Gin Pony | Half Acre Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In order to fit barrel work into our facility, we've begun working with smaller barrels from Corsair Distillery. For this beer, we make use of Corsair’s unique gin barrels. Typically barrels aren't used to make gin, but they create a specific gin that is aged in their used spiced rum barrels. We have selected these barrels to finish Pony Pilsner. The result is a beer that maintains its clean pilsner base, but stacks on refreshing flavors of botanicals, spice, and oak.

Added by MasterSki on 11-05-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
66
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 66
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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at EBF 2014.

Color of the body is a very light ginger ale but very sparkling. The gin mixed in with the grainy pilsner base is really interesting, makes for a refreshing pilsner with a bit of an edge to it. I enjoyed this and i like brewers that think outside of the box when barrel aging.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of MartyIU13
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GtBoros
4.96/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Favulous gin finish. Truly delicious smooth.

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Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Chrisrp77
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of smcolw
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with a touch of haze. Nearly no head. No lace.

Soft and sweet pale malt aroma. Gentle but very present. Light floral hop far back in the background.

Flavor mimics the smell except that I detect a touch of juniper berry in the swallow. This blends nicely with noble hop. This is subtle but extraordinarily complex beer. Rich body with generous carbonation. Easy to drink despite the high ABV (10%, according to the menu).

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3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of AuntBea
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not what I was expecting. I ended up really enjoyed this beer. Very light and refreshing. The Gin barrel aging adds a nice twist to the beer. I will be on the lookout for more of these Gin barrel aged beers!

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Gin Pony from Half Acre Beer Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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