Quakerbridge | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
We welcome the cold and greet these holiday-rich days with Quakerbridge Barley Wine. An incarnation of a Half Acre favorite, Marty Stouffer’s Wild America Barley Wine, this weighty beer is a choose-your-own-adventure experience. Freshly plugged, this beer is a hop guster to bring your holiday retreat to its knees, but time allows this brew to round and settle into an ever maltier bomb of balance. Whether your mug is beside a Thanksgiving gobbler or a holiday ham, let our bottled elixir join you and your family on its collision course of celebration. So, pull a cork and belly up to home – this hulk of a holiday hazer will settle any family retreat into a warming submission hold of mirth.

Added by MasterSki on 11-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
149
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

December 12, 2015

22 oz. bomber, snifter

A – Medium to dark amber, getting into copper, with very high clarity. A quarter-inch of light tan, large-bubbled foam rises and then ebbs quickly. Pours somewhat thin.

S – Resin and hop oil, sweet toffee and liquid caramel. A bit of wood and maybe some pine, but just a ton of syrupy sweetness takes over on the nose. Some apple and pear notes, perhaps alcohol esters, on the finish.

T – Apples and pears, some light pine, and red raisins, along with caramel and brown sugar. Sweet up front but a ton of hop bitterness that strengthens in the middle and on the finish.

M – Moderate-low carbonation with only a medium body, not particularly rich or heavy. A lot of sweet malt up front but bitterness is big, and lasts long into the finish. Aftertaste borders on unpleasant.

O – Overall pretty disappointing, though I’m hoping it will mellow out with some age in the bottle.

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Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandiprat2015
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevChiTown
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe not the best example of a Barleywine but whatever...I like it, pretty delicious! Fuck haters

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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puftdank
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kkleu357
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Really like Half Acre, but this beer was just ok. kind of boring actually. Very thin body for a barley wine. Also, very hoppy. Reminded me more of an IPA than a barely wine. Some minor touches of fruit. Most of the flavor though, came from the big floral notes.

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4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of larryarms847
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky amber red with a similar khaki red finger of foam.

Dark fruits, leather, tobacco, pine, and some slight citrus notes.

Heavy leather and tobacco flavors, citrus, dark fruit, and a hint of caramel.

Heavy bodied, medium carbonation, bitter earthiness, slightly fruity, finishes dry.

Overall, a bit too heavy on the earthy/herbal flavors, not enough hop to cut through the tobacco and leather flavors.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Quakerbridge from Half Acre Beer Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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