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Quakerbridge - Half Acre Beer Company

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87
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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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Photo of jscheuf
4.56/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of larryarms847
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky amber red with a similar khaki red finger of foam.

Dark fruits, leather, tobacco, pine, and some slight citrus notes.

Heavy leather and tobacco flavors, citrus, dark fruit, and a hint of caramel.

Heavy bodied, medium carbonation, bitter earthiness, slightly fruity, finishes dry.

Overall, a bit too heavy on the earthy/herbal flavors, not enough hop to cut through the tobacco and leather flavors.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jabo134
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jordanmtate
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good barleywine. Would recommend.

Photo of kristougher
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LegitCraftBeer
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lloydboss
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shredder83
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Norseman
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWStandley
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of gfunk1121
3.9/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tectactoe
2.8/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of shiggins22
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ariceclemson
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer poured a light copper color with a modest head crowning the glass.

Smell - The beer smells like a new leather jacket. One way or the other, the smell does not affect my desire to drink this beer.

Taste - My first thought was how bubbly this barleywine is. There is some sweetness and mild hops before a dry aftertaste. For an American barelywine, the hops were hidden. There also was not any distinct measure of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - The beer coats the tongue with the vigor of a barleywine. This allows the dry aftertaste to linger nicely.

Overall - This was not a bad example of the style, but very little about it caught my attention.

Photo of timfc
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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