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AmeriBelg Pale Ale | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by feloniousmonk on 07-09-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of kbutler1
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Pint pours a a clear golden color with a 1 finger white head. The smell is initially the belgian yeast aroma followed by some hops. Sitting outside wasn't very conducive to getting a good aroma. The taste is very straight forward in that it is not a complex beer by any means. Belgian upfront followed by the smooth transition to the hoppy pale ale characteristics. I was hoping this would have been more belgian to be honest. Not bad but also not a huge standout.

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Photo of jera1350
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A golden color with a minimal head and a bit of lacing around the glass.

Huge floral nose with belgian yeast. Like a hibiscus flower.

Starts similar to the nose. Belgian yeast and hibiscus and lavender flowers. Then comes the moderately bitter hops to add some bitterness. Crisp and floral at the same time. Pretty unique.

Smooth and medium bodied, nothing else really to report.

Drinks nicely. I could do a couple of these. A nice unique example of a pale ale. The floral character of this is both unique and interesting. Worth a shot if you are into belgian pales.

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Photo of tempest
3.01/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Had a 10oz pour at the brewpub. I'm going to have to disagree with Monk's review below, as this is one of the few Town Hall beers I've ever not enjoyed. Fresh and cold from the tap, the hops and yeast character combine to make a soapy lavender character. When I really think about the flavors I can tell the citrus hops apart from the spicy yeast notes, and as it warms, the artificial soapy notes start to fade (though not completely). The sum here just isn't as good as the parts. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a Town Hall beer this little.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Town Hall AmeriBelg IPA

Amarillo & Columbus hops, I believe, Trappist Belgian yeast, 60 IBUs, 5.7% abv.

Clear, amber-hued appearance, slim white head.

Aroma: spice, fruity esters, bubblegum. sweet and funky, apricot, and melon. Enticing, and uplifting.

taste: flavors found in aroma flood the mouth, blast the palate, prickly peach, peppery hops, tropical fruit mixed with uniquely Belgian weirdness. Deliciously weird. MMmmmm. Quintessential American pale ale, as Town Hall does so well, with a twisted dose of Belgian yeast to funk it all up.

Delicious. Almost indescribably delicious, so unique a concoction. Or not. "Rumor" has it that this beer was inspired by Mr. Hoops' tasting of Flying Dog's Raging Bitch Belgian IPA, one of my favorites among this new "style", such as it is.

Hoops almost apologizes for the merely 60 IBUs, explaining that the Belgian yeast would impart so much flavor it would compensate for the sparse bitterness. He needn't have worried about any failing, this is a knockout hit. I can toss this entire growler back with particular aplomb. Won't do it, though. Must save some happiness for tomorrow.

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AmeriBelg Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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