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Take Two - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pschul4 on 07-06-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

3agle87, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

kirkfrailey, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

TheSSG, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Take Two retro from Two Bros is a very good American Pale Lager. The beer pours a clear golden yellow with thin white head that is lacing. The scent is faint...some grassy notes and piney hops. The taste is very good balanced lager. The mouthfeel is light to medium body with good carbaontaion. Overall this is a great session ale....I like this more than the path...it comes off the pallet clean.

WoodBrew, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

McCranky, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

mvdillman, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

illini4x4, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a nice 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining the head. Aromas of apple, pear, lemon zest, herbal, grass, pepper, bread, and wheat. Nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of lemon zest, pear, orange, pepper, floral, bread, wheat, grass, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, bread, wheat, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of flavors with decent complexity; no cloying flavors at all after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with a slight warming noticed well after the finish. Overall this is a nice pale lager hybrid beer. Nice amounts of flavor with good balance; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. Really quite enjoyable stuff.

superspak, Oct 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

dtx00, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

beersdmf17, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

coffygrinder, Mar 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

ArtieSox, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

esullivan880, Dec 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

nheinzie57, Aug 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

jzlyo, Tuesday at 12:35 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

RichH55, Jul 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

pirmannt1, Jul 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

imperialking, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
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.
The nose is surprisingly light given the structure. The interplay between the yeast is interesting, giving a somewhat fruity note alongside something earthier under a base of pale malts. It also gets a little husky and herbal. It takes some work to draw everything out.
The flavor goes sweeter with an undertone of grains. Pale malts still make the base, and there's a little bit of an herbal quality to the light hopping. As a pale lager, it's a weak style, but I'll take this over many out there and certainly almost any adjunct.
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.

Brenden, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, this beer has a bright pale gold color to it, with a high level of sharp clarity. Foam rises to a convex dome above the rim momentarily, then sinking to a soapy collar soon after. A couple stray trails of tiny bubbles rising in the center. Some lace sticks to the edges of the glass.

Honey and crackers, lager yeast, nondescript and pretty mild in aroma, even as it warms up.

Crisp feel, light bodied with a light hoppy bitterness. Honeyed cracker pils malt in the middle with a hint of citrus, dry finish. Nice and clean, the lingering hop bitterness keeps interest. It's pleasant and drinkable despite the overall simplicity. The duality of the concept isn't really apparent in the end product, regardless its a decent beer.

emerge077, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's in Schaumburg, IL
Bottled: None, but arrived at the store on 7/5/12.
Glass: US pint glass

Pours a 0.75cm head of clean, white foam that settles quickly, leaving a thin ring around the glass with very modest spots of lacing. Beer's body is a transparent, light, yellow-gold color, with light bringing out bright yellow hues. Carbonation is occasionally visible flowing to the surface: this is a very "still" beer.

Aroma is primarily of pale malt, generic graininess, and some leather-like notes.

Tasting opens up with some pleasantly bitter noble hops on the front of the palate, tapering to some grain and pale malt with mild esters from lager yeasts by mid-palate. Back of palate finds the hop bitterness reasserting itself, with some cut leaves or grass hop essences as well. Closes with a satisfying flash of noble hops and subtle grain, leading to an aftertaste of mild, pleasant hop bitterness and lesser sweetness.

The beer is medium-light in weight, with medium to medium-high levels of carbonation. The result is a crisp, relatively quick-drinking beer. Finishes dry and taught, making another sip desirable.

falloutsnow, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Shiner Wild Hare shaker pint glass at the Lincoln Park Whole Foods.

For whatever reason, I was surprised to see this on-tap, especially at WF. Hey, who am I to argue, right? It pours a clear golden straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light grass, mineral-laden water (really hard water, I guess you could say...), and light flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, with bolder greens and an ever-so-slight hint of what seems to be mint. It's this last bit, along with some brighter hops, that keeps my tongue from being bored to tears. The body is a decidedly light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda crisp finish. Overall, I suppose this is a solid beer for a quasi-steam, but it's nothing that will bowl you over. I'll have another if it's offered to me, but I doubt I'll pay any money for any more.

TMoney2591, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Weyerbacher pint.

A- pours a light straw color with a 2 finger white head. Spider webs of lacing remainon the glass.

S- sweet malts and some fruit aromas.

T- follows nose closely with sweet pale malts and an almost vinous flavor. Very slight hop bitterness.

M- light body and medium carbonation. Slight slick but not too thin.

O- my least favorite of the anniversary beers but not a bad beer. Has some nice flavor for a light beer. I could easily drink a bomber of this very quickly on a hot day.

kawilliams81, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of beagle75
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with light malt that is slightly biscuity. Early hop aromatics are understated, with just a hint of floral quality present. Acidity is low into the middle where some weak bright fruit is detected. A fairly sharp mineral edge contrasts all other qualities toward the finish but then drops abruptly, yielding to some late but determined bready malt.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, smooth and balanced on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Wow, the Two Brothers sure know how to party... To celebrate their 15th anniversary they selected a variety of recipes from their past for re-release. An ambitious plan, but their choices have been mostly puzzling ones thus far. Perhaps none are more puzzling than this beer: despite the gimmick behind it, there is nothing memorable or particularly worth repeating here. It is nice to look at, and the textural qualities really do impress, but the backbone of it turns out to be American-brewed helles lager/ale/whatever.

beagle75, Aug 19, 2012
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Take Two from Two Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.