Alpenglow | Half Acre Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This winter glider is a concept reserved for the haul, the long push, the times when the day extends into the night. Roast punch and hop slice make this black ale your solution to winter sessions.

Added by GbVDave on 12-22-2011

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3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at SmallBar Fullerton.

Gotta like a craft brewer that will make a true session beer (no correction necessary from Ding this time...). This one pours a dark, garnet-highlighted black-brown topped by a finger of cream-tan foam. The nose comprises light-ish roasted malts, light leek, blackened pretzels, and yellow grapefruit peel. The taste holds notes of light leek, light vinyl, darkly-/bitterly-roasted coffee, and a touch of the underside of an orange rind. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a smooth feel, and a dry finish. Overall, a fairly nice CDA, but yet another one that can't find a pleasant balance between the roast and the hops. Instead, the two factions clash more than the Hatfields and McCoys. Shame, really, as the rest of it's pretty good...

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

had this from a growler and poured into a pint glass. No real head to it but pours a solid brown color.

Extremely good aromas of roasted nuts, caramel, malts and a touch of hop aromas too. Very good depth accompanies this as well

light bodied with a nice feel, but lacking a bit. Well balanced with flavors of roasted malts, caramel and a touch of hops on the back end

a nice session ale. If the feel and flavors were as good as the nose, this would really be something. Still, it's enjoyable as is

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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap, poured into an 8oz glass. The aroma ia a roasty, warm, rich bakers chocolate that turns earthy early on. The aroma turns towards cooked nuts by the end of the drink. The beer is a dark, near opaque, oily mahogany with a light beige foam head that retains a light ring with a moderately light lace. The taste is a dry, medium light sweet and bitter, fairly balanced. The beer is thin, and kinda watery with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium light, roasted body. Flavors of bread and a hint of raisin come through up front, and it finishes with toast, nearly burnt, with a dry caramel and cooked nuts as it warms. The aftertaste is slightly sticky, and gritty cocoa and earthy blend with a hint of nuts.

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Alpenglow from Half Acre Beer Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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