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The Hammer, The Bullet & The Vise - Half Acre Beer Company

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The Hammer, The Bullet & The Vise
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88
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
There was a time when children ran around loose and fearless, getting filthy and being perfectly reckless. Kids kicked the crap out of each other and instantly let it go, they built unsafe structures to call their own and lived far more free of the burden of being broken. At some point helmets took over, little hands made cel phone calls to check in and parental reign created a claustrophobic, false sense of safety.

In remembering a time when kids ran wild, we brewed The Hammer, The Bullet, & The Vise. A nutty and soft english brown beer brewed with all German malts to lull your mind.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-08-2012)
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Had on tap at the tap room. Pours a really nice nut brown color with a good head.

Very nice roasty malt based nose with tones of brown sugar, malts, espresso beans, and nutty tones.

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The Hammer, The Bullet & The Vise from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.