Periwig | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rich, malty, dark and complex bitter delight.

Added by MasterSki on 09-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
6.38%
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 1
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Half Acre. Had this a few times, always in 5oz tasters.

A - White foam settles to a wispy, partial cap, thick collar, and splotchy lace. Lightly hazed amber body.

S - Earthy, English hops, with some biscuit and bready malts, and light, nebulous fruitiness.

T - The taste has more sweetness, with a emphasis on toffee as well as light biscuit and toasted grain flavors. I appreciate that the biscuit flavor isn't buttery here, as that's often the case in English-style ales. Surprising bitterness that seems high for the style, and not a ton of hop flavor.

M - Medium body, dry, crackery texture, and a crisp, finish, with mild lingering hop resins on the palate. Moderate carbonation, and no obvious alcohol.

D - A solid English ale that manages to avoid a number of elements that I don't care for in the style (diacetyl, 'vomit'-esque hops, overly fruity yeast). Nice balance of flavors, easy to drink, but largely forgettable.

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Periwig from Half Acre Beer Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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