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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1843) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Tasted from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Half Acre. Pours hazy, opaque dark brown-red with an average tan head that slowly recedes to spotty lace. The nose is lightly sour with tart fruit, sweet caramel malt, bread, and some dusty banana yeast. The flavor is sweet caramel malt, tart fruit, slightly sour citrus, with hints of brown sugar and banana yeast. The body is full and oily with average carbonation and a long tart fruit finish with a hint of citrus.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3587) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2011
22 oz bottle poured into a Russian River tulip. AROMA: Currants, vanilla, black cherry, and malt. APPEARANCE: Pours dark brown with a red hue, light brown head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving behind a ring around the grass with a little skim. TASTE: A lot like the smell, currants, black cherries, vanilla, some sweet malt taste. Some tartness in the finish along with currant and cherries. PALATE: Light bodied with a somewhat creamy texture. Lingering finish that is slightly tart. OVERALL: Great collaboration. Iím glad I purchased a couple of these. Too bad it was a small batch brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
22oz bottle.. . dark tan .. medium foam .. . light currant, hay, raisin bread, and cherry skin .. . pretty tasty .. . . Thatís Nonsense, I Invented Electricity. Ben Franklin Is The Devil!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 15, 2012
22oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing Jonah. Very carbonated. A big booming stemmy, seedy, round dark fruit aroma. Fig newtons, fruited balsamic vinegar, and cooked currants. Wonderful cooked and rendered berry flavor. A nicely complex range of sugar flavors. The currants stand out and really pop. The alcohol is a bit too warming, throwing the balance off a little bit, but I enjoy the range of flavors this throws off.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5840) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bomberpicked up from the brewery. Poured a murky brownish color with ruby red foam that quickly dissapates. Aroma of cherry, oak,vanilla and has a unique belgain yeast smell to it. This is a unique brew which is tricky to catagorize its style, can go into a brown or belgian or fruit or even a sour but I guess it leans more towrds the Fruit style. Taste is a bit on the sour side but mostly tart. Hints of vanilla oak and strong cherry current finish. Taste lingers for a while. Oveall a nice unique treat, glad to have tried it. Donít know how this will age, I kinda like the cherry taste but could morph into a more mellow tart brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8907) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle... Mostly clear dark mahogany ale with a huge, frothy, mushroom-colored head that diminishes to a small creamy cap an never entirely dissipates. The bouquet is an assortment of herbal roots and cocoa with hints of anise and sour cherries. Medium to full-bodied and very effervescent. The flavor is crisp and of tart currants and berries with a mild cocoa aspect. Finishes tangy and dryÖ nearly puckering. Gonna sit on my other bottle for a while. Bottle courtesy of the ever-generous 50belair!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, 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 itís 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1127) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2011
22oz bottle, from the brewery, split with dwm1034. Pours a reddish-brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is fruity, cherry. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sour, fruity, cherry, tart, with a dry, tart finish. A nice foray into sour/fruit beers for Half Acre.


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