Harvester Jim | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kbutler1 on 02-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of jrallen34
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mike for deciding after NOTLA it was a good idea to open this and Port Odin. Drank from some glass, spilled multiple times on Mike's carpet... A clearish brown, hints of amber. An off white head, ok retention and lacing... The aroma is ok nothing special but a bit unique. A brown ale backbone with some dark fruits, oak, and whiskey... The taste is more of the same of the nose, some sour notes which are interesting, but also shows off vinous... I was pretty hammered and I thought there was to much alcohol and after a few sips not too enjoyable. This is a rare MTH miss.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cheers to BCGabbo for sending this my way in a trde.

A - Brwnish red beer with a famy white head that faded t a random ring. Little bit of lace.

S - A brown ale with a bit of oak and some wine-like qualities. Somewhat fruity taste. This is kind of an odd combination, kind of wonder if I just prefer a straight, solid brown ale over this, but the barrel aging does make it a bit more interesting.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

D - This is okay, but actually kind of hard to get down even at this ABV. It's okay, but nothing I'd ever seek out again.

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Photo of shir0043
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a sick child in the hospital the entire barrel age week but had some GREAT friends and co-workers pick me up a few growlers, including this one.

Growler split with my wife on Fat Tuesday.

This was a difficult beer to review because it was very unexpected. Going into this beer I imagined a beer similar to rocky's revenge. Instead, this beer was a combination of a brown ale, oak/bourbon aged beer, and a sour. This beer definitely grew on me throughout the session. At first, a C. By then end, a strong A-. I would love to drink this again.

Appearance: Good head that disappears quickly, decent lacing. When held to the light, it was a dark amber

Smell: Oak first, then sour, bourbon, and malts

Taste: Lots of oak up front, followed by sour, finished with nice familiar brown ale taste. Its strange how much sour this beer has. Almost like they added brett. Its very nice but very unexpected. The biggest disappointment is the lack of Maple or Wild Rice flavour which is why I really wanted to try this beer.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Great and great. I could drink this all night long.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to AgentZero for procuring this one. Served in...uh, I don't remember.

A - Finger of white foam that settles to a thick collar, splotches of lace, and some wispy haze on top. Transparent ruby brown body.

S - Oak, a hint of Jim Beam, a light tart apple note that I get occasionally from barrel-aged beers. Slightly vinous as well. There's a typical brown ale in the periphery somewhere.

T - Barrel flavors, hint of whiskey, caramel malt, multi-grain bread and dough, and a kind of strange lightly sour finish. It's a solid barrel-aged brown ale.

M - Medium body, medium-low carbonation, dry tannic finish. Some alcohol warmth which is a surprise considering the lower ABV.

D - This gets tough to drink after a while. Not a bad beer, but not a particularly great one either. I think the barrels could have been put to better use elsewhere.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Poured into a 10oz tulip glass a clear, dark mahogany color with a slight tan head that collars around the glass. My first impression on smelling this is that it has a tinge of sourness to it, in a good way! Caramel, brown sugar, slight oak, and green apple as well. Oddly enough I get a pepper note as well. Medium mouthfeel. Slight sweet start with apple and caramel with a touch of booze flavors. The mild sourness in the aroma also comes through in the flavor as well. An interesting beer. Lingering ever so slight sour and Jim notes. As it warms the Jim Beam comes out a little stronger. No lace on this one.

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Harvester Jim from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
3.61 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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