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Half Pints The Son

Half Pints The Son
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Formerly brewed at Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Ale
Winnipeg, Canada


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreamflower (779) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Pungent, earthy aroma... a little woody. Amber orange appearance, clear, with a frothy head. Slightly sweet, medium bitter... made me want to drink more. Kind of herbaceous. Medium body with lively carbonation and bitter finish. Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Dark amber body, foamy off-white head and nice lacing. Malty aroma, dried fruit. Taste is sweet dried fruit, a touch of banana, quite dry, would like a bit more richness and dept of flavour. Overall a pretty nice Belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Interesting brew. I like it. Malty and medicinal flavours...some dried fruit and bread. Flavours are malty and bready at first before a nice hop finish. Lively beer. Well rounded and quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1138) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Murky amber brown pour with a thin light beige head. Aroma is dates, sultana raisins, some spicy yeast and a hint of banana. Flavour is very malty, some dates and raisins, bread, pretty light body but flavourful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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.

   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 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 14/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

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