Town Hall Crystal Weiss

Brewed by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
6% German Kristallweizen | 7 Ratings |
This Americanized “kristalweiss” beer was made with 45% wheat malt (hence, the name) with the rest filled out by German Vienna malt – much like the malt of our Hefe recipe. This is where any similarity ends, however. We hopped it as we would any single-hop pale ale – with a lot of American Crystal hops (again, the name). It was fermented with our house ale yeast – NOT a Germen Hefeweizen strain. You won’t get any spicy clove, bubblegum yeast character from this beer. Lastly, we filtered the beer to strip out the yeast and as much wheat haze as possible (which one wouldn’t do to any Hefeweizen) in the tradition of a “Kristal weiss” beer. The result is a refreshing, crisp hoppy wheat ale perfect for a warm, sunny day, or whatever kind of day June will give us.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
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