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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This winter glider is a concept reserved for the haul, the long push, the times when the day extends into the night. Roast punch and hop slice make this black ale your solution to winter sessions.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
A hell of a winter ale- my girlfriend said it had a portery flavor, but it was a bit thin for that. Despite, it was delicious and full bodied, with lots of caramel, malt, and roasted notes. A nice black ale with a solid backbone. I canít wait to have this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Frank (3141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
This is what Iím talking about! Low alcohol and super flavorful. This drinks like a ncie, roasty porter but itís light and extremely drinkable. Big coffee, chocolate and hops fill out the flavor. Dry and light but full flavored texture. Itís nearly black, rich and delicious. I donít miss the alcohol at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Opaque dark brown with a tan head. Piney hop aroma with some roast. Taste is quite dry with roast and long resiny hop finish, Thin texture to be expected from 3.5%. Every brewery should make flavourful low ABV beers like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (894) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap on the brewery tour. Pours clear and light brown with a foamy head. Aromas of roasted malt and slight coffee. Like a sessionable light porter. Extremely flavorful for a 3.5% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3340) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown/black color with a thick tan head. Aroma is malty...light roastiness a mild cocoa...slightly nutty. Flavor follows suit...nice citrusy hop noted to balance out the roasty malt. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a mild coffee finish. Very awesome low abv beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3586) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Growler from Half Acre. Big, dark brown pour with a tan head that clings to the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roast, strong pine and resin, toast, caramel, mild cookie dough. Smells great. Flavor is astonishing. A ton of flavor packed into a low abv session beer. Chocolate, pine, pumpernickel bread. Lots of resiny hops. Some dark chocolate and fudge notes. Mouthfeel is this with nice active carbonation. This is absolutely wonderful. Supremely drinkable. Another winner from Half Acre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Wow a low ABV with big flavor session beer. Poured a dark clear brown with tanish head. Smell is pure freshnes of roasted malts and resinous hops. Taste is right on with the aroma. Crisp finish with a hoppy kick. this one is great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Growler fill from Half Acre. Pours really dark brown, nearly black with a light tan head. The nose is a surprise. Super hop forward, light roast. Resiny pine is dominant. Like Alpha Klausís little brother. On tasting, quite refreshing with some drying roast and a big hop flavor. Piney and some light citrus. Pretty fresh and clean, no real astringency. Really interesting beer here and different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Growler filled this past Friday... Growler opens with a mild hiss and yields a mostly opaque slightly darker than cola porter-like hue. A fluffy light beige head rests on top and lingers on for a bit... Citrusy green hop aroma with some nice roast complimentary notes, more hoppy than roasted malt... Flavors are more of the same with fresh hop and an equal degree of roasted malt. Light bodied and completely drinkable. A fruity backdrop also exists and goes well with the hop forward style of beer although really not quite resembling a mild. tasty and drinkable with a low abv to boot. very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6053) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Growler from the brewery (Chicago, IL). A new small beer! Hot damn! And just in time to watch Iowaís Bowl Game. Pours a blackish brown hue, not opaque but itís dark, brownish edge show some glow to them. Even a few days old, a big fluffly light brown head sits atop, sticks around and laces pretty damn well, eventually turning into a thick ring. A nice cakey head. Aromas are touches of creamy roast and toast, gentle sweetness and a hint cocoa moving immediately into a healthy piney and citrusy grapefruit hopping, healthy and lively on the nose. Really inviting nose. Initial is lighter bodied, a touch of body to it offers some gentle sweetness and cocoa, subtle roast and a whole nice load of hops. Citrusy, piney, well hopped small dark beer. Really refreshing, backend shows more flashes of roast, cocoa, and subtle coffee. A refreshing dry hoppy essence compliments well, but overall nothing gets too strong. Instead, dancing in and out with jabs of flavor. Light and quite "crushable". Itís not fair to compare this to Weegene as I said I was going to. This is simple yet tasty, quite drinkable, with a sturdy hopping for such a small beer. I love beers like this.. And openly joked with a few people that while others crowds get excited for beers like Big Hugs, this is exactly the beer we get excited about here on RateBeer. Up there for me. Good flavors, hopping, toast and roast clash with touches of sweetness, faint fleeting creaminess, dry piney and citrusy hops dancing in and out. Just lovely.

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