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Quakerbridge - Half Acre Beer Company

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-13-2012

As the mercury falls we inevitably see the heft in our beers climb. As the bulky beers begin to brew we all size up our holiday season. Family members begin to make their pilgrimage to the patch of land they call home, excessive meals are planned, gluttony ensues. We welcome the cold and greet these holiday-rich days with Quakerbridge Barley Wine. An incarnation of a Half Acre favorite, Marty Stouffer’s Wild America Barley Wine, this weighty beer is a choose-your-own-adventure experience. Freshly plugged, this beer is a gooney 10% hop guster to bring your holiday retreat to its knees, but time allows this brew to round and settle into an ever maltier bomb of balance. Whether your mug is beside a Thanksgiving gobbler or a holiday ham, let our bottled elixir join you and your family on its collision course of celebration. So, pull a cork and belly up to home – this hulk of a holiday hazer will settle any family retreat into a warming submission hold of mirth.

Cheers to you and your family.
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Pours dark amber nearly brown and clear in color. Head is thin, about half a finger and off white in color.

Smell is great has some crisp dark fruity hop aromas mainly cherries along with a sweet malty body that complements the fruity hops nicely.

Taste is great and follows the nose. There is a fruity and herbal hop bitterness forward that is followed by a big sticky sweet malty body. Malt and hops work nicely together.

Mouthfeel is good big sticky feel from the malt and hops is cut by moderate carbonation. Mild bitterness cuts sweetness and keeps this a good sipping beer.

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Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a rich, deep golden hue. A slightly off white level of foam camps out on top for quite a while, leaving a sticky & lacey mess all down the inside of the glasses. Clarity is on the clean side while carbonation was a bit lazy.

S: Big bright aromas of juicy tropical hops that blend very nicely with the assertive yet tame backbone of malt.

T: Continuing with the groundwork laid down by the smell, the taste is all big tropical hops and subdued malt. Didn't notice any intrusion of alcohol flavors.

M: Bitterness due to the hops, not the prodigious alcohol content. Mildly slick sweetness is kept in check by the astringent hoppiness. Long lasting oily hop finish.

O: This was a killer Barleywine. Seems more "American" in nature than Marty Stouffers. Excellent.

Edit 12/16/12:

I've had the chance to try this from the bottle on release day, a 5oz pour at the Half Acre Tap Room, and an oz or two at the HA store. The draft versions and the fresh bottle all had big tropical fruit aromas and flavors. I had another bottle that sat in my beer fridge for about 3 weeks since release day. I popped that one the other night and was suprised by how the hops had faded. They are most certainly still there but the malt has kicked them to the curb, so to speak. This is a slightly different animal now....

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Quakerbridge from Half Acre Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.