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Take Two - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.54%


Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pschul4 on 07-06-2012)
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pschul4

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Interesting premise for a beer. 1 lager yeast and 1 ale yeast. Lets so how this goes.

A- Light like a pale ale with a small white head that dissipates quickly.

S- Not getting a lot here. Some pale malts I guess but mostly bland

T- More of the same. Takes the average qualities of both ales and lagers and combines them into 1 beer. Pale malts and the tiniest bit of hops come through with some lager yeast on the end.

M- Decent mouthfeel. Nice and light which goes well with the hot weather

O- Very average beer. Probably won't seek out again but wouldn't turn 1 down and it might be worth looking into

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 16:47:40 | More by pschul4
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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a somewhat intense (for a light style) sort of dark gold; it's pretty clear, but not completely simply because it's such a thick, heavy sort of dark yellow. An effervescent sort of activity keeps up the head, which is actually impressive from the start. It rises to almost three fingers, firm and billowing. The thick, fluffy off white-head then settles at its lowest to a full finger's height, where it remains for the entire remainder of the session. It leaves lacing in craggy sheets and legging.
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The feel isn't as crisp as I would think, sort of softening out, and the light body gets a tad thin. It's okay, and it should be this light, but it could use more depth. The carbonation is even and solid the whole way through.

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Poured from a bomber into a small pokal glass.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and a few streams of bubbles rise unhurriedly in the column.

S: Grain is pale and toasted, with faint lime peel that adds refinement.

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Take Two from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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