RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
There was a time when children ran around loose and fearless, getting filthy and being perfectly reckless. Kids kicked the crap out of each other and instantly let it go, they built unsafe structures to call their own and lived far more free of the burden of being broken. At some point helmets took over, little hands made cel phone calls to check in and parental reign created a claustrophobic, false sense of safety.

In remembering a time when kids ran wild, we brewed The Hammer, The Bullet, & The Vise. A nutty and soft english brown beer brewed with all German malts to lull your mind. This beer will be a draft only release to be had by the growler fill at our brewery.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Draft at Jerrys. Clear dark caramel with big, fine-bubbled, tan head / Mild nose of toast and dark caramel / Light to medium body, watery, soft carbonation, with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of malt, walnut, dark caramel, chocolate, and dry pine / The weak body detract from what would otherwise be a fine ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Tap @ Half Acre: Rich, deep mahogany body, mostly opaque & topped with a creamy beige foam. Aroma of lightly dry, powdered toffee & moderately toasted nuts. A hint of toasted breadiness, light caramel candy, & some lively malts. Flavor is heavy on the caramalts, for sure. More so dry & light than sweet & heavy with a very faint metallic note underneath. Nuts, dark toast (just on the fringe of roasted) with a little kiss of red apple & dried dark fruit in the finish. Again, mostly dry with only a shred of sweetness that comes & goes mid-palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of light fruit, light chocolate, and faint roasted nuts. It pours a dark brown with some faint roast

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARH (1124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 On tap, poured into a shaker. Aromas of coffee, brown sugar, some vanilla, and toffee come through in mostly muted notes. It pours a dark mahogany with a white dense-ish head. It leaves a filmy surface with a medium thick ring and no lace. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitter combination. The medium malty malty body has a thin texture with a soda-fizz carbonation. Roasted coffee and dark dried fruit are the initial flavors and it finishes with a clove and raisin character. Roasty coffee grounds stick around for a dry aftertaste with some cloves and a bit of resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (3078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
A decent brown ale that tastes a lot like a porter. Pours brown in color and has a nice nitty bitter finish. Had at half acre. Tap room ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (7005) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Sample from Alan at Local 44. Poured brownish with medium creamy head. Notes of balanced choc malt, grain, nuts, and very light english hops. Sessionable brown ale but ill stick to drinking my double galactic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap at Half Acre, Cloudy reddish brown, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and bold malt. Tastd is chocolate, roasted malt and some nutty flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (12513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
Solid moderately grassy bitter but rich and malty brew. Slight tartness. Pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Growler from brewery, poured into pint glass. Dark almost black murky, opaque brown. Thick off white head quickly shrinks leaving some lacing. Sweet, malt, nutty, earthy aroma. Chocolate, nutty, bready, sweet flavor followed up by dry bitterness that returns to a sweet aftertaste. Another satisfactory beer from Half Acre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Sampler glass at the tap room. Brown color with white foam on top. Aroma is crisp, abundant, sugary and malty. Lightly sweet and tinted with molasses and maybe some cinnamon too. Its very easy to drink. Body is light and moderately carbonated. Overall, its a brown that just about anybody would like and youll drink it quickly because its not very heavy. It strikes me as one of the more traditional offerings from Half Acre. If you drink it at the tap room, make sure to ask about their inspiration for the name.

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