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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

380 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | 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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4/5  rDev +5%

Makubex, Friday at 03:55 PM
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3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

tectactoe, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

shiggins22, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Punisher, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

KAF, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

BrentSeifts, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

gio540, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

kristenrae8, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

GRG1313, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of PPOmaha
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.

PPOmaha, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

durlta, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

NJBeer265, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

NickD208, May 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Zachtheporter, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

beersdmf17, May 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

yourefragile, May 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

DustinSWB, May 01, 2014
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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.

cmartioli, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Tafyob41, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

gmendez1122, Apr 10, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a haze red/brown into an imperial pint glass with a huge, frothy head that very quickly dissipates into a thin film. Smells of predominantly lemon instantly hit me; upon closer inspection there's some biscuity malt character as well.

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.

alexipa, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

larryarms847, Mar 21, 2014
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Over Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.