Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A smoked Hefe from Minnesnowta. Very, very good! Reminds me of the Schlenkerla smoked wheat, and that is high praise indeed. I wish there was a brewpub near me serving a smoked hefe.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whitish shade of a cloudy yellow, very strange lookin' color, with a puffy white head that fades to a small skim and lots of thin patchy lace thats drippy. Smell has a great yeasty grab right of the bat with the smokey senses of smoked bacon and has a frothy easy malt backing and sweetish wheat with some banana and lemon notes and very light clove. Taste has lightly sour lemon-like tendencies, the smokey sense is there but in a subdued mix in with some of the airy light malts and wheat sweetness, some banana floats around, touch of clove and spice. Clean, fresh, slightly sharp, nearly full bodied with a wheaty light texture in its feel, quite lively and refreshing. One of my favorites that I kept going back for during the Autumn Brew Review to help beat the heat. Good stuff, very drinkable and easy going, soothing hefe.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On my first stab at this unique and wonderful ale, I gulped too quick and totally missed the smoke character. "What-a-weizen?" Lesson learned, that concentration is key!
A cloudy yellow color, with a tight, yet fluffy white collar of foam.
Aroma, mellow and citric, not yet giving off the smoke factor.
Down the lips, smoooth, yet tantalizingly tasty and hearty, too. Then the smoke effect becomes discernible, asserts itself and shines on the palate, slowly, but surely rising to prominence on the flavor profile. Curls up in the mouth, the teeth, the gums, gets all up in there. Goes down very smooth, with a full and invigorating flavor.
Smoke is subtle, but lingers on the palate and never quite leaves. Not the first time I was surprised by a Town Hall brew, and destined to not be the last.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice cloudy straw color, with maybe an inch of nearly white foam. Decent lace. Moderate smoke in the aroma, but seriously, you might have to look for it.
The base beer is sweet and wheat. Good amount of clove and light to moderate smoke. Having said that, I find it smokier than last yearís. That is a good thing.
Medium bodied, and quite smooth. The only thing that I didnít like is that they served it with a *fricking* lemon wedge.
No. No. No. No. No!!!!
Not as good as the version that I tried at the GABF 2002.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
MABR-Wheaty smoky aroma with the flavor being much the same with a nice smoked after taste that doesn't get to harsh but is very light.This was a very good brew i just wished i lived in minneapolis again so i could enjoy more of this brewery's fine brews.
ElGaucho (2140) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clearly banana aroma, with some wheat. Murky, cloudy, milk-yellow. Small head. Doesnt' have the orange hue most hefe's have. A burst of flavor. Tart and carbonated with Belgian white notes. Pretty good overall, though overly carbonated. Good flavor and enjoyable.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very cloudy yellow with a medium head that melts away in a few minutes. Aroma is pretty standard for a hefe: wheat and citrus. It his kind of a dusty hint at first... the smoke? The taste is an odd mix. The wheat and lemon are definitely there, but the smoke seemed to take the form of Saaz hops from a pils. It wasnít smoke so much as it was dust. Also has a kind of bitter and tart hit on the palate. There are quite a few things going on with this beer and Iím not sure how many of them are good. Itís interesting, but not near the top of my list.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy Honey Coloring. Good Head. Fruit and Wheat Aroma. Tasted Like a Hefe With Decent Amounts of Citrus and Wheat. Also a smokey flavor imbedded throughout. Iím new to smoked beers, but donít think I care for it. Definitly Distinctive and Worth Trying but not perhaps a Favored Beer.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy light aroma. Wheat plus smoked fish aroma, has orangey notes as well. Slightly soapy, charcoaly flavor. Clove notes, too. OK.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smoked hefeweizen? What? Medium hued and slightly dirty orange yellow cloudy body. Creamy white ring of head around the glass. Charcoal-hefeweizen aroma. Fizzy palate. Smokiness adds an unpleasant stale smokey component.