detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Cask! The bartender pulled a cloudy hazy frothy cascading golden orange brew and set it in fron of me. I put it side by side with a regular ’tap’ version of the same beer. The cask version was considerably deeper (the tap version more towards the ’golden’ side of the equation). It was a lot cloudier than the tap version which was clear. Faint aroma of a musky malt.
Taste - ahhh. Fantastic maltiness, a bit sweet, surprisingly complex. I tasted a bit of mustiness, but in a good way. I’ve had Town Hall’s "Musty Pete" and didn’t care for it. But this one I liked because the mustiness and peat flavor was subtle. Some honey. Lots of melon. Melon? How’d that get in there?
Perfect carbonation. Perfect white head that lasted forever. Medium body. Exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. Simply put, this beer is great.
I tried this beer on tap last year, and again from the tap this year. Good, but not outstanding. But on cask, oh my goodness!
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 Growler. Pint shows a clear golden color with a decent head and clingy lace. The aroma is quite pub bitter like, English hops and malt, and some marmalade. The flavor is rather bready and floral, with decent hops to temper. The palate is fairly cleansing and filling. Overall, I like it fine - glad I got the take out growler. Update 9/20/2008 - Had this cask and it rocks! The flavors really show through and make for a nice English pub like fully rounded pint. Wonderful! undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2007
tap at brewery. This is just a nice simple fun easy drinking session beer. This is one of those fun to drink beers that make you thankful for a great brewery like this. This is beer. grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2008
On tap. A dark slightly hazy golden. Golden promise malt. Smells like a scotch ale, light aroma. Nice flavor. ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Cask. Orange. Butterscotch bitter vanilla aroma. Velvety head-no bubbles visible, just a cloud of frothy goodness. Creamy x3 hearty mouthfel bringing honey and lavender through to the finish. Well done indeed.
BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Light caramel color. Sweet as a Maibock. Roasted malt. Deep, rich flavor. Excellent finish. ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2004
rating from what i remember from a week ago... this beer left a sub-par impression. it uses the same malts as macallan's, so i was pretty excited to try it-- because that's one of my favorite scotches. anyhow. this stuff is way too sweet. syrupy palate. slightly dry finish. i couldn't stomach this. BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Surprised to walk in last night and find this long lost love on cask. Made my night. Nose is melon and maybe pear drunk on fine whiskey (single malt?). Great aroma! Taste is less fruit more caramel-laced bitter. Texture is unusual, almost greasy, but not unpleasant. Alcohol is, indeed, hidden well. I could have killed the pint. Grab this "mistakenly tapped" brew at Town Hall while it lasts. malzmiller (11) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Golden, cloudy chill haze. heather and honey come to mind. rich malt and alcohol. Town Hall always does better with their seasonal and single releases then some of their standard house brews. This early spring brew is a pleasure.