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Iron Brass - Half Acre Beer Company

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Iron Brass
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Iron Brass, our take on a Belgian Tripel. Brewed with Westmalle Belgian yeast, this 10.5% golden beauty is available now, on tap and in growlers.

(Beer added by: GbVDave on 03-17-2013)
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Reviews by zrbeer1579:
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%

Appearance: Attractive lightly hazy golden color with half finger white head. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: Definitely has the yeasty phenolic aroma. Mostly apple and tropical. Very slight malty sweetness.

Taste: Cherry, apple, and tropical fruits. Quite wonderful. Some yeast spiciness. Nice sweet malts and light breadiness. Got a little bit of earthiness. Some other sweetness that is candy-like. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

Mouthfeel: Nice creamy medium bodied feel. Finish is a touch dry.

Overall: A really nice beer with great flavors. Look forward to having this again. Hopefully, this is on tap often.

03-29-2013 21:11:46 | More by zrbeer1579
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-15-2013 21:37:58 | More by Gonzoillini
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-20-2013 21:42:45 | More by Canada_Dan
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sgoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-18-2013 22:40:30 | More by sgoro
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-22-2013 00:29:42 | More by ystazi
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%

Served in a mini-pint at the Half Acre Store 3/10/13. Thanks to _ for the super secret hook-up! Extra special thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Served a hazy bright tangerine color. One pillowy finger of just off-white foam hangs around on top for ages. Loads of sticky lace left behind.

S: Typical Belgian Tripel aromas without even a trace of boozy alcohol. Lovely and dangerous.

T: Just as above. Killer yeasty flavors with hints of tropical fruit. Still no booziness? Frigging dangerous.

M: Not a trace of heat coupled with tons of palate pleasing flavors and feelings. Full, creamy, and nothing in there to remind you how strong this is. Did I mention how dangerous this was?

O: An excellent big beer that greatly benefitted from an "accidental overdose" of sugar. This is how it's done, son.

03-17-2013 20:00:16 | More by GbVDave
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23%

05-28-2013 23:02:56 | More by Thorpe429
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Joel12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-21-2013 01:47:55 | More by Joel12
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-22-2013 11:11:17 | More by mychalg9
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gregdafdxguy

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +10.2%

Wow. I was blown away by Iron Brass, released. Served very cold in a 20oz imperial pint glass. Iron Brass has that normal Belgian tripel clove/fruity/bubblegum aroma, which doesn’t explode out of the glass (which I attribute to the beer being very cold), but is easy to detect. Smells just great. Has a beautiful golden hazy appreance; the guy next to me wanted to try some just because it looked so beautiful. Absolutely outstanding taste and palate: no trace of alcohol (VERY DANGEROUS for a beer this strong), thick but not cloying mouthfeel. Taste is rich malt, spices, a very satisfying light fruitiness that reminded me of apples, bananas, pears.

I’ll go crazy and say this is the best beer I’ve ever had from Half Acre, and I’m the guy who loves the lager and porters/stouts. They said they made 30 barrels, I intend on drinking a barrel by myself during the next few weeks. Really glad to see my hometown heros make something other than another pale ale/IPA featuring a hop. Iron Brass shows how talented this brewery really is, though I heard this beer was actually a mistake that worked out...which makes it even more impressive.

05-15-2013 21:50:57 | More by gregdafdxguy
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atomic

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

Growler into Hopleaf Tulip

A: All beer is beautiful

S: Traditional tripel smells here. Plums and apples.

T: Full of fruit. Dark fruit, tropical fruit, its all a delicious mix of goodness. Hint of spice to keep the fruit balanced.

M: Again if you've had a tripel before, this is will be everything you've come to expect. Medium to heavy, very smooth carbonation, little to no perceivable alcohol.

O: My friend filled his growler with this one, I opted for Space instead and now I'm kicking myself for it. (space is great too though) Without a doubt, the best American Tripel I've ever had. At 10.5% it has the strength of a quad, but the flavor is all tripel. If you have the chance, GET THIS.

05-08-2013 06:27:06 | More by atomic
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Jakob

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-18-2013 16:20:15 | More by Jakob
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jabo134

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-25-2013 14:16:47 | More by jabo134
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-21-2013 03:19:10 | More by thewimperoo
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-18-2013 20:29:46 | More by spycow
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Mat_Rampson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-22-2013 03:41:48 | More by Mat_Rampson
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NSK79

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-23-2013 17:13:38 | More by NSK79
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bwarren82

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-12-2013 23:08:15 | More by bwarren82
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%

On-tap at the Half Acre Tap Room. 5oz sample glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind plenty of sheets of lace. Lightly hazed pale golden body.

S - Phenolic and lightly spicy yeast is balanced by sweet malts, breadiness, and mild candi sugar. A touch earthy and dirty, but fairly restrained compared to Half Acre's Saison.

T - Tangy yeast, stone and tropical fruits, lightly sweet with mild candi and honey flavors. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

M - Chewy, juicy, medium body, with lower carbonation. Not much alcohol presence at all.

D - Surprisingly excellent. The Westmalle yeast saves the day as this is much dryer and less sweet than your typical US-made tripels. I'll definitely be ordering a snifter of this next time I'm over at Half Acre as I think it's their best Belgian offering.

03-25-2013 18:07:51 | More by MasterSki
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CesarLopes

Brazil

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-24-2013 21:18:14 | More by CesarLopes
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-10-2014 21:03:34 | More by gmendez1122
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ryanpj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-07-2013 15:11:32 | More by ryanpj
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ygolordned

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-06-2013 02:38:42 | More by ygolordned
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Iron Brass from Half Acre Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.