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Shrub Tundra - Half Acre Beer Company

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Shrub Tundra
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-06-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this could very easily be the best brown ale i have ever had, and i mean that. use of local coffee in heavy dose makes this a one of a kind beer. almost no bitterness to the smell or taste of this very very dark brown, eggshell luster brew with a tall tan head. lots of highlights in the aroma from old leather to sweet vanilla bean to dried blueberry to espresso crema to belgian chocolate to paper ash. its a complex but totally cohesive aroma, and the coffee is like nothing else, it has a richness in the taste, like coffee ice cream, although i dont think there is milk sugar in this beer. the brewer said it isnt cold pressed coffee either, so i am amazed at the low acidity of this beer, its easy down and palate coating and never once gets weird in the belly. a wonderful winter beer and a wonderful morning drink. i get a puffy flavor and feel in here too, expansive for its abv, like a coffee marshmallow is the best way i can describe it. the coffee flavor is so different and high end and complete, i just want more and more of this as i flesh out this review. im not sure ive had a coffee beer i enjoyed more than this one. i wish this was available in the colorado market, this has gold medal written all over it, and is the best beer i have had from half acre as well. truly incredible example of the style.

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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a growler of this filled two days ago from a regular ole pint glass

A: Pours dark brown with a foamy, light beige head

S: Nice mix of roasted coffee beans and sweet, almost carmel-y and cola-like roasted malt.

T: Rich, bitter coffee with a very mild, chocalte-y sweetness in the background. Deliciously coffee-forward, with the sweetness held in check and playing a nice supporting role.

M: Very light, which might feel strange for a beer with such strong coffee and chocolate flavors. But it's perfect for the brown ale style, and the beer is extremely crushable.

O: A fantastic, coffee-forward brown ale. I love coffee-forward beers that aren't overwhelmingly sweet, and this beer is just that. Really enjoyed how flavorful and drinkable this one was; dat mouthfeel and dat flavor working seamlessly together.

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4.99/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinking from a 3 day old Howler. Coffee is pronounced but not overpowering. This is a clean Brown that keeps your attention. The body is light enough to drink it fast but I'm taking my time. This is one that I definetly recommend you try and I would surely visit again.

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Shrub Tundra from Half Acre Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.