brokensail (16678) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
A: The beer pours a cloudy orange amber color with a finger of off-white head. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
S: Nose isn’t all that bold/impressive. Slightly sweet with some straw aroma. A definite floral note to it and a faint tartness, perhaps the mangosteen or pomegranate. A light spice and yeast note as well.
T: The tartness is a bit more pronounced on the palate. A definite pomegranate flavor as well as a bit of apple. More bitter than expected, though. Some bread sweetness with a hint of spice, definitely some floral notes.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Not bad, but not something I’d really care to have again.
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. 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. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bomber from Pawola22 - thanks, Brian! Interesting to see that this is a somewhat polarizing beer. Count me as a fan. Nice deep and murky pour, just shy of blood orange. Medium, lasting head with nice retention. Nose is very interesting, with pomegranate quite strong initially and then followed by a sharp herbal note from the flowers and the whole suffused by a lovely tropical fruit current that complements the tartness quite well. Body is full and sometimes creamy, sometimes prickly. A touch of acetic quality on the tongue. Tastes are more or less as promised in the nose, a delicate and well realized blend of flavors. Sucks if you don’t like pomegranate though. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
draft. Pours dull red orange wh head nose sweet grain husky, grass and pepper, flavors are dull peppery and grassy, sweet caramel, bland and boring and sweet. kind of sad really.
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 NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Draft at Half Acre. I disagree with everyone, apparently, on this one. I really enjoyed this. Pours hazy gold with a thin layer of bubbles on top. Nose is quite nice. Lots of grainy wheat with some soft citrusy esters. Floral fruitiness comes through as well, a soft kefir type aromatic as well. On tasting, I get this beer. I see where it would go great with fermented sausage. There is a subtle tartness and a resounding wheat character that is pretty full and nice. The structure on this beer is really cool. Not my favorite beer in the world, but I think they nailed exactly what the target was. I was expecting a dull and flavorless beer, but this is anything but. Much more subtle than I’d expect from Half Acre, but it shows their range. 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. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at the brewery. Pours a cloudy, blood orange colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma has a good amount of soft florals and grainy wheats with a light sweetness. A touch of spice, hibiscus, a hint of tart fruits, a light bread, and some nice tropical fruits that come out more as this warms. Flavor is similar. Hibiscus and a touch of tart citrus up front before lots of soft florals and a very smooth, grainy wheat comes in. The spice comes in towards the end and helps wrap this up nicely with a light hopping that gives this a light bitterness. Finishes smooth and dry with some bready yeast, lots of florals, grainy wheats, a tropical fruitiness, and a pleasant, light spicing. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a soft and smooth, medium body with a medium-light carbonation. Overall, a really nice, different type of beer from Half Acre. Very subtle, but well balanced throughout with a really nice wheat backing, soft florals, fruits, and a light spicing. Subtle, clean, and very enjoyable. 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.