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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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(after a lengthy history of bocks)...The monks used to make it very sweet, and less strong, today brewers usually ferment the sugars more completely, leaving a stronger and less sweet beer. Our Liberator is brewed in a way that combines the old way with the new. It is fairly strong, but not as strong as some, and yet is still sweet to the taste.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2004
eh. one of the few sub-par beers crafted at town hall. i drank this in the midst of a dopplebock rating frenzy... but am rating this a month later. super malty, thick palate, but astringent and strangely sweet. definitely a beer that's difficult to drink more than one pint of.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Dark brown. No head. Lacks the caramel flavor I like but was very sweet with malt flavor. Heavy. Not like any other bock I have had. A decent effort.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Color is a deep dark coppery/mahogany with a miniscule tannish head and no lace. Aroma is fruity with subdued plum and dark cherry, solid sweet malt nose with a bit of roastiness and toffee to it as well. Taste is malty sweet and mild of dark hard candies favoring dark cherry, plum , and raisin, a touch of cloying toffee sweetness resides across the finish with light dry roasty touches. A nice treat to behold, nothing to strong; quite clean, mild, and calming flavors abound with a pleasing malt profile. Feel is about medium with a bit of a thin start but gradually builds into a chewy and sweet smoothness thats lightly creamy the whole way through. A very easy drinker due to its calmer tones in character and isn't overly bold or strong. I could easily sit back with a few of these, a solid doppelbock.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2207) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Sweet, somewhat faint berry aroma(raspberries, loganberries). Dark, ruby red color. Think, off-white head. Good lace. Creamy, decent alcohol mouthfeel. Alternate commercial description says, "...flavorful lager beer that tastes of maple and caramel." There is no mention of berries, which on second whiff indicates that I had mis-identified a maple, caramel aroma as berry-like. Flavor is a little too malty &, unlike most Town Hall beers I have had, is not exceptional. Overall, a good beer that would be warming after a couple. Some hop zing noticeable in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Clear, deep reddish appearance, with a creamy tan head that fails to last, though impressive at first. Aroma: super-malty, toffee flavors greet the nose immediately, chocolatey, sweetness abounding. Taste: again, malt in ample supply, rich, tasty, somewhat fruity, as well. Caramel tones dominate, and it tastes like a liquid candy bar, flooding the palate with bright flavors, leaving plenty to chew on in the palate. Textue is decent, body medium, with a long, sweet, tasty finish. Hops are largely absent from these affairs, but have been ably replaced, and not too terribly missed. They've crafted a very approachable doppelbock, with little alcoholic sting, big, but not overwhelming taste, and, as usual for Town Hall, supreme drinkability.


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