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Thunder And Son Brown Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Big, bold, brown, beer. A real hoss great for winter warming and time in your cellar.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 11-13-2010)
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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

neat that the brewery had three brown ales going, but i think this was my least favorite of them. its a little too sweet for me, and while the other two had a great depth of dark grain, this one seems light, too heavy on the caramel for the style, and not quite fermented out as much as maybe it should be. one was enough, but the beer had a cool flavor with some uncommon nuance. i got a woody birch syrup sweetness most of the way through it, and in the absence of the dark roasty grain base, i taste much more of the medium toast cereals in here. the booze is a little bit exposed too, i drinks more like a sweet barleywine than a brown ale honestly, i dont even taste much chocolate malt in this. that said, i like the beer for what it is, and need to be a little better about enjoying a beer as nothing more than a beer, instead of looking for and highlighting all the ways that it isnt true to style, or that its flawed, or that dont meet my expectations. the more i consider this, the more i get a sweet toasted coconut flavor in the finish with the warming alcohol, and thats pretty cool. still not a beer i could drink a whole lot of, but one i appreciated a lot more at last sip than i did on the first sip. evolution baby!

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from the 2014 release, enjoyed out of a pint glass

A: Pours a darker shade of brown with some ruby or garnet tones. Thin, beige-ish white head.

S: Sweet malts and brown sugar, dark red fruit (plums, cherries), and booze.

T: Very, very sweet caramel. A bit of roast and hints of nutmeg. There's a bit of intense, fruity dark chocolate, too. Finish was quite bitter, which was a pleasant surprise.

M: Somewhere in between creamy and viscous

O: Tasty and will warm you up on a cold fall night, but a bit one-dimensional (sweet bordering on cloying).

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of oline73
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Chimay goblet. This bottle was purchased in December of 2010.

Appearance: Pours a reddish brown with just a hint of off white head that goes away pretty quickly.

Smell: Sweet and malty, go figure. Some dark fruit and carmel. There is a slight alcohol warmth as well. Nice but not overly exciting.

Taste: Sweet, but not as sweet as I would have expected. Some dark fruit notes along with a hint of brown sugar. The finish has a very slight bitterness to it. The age must have calmed this one down a bit, because the booze is there, but not overpowering at all.

Mouthfeel: The body is thick and syrupy with tingly carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: I thought this beer was pretty darn good. Not overly boozy or sweet. I'd have another, but I'd leave it in the cellar for a year and a half.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes; originally 10/8/11.

Pours a deep chestnut color.

Robust citrus with bready malt and a bit of chocolate.

Follows the nose with citrus, bready and chocolate malt with a clean bitterness.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and an alcohol hotness on the finish.

This one is a challenge to put down; if I hadn't shared this one I don't think I would have been able to finish it on my own.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Thunder And Son Brown Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.