As I was preparing for last week’s one-two punch of winter storms I found Great hall Hefe from Pegasus City Brewery.
Poured from a twelve once can into a pint glass. Great hall Hefe is a dark straw color. One finger of head formed on the top and dissipated quickly with very little lacing. The aromas of banana, minor clove, a little touch of citrus, and maybe a hint of grain.
The Taste of Great Hall Hefe
This hefeweizen has all of the typical taste of that style of beer. It is heavy on the banana with undercurrents of citrus and spices. Even though the head dissipated quickly, Great Hall is well carbonated. This creates more mouthfeel and a sturdier body. The low IBU really shows, it is not overly sweet.
“Our German-style Hefeweizen, named after the Hall of State in the esplanade at Fair Park, was designed with more body, a slightly sweet finish, and an emphasis on banana over clove. Subtle citrus note rounds out the flavor of this heady wheat ale.”
Founded by three friends in 2016, Pegasus City Brewery opened the doors of its operation in early 2017. The three friends have a slogan and defining principle that they call “porch approved”. This harkings back to the days of home brewing and developing recipes that they would share with neighbors from their porches in the Cedars neighborhood. If the neighbors liked the beer, they knew they were on the right track.
Opinion of Great Hall Hefe
I like this hefeweizen. It is not a traditional hefeweizen it is sweeter than most but not overly sweet. I really like the way Pegasus City has brought the fruit more forward over the spices. Hefeweisen has been one of my favorite styles of beer since I lived in Germany. This beer page homage to the traditional flavors but with a twist. II will say if you are a German Beir purest, you may not like this.
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