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Half Acre Pipeworks Struise Small Animal Big Machine

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This beer was brewed in collaboration with De Struise & Pipeworks. Belgian yeast set the scene for a traditional sour mash and loads of currants & cherries.

9% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5367) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2014
22oz shared by MrPickles. Burgundy brown body. Big foamy beige head. Big berry flavor on top of oily sweet malt. Sweet plum, prune tones. Tangy. Kind of like a fruit-edged Porter. Unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (770) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
Deep copper/brown, tan head. Aroma: nutty cocoa, black currant, earthy cherries. Flavor: bread crusts, baker’s chocolate, nutty notes, cherries, dried fruit, lightly tart. Interesting, flavors work well together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Dallas
Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of dark berries, cherries, and tart

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7795) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a deep murky brown copper color with a large white head. Huge very sweet fruit and malt. The flavor is brown malts, almost pushing toward a Flanders red, some sour cherry, yeasty, Belgian esters. Very good. I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Big berry character, malty, grape, strawberry, tart, chocolate, nutty. This is very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

8/04/2011: Half Acre presents "Small Animal... Big Machine" (ale brewed with cherries and currants)... Aroma: Caramelized malt and some soft cherry. Appearance: Cola brown color with a large, dull beige-colored head. Flavor: Wonderful blend of roasted malt, lite chocolate, and CHERRY temped by the currant (both are quite obvious); slightly sweet, slightly tart; lingonberry tartness and dryness; finishes dry, and slightly sour with a shot of cherry. Palate: This beer is HIGHLY carbonated (more so than soda), so it’s difficult to judge the actual weight of this beer on the palette. Overall: This is a REALLY nice beer that I enjoyed A LOT.

fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #61 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
22 oz. bottle consumed in August 2011. Pours a dark burgundy color with a large fizzy beige head. the aroma is tart berries and cherry, caramel, acidic with some yeasty notes. The flavor is more of the same; tart cherry and berries, caramel, acidic, yeast; spritzy carbonation with a dry finish. I like the label +.1.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bonus points for the imaginative and creative artwork on the label. The beer is hazy and chestnut brown in color with a ginormous tan head that leaves ample lacing on the glass. A bit over-carbonated. Sweet fruit dominates the aroma. Currants followed by berries. The flavor is lightly tannic, offering some oak character and a healthy serving of currants. Definitely more sweet than tart / sour. Alcohol presence is mild. A few ounces is plenty. This was fun to try, but not a big hit among the guys in the tasting group. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-10-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5042) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2012
22 ounce bottle, poured a dark reddish brown color, aromas of cherries, currants, light chocolate, some light wet wood, and light yeast. Flavors follow suit, a nice tart cherry followed by some currants. I was afraid I might have sat on this one too long, after reading some of the reviews, however this was a pretty good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, caramel, cherry - blaccurrant, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, chocolate, cherry - blaccurrant, coconut. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120818]

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