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Two Pull - Granite City Food & Brewery

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Granite City Food & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RBorsato on 05-18-2005

Created and made popular by our Guests, the Two Pull is a blend of our Northern Light and Brother Benedict Bock beers. Sometimes the best creations are a mix of great creations! Try it and you'll have a new favorite.
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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 12
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Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Two Pull was an interesting combination between the Northern Lights and the Brother Benedict Bock. The combination made for a decent tasting beer. I appearance was average lighter clear amber, not much head and no lace. The smell was a maltier version of the Northern Lights Lager. The taste was much better than the Bock by itsself. The Lager helped to smooth out the heavy grain/barley taste of the Bock. Mouthfeel was good the Bock gave the beer a little body and the lager made teh beer drinakable. Overall it was ok. teh IPA was much better.

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one is a combination of the Northern Lager and The Bennie. Oddly enough, this one is really good. Who knew you could take two mediocre beers, mix together, and somehow make an even better beer. It is not outstanding, but is better than the other two alone. Seems to round out that aftertaste on the Bennie and gives the Northern Lager some much needed flavor.

Would probably purchase again, although they have another offering that I like even more.

Photo of burnerfinger
4.06/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stayed right across from Granite City, just HAD to review thier brews:
this is thier "speciatly brew" :
the Two Pull is a blend of their Northern Light and Brother Benedict Bock beers.

A: Clear apple cider colored brew. modest head settles very quick. ZERO lacing.

S: not much to the nose here

T: not bad! nice BALANCE of hops and maltiness

M: nice carbonation, NO ABV bite, healthy hopiness.

D: this is really not bad at all. drink em down!

Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light brown color with an off-white head and nice carbonation. Fairly nice toasty grain aroma and flavor which is not suprising considering this is a mix between the Northern Light Lager and Brother Benedict's Mai Bock. It's amazing how this tasted just like a mix of the 2 but was somehow better... Fairly light in body with nice carbonation.

Decent enough but I hope this is not Granite City's lame attempt at passing this off as a seasonal... there was no seasonals on tap during my visit.

I'm not sure there are that many cases where you can take 2 very average beers, mix them together off the tap, and actually create a beer that is better than the individual attempts.

Tasted On-Tap 05/11/05 at the Cedar Rapids, IA location.

Photo of dpnelson1978
3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap poured into 22 oz. glass mug.

$3.25 / ea.

This beer is actually a combination of two of their other beers, Northern Light Lager, and Brother Benedict's Bock.

S: Roasted malt, and somewhat nutty. Reminds me of Newcastle Brown Ale. Pleasant sent, but nothing that really sets it apart.

A: Crystal clear light red to brown body and a small loose head that quickly dissipates with slight lacing, and very little cover.

T: Sweet roasted malt, and hints of roasted nuts. The menu description indicates chocolate, but I tasted nothing of the sort. Very low hop signature at 18 to 20 IBU's (description).

M: Light body, with medium to high carbonation. Very crisp, leaving a bit of a bite on the tongue.

D: Very drinkable beer. Light body, respectable taste, very cheap, and pretty tame. This beer is very accessible to almost any palette.

O: A good beer for a chain brewpub. It won't blow you away, but I would choose this over the likes of your typical macrobrew. I go to Granite City for the food, but I enjoy Two Pulls while I'm there.

Photo of JackieTH
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served as part of an 8-pour sampler flight at SLP Granite City.

Pour was lighter side of brown with a slight ruddy tint. Not a lot of head, and lacked lacing. Smell was lightly malty. Taste was similarly malty with a mild sweetness that finished crisp and dry enough not to be annoyingly sweet. Light body. Drinkable. Average.

Photo of ruckus232
3.56/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Light amber with off white head. Appears to have pretty good carbonation but not the lacing I was expecting.

Smell: Not a very powerful smell but it does have a nice sweet malty smell to it.

Taste: Sweet maltiness, just like the smell. It is balanced nicely but I can't explain how. It is just not too sweet but not too bitter either. It is a little lacking in any one particular flavor but I think that makes it a pretty good combination.

Note: This is a combo of Granite City's light and bock style beers. This is only the second time I have heard about combining beers like this but it works well this time

Photo of nllahman
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

just thought that I would add a few things. here in my city the two pull varies depending on who pours it. varying amounts of the 2 flavors greatly change the taste/drinkability. but overall its a solid choice for me. and at $6 on tues and thurs you cant go wrong with the cost either

Photo of Sean9689
2.88/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up by a non-beery friend in St. Louis because the growlers are cool. The beer? Well, let's see...

A - Pours a brown color, some reddish hue to it, off-white head, thin collar, wisps.

S - Grains, malts, touch of burnt sugars, caramel, light hops.

T - Much like the nose, light malts, light hops. Kinda watery and not really much taste to it. Very light on just about everything.

M - Light, easy to drink, watery.

O - Not good, not bad...average, at best. Really easy to drink but didn't really intrigue me at all. Wouldn't probably get again...too many other good ticks to be had out there.

Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is GC's specialty beer as they call it. It is a blend of their Northern Light and Mai Bock beers. So I labeled this a bock.

Poured into a large glass mug. Color is quite 'bock-like.' Very clear, copper colored. No lace hear and not the best head retention.

Aroma: Very light on the nose. Caramel, roasted malts, a touch of honey. A sweet, bock aroma.

Taste: Big malt taste. Caramel. Roasted flavor. Slight earthy hops. Not to bad.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and a little bitter. Medium bodied. Well carbonated. Ends with the typical bock aftertaste. A little sticky with a mouth full of malt flavor.

Overall, I am surprised how much I enjoyed this beer. Very easy drinking, yet full of flavor. The 25 oz mug went fast. Give this one a try when you are visiting.

Photo of nrbw23
3.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a brownish red color with a fairly thin off white colored head. Head turns into to a layer of bubbles and leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Smells is pretty light and not a whole lot going on here. A bit of bready malts and a hint of nuts.

T- Nothing terrible but nothing exciting too. Pretty much like the nose sweet, bready malts and maybe a bit of floral hops.

M- Light in body and good carbonation. A little on the watery side.

D- Easy to drink just nothing special.

My brother law shared the growler with me. He picked this one up in Toledo.

Photo of hardy008
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Brown with red highlights, with an off white head with fair retention and lacing. Smells and tastes like caramel, dark roasted malt, and bread. A bit thin and watery, with decent carbonation. Not much aftertaste. Not much to get excited about, but not bad either.

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Two Pull from Granite City Food & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.