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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7877) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Tap at the brewpub. Pours rich brown with a tiny white head. Sweet malt on the nose. Sweet flavor with some raisin and orange peel notes. Decent balance between hops and malt. Nice oily texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7945) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5565) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Keg @ Town Hall. Deep Amber, small head. Nose of raisin bread and fruit skin. Caramelized banana. Roasty, dry, boozy flavor profile. Toasted brown bread. Plum spread. Some toffee sweetness. Full body, sort of oily.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Dark red brown with a small head. Berry and pepper nose. Sweet malty flavor. Really opens up and shows its depth after 20 minutes or so.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1063) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Growler, courtesy dchmela. Pours a mostly clear, dark reddish amber color and topped by a small, smooth head of beige colored foam that settles to a thin film and leaving random spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is based in sweet caramel, brown sugar, and bready malts to go along with some dark fruits, spices, and some vanilla to smooth things out. The flavor follows suit with the bready malts, dark fruits, caramel, and some balancing earthen hop bitterness. The alcohol comes through a bit on the finish as well. Medium bodied, smooth, with moderate carbonation and a sweet finish with some alcohol warmth. Fairly straight forward, but solid brew either way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Oaky red appearance lacking any head. Aroma reveals only a muted pulse of lemon water at first. Eventually, wild rice and honey with a maple wood density. Earthy. Flutters of raspberries and strawberries in the cracks of a dirty peat malt body. Alcohol is present in moments of nail polish or fruit liqueur sting, alongside a vague, persistent oak barrel suggestion. Full-bodied and somewhat intensely rendered palate. Worth it.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4 or 5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Consumed on 6-20-15. Pours a very nice maroon with an amber hue. Beige head. Looks good. Plum, caramel, and raspberry scents. Fruity flavor matches the fruity aroma. Malty taste. Medium to full body. Lively in the palate. Not my preferred style of beer but good for what it is.


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