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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A drinker. This Golden Ale is a quality travel companion that aims to please with subtlety and aroma pop.

Available all year long. 4.2% ABV.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Not my style of beer. Golden clear pour little head. Honey smell. Easy drinking and pleasant but doesn’t do it for me- no knock on the beer itself

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2011
16oz can from Unclejedi. Thanks Jim! Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big but short-lived white head that recedes to a decent collar and leaves spotty lacing. For a blonde ale, this one is pretty hoppy in the nose with some herbal grassy notes and a little lemon zest. There is some toasted grains and light crisp biscuity malts. The taste is very crisp with lightly toasted bread, but there is a much more prominent citrus presence with lemons and orange peel. Finish is clean with a dry, hoppy kick. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and really, really drinkable. Clean, crisp and highly hopped for a blonde, this is one of the better versions of the style I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2011
(16oz can thanks to blutt59) gold pour with mild effervescence and a ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of paper, gold raisin, cracker. Taste is crisp, lager-like, cracker, well carbonated. Linger of bread.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
A nice easy drinking Blond Ale. A great summer session beer, not overbearing flavors but nicely balanced and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Another well made offering by this gem in chicago. Cloudy blonde pour with a crisp mild hop bill. Notes of doughy yeast and spicyness with a crisp refreshing finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at GTMW - Pours yellow with a foamy white head. Has a metal note in the smell along with a bit of yeasty wheat. Real light. Taste is better, with light floral hops, smooth light malt, and nice carbonation. Simple, but would be very nice to session or on a hot day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
16 ounce can

A solid introduction to Half Acre this beer is notable for coming in pint size cans. That makes it great for trips - I wish more breweries would try this out for their day to day beers.

Aroma and appearance - The transparent bronze/golden body sparkles under direct light. An offwhite head is bright with lazy carbonation occasionally escaping its grasp. Malt, sweet honeycrisp apples, and a texture like cotton candy give this a light wispy feel.

Flavor and palate - The soft mouthfeel is like a homemade apple cider cooled to room temperature. Honey, melon, and noble hops accent a delicate touch that is the ideal session experience for a summer afternoon. Assuming other Half Acre beers are done as well this brewery has potential to make a name for itself.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
November 13, 2010 - Waterloo tasting with blankboy, jerc, mabel and tupalev. My 16oz can. Clear, oily-looking gold with an absolutely minimal white head. Acetone/ketone aroma with a funky/skunky hop bitterness and extremely oily cereal grain malt, even kerosene - barely a 5. The taste, however is solid - grain, with tart, almost salty fruit, grassiness and some vaguely Belgian golden ale yeasty crispness - but the pungent bitter grassiness eventually overwhelms it a bit (7-). Average body, acceptable carbonation, a quick, somewhat bitter grassy finish - an odd 2-stroke lawnmower aftertaste - so: perfect lawnmower beer, I guess. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Can from the brewery. One of the beers I’ve had a few times, but I haven’t rated. Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head. Some nuts and herbal notes complement the pale malt aromas. Pale malt flavors with a touch of sweetness with an herbal hop bite that is almost peppery the way that arugla is. Solid and really drinkable. Better than I remember this one. Get this brew fresh. 8/3/8/3/15

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
RBSG 2010 - on the bus via a growler. Clear gold and a creamy cap. A bit of grassy stuff, a bit wet, light herbal, fresh citrus aroma, grapefruit, clean grains, pine. The taste was decent but there was a weird wood flavour. Dry crackers, grains, huge smooth hops, light honey and some floral bits, quiet citrus. Smooth and tasty and does back quickly.


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