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Over Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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Over AleOver Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

375 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
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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Reviews by superspak:
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours lightly hazy reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, toast, brown sugar, nuttiness, light roast, brown bread, slight pine, and floral hops. Very nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of chocolate, caramel, toast, nuttiness, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, light pine, and earthy floral hops. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, light roast, brown bread, brown sugar, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance, robustness, and complexity; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice brown ale! Very nice balance and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

02-06-2013 05:25:13 | More by superspak
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-13-2014 01:43:28 | More by KAF
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BrentSeifts

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-12-2014 20:59:04 | More by BrentSeifts
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-03-2014 03:50:11 | More by gio540
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +5%

06-19-2014 21:56:03 | More by GRG1313
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PPOmaha

Nebraska

3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: medium sweet toffee malt aroma. Hint of spicy malt aroma not much. No DMS. Low diacetyl.

Appearance: mahogany with brown highlights. Thin soapy head that lingers.

Flavor: light caramel malt flavor. Hints of coffee and burnt malt. Finish is quite drying and bitter. No characterizable hop flavor just bitterness. No DMS, no diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with medium low carbonation. Medium creaminess.

Overall: decent brown ale, nothing shines here though I wish there was more hop flavor and aroma. But even the malt flavor was a bit one note.

Serving type: can

05-31-2014 02:04:43 | More by PPOmaha
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-26-2014 20:48:06 | More by durlta
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-23-2014 13:54:45 | More by NJBeer265
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-14-2014 20:50:49 | More by NickD208
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-07-2014 21:22:35 | More by Zachtheporter
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4/5  rDev +5%

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Florida

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Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

04-23-2014 18:29:12 | More by cmartioli
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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gmendez1122

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

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The bready malts are up front in the taste, along with flowery and lemon bitterness, a light british yeast flavor, with a crisp (almost coppery) finish. It's lightly carbonated and very smooth but quite thick.

If I were to sum this beer up, I would probably call it an imperial ESB. It's extremely well balanced and just overall very enjoyable, without being overly complex.

Serving type: can

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Illinois

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Over Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.