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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
82
good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 4
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

ac22rush, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jsurfs82, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

sethmcconkey, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

JackieAnton, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
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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.

grandbeerdaily, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

JohnK17, Mar 21, 2013
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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.

tjsdomer2, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jplopez21, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Leinie, Mar 14, 2013
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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

BierStein711, Mar 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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oso, Nov 23, 2012
Long Haul Session Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.