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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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British style "Old Ale". Deep red in color with tons of malt goodness! Look for toffee, caramel, raisin, brown sugar, and deep berry tones just to name a few. Some call these ales mini Barley Wines, try it with rich foods. Truly a food loverís beer.
Ed. note - Town Hall brewer believes this is more of an English Strong than an Old Ale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8467) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
Pours deep opaque red on cask, huge white head. Aroma is nice and creamy caramel, chocolate and some english hops. Some tiny bits of hops at the beginning leads into caramel, chocolate, and some earthy malt finishes sweet and thick. Nice brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7701) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a very thin tan head that dissipates completely. Aroma has lots of bread and grain notes with a touch of underlying toffee. Flavor has sweet grains and toffee with a bit of caramel and a hint of bread.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7601) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Tap at Town Hall. Amber pour with a small dense head. Sweet malts, toffee, raisin, sweet brown sugar. Some bread. Palate is lighter to medium, clean. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Dark ruby color with a very thin head. Weak aroma of alcohol and malt. Big flavor! Lots of molasses, brown sugar and fruit. Slightly bitter. Fruity finish with some chocolate. Friggin good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Growler. Clear and dark, sporting a reddish-amber hue, the body sports a small, smooth cap of beige foam. Moderate lacing is primarily spotty in nature. Aromas start out with caramelized brown sugars and sweet bread crust malts, hinting also at stewed raisins and a little winter spice. Vanilla makes an appearance, and some mild, earthen hops do well to keep things somewhat in balance. Flavors largely follow suit, again very bready and malty, laden with caramelized sugars, dark bread, and some sugary dark fruits, all with a earthy hop counterpoint and some noticeable alcohol. Substantial in body and smooth, with moderate carbonation, the palate shows some boozy warmth and a sweet finish, but doesnít get to be overly hot or cloying. Overall, itís a solid brew. Maybe a little mundane, but well made nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2784) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Growler pour. Deep red pour with a thick off white head. Huge caramel, toffee and citrus hop aroma. Lots of toffee notes, great body with nice citrus hop bitterness poking through. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Dark ruby color with a strong sweet nose. The aroma had a raisin characteristic. Sweet malt body with raisin undertones. Almost a session barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Dark Red Color with Sandy Ring. Syrupy Malt, Strong English Hopped Aroma. Syrupy, almost Silky Mouthfeel. Medium to Heavy Bodied Brew...Sweet Barley, Heavily Laden with English Hops..Vinous. Hops Have a Musty Quality to Them in the Aftertaste. Unless Someone Was Told Otherwise, Hamlets was Printed as Being 9%. As Such, Pretty Darn Smooth and Still Served in a Pint Glass. Overall, Although itís Clear There are West Coast Hop Heads Working in Town Hall, This Was an Enjoyable Beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Forgot to copy the brewerís info this time...oopsy-daisy! And Andy said theyíd done this one before, but under a different name...I donít think so, canít find anything like it anywhere. In any case, it appeared out of the blue, with no fanfare when I visited Tuesday night, and now letís drink some! Deep magenta hue, slimmish head.... Sweetness in the nose, sweet, firm, distictly malty...dark fruits and minor caramel and toffee...a maltier affair, with plenty of British hops. Slick, good texture on the palate, toasty, caramel-y, then the mellow fruit, very sweet, but not too much so, well-balanced, indeed. Full-bodied, with plenty of trick and tickle on the tongue...a sweet and sassy affair...reminds me of Theakstonís Old Peculiar...not too strong, thick and malty, but terribly significant and dripping with flavor. Nearly candyish in the malty sweetness, I nearly think. King Caramel. So many good things going for it, itís tough not to love. Doesnít fit the season, but Iíve always got a hankering for a brew this good. I need to start a party, just to have an excuse to spread a beer this good around. Yum, yum, and once again, yum!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2010
Growler. Clear amber pour, good amount of carbonation and mild malty and subtle hop aroma. Flavor rings true to the desctription above, nice toffee and brown sugar, heavy malt and finished with dry plum and a tiny bit of heat. Really liked this one and might need to make another trip into the city for another growler.


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