The Hammer, The Bullet & The Vise - Half Acre Beer Company
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.83/5 rDev -4%
Served in a willibecher at Firkin.
Here's a tip: don't use all three in conjunction... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear midnight garnet topped by a finger of cream-khaki foam. The nose comprises dark barley, light greens, very light walnut, very light oak, and light grass. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a hint of light, slightly watered-down coffee. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice sessionable little brew, one that seems to demand to be cask-conditioned.
02-12-2013 00:51:33 | More by TMoney2591
4.15/5 rDev +4%
Growler from the source. Served in a GI Black Friday taster pint.
A - A finger of light tan foam settles to a thick collar, some wisps, and splotchy lacing. Lightly hazed but largely transparent nut brown body.
S - A mix of herbal and grassy English hops with altbier-esque malts - toasted grains, light toffee, nuts, powdered cocoa,
T - The taste has far more of the malt character, and minimal hop flavor. Toffee, nuts, red fruits, toasted bread, dash of cocoa. There's a definite mix of altbier and English brown flavors here, but in a largely successful way. Fairly low bitterness.
M - Medium body, nice English cask-style medium-low carbonation, soft and smooth creamy texture, lightly dry and toasty finish.
D - This beer isn't likely to blow anyone's mind, but it's a nice easy-drinking session beer that successfully fuses elements of both English and German styles. I had multiple pours of this one throughout the evening, and finished off the rest of the growler the next day. Half Acre does some really good work with session beers, and this is another solid effort
02-11-2012 22:58:24 | More by MasterSki
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
Poured from a 64oz growler into pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!
A: Pours a deep brown that shows some reddening when held to the light. A creamy, dark khaki colored head reaches about 3 pillowy fingers thick before settling down into a thin collar and whispy skim. Lots of lace left behind.
S: Nose full of toasted nuts, caramel, toffee, chocolate milk, nougat, and sligtly burnt grain. Wonderful.
T: Just as above with perhaps a bit more emphasis on the toasted nuts and chocolate flavors.
M: Full, rich, and creamy. Just a hint of prickliness on the tongue. Exactly what I was hoping for, and they delivered.
O: Spectacular take on a classic British style. This one knocks it out of the park.
02-11-2012 13:31:28 | More by GbVDave
4.33/5 rDev +8.5%
Good murky brown, Amber Carmel body. Misses some lacing. Carbonated really well.
Toffee, Carmel, classic English style aroma. Papery malt bill. Simple, hopless over ale.
Flavors match it perfectly. Sweet, nutty, earthen Brown sugar. Delightful paper and cardboard dry grains.
Too crisp and bright. Bit overcarbonated feeling.
02-12-2012 01:48:01 | More by Khazadum
The Hammer, The Bullet & The Vise from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.