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Half Acre / Perennial Two Tugs - Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre / Perennial Two Tugs
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We recently invited Phil Wymore, former Half Acre brewer and current mastermind behind Perennial Artisan Ales out of St. Louis, to the brewery for a collaborative brew sesh. The outcome is Two Tugs, a brawny 8% brown ale that unites two corners of Illinois. The aroma presents elements of molasses, toffee, and dark cherry, adds elements of licorice, hazelnut and chocolate to the taste, and finishes strong and warm with stone fruit on top of more sweet chocolate. Related to Thunder & Son in style and spirit, but more of a smaller cousin than a twin brother.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-30-2012)
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Wafts of chocolate, malt, slight bourbon? Appealing nonetheless.

Very chocolaty and on the back end, I'm still getting hints of bourbon, very tasty.

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Overall a damn good beer, but the chocolate does get to be overbearing halfway through the bottle, would pick up again.

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Half Acre / Perennial Two Tugs from Half Acre Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.