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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Lightly smoked spiced ale. Brewed with bay leaves, rosemary and caraway seeds. Brewed for Next Restaurantís The Hunt menu.


Scipio's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (679) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pours a clear, darker amber with a thin white head. The aroma is a bit unusual. It is heavy in spice and rosemary, some smokiness, and a little bit of cinnamon and ginger. It gives of the nose of a Christmas beer. Lots of rosemary comes out in the taste. With the presence of this flavor, the rest is very similar to the aroma. Although I really donít find any smoky elements in the taste. More light in body, more of a slick texture, with average carbonation. The aftertaste is spices and rosemary. This one is different overall. But there isnít anything terribly special about this one.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (878) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle to goblet at RBAG Sweetgrass, rosemary, chicken, and mace. Clear pinkish amber with a thin creamy off white head. Lots of green herbs, primarily rosemary, itís quite weird.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (2946) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle - Pale malts and tons of rosemary along with other herbs and spices. Clearish gold with a decent beige head. Herbal and pale malts. A foodie beer for sure, but on its own a bit too much herbs.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dresden (793) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma us burnt tires, some light plastic. Caraway, bay leaf, naval kind of weird soup stock. Itís interesting but a bit of a miss

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Mittenator (1224) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber split four ways. Light copper with an off white head. Smells like straight allspice and cinnamon. Tastes like potpourri, old smoke and band aids.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1667) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle from my gay brother...hazy light brown pour...spicy cinn something aroma..taste is spicy fruit. Crazy smooth drinking... pretty deceny veg beer..diffrent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bomber poured into glass at club w. definite light smokey flavor. Lasts a bit. Good shit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by jmborggren. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The aroma has caramel malt, light smoke, a mix of spices and a touch of peat. The flavor, again has peat , spices, caramel malts, mild smoke, a mild mint from the caraway seeds and rosemary. A strange combination.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate complex spice, floral and ginger aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice ginger sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
22 ounce bottle
A very strange beer indeed. I grabbed this based on the Half Acre reputation and name. It did not disappoint although Iím not sure I would buy another. It certainly brings something new to the Chicago beer scene.

Aroma / Appearance - The bronze carbonated base bubbles under an ivory head. Full of warmth the glowing body attracts the eye. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and throat lozenges are a mixture of appealing and odd. The nose is bright and tough to pigeonhole.

Flavor / Palate - The peppery malts have a strong medicinal aspect that is at first distracting. Somehow though it began to grow on me. Cinnamon aspects bring to mind a Great Lakes Christmas Ale clone. Iíve had better but this would be world class with the cough syrup hints.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks jmborggren). Looks solid; a fairly transparent dark orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of caramel and smoke with some Rosemary too. Average on the palate. Not bad.


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