Quakerbridge - Half Acre Beer Company
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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
3.29/5 rDev -15.2%
22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks Chris!
(A)- Pours a clear reddish amber color. Some white froth and lacing too.
(S)- An underlying rich caramel and honey sweetness meets some resin forward; almost sweaty sock funk with what remains of the hop citrus.
(T)- The hop characters are bit strange in the stage this beer is in, but some good underlying candied fig and honey-like sweetness elements.
(M)- It has a good carbonation level. The balance is fine, but I think the hops are at a strange stage right now with this beer.
(O)- Not bad, but could do with more time to let the strange hop notes to settle down. I remember liking this back when I had it much fresher, so altering my scores to account for that.
09-30-2013 23:18:25 | More by sweemzander
3.35/5 rDev -13.7%
Served in a tulip glass.
Gotta love the surprise bottle finds sometimes, right? This one pours a clear garnet-ruby topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest (both yellow and ruby red), light leek, and caramel. I'm assuming there's some Citra in this, based on that bit of leek. The taste holds notes of caramel, straight ruby red grapefruit rind, light leek, and a very light twinge of vinyl. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, an alright barleywine, but one that left VDubb and myself somewhat wanting. For me, the leek and vinyl aspects detract significantly from what would, I believe, have been a merely pretty good b-wine.
12-11-2012 06:22:22 | More by TMoney2591
3.36/5 rDev -13.4%
Poured into an E& J Cask & Cream glass on 2/2/13
The label is too awesome not to tick.
Shared at a tasting by Spider889. Thanks Chris.
A) Copper color with caramel highlights at the base. Very light cloudiness. Not much head.
S) Toasted bread, caramel, candied fruits and light fruit tones. Actually it has citric hop tones... There we go. Grassy overtones.
T) Yep, the hops are here. Citric; mostly orange. A little grass. However, the hops are restrained (at least compared to some of their other beers). Candied fruits, caramel and toasty bread.
M) Medium-full with sharp-ish carbonation. A little slick. Fairly average, though.
10-18-2013 00:05:40 | More by Ryan011235
3.59/5 rDev -7.5%
22oz bottle. No bottle date but this was a holiday 2012 release, purchased in Chicago, IL late April. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.
Pours a deep, semi-orange hued russet with a half finger cap of thick ecrue head. Head recedes to a thin layer that laces pretty well given the abv.
Smells of earthy, floral hops with sweet bread, faint raisins and a little pine.
Those earthy hops hit the palate first. Floral, mild citrus, piney toffee, bitter caramel, bread, dark fruit skins and a healthy dollop of booze. The alcohol is consistently present but fits in overall. Earthy and bitter.
Medium full, oily feel with moderate carbonation. Lingering bitter earth and floral finish.
I really need to stop drinking American barley wines between 6-12 months old. It's old enough that the hops aren't as dominant as they would have been fresh but too young to have developed the deep, rich malts that this is capable of. Still an enjoyable beer and I had no issues finishing a bomber on my own. But I can't shake the feeling that this would have been much better 4+ months ago or 6+ months from now.
07-03-2013 04:54:07 | More by ThickNStout
3.61/5 rDev -7%
A: Traditional amber color
T: Slightly boozy with offsetting bitterness.
M: Not as full as I like to see in a barley wine,. Light carbonation.
0: What I would expect from Half Acre, with great hop taste and smell. Not the best example of the style, but a great barely wine for a hop-head.
12-15-2013 01:27:10 | More by Chicago_SC
3.64/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
06-30-2014 13:50:36 | More by JohnnyHopps
Quakerbridge from Half Acre Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.