HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
64 oz. growler from the Half Acre tap room. Pours a reddish orange with a thick, offwhite head on tap. Aroma of mild citrus, fruit, wheat notes. A touch of hibiscus. Flavor is initially some wheat, mild spice, some tropical fruitiness. Also, there is a generic fruity sweetness. It kind of falls off towards the finish towards the beginning, but as I drink it a pleasant fruit tartness shows up to balance out the beer. Medium bodied, good carbonation. This is not the best beer from Half Acre, that’s for sure. But it’s not terrible either. Just not up to their usual standards. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Tasted on 8/29/11 from a 22oz bottle from Next, thank you to Jessica and Sterling for procuring this one for me. Pours cloudy copper with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to rocky lace, leaving thick residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is quite interesting, at first, seeming to come off as just another simple wheat beer, but there are some very cool sweet fruit aromas and a very nice spicy floral note as well. The flavor is just the same as the nose, showing as a mostly boring wheat beer at first, but then displaying the fruit and spicy floral notes. The body is medium with smooth, mouth-filling carbonation, and a long spicy floral, fruity, and wheat malt finish. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Sampled on tap at Goose Belgian Fest (Chicago, IL). Pours a murky amber pour, darker with a touch of glowing edges. A decent frothy whitish head sits atop, brighter ring. Laces small. Aromas are. Touch syrupy, some fruit, skin, and flaked wheat. A touch of of spice, some mellow bread. A bit funny. Initial is weird, flaked wheat and bready malts, touches of fruity tannins throw tamarinds, and touches of spice, vanilla, cool sweeter malts. Finish is lingering tamarind, bready yeasty spice on the mellow end, sweet malts. A bit bland, a touch strange. Interesting beer. Not a recommended one.. But interesting. Maybe it works with the pairing. A touch citrusy and orangey up front, but falls off quickly. A strange brew. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Half acre horizon. 22oz bottle courtesy of Sean... Pours a copper tea- like reddish earthy hue with a semi-fluffy white head... Aroma soft grain and yeast with light citrus... Flavors are semi-sweet with an earthy tea-like base. Soft body and carbonation, earthy and adds a hint of tartness in the backend which seemed unannounced. Ok. zebra (2335) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2011
yes, try it paired at next. of course, it’s hard to go wrong with braised beef cheek, curry of peanut, nutmeg, fresh coconut, and lemongrass.
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle, thanks to Sean... Bright gold, light tan head, decent retention... The nose is a bit rough, vomity malt with hibiscus... More malty vomit, hibiscus is more prevalent and not in good way, alone its very ok, need to try it pared at Next