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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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3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at SmallBar Fullerton.

Gotta like a craft brewer that will make a true session beer (no correction necessary from Ding this time...). This one pours a dark, garnet-highlighted black-brown topped by a finger of cream-tan foam. The nose comprises light-ish roasted malts, light leek, blackened pretzels, and yellow grapefruit peel. The taste holds notes of light leek, light vinyl, darkly-/bitterly-roasted coffee, and a touch of the underside of an orange rind. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a smooth feel, and a dry finish. Overall, a fairly nice CDA, but yet another one that can't find a pleasant balance between the roast and the hops. Instead, the two factions clash more than the Hatfields and McCoys. Shame, really, as the rest of it's pretty good...

TMoney2591, Mar 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

KDawg, Jan 09, 2012
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Alpenglow from Half Acre Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.