Over Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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403 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
403
Reviews:
139
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sweemzander
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours a dark, almost burnt sienna brown color. Some tan froth and decent retention.

(S)- A nice mild nutty raisin combo. Subtle bits of caramel malt & grains.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A nice profile of subtle nutty raisin and baked bread- like yeast.

(M)- A nice combination level and balance. Smooth with a rustic feel to it overall.

(O)- Overall, a solid brown ale. Easy drinking with classic flavors that are melded together nicely.

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Photo of RTrain12
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of RWACKO
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JJFordick
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of djbulbasaur
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of london1o1
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of stanale
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of lotr15800
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Jester King pint.

A- pours a brownish/amber with a 1 finger tan head. Thick wall lacing covers half the glass.

S- toasted malts, hazelnut, slight roast.

T- toasted malts and roast followed by some nuttiness.

M- medium body and carbonation.

O- good brown with nice flavors and aromas.

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Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of dpodratsky3
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into nonic pint glass

A: chestnut brown color, reveals some amber color when held up to the light, head starts of light and tall, settles to just a covering film, off-white in color

S: Slight roasted malt aroma, the roast is fairly dark smelling, has a sweet quality as it warms, pretty clean mild aroma

T: First impression is of a hop forward brown ale that is backed by nice half flavor, roasted malt with a hint of chocolate, caramel quality gets more apparent as it warms, continues to get sweater, the hops and malt blend together fairly well for a balanced beer

M: Medium to medium-full body, works well with this beer, finishes just slightly dry which helps counter the slight sweetness of the beer

O: Overall a good beer, but nothing extraordinary. Many newer American Brown Ales are far to hop heavy. While there are good examples of hoppy brown ales out there, this one is more malt focused. Its strongest characteristic is the balance between malt and hops.

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Photo of JustinMatthew
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of danp14
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bentonquest
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut brown clear body with an impressive head.

Nutty scent with a touch of caramel. There's a slight earthy and grassy hop touch.

Taste is pretty standard for a brown. Nutty, biscuit, and faintly sweet malts. HA adds a touch of bitterness from the hops.

Medium to thin mouthfeel with good carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

It's a pretty standard brown ale and user friendly coming from Half Acre, but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of cestlavie
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of stinadez
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Joel12
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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