Over Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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Over AleOver Ale

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A brown ale. Nice. This is definitely a style that could use more attention. It seems when most breweries do afford it some it's half-assed. Anyways.

Pours nice. Good nose. Nice flavor profile on this one. Consistent and thorough. I like it. Always refreshing to come across a brown ale that's done right. Suggested.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Hessian257 for this one!

A murky red/brown body produces a healthy tan head - good looking sticky lace.

Sort of a mellow caramel/toffee thing going on with marshmallow and creamed corn... a bit of toasted grain keeps the sweetness in check.

The hops seem to surface a little bit on the palate - citrus and pine fade into that semisweet malt profile. This beer definitely defies style boundaries but I'm not sure they accomplished what they were going for. It's like an ESB, a brown ale and an IPA had a wee little babe and named it Over Ale.

That said, I'll have no trouble finishing this one. It's good for what it is.

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Over Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 403 ratings.
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