Twisted Trace | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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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: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Barrel Aged Barley Wine has never tasted so splendid. We changed to barrels from a different distillery because we were unhappy with the performance from the barrels we used before. Wow, that was the correct decision.

Added by tewaris on 02-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
170
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
7.5%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucular
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml growler dated January 20, 2016.
Medium brown body with thin cap that drops down to no head. Smells of caramel, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, deep oak, light dark fruits, and coconut. Taste is much the same. Premium bourbon, oak, caramel and toffee, and a hint of dark fruit presence. This beer really comes together nicely. Well balanced between the barrel notes and a rich dessert like malt profile. Not much going on for hops even though this is an american barleywine. A full bodied beer with low carbonation. Very smooth barrel aged barleywine. Honestly, Twisted Trace is the best beer coming out of the state of Minnesota. I knew this was a fantastic beer by reputation and after getting to try this beer it exceeded expectations. This is a World Class barrel aged barleywine brewed by Town Hall. Really pumped that I got the opportunity to see how it drinks as it did not disappoint. It overachieved in my opinion.

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4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am a sucker for Buffalo Trace barrel aged beers. No surprise here...I found this one delicious as can be. Great balance of hops and malt notes with this BW.

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4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TboneRN
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KillerJigger
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Town Hall, in a tulip. Great color and aroma. Dark amber color with minimal head. Smell is bourbon with that deep barley sweetness. Great barleywine. Top 5 in the world IMHO.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisterMike
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ebru
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josholson666
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of briguy93
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Devman171
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle share at Courtyard & Cellar for Toppling Goliath Mornin' Delight release!

32 oz Growler.

Very smooth. Very sweet. Dark brown in color. Very nice barleywine.

(B+)

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFizzinator
3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 version. On tap at town hall tap.
Served in a 12 oz town hall slim tulip this beer is had a beige head with some lacing on top of a murky tan/brown brew. Aromas are bourbon barrel with lots of oak and some sweet vanilla on top of more sweet malt. Smells like sweetness
Taste is more like a very heavy barrel aged English barleywine. No noticeable hops but lots of big malt character.
Mouthfeel is fairly big with a fair amount of boozy bite in the finish.
Overall- not a huge barleywine guy. This one is big on bourbon barrel character, with lots of sweet malt to take you home. A nice sipping brew.

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Twisted Trace from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.4 out of 5 based on 170 ratings.
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