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Tumaltuous Rare - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Tumaltuous RareTumaltuous Rare

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BA SCORE
89
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 8
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:
Tumaltuous aged in an Eagle Rare whiskey barrel.

(Beer added by: maximum12 on 02-25-2012)
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HopHead84

California

2.48/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

7/7/2012

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 15:05:43 | More by HopHead84
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

01-08-2013 22:30:08 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

2.95/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 17:09:27 | More by largadeer
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sendsilk

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19%

06-11-2012 05:01:59 | More by sendsilk
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19%

04-20-2013 22:32:17 | More by doucmehu
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billab914

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes from our Town Hall tasting. 2012 vintage poured from a750ml bottle. Amber in color with a thin frothy head to it. Nice lacing to it.

The barrel flavors are pretty reserved in it. I get more of a hoppy bitterness to it with the wheat malts playing a pretty big role as well. I get some notes of apricots to it as well. It's a decent enough smelling wheat wine but the barrel aging didn't seem to add anything besides some brown sugar sweetness, which didn't seem to compliment the wheat malts all that well.

I get a little more of a oak and vanilla out of the barrel aging in the taste. Wheat malts are bold and good for the style. The finish thankfully brings out some bitter hops helping to balance it out a little. The barrel aging was disappointing in it though.

The mouthfeel was on the thinner side with moderate carbonation. Overall, it was somewhat of a disappointing beer given that I had high expectations. The barrel flavor was very light and what was there just didn't compliment the wheat malts very well. The sweetness of the bourbon and wheat malts together just didn't work all that well for me. It was a decent beer, but not an outstanding one.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 11:07:37 | More by billab914
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Schlais

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-30-2012 23:04:06 | More by Schlais
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-02-2013 21:47:11 | More by Rhettroactive
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-12-2012 01:49:33 | More by seeswo
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-18-2013 07:17:20 | More by beernads
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deebo

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2012 03:19:19 | More by deebo
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claaark13

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-11-2012 22:13:14 | More by claaark13
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josephwa

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-24-2013 00:57:29 | More by josephwa
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-12-2014 02:21:03 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

11-13-2013 21:13:07 | More by mmulebarn
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-11-2013 00:33:48 | More by XmnwildX12
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sbricker

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-22-2012 14:20:35 | More by sbricker
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks AsianZero!

A - Pours a orange/yellow color, white head, spotty lace.

S - Bourbon, sugary sweetness, coconut, fruity, oak. A decent mix of sweetness, booze, and oak. Not quite as good as the versions I've had before, but still a decent nose.

T - Burnt sugary malts, caramel, fruity sweetness, booze, oak. Just about spot-on with the nose, although perhaps a bit more booze and sweetness while the oak takes a back seat. The finish is fruity sweetness and bourbon.

M - Medium to full body, light carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A nice BA treatment from TH, but didn't really blow me out of the water. I'm a fan of the style, and I think the right amount of barrel can do a Wheatwine some good, which I think this did. I would have again, but wouldn't go crazy trading for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 16:11:32 | More by Sean9689
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the February 23rd release at Town Hall in a 10 oz. goblet.

Pour is a light, breezy orange/yellow hybrid, very still & quiet. Nose is a slipdash of bourbon, mild sweetness.

Tumaltuous Rare is in rarefied company during the barrel-aged week & doesn’t quite live up to its storied brethren of years past. Big bundle of sweet malts, distant caramel, & a big dose of barrel sum this one up; it does get better as it warms, simple but tasty. As with every beer this week, though, ridiculously easy to sip.

Clearly in the minority of homers around the bar (they all found it orgasmic), I found this to be a good, solid effort; love to see more barrel-aged wheatwines in the future. Good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2012 22:18:30 | More by maximum12
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle supplied by Mike (AgentZero). Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

A - Big white foam settles to a big-bubbled cap, thick collar, and spotty lace. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Lots of barrel and whiskey presence (like the rest of these MTH releases). Underneath there's some fruity yeast, wheat and bready malts, and a touch of stone fruit.

T - Taste is more balanced, with caramel, wheat, fruity notes, honey, and other typical wheatwine flavors. There's a good amount of whiskey and barrel, but it's fairly well-integrated.

M - Medium-full body, toasty and dry texture, tannic finish, medium-low carbonation. Well-hidden alcohol, which seems to be consistent across this lineup.

D - I don't generally like wheatwines, but this was fairly enjoyable and slowly won me over as it warmed up. In any case, it had the best balance, integration, and subtlety of the new releases.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 16:13:38 | More by MasterSki
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-27-2013 07:40:53 | More by jaminjohnson
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-16-2012 03:18:05 | More by surlytheduff
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-26-2013 07:47:09 | More by sacrelicio
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-04-2012 03:41:27 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 18:06:46 | More by womencantsail
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Tumaltuous Rare from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.