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 -1.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A clear reddish brown with a thin tan head. Smells of lightly toasted grain. Taste begins with a hint of tart fruit, then some dark bread, and finishing with a flowery bitter finish. Mouth feel is pretty good. Overall a solid brown ale. A nice balance between bitterness and sweetness.

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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.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark nutty brown with good lacing.

Smell: Excellent mixture of lemon and caramel. Almost like a lemon pie.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Coffee and pine; again, another excellent and unusual combination. Crisp feel, but a tad thin.

Overall: I really like what this beer has going for it in how unusual it is It's definitely an odd mixture of a pilsener and a piney stout in the form of a brown ale. My complaint would be that there is no one thing that really stands out.

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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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