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Long Haul Session Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Long Haul Session AleLong Haul Session Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Ale aged a minimum of 4 weeks in French Oak Foudres."

(Beer added by: marcobrau on 03-21-2010)
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PlinytheFarter

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-05-2011 01:49:48 | More by PlinytheFarter
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-04-2011 22:35:04 | More by barnzy78
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cmsimeur

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-03-2011 17:09:02 | More by cmsimeur
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scootercrabb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-29-2011 18:18:54 | More by scootercrabb
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stbo101

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-25-2011 23:58:32 | More by stbo101
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-25-2011 16:50:09 | More by nmann08
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: a pristine, amber to brown color with a one finger white head.
S: a lot going on here. I pick up on the sweet smelling malt first, but can definitely smell some of the oak which this was aged in. I also get whiffs of spice and hops. Nice mix.
T: starts out sweet as the malts really come through then fades into some bitterness at the back. A bit earthy would be a fit description. Would like to have more of the oaky flavor come though.
M: light and low carbonation. A dry and slighty bitter hang at the end.
O: obviously a sessionable beer and you could do a lot worse than this. However, based on the look and smell, I expected more in the flavor. I think this could use a tad more malt or some more of the oak to cut what I believe to be a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 22:44:16 | More by Infamous7100
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KC9LDB

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-21-2011 22:44:54 | More by KC9LDB
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-21-2011 19:47:19 | More by thewimperoo
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-17-2011 02:53:27 | More by virinow
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KGarrett

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-16-2011 01:31:01 | More by KGarrett
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TrentW

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2011 21:32:56 | More by TrentW
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treque

Mexico

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: a nice amber color, completely traslucent, the head is off white but dissipates quickly, there is no carb at all

S: caramel malt, floral, pinus and some citrusy from the hops

T: there is sweetness, floral, nice bitterness ending pinu a little bit earthy, the final is long bitter tasting, a little bit dry

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 05:08:16 | More by treque
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2011 03:45:06 | More by scott2269
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DocDownUnder

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 23:07:20 | More by DocDownUnder
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amberish color with a 3 finger sticky off-white head leaving lots of lacing down the glass.

Some bready malts in the aroma with some subtle spicy hop tones.

Starts off with some earthy sharpness. A light bready malt flavor in the middle. Finishes slightly bitter and somewhat dry.

Mouthfeel is thin, to be expected and carbonation levels are medium.

I think this beer succeeds in what it's trying to be. This is definitely tasty enough to be a true session beer, but I've had other lower ABV's that have packed in better flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 00:11:55 | More by jmarsh123
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is translucent chestnut brown, with creamy foam and nice lacing.

Nose is lots of sweet malt, crusty bread, sour candy, and tart fruit.

Taste is a maple-sweet malt, sour wood from the oak barrels, subtle bitter hops, and a pecan finish.

The mouthfeel is exciting in how light it is, completely carries the sharp flavors.

Overall, this beer will make you realize how great common, American session beers could be, but are not. This is a wonderfully executed brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 02:37:50 | More by dorianmarley
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, gingerbread like malt and a small oak note. In the taste, quite oaky and a gingerbread malt that goes from sweet to dry. A small bite amd medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry gingerbread like malt aftertaste. Quite English, and a nice mellow oak.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 12:52:43 | More by OWSLEY069
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL.
Poured into a standard US pint glass.

Body is orange-copper in color, fairly light. Transparent, lots of active carbonation. 1cm head, white, quickly recedes to a ring around glass. Thin wisps of lacing hang around after each sip.

I detect smells of caramel, vanilla, and oak, lightly floral hops, with a mineral-like faint undertone. Dominant is the malt sweetness - caramel and the woody or oak scents. Good, but may appreciate a bit more oak or hop character.

Taste is of biscuity malt flavors with some bitterness from hops. Slightly oaky, but would like more. Mostly malt sweetness and hop bitterness, not much of the complexity from the nose. Aftertaste is very nice, of light, wood-aged beer. Very smooth, with mild hop bitterness.

Light to light-medium in body, beer foams up in mouth due to carbonation. Feel that it's slightly overcarbonated, finish is dry, from hop presence.

This is an ok beer. It's sessionable, but the fairly lackluster taste and foaming mouthfeel are a turn-off. If you want a sessionable ale, Two Brothers' pale ale is only slightly more alcoholic and boasts more complexity to this.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 04:27:15 | More by falloutsnow
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy caramel color with a one finger caramel-tinted off-white head, and no lacing.

Nose is roasty, grainy, caramel-y, dark berryish and slightly sweet.

Taste is grainy, slightly sweet, roasty, oaky, and with a bit of honey.

Mouthfeel is sweet and somewhat slick, with medium carbonation.

Overall a good beer. Nothing exceptional, but a great amount of flavor for a session beer. Would drink again, but won't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 04:23:44 | More by syrupjoe
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Tballz420

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Long Haul Session Ale is a brown colored ale, with a small bubbly white head. The body is pretty clear with just a slight haze. The aroma of this brew has both caramel malt and bitter hop elements to it. Maybe a bit of fruit as well. As I take a sip and look into it, I find out that the beer is oak-aged for at least a month, and that oakiness comes through. I would say that flavor dominates the rest, which consists of light hops and a bit of bitter hop. Some apple comes through as well. Medium bodied and very sharp on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 17:41:10 | More by Tballz420
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Two Brothers Long Haul Session Ale

Pours a pale copper color with a nice foamy head. Very light aroma, some malty sweetness and hints of vanilla. In the flavor, pale malts, mild caramel sweetness, and definate oak presence. Chalky yeast and tannins coat the palate. Still, mild in its flavors, simple, but a nice session brew at 4.2%. The lightest oak influenced brew I've come across as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 04:54:40 | More by Stinkypuss
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womencantsail

California

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for pawning this off on me, Bobby.

A: The pour on this beer is amber in color with a thin layer of off-white head.

S: A really funky nose on this beer. Some light tartness and fruit with quite a lot of oak. There is a bit of hop character and some sweet bready and toffee malts. Not sure what to make of this.

T: The flavor is actually sort of nice. Some lightly tart apple flavor which is quite enjoyable. A light maltiness of bread and toffee. Again, there is a big time oak character.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Really a strange beer. The idea just doesn't make any sense to me.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 04:39:09 | More by womencantsail
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herman77

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Medium amber, lighter brown with a light khaki head that lasts.

S: Lightly toasted malt with a surprisingly decent amount of sourness to it. A bit of oak as well.

T: More lightly toasted malt, a bit of fruitiness and a little more sourness. You can slightly pick up the oak notes as well. The hops are there, but not much of it.

M: Lighter body, moderate to softer carbonation.

O: A very flavorful session beer. The oak aging really ads a lot. Good drinkability, though it is a little more sour than I would like it.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 01:05:00 | More by herman77
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WesWes

New York

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a solid malt scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts. The hop aroma is adequate, but nothing too incredible. The taste is good. It has a smooth, somewhat bitter flavor that boasts of English hops and pale/crystal malts. It's an easy drinking beer that's well balanced and quite flavorful. It's a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a solid session ale. It's nothing bold, but drinks well and is accessible to most people.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 23:55:38 | More by WesWes
Long Haul Session Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.