe the warmth would help subdue the clove spice, but nope. It pretty much stays level throughout.
Feel is good, about right for a hefe, textured and fluffy carbonation, fizzy bits of sprite lemon zip and a whole bunch of clove spice everywhere within its medium body.
Perhaps too much of the clove for me, I like more of the underlying hints then a smack up side the head with the clove stuff in hefes. More banana too. Still, this probably might be more likable then Iím leading to believe. Definately better in quality then most of the brewpub hefeís Iíve had locally.
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Distinctively banana aroma (cloves?) Dark, cloudy yellow, almost orange. Small, off-white head. Diminishing. Excellent lace. Doesnít have the big, billowy head that most German weissbiers have, but still very attractive. Once again, this could be due to being served in a plastic cup on the patio and not in a weissbier glass. Flavor is strongly banana with some apricot notes. Wow! Very well made. These guys never cease to amaze. Cooling. Definitely does not need the lemon. Canít get much better than this for a Hefe. Even has a light hop profile. Maybe this is a little over carbonated and has a small head. Otherwise, tough to find flaws.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
yummmmmmmmy. this is what i look for in a hefe weizen. tasty. poundable. nice on the tongue. a GREAT hefe weizen. i'll rerate when i'm less wasted (maybe).
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: a very solid yellow, with a fine, sturdy white head. The tone is already being set here, for it perfectly hits all the right notes for a hefe weizen.
Aroma: big fat lemon, and I wish the server might have asked whether I needed the addition of a slice of said fruit. Probably out of sheer habit, the way one would be foolish to NOT serve a Corona with lime. The masses like, I don't. She merely tossed it out, after I did. The lemon looms so large, that the slice is overkill. Spicy, sparkling, zesty, uplifting, fresh, perfect.
Great weizen texture, too, lively play, decent hop showing, just-right malt spine. Creamy, tasty, refreshing, full-bodied.
Sweet fruity flavors persist all the way down the pint, which was fully enjoyed. A bright shining example of a hefe weizen. I'll try to take in more of these while summer lasts, and make the most of it!
Good job again, Town Hall!
JK (4862) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2003 Light orange and cloudy. Aroma of citrus and banana. Flavor begins sweet with citrus, then finishes pleasantly sour. Refreshing, a really good white.
argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy golden, minimla white head. Aroma is light clove with hint of banana. Taste has light clove up front, slight banana in the middle. Moderately sweet, slight lemon finish. Really a mild tasting beer, Light body.