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Tumaltuous Rare - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Tumaltuous RareTumaltuous Rare

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very good

15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 50
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maximum12 on 02-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Tumaltuous aged in an Eagle Rare whiskey barrel.
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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 50
Reviews by tewaris:
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4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ABV? Served in a 10 oz chalice like glass. Expectedly hazy with a small off white head that refuses to go away. Aroma is loads of bourbon and malt upfront, with some wheat making thorough. Later on it starts to smell a lot more wheat-y. I can tell right away that this is going to be very very smooth.

Has plenty of dates, figs and dried apricot notes in aroma and especially in the taste; and an excellent bourbon character. Faint tartness, from wheat I assume. Layers upon layers of harmonious notes... every whiff and every sip is a delight.

Not too bitter, not too sweet and definitely not too tart, this is not an intense beer by any means... just an incredibly balanced, complex, and smooth strong ale that I am very glad to have had. Love it!

look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Schlais
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of bishopdc0
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of deebo
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap as part of barrel week at TH. My first experience with a wheat wine.

A-Hazy and a really ugly ruddy brown with a ring of white. Not a pretty brew.

S-Sweet aromas of honey and vanilla dominate. Hints of alcohol.

T-Similar to smell lots of sweetness carried with a significant malt bill. Definitely a little different from a barley wine but still in the same realm given the overall experience.

M-Light bodied with a medium/high carbonation zing. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable but not overwhelming.

O-Definitely a sipper, heavy on the palate after a few drinks. The sweetness with flavors of honey vanilla and wheat come through nicely.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a 10 oz. Chalice glass.

Appearance: A very cloudy amber orange/gold with a moderate amount of bubbles and a decent one finger of white head that sticks for a while and fades into a thin layer. Decent lacing on the glass.

Smell: A big aroma of bourbon jumps out with some oak and vanilla. Sweet wheat grains and pale malts with hints of caramel. Also some nice hints of citrus orange along with some earthy hops in the background. Bourbon and wheat stand out the most here.

Taste: Starts fairly sweet with a nice taste of wheat grains and sweet malts along with some citrus orange. Midway down the bourbon takes over and stays through the finish. Nice notes of vanilla and oak. Light hints of herbal hops towards the finish. The bourbon and wheat blends really well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Somewhat sticky. Very smooth with very little alcohol felt.

Overall: A very solid barrel aged beer. The bourbon flavors and wheat grains blend perfectly. Not too sweet or boozy.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of largadeer
2.94/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear pale amber body topped a thin head that dissipates quickly. Smells primarily of booze and sugary malt. Toffee, bourbon, a little coconut. Alcohol is dominant and harsh. Palate is a little better; still extremely boozy and sharp with a slightly thin body, but it has some decent flavors of caramel, pear and red apple. Finishes oaky, tannic, very boozy. This one was a bit messy compared to the others in the series.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of sendsilk
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a hazed orange color with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and honey. Good bourbon aroma, plenty of vanilla, and some oak. Actually a touch of hops in the background. Sweet sugar/malt flavors dominate. Heavy on the caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. As with the nose, lots of bourbon and vanilla with a light oak flavor.

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Photo of Beerdregs
4.92/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Barrel aged tap version. Says that it is aged in eagle rare whisky barrels.

A: Has a opaque orange appearance with minimal white head.

S: Strong bourbon aroma with. This is mainly all my nose can perceive though I can sense that there is some sweetness here.

T: Caramel sweetness with strong bourbon flavor. I don't know my bourbon well so I can't give a good critique of the bourbon itself but this does seem to pick up more of the oak tannins from the barrel as opposed to other BA beers I've had. I can't taste any flavoring hops but I do pick up some bitterness on the back of the tongue after 4 or 5 sips.

M: Smooth like the whisky barrels its aged in. There is some alc. burn here but its pleasant and helps to round out the flavors.

O: I love wheatwine! Especially this one! Keep cranking out these great beers Mr. Hoops!

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of herman77
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of zeledonia
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub. Since Czar Jack wasn't pouring, I consoled myself with this.

Smell is a bit boozy, rather grainy, and slightly sweet. A hint of dark fruit and a touch of bourbon. Lots of subtle aromas dancing around, but surprisingly faint for a big barrel-aged beer.

Robust golden honey wheat flavor, followed by a smooth bourbon lift in the back end. Pleasantly grainy, with a lots of light fluffy wheat. A bit of cherry in the background. The bourbon flavor blends really well with the rest of the beer, complementing rather than overpowering it. Not boozy at all here.

Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, weighty but not syrupy, with a smooth soft finish. Nice medium carbonation.

Very tasty. A mellow, sweet wheatwine with lots of mid-palate flavor. This is a flavorful, potent beer, and really well integrated. Their two 2012 beers aged in Eagle Rare barrels (this and Buffalo Bock) have been quite good.

Side note: don't know why Town Hall's been pouring their barrel-aged beers so cold. Had to let it warm up for a while, then it was much more enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of HopHead84
2.55/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2


Bottle shared by Andrew. Thanks!

A: Orangish yellow with a fizzy white head. Nice color.

S: A blast of bourbon and alcohol fumes. Brown sugar blends with vanilla and caramel.

T: Harsh and boozy. It makes my mouth hurt. Barrel phenolics, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, and more booze. Moderate earthy bitterness. Brash and boozy finish.

M: Medium body with upper low carbonation. Thin and hot.

Overall: Some nice barrel notes but pretty harsh and boozy. A nice follow-up to an infected bottle of Czar Jack.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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Tumaltuous Rare from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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