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Over Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

Over AleOver Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

362 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%


Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally brewed as an ESB, but is now brewed as an American Brown Ale.

(Beer added by: beerfairy on 02-18-2009)
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OttoBomb

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in 16 oz. conical pint glass (January 23, 2010).

Eyes: Pours an interesting coppery-brown, with a thin layer of foam. This was served on tap at a bar in a pint glass, so any extra head was likely run off.

Nose: Toasty bread-grains, caramel malts, some dry fruits and pine hops.

Tongue: More hoppy on the tongue than the aroma would suggest, but very well balanced. Toasty, nutty malts, with the aforementioned fruits.

Mouth: Good carbonation, smooth on the palate.

Libation: More hoppy that most bitters, but not a huge enough punch to dominate the profile. A very good balanced beer overall, nice drinkability. It's lighter than a lot of other bitter also, but has more flavor than heavier brews.

I had this on tap and I'm looking forward to trying this again fresh from a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2010 21:53:37 | More by OttoBomb
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cmartioli

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Tasting notes of caramel and slightly nuttiness. Good malt flavor.

Aroma: toasty and nutty, slightly sweet smell

Pours a light hazy brown color with a good head lasting a few minutes after pouring.

Medium body. Slight carbonation

serving type: 16 ounces can.

Serving type: can

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Over Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.