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Two Pull - Granite City Food & Brewery

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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:
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.1/5  rDev +23.1%

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.

05-27-2009 14:58:50 | More by mothman
More User Reviews:
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2013 18:40:27 | More by tyleeis
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-06-2014 00:09:36 | More by sgttibbs
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-09-2013 22:15:30 | More by LXIXME
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

11-02-2011 00:56:56 | More by WoodBrew
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

11-22-2013 18:07:52 | More by pourmeadrink
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MNCruzn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -9.9%

04-25-2012 18:32:11 | More by MNCruzn
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -9.9%

09-23-2013 01:25:47 | More by dhannes
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mkf629

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-05-2014 04:13:34 | More by mkf629
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

02-23-2013 14:39:21 | More by BeerFMAndy
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-23-2013 19:51:00 | More by jaydoc
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-21-2014 22:39:22 | More by enelson
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-17-2013 22:20:33 | More by bigbeers84
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Aussietravla

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-07-2014 20:19:53 | More by Aussietravla
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Doyle

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-05-2012 03:37:23 | More by Doyle
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-21-2013 20:05:51 | More by Eric908
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burnerfinger

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +24%

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!

07-11-2010 21:48:31 | More by burnerfinger
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

05-18-2005 16:33:39 | More by RBorsato
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ngraumann


4/5  rDev +20.1%

04-10-2012 23:52:16 | More by ngraumann
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buckfever5

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-07-2014 17:36:29 | More by buckfever5
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dpnelson1978

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +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.

11-14-2009 20:40:21 | More by dpnelson1978
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Viperman1316

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

06-28-2014 17:07:54 | More by Viperman1316
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

01-07-2012 03:57:55 | More by JackieTH
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +7.5%

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

05-23-2010 22:23:33 | More by ruckus232
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-21-2014 23:46:57 | More by Hellpop65
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Two Pull from Granite City Food & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.