RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Lightly smoked spiced ale. Brewed with bay leaves, rosemary and caraway seeds. Brewed for Next Restaurant’s The Hunt menu.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Draft at the tap room. Curious to know why Next didn’t pick it up... Pours a hazed reddish amber with a sticky off white head. Nose is herbal. Bay and rosemary for sure, faint licorice and campfire. On tasting, super clean and fresh. Light smoke and rye bread. Old Bay seasoning and caraway. Pine notes. Good bitterness and dry finish. Fantastic shv!

drpimento (3755) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Idea that sounds better than it tastes. Looks good with a head that lasts, some lace and a hazy honey amber color. A faint spicy aroma. Flavor is fruity sweet some smoke some bitter some carbonic Tang. Body is good. The combination just doesn't quite bland or balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dfearnley (2314) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle to goblet at RBAG Sweetgrass, rosemary, chicken, and mace. Clear pinkish amber with a thin creamy off white head. Lots of green herbs, primarily rosemary, it’s quite weird.

Ferris (16489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle - Pale malts and tons of rosemary along with other herbs and spices. Clearish gold with a decent beige head. Herbal and pale malts. A foodie beer for sure, but on its own a bit too much herbs.

dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma us burnt tires, some light plastic. Caraway, bay leaf, naval kind of weird soup stock. It’s interesting but a bit of a miss

Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber split four ways. Light copper with an off white head. Smells like straight allspice and cinnamon. Tastes like potpourri, old smoke and band aids.

boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle from my gay brother...hazy light brown pour...spicy cinn something aroma..taste is spicy fruit. Crazy smooth drinking... pretty deceny veg beer..diffrent

Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bomber poured into glass at club w. definite light smokey flavor. Lasts a bit. Good shit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

alexsdad06 (10784) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by jmborggren. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The aroma has caramel malt, light smoke, a mix of spices and a touch of peat. The flavor, again has peat , spices, caramel malts, mild smoke, a mild mint from the caraway seeds and rosemary. A strange combination.

Tmoney99 (14952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate complex spice, floral and ginger aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice ginger sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
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A very strange beer indeed. I grabbed this based on the Half Acre reputation and name. It did not disappoint although I’m not sure I would buy another. It certainly brings something new to the Chicago beer scene.

Aroma / Appearance - The bronze carbonated base bubbles under an ivory head. Full of warmth the glowing body attracts the eye. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and throat lozenges are a mixture of appealing and odd. The nose is bright and tough to pigeonhole.

Flavor / Palate - The peppery malts have a strong medicinal aspect that is at first distracting. Somehow though it began to grow on me. Cinnamon aspects bring to mind a Great Lakes Christmas Ale clone. I’ve had better but this would be world class with the cough syrup hints.

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