robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yellow Coloring. No Head. I was reminded of an Apricot Ale.... This one could have been worse.
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Ugh. Light yellow color, no head. Little hop flavor. Basically water with yellow food coloring.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The TownHall Brewery has existed for 6 years, but I shied away from it until last year, for reasons only my therapist must know, and tonight, for the first time, I tried their lightest, easiest-going ale, Bright Spot. It's logo is a spotlight, perhaps an homage to the Southern Theater, around the corner, or to the space's former occupant, Dudley Rigg's Improv, site of Minneapolis' first espresso machine back in the '50's, or maybe the Theater in The Round down the road, or the Mixed Blood further down, or the U of M's Rarig Theater just a little further down apiece...
In any case, I must say, a mistake was made. Why did I waver from consuming this brew? It's much more flavorful than I ever imagined!
Appearance: a clear, bright golden color, short head.
Aroma: fruity (peach, apricot), sweet, lively, one I felt the need to linger over.
Blast of hops, soon mellowing, then dominated by fruity, apricotty flavor.
Light, but very tasty. Malt is sufficient, hops small, but unmissed. You want a tasty, yummy, fruity pale ale, this is it. I've had "apricot ales" before, and this is one that doesn't advertise it, but delivers more than you bargain for. I'll be back for more. I expected a mild ale, and received much more!
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
a non-beer drinkers beer. the worst of the lot at town hall. but, it's better than budweiser!
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
No aroma to speak of. Crispish and wheaty. Decent (rel.) yeast signature. Corny light and insignificant.
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2003
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 This is floral and fruity American wheat. Some sweetness, with herbal notes. Unfortunately ruined by a very unpleasant taste of yeast. Marketed as a mainstream beer.
argo0 (12433) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden body with minimla off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, slightly malty. Taste is grainy, mildly sweet, with a hint of graininess. Clearly an attempt at an accessible beer, but what you're left with is a poor lawnmower beer.
jazz88 (2625) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Light golden yellow. Aroma is slightly musty with some fruits. Crisp, dry, and easy to drink.
Nuffield (3899) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dusty and woody aroma/flavor combination, with a slight fruity finish in its rare finer moments. Almost a lager, when push comes to shove.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 22, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ahh, yes...the mandatory ’wuss beer’ that every brewpub must have. I like how they call it ’introductory’. The aroma wan’t too bad, a little spicy. Hint of ginger. Watery taste, some of the hope seemed a bit off-balance.