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Surreal Chemistry | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by feloniousmonk on 05-28-2013

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Photo of mothman
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pale clear yellow in color. White head. Good lace.

Reminds me of a dry pilsner. Grassy and bready. Biscuit flavors. Not very hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Clean with a light crispness. Ends clean.

Overall, this was easy to drink, but I would have like a few more hops. Still glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, apricot/amber coloration, slim white head.

Aroma: soft and citrus-y, with fruits aplenty.

Let's taste away! Tiny bursts of hoppy bitterness (or bitter hoppiness) pounce the palate, and buzz away, with all those fruity associations taking over and leading the charge. Medium-bodied, robust and emboldened with juicy fruit. Orange and mango. Bitterness never fades completely. Tasty, tasty stuff, downable and refreshing. I like this quite a bit. It would be better in the summer, though. April 5, and we're still not into spring, yet, for real.

I tried this new thing, that all the kids are doing of taking a photo of the menu instead of copying it down. (Once upon a time, there would be slips of paper with descriptions of the newest beer at MTHB floating about, and I would try to take one home for use in my reviews.) I won't, however, Instagram it, Vine it, or post it on Facebook. Just copy it here: "This unique beer has the malt and hops of a Czech-style Pilsner, but was fermented cool with an ale strain. Crisp, clean, bready, hoppy, and lager-like. 5.8% ABV."

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Surreal Chemistry from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
3.61 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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