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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

373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 15
Gots: 27 | 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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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-24-2012 22:38:30 | More by bostonryan
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 23:27:04 | More by xnicknj
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-20-2012 17:06:05 | More by zekeman17
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danolson312

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-16-2012 23:52:53 | More by danolson312
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

02-14-2012 23:20:25 | More by DavoleBomb
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 14:05:29 | More by rfgetz
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fishkab

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-12-2012 14:41:44 | More by fishkab
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ILLEGALSMILEs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

02-07-2012 19:29:03 | More by ILLEGALSMILEs
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

02-05-2012 23:31:31 | More by robwestcott
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Fallingonwater10

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-04-2012 17:10:50 | More by Fallingonwater10
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Heatwave33

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: can

02-04-2012 00:58:06 | More by Heatwave33
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-30-2012 19:26:10 | More by HumanParaquat
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

01-29-2012 22:00:32 | More by mdillon86
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

01-24-2012 02:00:13 | More by GrindFatherBob
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

01-23-2012 15:00:42 | More by deapokid
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-18-2012 02:03:31 | More by brendaniel
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-17-2012 05:07:13 | More by imperialking
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

01-14-2012 05:18:47 | More by jophish17
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nucmedmario

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-12-2012 23:30:59 | More by nucmedmario
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

01-12-2012 21:58:22 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

01-09-2012 16:50:50 | More by WestSideAmish
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vitters03

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

01-05-2012 21:25:09 | More by vitters03
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Blakaeris

Iowa

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

Pours dark mahogany brown with a decent tan head that doesn't hang around long.

Aroma is caramel malt and dried dark fruit.

Taste is malty and sweet. Roasted toffee, dark fruit and vague spices match well with a dry cedar like woody quality. Finishes with nutty, earthy hops a hint of apple shining through.

Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied.

Overall, a nice session ale. Plenty of complexity to keep things interesting. A winner.

Serving type: can

12-30-2011 21:34:28 | More by Blakaeris
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LornaLee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

12-29-2011 05:31:52 | More by LornaLee
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dexterk1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

12-24-2011 22:43:09 | More by dexterk1
Over Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.