Shrub Tundra - Half Acre Beer Company

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 42
Avg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-06-2013

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Look: Brown (surprise), dark, not at all cloudy. Light almond colored head. Poured from a 3 day old growler, the carbonation was still very intact.

Smell: Rich malt and coffee aromas. Very minimal hops on the nose.

Taste: True to the nose, this brew tastes of very good coffee, a tiny bit sweet or maybe its just the richness and the malt. Minimal bittering hops and I really no hoppy flavor. True to the style except for the VERY welcome addition of the coffee. I really like this beer!

Feel: This has a thinner than expected feel which is probably accurate for the style, but with all that great maltiness and coffee flavor a little bit of (more?) oats or something to add some mouth feel.

Overall: Wow. Very impressed with this brown ale. A really nice change from big thick coffee stouts, but will h lots of the great features of that style. I can't wait to try this fresh from the tap!

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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, chocolate-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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