Half Pints The Son
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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Ale
Winnipeg, Canada


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Brewed with divine inspiration and a combination of pale 2-row, Vienna, and medium crystal malts, this snappy ale is finished with East Kent Goldings and Czech Saaz hops. A special blend of yeast strains creates a malty, fruity aroma with a decidedly spicy finish. Try it with the Belgian classic mussels and pomme frites or falafel, fresh pita, and roasted garlic Tzaziki. Serve at 6 C. in a wide mouthed chalice. Unfiltered. 22 IBUs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Shared with savvy1982 Thanks Kyle! Pours orange with a small off white head. The aroma is quite malty with hints of yeast. The flavor is like a nice Scotch ale. Decent carbonation. Not bad but it may have been a little past it’s peak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Bouteille 660ml, courtoisie de Blankboy. De couleur brune-ambrée et voilée. Nez de grains de céréales sucrées, moyen de levures fruitées (léger de raisins et d’agrumes) léger de caramel toffee sucré, de houblon herbeux avec des notes de biscuits au miel. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture aux notes crémeuses et sirupeuses. Léger goût de levures fruitées (petites notes de raisins rouges et d’agrumes, faibles traces de bananes) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de malt sucrés aux petites notes rôties et terreuses, un léger goût de caramel toffee sucré avec des notes de biscuits puis en finale l’on retrouve une très légère amertume de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées, traces de gazon et de thé) ainsi que des notes de levures épicées (poivre très doux) et de noix. Post-goût moyen et aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux avec un léger goût fruité (zest d’agrumes) avec des traces de noix.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown with a thick ring of bubbles. Taste-seltzer water, unsweet honey, barley, light husk, good malt backbone. Good use of malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle. Huge thanks to Dave from Half Pints for giving me this, apparently his very last bottle. Labelled as a Belgian Pale, I’d peg this as more of a Belgian Scotch Ale. Pours a toffeeish amber, thin off-white head, very little lacing. Nose is butter-brickle, very faint hops, mild yeast, spicy and pleasant. Palate is rich, but not boozy, quite sweet, more caramel notes, nice dried fruit character, surprisingly dusty finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, and brown sugar. Flavor of toasted malt, raisins, and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Orangey dark copper pour with a light top colored head that has that greenish highlight to it. Nose is a bit of burnt caramel and plantains. Taste is watery metal and more bananas. I don’t get much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2008
thanks to bu11zeye. pale brown pour with a thin cream head. funky scent of musk, malts and yeast. very sweet and yeasty flavor and a doughy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle at bu11zeyes. Hazy amber body with a small and vanishing lifht brown head. Aroma or raisins, berries, toffee and honey. Taste is honey, cereal and pretty week. Slightly lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7561) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2008
Dark amber brown. Toasted malt aroma predominates. Faintly spicy and fruity elements to the flavour profile, but really this is all about the malt it seems to me. Toast and toffee, slightly nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1976) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
65 cl bottle, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Amber/gold, creamy head. Sour aroma, some caramel and grains. Smooth, some honey and ginger, then a burst of brown sugar and banana at the end with more sourness.

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