Twisted Reality Barleywine | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

BA SCORE
90
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52 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States
townhallbrewery.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is our American style barley wine. It has a fair amount of hops and a big malt heart to balance out the alcohol, deliciously perfect for the cold winter months.

Added by feloniousmonk on 02-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Arrives in a snifter with a 2” cream colored foam cap with a very fine bead. The malt and fruit aromas are found on the palate with just the right mix of alcohol, hops, caramel, toffee, dark malt and dark fruit. Medium full body and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of KarlHungus
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(Re-reviewed 1/14/17, original score 4.0)
Arrives a amber-brown color. The head is small, lacing is minimal. The aroma is of molasses, toffee, nugat, and faint hints of oak. The taste is well balanced between the barrel and the barleywine. The caramel and vanilla of the barrel blend well with the toffee of the malt. The mouthfeel is full nodied with a chewy texture, and appropriately low carbonation. Overall, this is a really well made beer. I would drink it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler into an Old Engine Oil tulip. Major thanks to Chris for supplying this and its BA counterpart!

A: Clear, warm red-amber body with a solid cap of fine tan froth. Delicate lace. Nice.

S: Wow, that's hoppy. Pretty much nothing but pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruit hops. Pleasant, but disappointing for the style - I want some malt complexity, dammit!

T: Better here, with some toffee and marzipan giving depth to the serious fruity bitterness. Quite tasty.

M: Fairly full body with slow-developing carbonation that provides surprising frothiness. Ok.

O: I really enjoyed this beer, but I think I would have enjoyed it more as a less-malty DIPA or a more-malty Barleywine; as it is, it's stuck in the no-man's-land in between the styles, lacking a clear identity.

Cheers!

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Twisted Reality Barleywine from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.33 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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