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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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Thorpe429, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

spycow, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

MasterSki, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Gonzoillini, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of GbVDave
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

GbVDave, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

thewimperoo, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

mychalg9, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ystazi, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Canada_Dan, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ryanpj, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

pirmannt1, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

sgoro, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

CesarLopes, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

gmendez1122, Apr 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ChicagoShakeAndBake26, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

olafphysics, May 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Joel12, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

NSK79, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jabo134, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ygolordned, Jul 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

bwarren82, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of zrbeer1579
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

zrbeer1579, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

JeltMaaj, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Mat_Rampson, Mar 22, 2013
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Iron Brass from Half Acre Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.