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Quakerbridge - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-13-2012)
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-13-2014 05:21:50 | More by oso
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-11-2014 14:36:35 | More by AndyEdgar
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

03-01-2014 13:49:35 | More by DerekQXQX
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-14-2014 21:08:57 | More by zrbeer1579
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-31-2014 01:33:55 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-25-2014 01:58:54 | More by tdmccarthy
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-21-2014 03:07:27 | More by anticipation23
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-04-2014 19:30:23 | More by brandoman63
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valdieu2

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-01-2014 01:27:41 | More by valdieu2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-31-2013 14:34:39 | More by Thorpe429
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +13.7%

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.

12-29-2013 04:12:30 | More by Fcolle2
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twperman

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-23-2013 15:19:19 | More by twperman
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Dark amber-caramel color. It has a heavy looking body and a huge dense tan head. Great lacing.

Piney and herbal hop aromas with brown sugar. Nice smells, just not very aromatic. I really had to huff this one to stimulate the olfactory nerve.

Super bitter with mild sense of astringency. Herbal, piney, caramel and brown sugar.

Hefty body moderate carbonation, mouth puckering.

Overall, a decent barley wine. Hopped up but overly bitter and astringent.

12-19-2013 03:34:36 | More by Vonerichs
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Prager62

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-16-2013 19:17:08 | More by Prager62
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-16-2013 03:55:20 | More by BrownAleMale
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-15-2013 20:05:40 | More by ahbithwabm
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Chicago_SC

South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -7%

A: Traditional amber color
S: Muted
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
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-13-2013 07:06:36 | More by XmnwildX12
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-07-2013 13:03:34 | More by myuncle
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CesarLopes

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-03-2013 06:46:13 | More by CesarLopes
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-02-2013 00:46:08 | More by dedbeer
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Zuidman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-01-2013 13:38:04 | More by Zuidman
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

Bought this thing for $11 bucks last Christmas in Chicago.

Served in a "Game of Thrones" glass.

A: Poured a murky, dark amber color, with a sticky off-white head that stuck around for a bit.

S: Unusually hop component, for sure. Sorta reminded me of Victory "Yakima Glory." Earthy hop component, assertive, and with a few Flintstone vitamins thrown in.

T: I can't imagine trying this one fresh. Hell, it was hoppy enough as it was. Still, a good bit of caramel, red velvet cake batter, and aged SN Bigfoot.

M: Great. Low carbonation, for sure, with enough lacing to kill a bird……. at least. After aging for over a year, this was basically an English BW.

O: For $11/bomber, I thought this was totally worth it and then some.

12-01-2013 05:30:58 | More by Chaney
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cestlavie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-30-2013 03:05:00 | More by cestlavie
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-23-2013 04:38:25 | More by Rimbimhoot
Quakerbridge from Half Acre Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.