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Quakerbridge - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
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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herman77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2013 21:47:42 | More by herman77
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2013 21:44:10 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-11-2013 21:24:00 | More by spycow
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 03:26:48 | More by kawilliams81
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 17:14:09 | More by rhoadsrage
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2013 01:03:41 | More by Gonzoillini
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-07-2013 19:50:58 | More by AgentZero
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JVan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-07-2013 14:45:03 | More by JVan
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buzze40

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-07-2013 01:34:34 | More by buzze40
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jegross2

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Quakerbridge from Half Acre Brewing Company out of Chicago, Illinois.
Score: 90

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 07:29:04 | More by jegross2
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-05-2013 02:55:14 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-30-2012 00:30:22 | More by JeltMaaj
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johunnic

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-28-2012 22:38:23 | More by johunnic
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brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2012 01:46:28 | More by brbrocc
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slemkuil

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-27-2012 23:43:40 | More by slemkuil
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auggie

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-24-2012 21:28:49 | More by auggie
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2012 15:09:02 | More by thewimperoo
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 04:57:30 | More by chanokokoro
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baker2gs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-21-2012 03:15:23 | More by baker2gs
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Scrumtralecent

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-20-2012 06:43:56 | More by Scrumtralecent
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dna1964dna

Idaho

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-20-2012 03:07:20 | More by dna1964dna
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C2H5

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-17-2012 06:23:51 | More by C2H5
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avschmitt

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-17-2012 03:29:50 | More by avschmitt
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Billakowski

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-17-2012 02:46:53 | More by Billakowski
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Treebs

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in a Half Acre tulip.

A: Pours a dark ruby color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Piney and grapefruity on the nose at first whiff. There is a sweet underlying malt body that really gives it a nice transition from the hops. A little caramel. Some earthiness as well. Perhaps a touch of onion.

T: More malty than the nose suggest. Slight roasted notes, but mainly some sweet caramel and a little burnt sugar bitterness. Some grassy hops, pine and some mild grapefruit as well. A little boozy sweetness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Even though it's a little boozy on the finish it doesn't detract from the overall drinkability of this beer. Drinks very well for a 10% barleywine - esque beer.

O: I think this isn't quite an American Barleywine, more of a malt DIPA a la Devil Dancer. This however drinks much better than Devil Dancer and has much more nuanced flavors. The hops compliment the sweet malts well and I'd like to see what some age would do to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 00:57:27 | More by Treebs
Quakerbridge from Half Acre Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.