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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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3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: medium sweet toffee malt aroma. Hint of spicy malt aroma not much. No DMS. Low diacetyl.

Appearance: mahogany with brown highlights. Thin soapy head that lingers.

Flavor: light caramel malt flavor. Hints of coffee and burnt malt. Finish is quite drying and bitter. No characterizable hop flavor just bitterness. No DMS, no diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with medium low carbonation. Medium creaminess.

Overall: decent brown ale, nothing shines here though I wish there was more hop flavor and aroma. But even the malt flavor was a bit one note.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasting notes of caramel and slightly nuttiness. Good malt flavor.

Aroma: toasty and nutty, slightly sweet smell

Pours a light hazy brown color with a good head lasting a few minutes after pouring.

Medium body. Slight carbonation

serving type: 16 ounces can.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a haze red/brown into an imperial pint glass with a huge, frothy head that very quickly dissipates into a thin film. Smells of predominantly lemon instantly hit me; upon closer inspection there's some biscuity malt character as well.

The bready malts are up front in the taste, along with flowery and lemon bitterness, a light british yeast flavor, with a crisp (almost coppery) finish. It's lightly carbonated and very smooth but quite thick.

If I were to sum this beer up, I would probably call it an imperial ESB. It's extremely well balanced and just overall very enjoyable, without being overly complex.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly murky looking rusty brown with a light tan head.

Caramel, toast, bready, and slightly nutty.

There is a hop character that comes out in flavor but mostly just lends bitterness as the caramel and nuttiness overpowers.

Medium-bodied, low carbonation, smooth, sweet.

Overall, as a subtle style to begin with it's made well but lacks complexity.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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