Iron Brass | Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Iron Brass, our take on a Belgian Tripel. Brewed with Westmalle Belgian yeast, this 10.5% golden beauty is available now, on tap and in growlers.

Added by GbVDave on 03-17-2013

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a 10 oz glass from draft at the Half Acre tap room on April 28, 2017.

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4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I was blown away by Iron Brass, released. Served very cold in a 20oz imperial pint glass. Iron Brass has that normal Belgian tripel clove/fruity/bubblegum aroma, which doesn’t explode out of the glass (which I attribute to the beer being very cold), but is easy to detect. Smells just great. Has a beautiful golden hazy appreance; the guy next to me wanted to try some just because it looked so beautiful. Absolutely outstanding taste and palate: no trace of alcohol (VERY DANGEROUS for a beer this strong), thick but not cloying mouthfeel. Taste is rich malt, spices, a very satisfying light fruitiness that reminded me of apples, bananas, pears.

I’ll go crazy and say this is the best beer I’ve ever had from Half Acre, and I’m the guy who loves the lager and porters/stouts. They said they made 30 barrels, I intend on drinking a barrel by myself during the next few weeks. Really glad to see my hometown heros make something other than another pale ale/IPA featuring a hop. Iron Brass shows how talented this brewery really is, though I heard this beer was actually a mistake that worked out...which makes it even more impressive.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler into Hopleaf Tulip

A: All beer is beautiful

S: Traditional tripel smells here. Plums and apples.

T: Full of fruit. Dark fruit, tropical fruit, its all a delicious mix of goodness. Hint of spice to keep the fruit balanced.

M: Again if you've had a tripel before, this is will be everything you've come to expect. Medium to heavy, very smooth carbonation, little to no perceivable alcohol.

O: My friend filled his growler with this one, I opted for Space instead and now I'm kicking myself for it. (space is great too though) Without a doubt, the best American Tripel I've ever had. At 10.5% it has the strength of a quad, but the flavor is all tripel. If you have the chance, GET THIS.

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4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Attractive lightly hazy golden color with half finger white head. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: Definitely has the yeasty phenolic aroma. Mostly apple and tropical. Very slight malty sweetness.

Taste: Cherry, apple, and tropical fruits. Quite wonderful. Some yeast spiciness. Nice sweet malts and light breadiness. Got a little bit of earthiness. Some other sweetness that is candy-like. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

Mouthfeel: Nice creamy medium bodied feel. Finish is a touch dry.

Overall: A really nice beer with great flavors. Look forward to having this again. Hopefully, this is on tap often.

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the Half Acre Tap Room. 5oz sample glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind plenty of sheets of lace. Lightly hazed pale golden body.

S - Phenolic and lightly spicy yeast is balanced by sweet malts, breadiness, and mild candi sugar. A touch earthy and dirty, but fairly restrained compared to Half Acre's Saison.

T - Tangy yeast, stone and tropical fruits, lightly sweet with mild candi and honey flavors. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

M - Chewy, juicy, medium body, with lower carbonation. Not much alcohol presence at all.

D - Surprisingly excellent. The Westmalle yeast saves the day as this is much dryer and less sweet than your typical US-made tripels. I'll definitely be ordering a snifter of this next time I'm over at Half Acre as I think it's their best Belgian offering.

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Iron Brass from Half Acre Beer Company
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