Roscommon Red | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

6 Ratings

Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by feloniousmonk on 03-17-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of BeerBuilder
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour to a clear reddish-brown color with a thick tan head that diminishes to a ring. It leaves spotty lacing when sipped down.

The aroma is biscuity upfront, with caramel malts, a touch of chocolate, peat, and cherry pie filling. Very nice aroma...complex.

The flavor is of caramel malts, with the biscuit and a bit of fruit.

It is medium in body and highly drinkable. Nice beer.

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Photo of hanco005
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a growler…I wrote this review as I drank the entire growler…each pint I poured seemed to yield something different.

A—clear reddish copper with a fizzy 2 inch head, which I didn’t expect seeing as it was from a growler, the head fades slowly, not much lacing is produced

S—faint caramel malts, biscuity, very, and I mean very, slight fruit, the aroma is very faint in this one,

T--mmmm! Caramel is dominate, mildly sweet, but not overpowering, mild bitterness, very tasty, a touch nutty.

M—smooth, medium bodied, nicely carbonated

D—another solid offering by MTH…I am starting to feel sorry for those who are unable to sample MTH’s goodness on a regular basis. This is a great red. I type this as I finish the last of my growler and could have several more pints…

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Photo of tavernjef
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On-cask at the brewpub: Gorgeously deep orange, a casked cloud at first, eventually clearing up to be quite clear. Pencil high cap of soft, super smoothed over ivory foam that stays forever and a day. Lacing cakes itself to the glass like a fine frosting.

Aroma is sweet with a fruity apple, bready thing with a nice sense of grains to it. Fresh and hearty with notes to floral hops, oats, and some nuts.

Taste is fairly broad in a sweet, bready malt with a favorable grain flavor thats super fresh and well rounded from the warmer temp. Soft and lightly chewy in a sweet breaded cereal tone of oats and barley with notes of apple and maple.

Feel is super smooth and full with a wondefully succulant texture just filling the palate with sublime warmth and bready sweetness.

Not quite the drinker as the tap version. However, the warmth, texture, and body isn't present anywhere except for the cask draught, making the cask version a much more fulfilling experience. The tap version didn't even come close to what I got out of the cask. Extraordinarily different between the two. So I recommend the cask side for this Irish Red.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful, brilliant deep crimson tone. Clarity is perfect. Thin beige head leaves some sporadic lace. Aroma has a nice blend of caramel, chocolate and peat. Maybe some ghostly cherry notes as well. Nicely subdued smokey tones on the palate blend with sweet caramel/toffee notes to give this beer a nice flavor profile. A little bit of roasted character and a nice dry finish. The mouthfeel's got some carbonation, but it's held in check nicely. The body is about medium, maybe medium-full. Jeff did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of ADR
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A growler filled from the tap, drank at home...

Fully dark burgundy copper color, clear. Tanish rising head of almost an inch, leaves small dots for lace on a pint glass. Fruity aroma, some cherry. Mouthfeel is lighter than medium, carbonation is lower. Mixture of flavors to begin with, a sweetened fruitiness mimicking the smell but accompanied by a slight papery sense to the malt that is reinforced in the back of the mouth and up the nasal passages. Slightly peppery at the close, but the hops are not stand out players in this brew. A decent beer, some small problems for me and not one of my personal favorites coming out from Town Hall.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear and thoroughly crimson color, in the appearance, with a flush, lush, creamy head...good enough, I say.
Aroma: fruity, malty, rather mild, but projects enough malt character to provide pleasure.
Taste: Smooth and sweet, malt-dominated, little hops, if any, rich and delicious, ...body is medium, finish is light, nutty, fruity, malt-rich.
A very easy drinking ale, and fully in the Irish Red style...note perfect, I think...tasty, and rewarding...quaffable, I can drink this and be long as there's no bagpiper playing "Danny Boy" right next to me...

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Roscommon Red from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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