Long Haul Session Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheycallmeTim:
3.75/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Growler from Bierkraft poured into a tulip pint.
A--Dark copper, nearly chestnut body with a two finger fluffy eggshell head. Nice looking English-style ale.
S--Fruity, very much English ale-yeast driven. Muted apple, orange, and toffee. A little bit of dark breadcrust sneaking in there.
T--More fruitiness pulls through throughout the tasting. Same deal: apples, oranges, and then a sweetish honeyed toffee taste. Very much a malt-driven beer--the hops balance, rather than bitter, the finish. Maybe some spicy rye in there?
M&D--The mouthfeel is a little rocky-it's just not smooth enough for a low-alcohol beer. I taste some astringency and alcohol bite. The drinkability, though, is fine, as I can gulp this with no harm, no foul, and no regrets.
I didn't get the vanilla or oak notes that the liner notes herald, but I don't really expect them from this kind of beer. Which, by the way, I'd call an English Dark Mild, rather than a Bitter, because of the diminished hop presence.
Good, not great, for a session-a /real/ session ale for gonzo exxxtreme American beers.
Serving type: growler
09-11-2010 00:20:49 | More by TheycallmeTim
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Fairly small head leaves decent lacing. Color is amber. Looks alright.
Smell: Malt, hops, oak, vanilla.
Taste: Quite complex for a beer this easy to drink, there are flavors of oak, vanilla, fruit, malt, and hops. The beer finishes dry. Nothing is stellar here at all, but it is flavorful.
Mouthfeel: As it's a self-proclaimed "session beer", the mouthfeel is naturally on the thin side. Carbonation is moderate.
Overall: While it's not something I'll necessarily seek out, I respect it for what it is: a truly sessionable beer that manages to offer considerable flavor and some degree of complexity. Not everything works perfectly, but it's better than about 90% of beers in its ABV range and that are as thin, and that's saying something.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2013 01:34:17 | More by DeFaz
Long Haul Session Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.