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Beer Available At Hessen Haus (arranged by most recent)
Original Ritterguts Gose 93, Apostelbräu Dinkel Bock 67, Crispin Bird on a Wire 90, Tucher Kristall Weizen 45, Saku Rock 7, Saku Tume 46, Pinkus Münstersch Alt 48, Pinkus Hefe Weizen 37, Pinkus Pils 60, Augustiner Maximator 97, Weihenstephaner Pilsner 46, Ettaler Dunkles Weizen 43, Warsteiner Premium Alkoholfrei , Kulmbacher Mönchshof Kellerbier 66, Uerige Doppel Sticke 98, Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout 100, Lakefront New Grist Sorghum Beer 6, Haandbryggeriet Nissefar 96, Ayinger Weizen-Bock 98, Lindemans Apple (Pomme) 53
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adnielsen (325) Fort Collins, Colorado | April 8, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I fell in love with this place at first sight. A brass band, the best German beer list that I’ve seen in a restaurant (even surpassing anywhere I visited in Germany!), and good food. The one downside was that all tables were first come, first serve and most of the people were parked at their tables for the entire polka night. I would recommend getting there early if it’s polka night.
jcnielsen (138) Kansas City, Missouri | May 11, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I had a great time here. A unique german restaurant with an awesome selection of german beers. We came on polka night, so the place was packed. You should try to get there early if it is a Saturday night, because it was really busy, and most people were staying all night.
SledgeJr (106) Omaha, Nebraska | March 8, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This is a fine place to visit if you enjoy German Lagers vom fass. Beer served in half liters, maß, and boot. Fairly large place with good food as well. Great crowd when a live polka band is playing. Everyone sings along. The website usually lists what they are pouring. One block away from Court Avenue Brewing. Only bad thing is that they allow smoking. Bring your respirator with you.
theLBD (5) , | May 13, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good food, and great beer. Loved that they had my favorite wheats on tap
KAF (100) Coralville, Iowa | February 6, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fun German bar. Some nice German import selections on tap and boots available to drink them out of! Open seating and a good size bar to sit at with happy bartenders. The interior is styled after what I would imagine a German beer hall to look like.
cyclonematty (9) Iowa | February 26, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good german selection but other than that nothing special. Have done the "boot" a few times. Fun atmosphere.
artvandelay (2) Ames, Iowa | June 14, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Good atmosphere, good food, and most importantly good German beer. Service was friendly and somewhat knowledgeable. Food was very good--try the kraut--and reasonably priced! My only gripe is their draught selection, which seemed to be mostly weizens.
CanIHave4Beers (72) Des Moines, Iowa | December 31, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
The drunken d-bag factor is VERY high here, even for Des Moines. That said, this place has really bumped up the bottle selection in the last few months, Leipziger Gose, Uergie Alt, Celebrator, to name a few. plenty of other interesting stuff. The beer sells fast, particularly the lagers & pilsners, which is good news because this means you can auctually get a fresh german pilsner on tap. The staff is usually pretty awesome and most of them know the beers very well.
Probiere (46) Iowa | May 2, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
The few times I have been there, the crowd (as told to me by regulars) was way larger than usual. The place is total Bavarian biergarten kitsch, but fun if you’ve got a couple friends and just want to chill with the polka band. Again, though, this place seems to always be filled with barflies rather than beer folks, and it detracts from the atmosphere. You get the feeling that if happy hour were cheaper somewhere else, they and their night-on-the-town clothes would be gone. Selection is decent but tends towards the weizens, dorts, and pils. I’d really like to see them pouring Aventinus or Celebrator.
heemer77 (211) Urbandale, Iowa | June 12, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
I have been there a couple of times. The food has been decent. The service was good as well as the condition of the beers I tried on tap. The selection is good for the German style beers and the waitstaff knows the beer. I like that you can get a good pils on tap. A fun place to visit.
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