Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Over Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Over AleOver Ale
BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
403 Ratings
Over AleOver Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed as an ESB, but is now brewed as an American Brown Ale.

Added by beerfairy on 02-18-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,778
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
403
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 403 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BrentSeifts
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Drucifer
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of anticipation23
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of CanisMajor
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of stanale
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of frank12
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of RTrain12
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of GoldenJet
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While I know it's blasphemous to say this, what with Surly being in my backyard and all, but fuck, sometimes I wish I lived in Chicago just so I cold drink Half-Acre beers ALL THE TIME.

Seriously, their beers never, ever, disappoint me - like this new canned offering of Over Ale. I mean really, how many people just craft good brown ales these days? This one is great - lots of bready notes, some toffee, and a ton of woody and 'nutty' flavors. I don't get the hop resins that some other people do, but I do get a great roasted maltiness throughout.

The best part though, is that I don't get that continuous bitterness that most Brown Ales seem to have, making this a dangerously sessionable beer.

And by dangerous, I mean I could drink pint after pint after pint.

 768 characters

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of NorthSideSean
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ronin926
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of djbulbasaur
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of larbush
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of mishtif
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ccozzi
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of wfcubsfan
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of cd34
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ygolordned
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of muletrane
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of HopHeadRyan
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of shuajw
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of goodduckbeer
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fairly robust beer that is simple in taste--the varieties of barley overpower the hops flavor, which is nice, but makes me only want to drink one or two at a sitting. I didn't detect any fruitiness, and the smell was on par with the taste--the essence of simplicity unfettered by all the extra additions that abound in so many craft beers

 340 characters

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can and poured into a Three Floyds Teku glass

A) Dark brown, leather color, some what clear, two finger head.

S) Nutty, malty, pine, a little resin not too much.

T) Malt, biscut, hoppy finish cascade perhaps. Nutty is the prime taste note.

M) Medium Carbonation, thick and crisp

O) A very good Nut Brown, very English can't wait to have with Fish and Chips.

 372 characters

Over Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 403 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.