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Strong Ale - American
Ranked #71
Ranked #8,579
4.25 | pDev: 4.47%
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a slight hazed golden hay color with a white head
S-tart fruit white grapes oak and wood smells hints of lemon and honey
T- tart fruit oak and wheat first a boozy taste with barrel it finishes with tart white grape wine
M-tart and dry with BA and booze well carbonated
O-very good i likes the way the wood/oak mixed with this ale and finished sweet and tart with nice wine tastes

Apr 21, 2014
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a Town Hall chalice glass.

Appearance: Color is a very hazy golden orange. Lots of bubbles and a big three finger off white head which slowly fades. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A fairly sweet and tart barrel forward aroma. Big upfront barrel presence with hints of oak and wood. Red wine hints of sour and tart grapes along with some hints of vinegar and tannins. Also some hints of cherry, apple, and lemon. Sweet hints of honey and candied sugar. Malt and wheat with hints of grains, straw, yeast, caramel, and cracker. Scent of booze is noticeable as well. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a sweet, tart, and fairly boozy wine barrel forward taste. Big barrel presence with upfront notes of oak and wood. Red wine tasting notes of sour grapes with some tannin, vinegar, and acidic notes. Fruit notes of apple, cherry, and slight lemon. Sweet notes of honey from the base beer along with some light candied sugar. Pale malt with notes of grains, wheat, straw, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Tart, juicy, and fairly drying on the finish. Some booze heat is felt but its still fairly smooth.

Overall: A pretty good wine aged brew. The tart and acidic red wine notes blend well with the sweetness of the base honey ale.

Apr 18, 2014
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mothman from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Large off white head. Color is a hazed burnt copper gold.

Flavor profile: very complex. Tons of wine flavors. A lot of grapes and tannins. Apple cider vinegar. Honey. Oak. Lemon tartness. Some caramel malt mixed in with some candied sugar.

Mouthfeel: a bit of tartness, but overall smooth. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall, a very fine beer. I like how much the wine showed in this beer. Very drinkable. I could have a lot of this!

Apr 15, 2014
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KarlHungus from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

(Re-review 5/11/18, original score 4.75)

Look: gold, small head but adequate lacing for a barrel-aged beer. Aroma: mead, metheglin, lavender, roses, crysanthemum, all imposed over artisan honey. Taste: mead but drier than the aroma, more flower bed, some oak tannins in the background. Finish: brief honey sweetness with some light but lingering oak. Mouthfeel: full bodied cut by high carbonation. Comments: my first impressions were correct. This is a fantastic beer in all its meadiness.

Apr 15, 2014
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