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Alpenglow - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Winter Dark Ale is a concept reserved for the haul, the long push, the times when the day extends into the night. Roast punch and hop slice make this black ale your solution to winter sessions.

Draft only.

(Beer added by: GbVDave on 12-22-2011)
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3.58/5  rDev -5%

had this from a growler and poured into a pint glass. No real head to it but pours a solid brown color.

Extremely good aromas of roasted nuts, caramel, malts and a touch of hop aromas too. Very good depth accompanies this as well

light bodied with a nice feel, but lacking a bit. Well balanced with flavors of roasted malts, caramel and a touch of hops on the back end

a nice session ale. If the feel and flavors were as good as the nose, this would really be something. Still, it's enjoyable as is

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4.47/5  rDev +18.6%

Poured from a 64oz growler into a 20oz imperial pint.

A: Pours cola-black with some reddening at the edges. Capped by a 1 finger layer of off white foam that quickly receeded down to a thin and creamy collar that didn't leave much lace.

S: Suprising amount of hops in the nose. Awesome citrus hops do a bit of a battle with some roasty malt and bakers chocolate...with the hops being the victor. The second pour netted a definite piney edge to the hops.

T: Strong hop flavor with more roasted malt and chocolate than in the smell. As this warmed, I picked up the faint addition of chocolate milk and a touch of Whoppers candy. Char flavors increase as it warms, as well.

M: A rich and full mouthfeel that I wasn't expecting with such a low abv. A creeping prickle from the hearty roast and spicy hops. A nice complimentary dryness that lingers long into the finish.

O: Like Sticky Fat's smaller brother with similar hop and roast profiles, but with almost 1/2 the abv. Supremely drinkable! A pretty neat trick for them to release this just 3 days after Big Hugs 2011. Proof that they can nail the Black Beers, no matter what the abv!

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The second runnings of Big Hugs. Maybe this is better somehow?

A - Dark brown/blackish beer with a big tan head. Nice splotches left on the sides of the glass with some cascading sheets.

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T - Taste falls slightly flat of the nose, but the nose was pretty big for a 3.5% beer, so this is expected. Still, some nice roasted malts and pine and citrus hops. Slight bit of cocoa taste and maybe just a little burnt coffee.

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Alpenglow from Half Acre Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.