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Periwig - Half Acre Beer Company

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Periwig
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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rich, malty, dark and complex bitter delight.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-04-2013)
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A - White foam settles to a wispy, partial cap, thick collar, and splotchy lace. Lightly hazed amber body.

S - Earthy, English hops, with some biscuit and bready malts, and light, nebulous fruitiness.

T - The taste has more sweetness, with a emphasis on toffee as well as light biscuit and toasted grain flavors. I appreciate that the biscuit flavor isn't buttery here, as that's often the case in English-style ales. Surprising bitterness that seems high for the style, and not a ton of hop flavor.

M - Medium body, dry, crackery texture, and a crisp, finish, with mild lingering hop resins on the palate. Moderate carbonation, and no obvious alcohol.

D - A solid English ale that manages to avoid a number of elements that I don't care for in the style (diacetyl, 'vomit'-esque hops, overly fruity yeast). Nice balance of flavors, easy to drink, but largely forgettable.

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Periwig from Half Acre Beer Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.