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Two Pull - Granite City Food & Brewery

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: burnerfinger on 07-11-2010)
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Reviews by mothman:
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tyleeis
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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1.2/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of burnerfinger
4.13/5  rDev +25.5%
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 ngraumann
4/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of dpnelson1978
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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