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Long Haul Session Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 83
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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Two Brothers
Long Haul Session Ale
4.2% ABV 27 IBU

Appearance: Amber color, crystal clear. 2 1/2 inch off white, yellowish head. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Bready malt with a subtle earthy, spicy hops. Creamy and toasty with a slight hint of rye. The oak is apparent but shines in the background.

Taste: Spicy hops similar to black pepper. Minimal esters that are bready and yeasty rather than fruity. A hint of cocoa and biscuits with a kiss of caramel. A very dry finish with smooth bitter that is accentuated by the french oak which is quite prominent.

Mouth feel: Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Very drinkable with a sharp acidity, but not too much.

Overall: Balanced and drinkable. Plenty of flavor but goes down smooth. The malt is central but the noble hops truly shine as a supporting role in this session. I always find french oak to be very subtle but imparting strong vanilla notes. This is an incredibly intriguing, drinkable beer.

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3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden copper with good foam.

Smell: Caramel and oak. Very subtle.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Subtle oak flavors with some vanilla. I quite enjoy the flavor, but miss the bourbon that traditionally accompanies oak. Too thin for a bitter, but it is clean and there is a decent light-medium body.

Overall Drinkability: I appreciate this beer a lot more after drinking it. A nice change of pace for oak-aged beer fans.

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Two finger off white head

Dark brown in color with an amber hue at the top and the bottom.

Carbonation is slightly heavy, but not as heavy as a pilsner or BMC

Taste: fuggle, herb, sharpness, with an oaky finish

Aroma: oak and hop

Mouthfeel: great, not too thick, not too thin

Overall, this is a beer worth getting a six pack of. I strongly suggest giving Long Haul a try. It is more than just a session al.e

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Long Haul Session Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.