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Rubicon - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 5.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2007)
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-11-2013 00:30:10 | More by XmnwildX12
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-21-2012 03:37:41 | More by doucmehu
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Ragingbull

California

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber in color with a thin and wispy head. Fruity malt nose. The attack is smooth and very strong. The mouthfeel is thick and viscous. There is a sweet quality to the beer as it finishes. There are some characteristics that cause me to think of holiday warmer type of beers. There are subtle hints of earthy tones that help to assure the consumer that it is a "wheat wine." The earthy tones are much more wine like than beer like. Pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2009 04:23:30 | More by Ragingbull
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dogger6253

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The body is a sort of dark orange color, kind of like honey and orange juice. There's a thin ring of a head on top. After sitting a while, I notice the color started to change into more of a ruby red color. The lacing left behind was awesome, not any other way to describe it.

The smell of this beer is amazing, very pleasant with dates, raisins and grapes what come to mind. There's a sort of apricot quality going on too. Hints of cherries and a splash of alcohol finish off the nose. All of this rests atop of a wheaty base.

The flavor is there, lots going on, but it gets buried behind the alcohol to me. It's very yeasty with plums and grapes coming through and a tad bit of the raisin I smelled. The body is light and it's pretty heavily carbonated. Too bubbly and boozy for my taste, but overall a pretty good beer. I tried this several months ago and found the one I had last weekend to be much more developed, a little less sweet too.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2007 22:47:04 | More by dogger6253
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Barnyard yeasty...sour cherries

S-Deep copper....perfect white head...very regal appearance..

T-Interesting...nose leads you to think it will be sour/yeasty...but it begins with a smoother belgian malt impression...then a true array of different flavors...fruity like mangos and papaya....then a completely different flavor of anise/licorice...finishes surprisingly dry...alchoholic

M-Big ass body...very full bodied...definite sipper...this is a mighty beer

D-This is extremely complex and hard to put a finger on...certainly interesting and worth trying....not sure there are many belgan wheat wines being made these day (or ever)...

Serving type: growler

05-09-2007 04:31:04 | More by ZAP
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly tarnished bronze appearance. Good crop of frothy white head sits on top and leaves ample amounts of lace. Aroma is spicy and yeasty. Good combination. Black pepper spiciness with some doughy yeastiness. Taste is pretty thick and heavy and vinous. Sweet raisin bread overtones with some nice spicy underlyings. Nice yeast component to the beer. Estery in a good way. Spicy ethanol accents nicely and does not make the beer corrosive in the least. In fact, the octane level is well hidden, only making "cameo" like appearances once in a while. Some decent fruit like tones here as well. Tropical sorts like mango and pineapple. Body is pretty damn full. Slick mouthfeel with the carbonation checking in on the low side. This is a nice little, I mean, Big beer. An experiment gone right.

Serving type: growler

05-05-2007 04:08:29 | More by Bighuge
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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a somewhat hazy burgundy to copper with a half inch of head in a 10 oz pour, nice white cap and good lacing. The aroma is a subtle, but a good complex bit here, sweet fruits and hefty malting is apparent, as are fruity hops, slightly herbal perhaps, a noticable alcohol, pretty good. The taste is even beer. At first I though 3/4 Barleywine and 1/4 Belgian Strong/Wit, really creative here. The sweetness of malts comes through for sure, but more fruity, the hops more fruity, almost a tannic quality, nice warming alcohol, pretty damn tasty. The mouth is full and there is a slight carbonation thats just right, the warming alcohol is just right, this is simply a very delicious beer. I won a free growler the beer after, and man I wish I could've swindled a growler of this from them.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2007 03:51:37 | More by objectivemonkey
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"Wheat wines are a relatively new American beer style, similar in strength and bitterness to barleywines, yet lacking the deep color and hop flavor/ aroma. Brewed with over 50% wheat malt & over 100 IBUs to help balance the high alcohol and malt sweetness, it was fermented with Belgian yeast, two different types of Belgian candi sugar, raisins, & Grains of Paradise."


Dark amber color, clear, a brazen caramel, minimal head, ...

Lovely aroma, big and beautiful, full of fruit, cherries, and cognac, and ...wow, this is on fire! Alcoholic content really speaks up, here.

On the tongue, it's a complex and flavorful thing, sweet, fully flavored, big, grainy, wheaty texture...a damned intriguing brew, it is, and hard to compare to anything else.

what is a "wheat wine" beer? What is a Belgian Wheat wine? What the---?!?!?!
Who the --??% Huh...?%?*?)@?#$T>?!_+??

all I know is that pleasure and deliciousness follows the drinking of this lovely ale.
I drink it again, and the delicate fruit flavors again emerge, the apple and melon, and pear...maybe, mango, too, why not...it's a damn-tastic brew, it is

I keep drinkng, I keep liking.. gorgeous!

Serving type: growler

02-27-2007 08:47:20 | More by feloniousmonk
Rubicon from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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