Quakerbridge - Half Acre Beer Company
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4.11/5 rDev +5.9%
Poured into a snifter
A- clear amber red. Decent head quickly dissipates. Beautiful uniform fine lacing.
S- hoppy, pine forest, alcoholic, sea breeze
T- Interesting blend of a classic alcoholic barely wine flavor with hoppy dry pine aspects. The hops make it very drinkable but not savory. Not a sweet barley wine.
F- crisp for a barley wine. Less heavy. Fairly dry.
O- A very hoppy barley wine. Definitely fun to drink, although not quite true to the style (not sure I mind). Doesn't have that slow sipping quality that many barley wines have. All in all, drinks like a double IPA, yet maintains those alcoholic winey aspects. Fun and confusing duality.
02-04-2013 06:11:25 | More by overnightstorms
3.8/5 rDev -2.1%
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre snifter.
A- pours a dark amber with a 2 finger light tan head. Big trails and walls of lacing remain on the glass.
S- sweet toffee, brown sugar, citrus, spices, and pine.
T- sweet amber malts, caramel, big citrus rind bitterness and spices.
M- medium body and carbonation. Creamy with a dry finish.
O- ok Barleywine. Has some sweetness to balance the bitter citrus.
01-11-2013 03:26:48 | More by kawilliams81
4.08/5 rDev +5.2%
(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a slightly dense clear garnet body with a sticky beige head of creamy that leaves spots of foam on the glass with each sip. There is a slow carbonation working its way to the surface.
S- The full green hops aroma has some woody and slightly mint hints to it.
T- The bright but dank green hops have a cream flavor to follow and a lemon tartness to the hops that grow in the finish. There is some pale malt that is slightly dry in the finish that blend into some more bright hops that linger. There is some caramel malt sweetness that grows in the background as the beer opens.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a creamy texture in the finish and no alcohol heat noticed.
O- This beer has a light body and big bright hops that were very fresh and a nice malt support that grew as it opened. I wouldn’t describe this as a barleywine as it doesn’t really have the luscious malt that I enjoy, but this beer was delicious whatever label you want to stamp on it.
01-09-2013 17:14:09 | More by rhoadsrage
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
Reviewing the Quakerbridge from Half Acre Brewing Company out of Chicago, Illinois.
Bottle is from the 11/19/2012 release. Served in a Half Acre snifter and enjoyed on 01/04/12.
Appearance: Pours a bourbon color with a thin layer of off-white head that settles to a ring around the glass. Average lacing, but above average retention. 4/5
Smell: Piney hops, dirt, mango, peaches and caramel malt. Tropical citrus and a mild "earthiness" too. The nose screams IPA/Barleywine hybrid. 4/5
Taste: Much maltier than the nose led on, but still decently hoppy. Lots of "dirty" and "earthy" caramel malt flavor throughout with overlays of forest-y hops. Faint onion. 4/5
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, modest carbonation. Malty-sweet with a good hoppy kick. 4.5/5
Overall: Super solid "Behemoth" wannabe of an American Barleywine that is about on par in quality with New Glarus' Barleywine (when fresh) from last year. This is an excellent effort from Half Acre, but I still prefer both Double Crooked Tree and Behemoth.
Recommendation: Fans of hoppy, IPA-esque barleywines should give this one a whirl.
Pairings: Thai food.
Cost: $11.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.
01-05-2013 07:29:04 | More by jegross2
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Half Acre Beer Company branded gold rimmed snifter (their "holiday" snifter)
Pours a dark amber with copper highlights capped with a one and a half finger off-white head. Average retention, little to no lacing. Caramel and toffee on the nose, pineapple, tropical fruit, and piney undertones. Opens with pineapple, hints of mango, joined by caramel malt, appleskin, and biting grapefruit rind bitterness. Spicy alcohol throughout. Full body, moderate to low carbonation. Smooth and lightly syrupy. A very solid American barleywine that was a joy to drink on this late December evening.
12-21-2012 04:57:30 | More by chanokokoro
Quakerbridge from Half Acre Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.