Over Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours dark chestnut brown ith a small beige head, not much lacing.
Aroma is sweet with caramel malts but also has a solid toasted nut character. Light citrus hops and multi-grain bread.
Taste is roasty up front, bread and caramel together. Not a lot of hops but maybe a bit of cocoa powder. Finish is dry and nutty.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated, crisp and clean for a brown.
This is a well-crafted brown with nothing standing out but it's really drinkable.
03-10-2012 03:28:09 | More by gford217
3.88/5 rDev +1.8%
A: Pours a very dark brown body with a thick white head that slowly fades.
S: There is a nice bit of malt on the nose and even a bit of chocolate. It is actually pretty light though.
T: A strong amount of sweet malt and even a nice bit of roasted flavors.
M: This is very smooth. It goes down with ease and has a nice creamy feeling.
O: This is a very good beer. It is easy to drink and very flavorful. Just a solid all around beer.
02-25-2012 01:51:22 | More by gtermi
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
on tap at devils den in philly
Pours a hazed caramel nutty brown color with a froth of beige head. Coat of retained film with thick rings of lacing left behind on the glass.
Nutty in the nose with bread crust and some lighter earthy hop aroma. Caramel sweetness with chocolate is also apparent.
Nutty and malty up front followed by subtle leafy hops. The bitterness is light, overshadowed by chocolate and coffee hints. Nice backbone with bready tones and lighter caramel sweetness. Finishes a little hoppy and clean.
Medium body, well carbonated, a bit chewy and sticky on the tongue. Drinks nice - a well balanced brown ale with a pleasant, yet subtle hop flavor.
02-20-2012 23:27:04 | More by xnicknj
3.4/5 rDev -10.8%
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Clear (I think) deep amber mahogany color. Almost three fingers off beige frothy/foamy head. Retention is good and sparse lacing is left.
4.0 S: Surprisingly hoppy. It's not quite floral, not quite herbal, and also not quite earthy. The combination of "not quites" adds up to a good hoppiness. Lots of toasty maltiness with hints of chocolate and nuts. Lots of the Half Acre house character, which is hard to describe.
3.5 T: Not as hoppy as the nose suggested, but still a hoppier brown ale. I've finally decided that I'm calling the hopppiness earthy foremost and herbal second. Dry, dusty graininess. Lots of toastiness. A touch of chocolate and nuts. An abundance of the house character. Moderate bitterness that seems to come more from the malts than the hops.
2.5 M: I'm not a huge fan of the mouthfeel. Lighter medium body. Carbonation level is fine, but it feels somewhat dead. The strangest thing is how this is both creamy and not creamy at the same time and this I don't care for.
3.0 D: Tasty beer. I'm always happy to drink a new brown ale. This one seems to be a little rough around the edges though.
02-14-2012 23:20:25 | More by DavoleBomb
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
Pours a transparent but lightly clouded brown, decent cap of off-white froth, little retention. Scent leads with roasted nuts and rustic bread, moderate hope profile brings citrus, light sweetness. Taste brings components of scent together, the malt backbone is nutty and bready, could use a bit more heft. Juicy hops give the beer some edge. Medium bodied, moderately dry. Decent brown ale all around, good flavor but malt bill could have been upped slightly.
02-14-2012 14:05:29 | More by rfgetz
3.53/5 rDev -7.3%
thanks to lusciousjackson for this one !
poured cold from the can a deep dark burnt chocolate brown to a to a dogfish head shaped pint with a big, foamy, long lasting tan head with spotty lace after each sip.
aroma of grassy hops and brown sugars
interesting, sweet, graham crackers, light molasses.
medium bodied, big carbonation, sweet.
overall an interesting brown ale. nothing special, but very solid.
02-05-2012 23:31:31 | More by robwestcott
3.15/5 rDev -17.3%
Poured from a 16oz can to a Dogfish Head Snifter.
Color: Dark amber with a tan head.
Smell: Bread, earthy hops and caramel malts.
Taste: Same as the aroma.
Mouthfeel: Medium low carbonation, smoth with a dry finish.
Overall: A decent brew just too bready for my taste. Maybe if it was less bready and more hoppy or citrus. Cheers.
02-04-2012 00:58:06 | More by Heatwave33
3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
Brown and pretty clear, fair head and lace.
Smell is fairly nutty with lots of caramel malts. Nice.
Taste is quite good, a good malt profile with some molasses and brown sugar, and a lightly hoppy finish.
Moderate carbonation, medium body, easy drinking.
Overall it's pretty good, not spectacular but easily drinkable.
01-12-2012 21:58:22 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Over Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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