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RATINGS: 159   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (790) - 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 (2973) - 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; Iím liking it!

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

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
this is a brown? reminds me of a amber. way to hoppy to be a brown. nuttiness is thin and one dimensional. pretty bland.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigalittlea (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Pours a deep copper/amber thatís really very nice. 2 finger head that wonít go away Aroma is all coffee with just a touch of alcohol - odd in a beer so low abv. good creamy mouthfeel. Slight hop flavor up front, but not a ton of deep bitterness. Finishes sweet and just a touch hazelnutty. I donít really know what style this is supposed to be - maybe an underhopped amber? Itís tasty, but doesnít really fit anything

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2013
16 oz. can. Dark mahogany color with small off white head. Aroma is mostly malt (nutty) and yeast. Flavor is roasted grain, light toffee and a light hop bitterness on the back end of the sip. Body is appropriate for the style, soft carbonation, balanced sweet and bitter. The overall impression of the beer is good. However, it just seems a tad boring. I appreciate the classic brewing of the style (nothing is out of place here) perhaps my beer ego has reached a new level. Maybe I have now escalated into a whole new snob categoryÖ.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuamVice (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
On draft. Amber Brown with thin head. Immediately smell the malty nuttiness of this. Smells almost like a Scotch ale but upon sipping it is lighter bodied and not quite as nutty as a brown ale. Sweet all the way through with a slight bitter aftertaste. No real hop presence here. This would be a good beer for the fall...a little too thick feeling for my summertime night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
From a 16 oz can. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, and light pine. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, caramel, and light pine. This beer is decent, not really a brown ale guy. The flavors are all pretty light in general. Worth trying if your a fan of half acre.!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2013
16oz can. Pours a medium brownish red color with almost zero head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and raisins. Taste is light roasted coffee, caramel, slightly woody, with light bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Tap @ Half Acre with TheAlum. Pours a reddish brown appearnce with a light brown head. A touch nutty, caramel, a bit spicy hoppy aroma. Well balanced, toasty malty, a bit citrusy hoppy flavor. Not my favorite but pretty easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daytonbeer (634) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours brown with a reddish-orange hue. Aroma is faint with malts, dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is better...carmel malts and bread. Very drinkable.


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