Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Immy for sharing his gift from Santa. Amber brew with a foamy head. High, high hoppy bitter WOW, sweet fruity flavor with a gentle warmth. good.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler, thanks Immy. Clear golden color with small white head. I like this combo of a Belgian strong ale and IPA it has the qualitys of both.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from my Secret Santa - thanks, whoever you are! Clear gold with a small white head. Nose is sweet and spicy, lots of fruit. As the description says, this is along the lines of a Houblon, but with a different take. This is more of a hopped up BSA than an amalgam. Still, very tasty sweet and spicy orange with tropical fruit lurking underneath. Excellent.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Breight clear golden. Very peachy hoppy aroma , some childrens tylenol, and some very spicy and estery belgian yeast character. Inviting. Firm but nice bitterness. Nice body, some heft, but light on the tongue. Well constructed, and perfectly designed, it just doesn’t quite have the same zing and intangibles as something along the lines of the Chouffe double IPA, though for me the bar was pretty high. This is done right in many many ways, and perhaps suffers only due to comparison to a world class beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler: Poured a hazy glowing orange color with a small off-white head. The aroma was sweet and spicey. Notes of sugar and pears with a yeasty character mixed in. The flavor was sweet, yeasty, malty and spicey. Semi-dry finish with a moderately bitter finish.
waolsen (1370) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. golden. tyhin head. mild yeast and fruit aroma. spicy body. big yeast. slight bitterness in finish. very flavorful.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Town Hall beers have always been one of two things to me. Consistently well crafted or an interesting mix of flavours. This would easily classify as both. Fittign for an anniversary beer I think Don’t take that as though I don’t dig this beer...because I do! Golden colour with a touch of orange. Fractional head on the pour, but nothing that sticks around. There seems to be some citrus aromas mostly, light and not astringent, like oranges and not like lemons. There is a hint of banana in there and I beleive I decect a hint of clove. What’s a belgian inspired beer without some clove??? The first thing that stands out in this is the sticky PNW IPA flavour with a follow-up of hops. The difference is, the sweetness isn’t so much malty as it is sugary. After a mild hop hit the beer follows with a very belgian flavour complete with some spices, more clove I think and some other stuff, banana possibly. They did a great job with this one...melding some great flavours into a great tasting beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden color with bubbly white head that left plenty of lace. Strong fruity aroma full of banana, clove, grape, and flowery hops. Lots of clove flavor accented by white wine, black pepper, and banana. Full bodied and very sweet on the tongue.
Stine (1657) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 Served in a tulip glass, colored a hazy gold with a thick raft of white foam. Caramel, lemon pepper, and orange rind aromas. Hops resins hiding beneath a dense surface of belgian candy sugars and sour pear sparklers, tasting of pineapple and grapefruit in the finish. The belgian character certainly dominates. Interesting.
badgerben (4608) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lovely tulip of golden elixer with a pretty thick head of bubbly foam. Strong hop aroma and taste. The hops taste primarily like English and German/Czech hops, not the raging citrus cavalcade I usually find in IIPAs. A little out of balance perhaps (not much of a malt presence), but a pretty tasty anniversary ale.