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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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very good

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

picked this one up in chicago when i was there not too long ago. enjoyed from a half acre snifter.

a - brew poured an attractive glimmering brown that settled much darker into the glass than the pour. not much head to speak of and what was there was gone quickly leaving a thin ring of bubbles on the surface clinging to the glass.

s - classic brown with roasted malts. some coffee, some toast, mostly roast...some chocolate.

t - again, big roast on this otherwise seemingly classic brown. some coffee, some chocolate, but big roast. there is definitely a brown ale underneath as opposed to something more stouty without all that roast.

m - big and bold.

o - overall a nice brown but with the roast turned up to 12. i love a good brown and this is a good brown. the roast is a bit heavy and i wish it was dialed back a hair, but it is still a solid beer and one that i would drink again and again.

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S: Light mocha, thick molasses and dark bread, cocoa. Robust aroma.

T: Charred grain, light citric hoppiness, chocolate and brown sugar, lightly nutty.

M: Thick and chewy. Great mouthfeel.

O: This tastes pretty good, and really shines in the mouthfeel. Whoever came up with the name should be fired, though.

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