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 Restaurants The Hunt menu.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a clear orange with light foam. Aroma is a sort of smoky spice. Reminds me of aftershave. Not appealing. I find the taste somewhat medicinal. Cinnamon, nutmeg and maybe allspice & smoke. Medium palate. Overall I didnt enjoy this at all. I am a big Half Acre fan but I cant drink this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (3278) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1895) - 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, its quite weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (13495) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dresden (1516) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma us burnt tires, some light plastic. Caraway, bay leaf, naval kind of weird soup stock. Its interesting but a bit of a miss

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2228) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9672) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13894) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
22 ounce bottle
A very strange beer indeed. I grabbed this based on the Half Acre reputation and name. It did not disappoint although Im 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. Ive had better but this would be world class with the cough syrup hints.

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