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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

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
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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grandbeerdaily

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 05:03:02 | More by grandbeerdaily
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-21-2013 16:19:55 | More by JohnK17
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2013 02:29:16 | More by tjsdomer2
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-17-2013 02:14:28 | More by jplopez21
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Leinie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-14-2013 22:14:05 | More by Leinie
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured into nonic.

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

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 14:22:36 | More by BierStein711
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CycleDad

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-12-2013 02:14:39 | More by CycleDad
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-10-2013 23:37:15 | More by spycow
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Joel12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-09-2013 16:57:05 | More by Joel12
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-09-2013 03:51:00 | More by nheinzie57
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mishtif

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-08-2013 19:17:30 | More by mishtif
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-07-2013 20:39:02 | More by Kubrickx
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-05-2013 03:35:37 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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t0rin0

California

2/5  rDev -44.3%

03-04-2013 14:08:19 | More by t0rin0
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BRD14

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-03-2013 01:40:05 | More by BRD14
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-25-2013 04:21:31 | More by oldvines
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-16-2013 15:23:06 | More by brandoman63
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Lukass

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-16-2012 16:10:37 | More by Lukass
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C-Dog


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-27-2012 06:56:34 | More by C-Dog
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oso

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

11-23-2012 00:28:21 | More by oso
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-20-2012 01:36:51 | More by DrFunkenstein
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3agle87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-12-2012 03:32:35 | More by 3agle87
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Alok


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-22-2012 04:52:53 | More by Alok
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

About 2 months past best buy date. I won't hold that against this.
Poured into bar wine glass from my father-in -law. May he RIP on this wonderful fall Sunday with all sorts of football on the tube.
Light and thin looking as would be expected for a session ale. Brownish and off-white head that takes its time settling out.
Soft malt aroma with even lighter hops and hints of the oak aging. Pleasant.
A little tickle on the tongue and soft malt flavors. Dries out quite a bit on the finish and is quite long. Nice streak of English hop flavor through the middle and a contributing lingering bitterness on the finish. More of the oak seemed in the aroma.
Bigger body than anticipated. Probably enhance somewhat by the bigger than normal of very soft carbonation for style. Nonetheless a nice mouth feel.
This is a solid beer. Nice complexity for a beer clearly labeled "session beer". Nicely done. Good fall beer for afternoons of getting stuff done.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 18:06:46 | More by garymuchow
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JJFordick

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-14-2012 20:34:56 | More by JJFordick
Long Haul Session Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.