dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
dark amber color with lighter highlights, small off white head, lacy. nose is earthy, malty, bready with a hint of fruitiness. flavor is earthy malty, fruity...i guess flavor follows the nose. medium bodied, sweet finish. i was a bit dissapointed by this one. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle pours deep amber, almost copper, with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy, with notes of bread, hay, peach skin, a touch of cardboard, and slight florals. Flavor shows the same with an underlying earthiness, and addtional notes of toffee and almond. Overall body is moderate with a lightly bitter finish. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
can from a trade...reddish plum body with medium, aerated head. aroma of caramel malt, raisin, dough, and sugar...some hops in the finish...flavor of soapy, dying hops, grass, sediment, residual sugars...muddled, messy, and overall poor...the sum of the parts are a slight mess DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Clear (I think) deep amber mahogany color. Almost three fingers off beige frothy/foamy head. Retention is good and sparse lacing is left.
4.0 S: Surprisingly hoppy. It’s not quite floral, not quite herbal, and also not quite earthy. The combination of "not quites" adds up to a good hoppiness. Lots of toasty maltiness with hints of chocolate and nuts. Lots of the Half Acre house character, which is hard to describe.
3.5 T: Not as hoppy as the nose suggested, but still a hoppier brown ale. I’ve finally decided that I’m calling the hopppiness earthy foremost and herbal second. Dry, dusty graininess. Lots of toastiness. A touch of chocolate and nuts. An abundance of the house character. Moderate bitterness that seems to come more from the malts than the hops.
2.5 M: I’m not a huge fan of the mouthfeel. Lighter medium body. Carbonation level is fine, but it feels somewhat dead. The strangest thing is how this is both creamy and not creamy at the same time and this I don’t care for.
3.0 D: Tasty beer. I’m always happy to drink a new brown ale. This one seems to be a little rough around the edges though.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 02-14-2012 23:20:25