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Ambrosia - Half Acre Beer Company

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82
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Ambrosia is an interesting beer, and we're pleased with the results. Citrus snap melding with Hibiscus sweetness and warm malt notes. 6% abv gives it backbone, but clearly sessionable.

(Beer added by: BeerLover99 on 03-16-2011)
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A - This pours fairly clear and has a golden hue to it. The clarity surprised me given the description of being brewed with wheat, but whatever works! There's about two finger's of head on the beer, almost snow-white in color with similar texture. Retention is moderate, lasting a few minutes, but the lacing leaves something to be desired as only a few clumps of foam have the tenacity to linger. Bonus points goes to the label, however, which is pretty cool and retro.

S - The nose on this is heavy in the wheat and makes up for what the appearance lacked, but still throws me for a loop for the clarity. The oranges are also present and accounted for, which makes for a nice combination. However, the floral notes of the hibiscus are rather unpleasant to me and sort of clash with what's going on here. Overall it has a solid malt backbone and it relies on that throughout.

T - Ambrosia really stumbles when it comes to the flavor, however. There are just too many different flavors competing for the main taste without any of them bringing a great taste. It starts with a hefty dose of wheat, but almost immediately shifts to a biting orange. It's a sharp contrast that isn't subtle. And just as quick as the citrus comes, it falls off, leaving stale wheat and overripe hibiscus. It's not enticing and comes off as muddled.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately light-bodied with low carbonation. It's somewhat thin and flows lifelessly over my tongue. After it's gone, it merely leaves behind a stale flavor behind.

D - Drinkability is low. This took a while to drink, and probably the only reason I drank the whole thing is because I was doing yard work outside for the first half of the day. Not something I'd like to revisit, but I guess could be a good lawnmower beer if you have it handy.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 00:46:02 | More by nhindian
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3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Pawola22 for sending this bottle my way.

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and orange citrus notes, with some additional floral notes which I assume are from the hibiscus. The flavor is more of the same. The floral and orange citrus notes go very well together, with the wheat backbone also adding a little flavor to the overall experience. The beer is very easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

MarkFy sent me this beer in a recent trade. Cheers and thanks, Mark!

Pouring into a Three Floyds pint glass. Semi-cloudy, medium orange in color with yellow highlights. Formed a tall, rocky off-white that's retaining well and leaving lacing on the glass.

Sweet orange rind along with a harder to identify floral presence dominate the nose on this brew.

Flavors include a mild toasty malt and a more prevalent orange rind. Moderate level of bitterness and a dry finish. Slight spiciness.

Medium-light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall glad to have sampled this but nothing overly impressive. A well-made beer but not something I'd go out of my way for.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: hazy orange-red. nice white head and lacing.
S: floral, citrus, tropical fruit, toffee, and spicy yeast.
T: lightly sweet malts and smooth hops upfront but becomes very thin at the end. some half acre beers just have this weird quality where they just kinda disappear at the back end. a definite sourish twang as well is a bit off-putting. some lingering floral and citrus rind notes.
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Ambrosia from Half Acre Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.