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Town Hall Haystack English Summer Ale

Town Hall Haystack English Summer Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Tap. Clear gold color with a small white head. Nice, spotty lacing left on the glass. Floral aroma with some lemongrass appearing as well. Slightly soapy, but not at all overwhelming like potpourri. Taste is floral hops, lemongrass, slight sweet wheat character, and soapy towards the finish. Light grassy, crisp finish with minimal bitterness. Light body, easy to drink, and delicious for an English pale ale. No where near as malt forward as I’m accustomed to for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2008
On tap at Town Hall. Pours a mostly translucent golden with some orange notes and a medium creamy white head that left some lacing. Aroma of mixed citrus notes, orange, cereal grains, lightly grassy, very fresh and hoppy nose, doughy and floral. Flavor was a nice mix of the same. Doughy, wheat and cereal grains on the malt side. But with a heavy does of flavoring hops to give it a nice crisp floral/grassy/citrus flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Straw pour tall white dense head nice lace 4 Very aromatic fresh grass hops I’d guess this was dry hopped over a very light grain... 1dim but appetising 8 Pal is thin well carb 2 Grass hop prominant flavor some lt citrus over some stale grain jints of some light fruits 5 Ick.. Smells so good tastes so blah 10

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Draft on 8/2/07. Golden yellow appearance. Doughy biscuit with some honey and fruit taste. A bit of spiciness. Floral hops. Tangy and easy to drink, but nothing really stands out here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Creamy yellow appearance with little clarity. Summer peaches with cream and bananas on the nose. Fragrant. Brisk wheat leads the flavor with a declarative dry kick. This beginning has a definite sprucy hop disposition. Light and amiably fruity throughout, and given to flourishes of wet, fresh grasses and herbs. Can’t let it get too warm – it shows hints at times of its vaguely sugary frontiers. Palate is very bright and zesty, never conceding too much to this imposing sweetness. A different and classy take on wheat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Cloudy light orange body with snow white head. Apricot and grainy malt on the nose with hints of lemon. Body dominated by a bitter grainy taste that was a little disappointing given the fruity nose, but refreshing nonetheless. Some of the fruit makes a brief appearance in the mid palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a light golden color, with just a hint of haze. Topped by half an inch of creamy white foam, this beer had decent head retention and surprisingly good lacing. Mild biscuit malt and lemongrass in the aroma. Mild biscuit malt flavor, with cereal grain, honey, and a touch of caramel. Also mild fruitiness – mainly apple and a hint of lemony citrus. Light body, good carbonation, finishes dry and clean, almost lager-like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2005
On-tap at the brewpub: Modest blurry straw gold color with a small white cap of tight froth. Lacing decorates the glass well in snowflaked webby patterns. Aroma is of a Pilsner/Kolsch mix, pale malts, bready, grassy, tiny bit sweet, fruity, and candyish, wheat centered with a light floral hop addition. Quite crisp and relaxing. Took a while to evolve; its a bit light at first, but as it sits it gains some nutritionistic values and heightening. Nice taster with broad and well based pale malt and wheat malt play. A nudge sweet and fruity with a wheatish snap with a firm grassy edge to its corners balancing out to a floral Pilsner-like zip and malting with light spices into the finish. Very well rounded and extensive with long lasting breadish spicy malts. The wheat is the mainstay at first, then the Pilsner malts and character take over for a fantastic little grassy spiced finish. Feel is a medium to light body with a simple carbonation and slippery tone. Nearly perfect for the style as its very straight forward and easy going with only a slight emptyness to its overall front and middle. Quick drinker. Floats right down and could easily be quaffed from a growler or from a seat at the pub; take your pick. A great summer brew from TH.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Dark gold color with a medium head. Dry hay aroma, fitting for the name. I found it more bitter than everyone else apparently did. There’s a bit of a wheat base with a fairly substantial bitterness on top of it. Some of the typical floral tastes, but otherwise it seemed like just some bitterness. Different and not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1180) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Gold in color. Doughy taste with wheat as the main ingredient. Small head with good lace. A pretty good wheat beer, even though this isn’t my favorite style.


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