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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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There was a time when children ran around loose and fearless, getting filthy and being perfectly reckless. Kids kicked the crap out of each other and instantly let it go, they built unsafe structures to call their own and lived far more free of the burden of being broken. At some point helmets took over, little hands made cel phone calls to check in and parental reign created a claustrophobic, false sense of safety.

In remembering a time when kids ran wild, we brewed The Hammer, The Bullet, & The Vise. A nutty and soft english brown beer brewed with all German malts to lull your mind. This beer will be a draft only release to be had by the growler fill at our brewery.

jstraw's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear dark caramel with big, fine-bubbled, tan head / Mild nose of toast and dark caramel / Light to medium body, watery, soft carbonation, with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of malt, walnut, dark caramel, chocolate, and dry pine / The weak body detract from what would otherwise be a fine ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1258) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
A decent brown ale that tastes a lot like a porter. Pours brown in color and has a nice nitty bitter finish. Had at half acre. Tap room ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3345) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Sample from Alan at Local 44. Poured brownish with medium creamy head. Notes of balanced choc malt, grain, nuts, and very light english hops. Sessionable brown ale but ill stick to drinking my double galactic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap at Half Acre, Cloudy reddish brown, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and bold malt. Tastd is chocolate, roasted malt and some nutty flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7609) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
Solid moderately grassy bitter but rich and malty brew. Slight tartness. Pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Growler from brewery, poured into pint glass. Dark almost black murky, opaque brown. Thick off white head quickly shrinks leaving some lacing. Sweet, malt, nutty, earthy aroma. Chocolate, nutty, bready, sweet flavor followed up by dry bitterness that returns to a sweet aftertaste. Another satisfactory beer from Half Acre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Sampler glass at the tap room. Brown color with white foam on top. Aroma is crisp, abundant, sugary and malty. Lightly sweet and tinted with molasses and maybe some cinnamon too. It’s very easy to drink. Body is light and moderately carbonated. Overall, it’s a brown that just about anybody would like and you’ll drink it quickly because it’s not very heavy. It strikes me as one of the more traditional offerings from Half Acre. If you drink it at the tap room, make sure to ask about their inspiration for the name.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap at Owen & Engine. Pours hazy dark brown with tan head. Aromas is nutty with biscuity malts, touch of grassy hops, and some chocolate. Flavors of toast and biscuit like malts, nutty notes, touch of fruit and chocolate. Mouthfeel is little soft but lends itself to great drinkability. Very nice for a brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2904) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Brown but almost black pour with fluffy brown head. Draft in taproom. Delicious nutty aroma. Nutty taste dominates, super good. Have had many like it but can't say a bad thing about this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Growler from the brewery (Chicago, IL). Was excited for this one since they first mentioned that. So, with that said: Pours a rich auburn brown hue, copper auburn edges glow with a firm hazy body that still shows some light. A bigger cakey tannish light brown head sits atop, sticks around pretty big and laces pretty well. Aromas are toasty and biscuity, with some bread dough, gentle spice, and mellow earthy malts. Touches of earthy hops, some oranges and faint citrus elements. A waft of vanilla, trace cinnamon or spice with some touches of milk chocolate. Initial is medium bodied offering a avariety flavors, pushing gentle fruit, oranges and biscuits, gentle hazelnut, touches of toast, bread, and some earthy malts. Gentle spice, moving into some subtle vanilla, almost a touch of creaminess to the body. Middle throws a significant cocoa aspect, but sweetened a bit, with a creaminess, some earthy qualities, nuts, and faint tobacco. Cocoa elements pick up, with some dark cocoa but a sweetened edge as well, with biscuits, dryness into the finish with that distinct cocoa element in the finish. Really nice, with some good play from the different elements, earthy and chocolatey, dry and toasty, biscuity, with some firm chocolate, toast, yet dryness to provide balance. Quite enjoyable, with good play, cocoa, some carmelization/toast and fruity qualities. Earth, dryness, and mellow sweetness. Well done, in my opinion. I was definitely in a mindset for a beer of this style and it didn’t dissappoint. Well done in my opinion!

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