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Shrub Tundra | Half Acre Beer Company

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4.09
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Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MasterSki on 11-06-2013

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22 oz. bottle, no perceivable bottled on date. present. Acquired the bomber from the local beer shop. My first big bottle from Half Acre, looks very Three Floyds-ish, everything from the bottlecap, artwork, & font screams Three Floyds worship. "Coffee Brown Ale". Bottle lists a 6.30% abv.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A deep dark brown-black pour, just a few shades away from opaque, with some light showing brown near the surface. Finger of frothy tan head falls to a thick soapy ring, leaving minor scattered fluffy lacing. Appears well carbonated. Looks decent for what it identifies as.

S - Aroma doesn't exactly scream coffee, nor 'brown ale' for that matter - comes off more like a lightly robust porter. Coffee is in there, but not my first impression - notes of milk cream, & notes of charred / burnt chocolate malts. Only very slight nuttiness. Prominent notes of burnt / charred malt.

T - Taste follows the nose: definitely comes off as more of a porter than a brown ale. Coffee content is faint at best: notes of roast, dark burnt chocolate malt, cream, oats. Not particularly nutty or yeasty in any way, no notes of freshly grinded African / exotic coffee varietals. Subtle notes of dark fruit do appear (plum, fig, dates), along with subtle notes of herbal hops. Prominent roasty dark malt bitterness. Decent depth and duration of flavor, but somewhat disappointing for a "coffee brown ale".

M - Feel is smooth & creamy, with crisp, appropriate levels of carb. Very bitter & roasty on the finish, but more in the sense of malts than any coffee.

Overall, i was a bit let down - comes off as more of a porter than it does a brown ale, with very little actual coffee bean coming through.

Half Acre Shrub Tundra -----3.5/5

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Shrub Tundra from Half Acre Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.