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French Oak Aged Foolish - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 3
Avg: 4.45
pDev: 1.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bighuge on 10-24-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is the "Foolish" Quadrupel aged in a French Oak Barrel that previously held Red Wine.
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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 3
Photo of ZAP
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Regal amber color...sweet fruity nose (peaches, sweet dark berries), perfumey..some oak as well.

Taste is sweet rich Belgian maltiness, vanilla/butterscotch, sweet ripe peaches, some oak woodiness....very sweet.

Rich and full bodied...medium carbonation.

A real treat...MH shows off his versatility with this one.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dusky velvet hue, large, puffy, off-white head...

Aroma, smooth and lively, creamy and delightful...mild toffee notes, some fruit...nice.

Chocolate hits the tongue first, mingled with dark fruit. Second gulp: dates and prunes, and raisins, mixed with spice and deeper dimensions, some maple, leather, cherries. Quite tasty.

Quite a unique flavor profile, but undeniably delicious. The French oak did well, imparting a sophisticated feel. Much fruitier than the original quad, more mellow...but, whoa, 10.5%, hey, now...

...more cherry shines through as I drink, a hint of chocolate, but it's a beautiful blend, yes, indeed...

very smooth, and ridiculously flavorful. An incredibly gorgeous beer to enjoy on Election Night '06!

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Photo of Bighuge
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear mahogany. Nice size light beige head. It sticks around for a little. Lace is spotty in nature. The aroma is very, very nice. Sweet red wine, port, cherries, vanilla and oak, light alcohol and some caramel. This beer really offers a nice marriage of flavors. When I first heard about it, I thought it sounded like a great idea. What better beer to put into a Red Wine French Oak barrel than a Quad. I'm not a big wine guy, but the wine notes really add a nice dimension to the overall landscape of this beer. Sweet, juicy red wine (almost port like) characteristics mix with the fruitiness and spiciness of the Belgian Quad to form a delicious concoction. And let's not forget the dry, oaky wood tones that add another layer of complexity. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overbearing. It compliments rather nicely actually.

Town Hall has done some amazing barrel brews, and this is right up there as one of my faves. Top 5 or so. (Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout was probably my favorite, with these all close behind: French Oak Old Ale, Honey Oak Wee Heavy, CZAR Jack Imperial Stout and Oak Aged Grand Cru).

Still to come...another Barrel Aged Town Hall goodie. Beam Aged Twisted Reality.

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French Oak Aged Foolish from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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