Saturday, October 13, 2012

Palm Buster Blonde (Town Hall Brewery, Minneapolis, MN)

Stopped in Monday night for growlers of Town Hall's fresh hop and guest drafts of other fresh hop brews.  But, with a max of two fresh hop growlers per person, I said the first new beer I remembered from the growler board for number three: Palm Buster Blonde.

In spite of a hard pour right down the center of the upright glass, the shockingly white head of tight bubbles falls almost before I can take a picture.  Effervescence flows continuously up through the golden tinged yellow ale.  Solid hop spice in the nose that overshadows cream corn and apple.  Taste is sweet and slightly warming with the taste matching the nose.  Made with Thai Palm Sugar (thus the name), it has a slight alcohol hotness, even though it's only 5.3% ABV.  Ends with a sweet bitterness that's refreshing.

Not a bad beer and not disappointed to have taken it home, but won't go out of my way to have another.

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