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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This brown beer is a hybrid concoction brewed with malt heft and all around backbone. A styleless wonder.

Available all year long. 6% ABV.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at Half Acre Tap Room, Chicago. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a thin broken white head. The aroma is weak dry yeast with a medium bitter flavour and a hop spice weak liqourice bitter nutty crisp yeast palate. It grew on me over time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4290) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
Draft at Half Acre taproom. Pours clear amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, toffee and fruity hops. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1051) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2013
16oz can from Deli Lama. Surprised I have never rated before. Pours a brownish tan with a tan head leaving lots of spotty lacing. Aroma has stone fruits citrus and pale malt. Taste is off sweet toffee fruit some bitter lemon and some bread. Light and sweet - has a bit of a gingerale component to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1092) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Draft from booth at the WEFTEC 2013 show in Chicago, IL 10/07/2013. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1316) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours very dark. Some caramel and maltiness. A bit roasty also. Moderate hop bitterness. A fairly dry finish. Nice.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (258) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Always been an interesting beer. I think it has many layers of flavors...maybe nuts maybe light smoke... It's a change up from their aggressive hop beers , which are amazing, this turns that down but still has a slight presence in the taste... Slight... Thanks half acre... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (873) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft at brewery. The pour is a nice deep brown with a thick head. The aroma is mostly nutty. The taste smooth, but not overly flavorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap. Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and bread. Flavor is more hoppy than expected, but much like the aroma. Dry finish, medium to high carbonation levels. Tastes like an APA mixed with a Brown Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
16 oz can, thanks Ryan. Cola garnet-black, nitro-style frothy tan head without the nitro; big lacing. Aroma has black malt character, with chocolate, the slightest hint of roast and coffee, nutty sweetness, light toffee, yeasty tang. Flavor similar, with a light bitterness; finish is predominantly chocolate and bitter roast. Mouthfeel is also not much past cola; soft, full carbonation borders on fizzy. Seems like a nut brown / black ale hybrid to me. Decent enough beer, I guess, but a bit boring.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/28/2011: Half Acre Over Ale... Aroma: Dried leaves, bread crust and just enough caramel maltiness to lend some sugar; mild earthy-tea hops Appearance: Jewel-like brown color with churning head of beige-colored bubbles. Flavor: Muted maltiness with a bit of roast/coffee influence; floral, dried tea, dry earthy hops and mild to moderate bitterness; plenty of hops without becoming overly bitter; slightly metallic and dry in the finish. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth, almost cask-like; really nice mouthfeel and perfect for the style. Overall: Good ESB with some character; I’m liking it!

1 pin can shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #138 for this beer.


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