Alpine Pedaler | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by feloniousmonk on 01-19-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by BrewMaster:
Photo of BrewMaster
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright red color with a creamy off white head. The beer leaves very nice lacing on the side of the pint glass as it is consumed.

Smell: Sweet candy sugar, floral notes, ginger.

Taste: Very sweet and rich with Belgian yeast flavor. Candy sweetness paired with ginger, honey, and rosewater flavors. Very light and refreshing with a clean sweet taste.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and clean, faint clean water feel to the end of it.

Drinkability: I liked this beer a lot. The sweet ginger flavor made it slightly non-traditional for a Belgian pale ale, but nonetheless it was quite tasty and refreshing.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CultureJamMN
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper in color, a little hazy, but not cloudy at all. head was minimal, and faded fast.

The hops and the malt are weaving in and out, but neither is taking the lead on the smell. the fruit aromas, as feloniousmonk said are numerous, lending to the sweet smell.

This brew is creamy but finsihes crisp, tastes are much like the smells, good balance.

A little thin on the mouthfeel, but maybe that's the style. I would have liked it just a bit thicker.

This beer is light and crisp and well balanced, very drinkable. You could put down 2 pints of this easily.

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Photo of hanco005
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler into a pint glass…but not all at once

A—reddish, copper color, very clear with about ½ inch head that quickly disappears

S---sweet and somewhat nutty, I smell sunflower seeds, nice blend of fruits, but can’t make them out specifically, brown sugar as well, maybe?

T—sweet, not getting the sunflower seeds that I smelled, but getting many fruit flavors, nice malt and hops flavors weaved together, neither is too strong, finishes dry

M—crisp and clean, a little thinner than I expected

D—another winner from MTH. I will finish the growler tonight and return for another if it is still available.

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Photo of tavernjef
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright and clear orange with a small off-white foam unlasting to a skinny collar. Lacing is loose and drippy with very minimal spotting deciding to stick.

Aroma is clean and yeasty sweet with sugared fruit candy and nice floral notes. Has a finely tuned wheat malt snappyness within its sweet side adding a bit of fresh bread dough.

Taste is clean and crispy with a well rounded pale wheat malt base bringing in a doughy center thats surrounded by a light sugared candy goodness. Topical floral hop notes dance to and fro. Drys out daintifully with a feathery flower petal texture.

Feel is clean and crisp, crunchy almost at first, carbonation is fairly active but the malt plays out well here rounding it out with a doughy sweetness thats ever forward within its quenchingly easy medium body. An easy going Belgian styled brew with a subtle course of flavor and action that can tend to grow on you. A well crafted little treat.

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Photo of ZAP
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one didn't do much for me...thin...lacking in flavor...lacking in aroma...lacking in Belgian qualities...not sure what they were after on this one but it's pretty bland...nothing horrible about it, but with so many other incredible beers from the brewery this is one I will not revisit.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear copper body. Moderate amounts of small beaded carbonation surface at a decent clip. Thin off white head dissipates quickly, leaving behind a slight rimming. Lace comes in moderate quantities.

Aroma: Yeasty, musty, raisiny, bready and a little banana character as well. Ginger too. And Cinnamon.

Taste: Bready and biscuity malt base. Some estery goodness of pears and bananas. A little pepper. Fairly dry finish. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Finely carbonated. Light prickle on the tongue. Alcohol notes are minimal. And the body seems to be about medium, tops.

Drinkability. Good. A growler won't be much of a problem. It's tasty and goes down with ease.

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Photo of alexgash
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden yellow/copper body. Small, persistent froth of whitish to off-white head. Belgian inspired aroma of Belgian yeast, light spice (ginger, vanilla). Bready, light wheat malt. Light fruit notes, vanilla, a dash of pepper. Nice, inoffensive. Wheaty feel, a touch of vanilla in the finish. Not bad, but will be lost among all the great beers at Town Hall.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Called a Belgian Amber by the pub, and I have little information on the ingredients, production, abv, etcetera...guess I could've checked, asked, read, inquired...coulda, woulda, shoulda,...let's move on...

Clear, crimson coloration, nearly coppery, with a short, disappearing head.

Aroma of apples, pears, cherries, a multitude of fruits, malt more than hops, but very evenly played, clean, and sweet, but not the cloying kind. Nearly candyish.

Taste: Creamy, smooth, easy gliding off the tongue and down the throat. Zips right along. Light bodied, almost too thin for my taste, though. Crisp, and dry, with a particularly delicate fruit flavor. Very easy to drink. Light finish, but very tasty.

This one is in a league of it's own, I think, for it surely doesn't remind me of anything else I've ever tried. I keep wanting it to be more "Belgian" i the yeast, the spice, the funk, but it features none of that. The name, and certain hints in the email regarding this release had me wondering if was a stab at a style like New Belgium's Fat Tire Amber Ale. Not even close, but that's not a problem. I can't think of anything to compare this to, actually, but it tastes so good, and drinks so easy, what's the problem? It's just a real nice beer, and another very special creation from Town Hall.

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Alpine Pedaler from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 8 ratings