Town Hall Eye of the Storm
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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American honey ale brewed using ten different honey varieties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
From a growler. Pours a almost syrupy golden straw, clear. White diminishing head, good skim and lacing. Aroma is very floral and sweet. The honey is very obvious. Flavor emphasizes the honey...lots of floral, some vanilla, some grass/straw. No bitterness. Finishes sweet. Syrupy on the tongue, carbonation makes it bearable. Alcohol is well hidden. Too sweet for my taste. If it were me, I would have added a good blast of bittering hops to back up the sweetness and flavors delivered by the honey. A decent beer, but I am very glad that I had many people to drink this growler with...one small glass was enough for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear yellow gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges and laced slight. Aroma had a combination of sweet grains, caramel and honey with a bit of underlying caramel. Flavor started with sweet grain, slight hay and growing honey that led to quite a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Pours clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is big complex honey, with notes of spices, oak, and vanilla. Taste is big honey up front, with definitely notes of there being many different floral/fruity types of honey. Sweet vanilla middle leads to a bitter spice and oak, with a slightly sweet finish. Nice brew, not too sweet, but complex and layered. Almost like a mix between mead and beer, no sign of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 Draft. On tap at Town Hall Tap. 12oz pour. Pours a light honey colored with a nice white 1 finger head. Very clear. Very clean aroma with only hints of light roast grain and sweetness from the honey. The taste is pretty sweet by not overly so with a nice balance of honey flavor and almost a very clean white grape almost like an ice wine. Medium/light mouhfeel. Nice lace on the glass. Overall, pretty sweet but not too sweet and the alcohol is pretty subtle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
On tap during the tour. Clear yellow in color with a small white head. Light aroma of grassy hops and sugary. Sweet vanilla, honey, and spicy. Prickly mouthfeel. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Hazy gold color with no head. A little wheat in the aroma and some lemongrass. Honey is by far the dominating flavor, almost to the point of it tasting like a mead. Solid lemon grass as well. A little straw and a floral hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Aroma was sweet and distinctly honey with enough alcohol coming through to let you know this was potent,taste came through almost as a mead,sweet nad smooth,pretty much a one trick pony but a nice desert brew to end our meal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Pour is a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and sugar with some added spice. Flavor is super heavy with a sweeness that does not overpower like you think it would but is just kind of there. After the swallow it leaves a nice spice on the tounge. This was quite tasty and usually i’m not a fan of beer with honey. This was almost like a mead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Eye of the Storm, 10th Anniversary Beer, 2007 10% alcohol, 10 varieties of honey. Slightly hazed orange coloring, slimmed white head. Aroma is sweetness and citrus, honey and orange...which blossoms where harvested here? 10 of them, we know, but what kinds are a mystery. Flowery, almost, but not quite perfumey...with a solid malt base behind. Quite intriquing and utterly unique. Taste: slick, and sweet, with a bold, big flavor. One of the fullest bodied of any honey ales I’ve ever had. There’s a tidy hop buzz going on on top, and just the right malt ballast below, but this tasty honey base makes this ever-so delicious. Supposedly 10% alcohol, for the 10 years of Town Hall, but I’m not feelin’ it...yet...no, wait...it’s starting to blaze! Is it an ale? Or a mead? Or a honeywine? Or...??? Not that I care, it’s just super-delicious in my book. Any time a brewer takes chances and comes up with some incredible new wrinkle in the folds of the beer style catalog, I’m on the cheering squad...but, only if it tastes as good as this! Big carbonation in the mouthfeel with this one, bristling along the tongue, who knows what hops are at use, but the honey is larger in the profile of this guy. Full-bodied, with a big, thick, nearly viscous mouthfeel. Dang, it’s good! Wish their bottling lines were ready in time for this one, it’s one to keep, and share, and have around for the good times and celebrations! Damn! Wow! Cool! Other! One! Word! Exhultations! Honestly, outside of Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch, I don’t think I’ve had any beer quite like this...and that one was far too thick and un-beer-like. This is so nice...it’s good enough to salute 10 years of great beers and plenty of innovation, too! Hats off to Pete and Mike and the whole crew, long may they wave!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Draft at Winterfest ’08. Honey is the pervasive element in the aroma. Honey beers never really wow me; I usually find them too sugary. Hazy gold body. Larger bubble ring. Not much head or lace. First taste reminds me of urinal patties. However, as it warms and as I get used to the idea that there are 10 varieties of honey melding together to create the flavor then it improves. Substantial alcohol and honey evoked the kamikaze at one point. As big a fan as I am of Town Hall and the vast majority of their beers, this one is just ok.

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