The Gobbler 2009 | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by younger35 on 11-24-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by Mistofminn:
Photo of Mistofminn
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm usually very good about logging reviews immediately, but when it comes to Town Hall they change their beers so often that I fall behind. Here is my backlog of napkin reviews stuffed in the back of my desk drawer.

No date, but was on the same napkin as my Odin review, around Thanksgiving.

Amber in color with two fingers of white head. 3.5

Blueberries up front, subtle bready malts in background. 3.5

Blueberries more subtle here, maltieness comes out, not much hop characters. 3.5

Medium body, heavier than I thought. Light carbonation. 3.5

Drinkability is ok, nothing special. 3.5

Overall, I'm not a huge fan of Blueberries, so I wasn't overly impressed.

 667 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of dpnelson1978
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

64 oz. growler into glass pint.

$9.49 / ea.


S: Very light blueberry scent, not overpowering at all. No hop aroma to speak of, and a very faint roasted barley scent. Subtle and pleasant, but nothing special.

A: Clear brown body topped with a loose medium head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing and a very thin cover. Pretty standard appearance, nothing special. Would have liked a bigger head.

T: Nice blueberry on the inhale, subdued as it should be, acting as an enhancement rather that the main attraction. Bready backbone with very little hop character.

M: Light body with medium carbonation. Very crisp, dry finish.

D: Very sessionable beer that will appeal to a wide audience. Good down fast and has a very straight forward character that doesn't distract and isn't gimmicky.

O: Overall a very solid brew, and the first noncitrus fruit infused beer that I find palatable. Went well with turkey and as appreciated by my family of casual beer drinkers.

 977 characters

Photo of ZAP
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Brilliant amber color with a frothy off white head.

S-Sweet, fresh blueberries...some floral qualities....a little breadiness.

T-Blueberries are not as strong as the aroma but very flavorful. They add a dimension but do not dominate. The underlying APA proves to be the perfect vehicle for the blueberries to shine...the base is nothing extraordinary but has just enough of a light maltiness that the acidity of the blueberries plays perfectly with it and it blends into actually a thrist quenching style of beer.

M-Medium....quenching...easy drinking with a slight acidic finish. I love the lower ABV for this beer as it slides down way too quick..

DThis is how you use blueberry in a beer. One of the better blueberry beer I have had...

 744 characters

Photo of younger35
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Saturday, another quick trip down up to Town Hall for a few beers and football. Drank from a generic pint glass.

The Gobbler - annual Thanksgiving beer made w/ blueberry. 4.1%

Appearance- Pours a deep copper amber with a nice creamy one fingered off-white head. A thin cap and collar remain with tons of spotty lacing.
Smell- Lots of nice ripe and fruity blueberry that just permeates out of the beer. A touch of toasted malts with a just a light kiss of lemon zest. The blueberry really is a majority of the nose and it smells fresh and fruity.
Taste- Starts fairly malty with a slightly crisp toastiness. A touch of nut before a swift slap of citrusy hops jump in. Maybe some lemon peel and lemon grass as the blueberry works its way in. It's very light but seems to build in the finish. The aftertaste contains that blueberry along with a touch of toast. The blueberry isn't nearly as strong in the taste as in the nose.
Mouthfeel- Nice heavy feel with a touch of creaminess and light zippy carbonation.
Drinkability- I really enjoyed this beer. The blueberry is all over the nose but doesn't come through quite as much in the taste. It's a nice balance between everything. This brew would be with turkey dinner on Thanksgiving.

 1,258 characters

The Gobbler 2009 from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    No fake news here. Get real beer content delivered to your doorstep every month.