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Spring | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Spring

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Added by feloniousmonk on 04-27-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Bighuge
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden. The healthy sized ivory white head fizzes away to a thin film rather quickly. Lace is spotty. Fresh doughy aroma with some flowery notes and just a bit of maple sweetness on the nose as well. Doughy and biscuity malts are the backbone. Hops impart a slight dryness to the beer and a slight bitterness. Delicate flower tones are detectable. Chamomille?? Some sugary sweetness too. Spritzy mouthfeel. Medium-low body. Maybe medium. Easy drinker.

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Photo of TastyTaste
2.7/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Looks like a pale ale, with a medium copper color, but looks can be deceiving. Not much head lingers.

Smell: Like a wheat beer with a little yeast and citrus edge.

Taste: Funky. Very funky. The wheatiness is evident and welcome, but when the chamomile is factored in it gives the beer a somewhat rotten citrus flavor. Not really my favorite of the style. I don't get much from the maple, but this isn't one of my favorite from TH.

Drinkability: I like the experimentation, the results are a little off, however.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Tap at the brewpub: Fairly clear pale golden yellow. Tall, firm, and steady head of white foam that lasts and lasts. Most lacing sticks in bigger spots and patches with a few strings flaying out.

Aroma is of orange/peach chamomille tea with a slight pale yet clean sweetened malt background. Its actually quite fragrent and herbally sweet, it just comes across a bit one-dimensional.

Taste is more of the same, with a sweet tea-like fruityness of peach, apple, orange, and a tender herbal hint thats reminiscent of mint, dried grass, wheat grain, and rosemary. Maple is thin and entering just before the finish where it slowly fades leaving more of the herbs and flowers texturizing the finish with a glimmer of leafy hops.

Feel is firm and smooth with a decently adequate carbonation thats tender and quick within a light/medium body. The well-rounded nature of the overall is malty with subtle plys of texture gathering breezes of the herbs and flowery things throughout its duration.

A favorably light and steady little brew to quaff for "Spring", tasty enough, yet a tad boring and one dimensional.

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Photo of dfried
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I didn't get very creative in my rating of this beer, which is fitting because this beer isn't very creative. The appearance is average, it's not cloudy, but not completely clear, not quite a golden color, but more of a off yellow with a thin white head. The smell is very herbal as is the taste, lacking in any floral hops. I couldn't tell it was made with maple syrup until I read it the next day, but that provides a decent sweetness to the beer, but the herbal tea like flavor from the chamomille is a little too much for me. I get how it matches spring, and its light so you would think the drinkability would be pretty high, but I have had two of them back to back on two separate occasions now, and both times I have found myself wanting something more interseting after that.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.07/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"An unfiltered American ale that celebrates the coming of the spring season. Light German Pilsen malt fermented with clean American yeast offers a mild flavor profile that lends itself well to the delicate flavors in a beer. Thinking of Spring in Minnesota brought the idea of hazy sun, maple sap running , flowers blooming just to name a few. This herbal beer offers all of the above mentioned components of the season. The malt used gave a yellow/orange hue, non-filtration gave it just a bit of haze. Locally produced maple syrup was used in place of raw sap, and the flower of the caalming chamomille plant offered of subtle flowery aroma and a zesty sweet, spicy flavor finish..."

That's what they say...how's it taste? Let's pull a glass close for an examination...

immediately, I notice differences in this glass from a growler than I did at the pub yesterday. Thee look is amber/ dusky and clear. I guess you could say yellow/orange...No haze, though, and no head. ( A second pour gave some head, but it died shortly.)

Aroma is herbal and lightly sweet, definitely tea-like. Bright and slightly citric.

Taste: Mild and mellow, if you made me stick to 2 words. The herbal component gives a wheat-like texture that I like. Maple gives just enough sweetness and flavor, without really tasting of maple.

Body is light to medium. Smooth and refreshing. Superb drinkability, but those of us yearning for hops will find this lacking, although that is by design.

For what it is, this ale is excellent. Relaxing, satisfying, and unique. A fine tonic for washing away the troubles of the day, while enjoying a beautiful spring afternoon.

I could imagine it going down supremely easy, but after my first pint, I went for a Masala Mama, hungry for hops. This is easy to please, though, if you're searching for refreshment.

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Spring from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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