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Thunder And Son Brown Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 15
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The Tonka truck of brown beers, Thunder & Son Brown Ale. We just finished the first of four mashes for this 30bbl brew. For those not steeped in geekery, that means this beer is going to be a real chunker, 12+% abv.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 11-13-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-19-2013 15:02:46 | More by ravot
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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 02:42:44 | More by oline73
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samie85

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From 11/27/11 notes. Thanks to the Chicago Group in the Group BIF for sending this one our way. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted notes, alcohol, light chocolate, nuts, and toasted malts. Definitely some nice chocolate and caramel here, but the alcohol is there as well.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, alcohol, nuts, roasted malts, light chocolate, and toasted malts. Not as much chocolate as the nose and more alcohol and nuts. A step down due to the strong alcohol.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.

o - Overall a decent brown ale, but you can definitely taste the alcohol and tell this one is 12%. Alcohol is present in the nose and even moreso in the taste, taking a bit away from the plesant caramel and chocolate. Worth checking out but probably wouldn't seek it out again as it is a bit too much for me and tough to drink.

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

pours a light amber brown with a nice toffee colored head.

Hefty dose of chocolate malt on the nose is matched by a healthy boozy note. Very nice, but boozy. It settles down after a few sips and the booziness is hardly noticeable (until it warms up).

I normally don't like brown ales too much, but this is interesting and tasty.
Chocolate and caramel malts play back and forth with some sweetness up front, blending a hint of coffee in as well.

Feel is solid, but the finish is a bit sticky and oily.

They call it a brown ale, the site calls it a strong ale... I call it decent. It was fun to try.

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Thunder And Son Brown Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.