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Over Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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