Two Pull | Granite City Food & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery
United States
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Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Created and made popular by our Guests, the Two Pull is a blend of our Northern Light and Brother Benedict Bock beers. Sometimes the best creations are a mix of great creations! Try it and you'll have a new favorite.

Added by RBorsato on 05-18-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is GC's specialty beer as they call it. It is a blend of their Northern Light and Mai Bock beers. So I labeled this a bock.

Poured into a large glass mug. Color is quite 'bock-like.' Very clear, copper colored. No lace hear and not the best head retention.

Aroma: Very light on the nose. Caramel, roasted malts, a touch of honey. A sweet, bock aroma.

Taste: Big malt taste. Caramel. Roasted flavor. Slight earthy hops. Not to bad.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and a little bitter. Medium bodied. Well carbonated. Ends with the typical bock aftertaste. A little sticky with a mouth full of malt flavor.

Overall, I am surprised how much I enjoyed this beer. Very easy drinking, yet full of flavor. The 25 oz mug went fast. Give this one a try when you are visiting.

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2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Two Pull was an interesting combination between the Northern Lights and the Brother Benedict Bock. The combination made for a decent tasting beer. I appearance was average lighter clear amber, not much head and no lace. The smell was a maltier version of the Northern Lights Lager. The taste was much better than the Bock by itsself. The Lager helped to smooth out the heavy grain/barley taste of the Bock. Mouthfeel was good the Bock gave the beer a little body and the lager made teh beer drinakable. Overall it was ok. teh IPA was much better.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light brown color with an off-white head and nice carbonation. Fairly nice toasty grain aroma and flavor which is not suprising considering this is a mix between the Northern Light Lager and Brother Benedict's Mai Bock. It's amazing how this tasted just like a mix of the 2 but was somehow better... Fairly light in body with nice carbonation.

Decent enough but I hope this is not Granite City's lame attempt at passing this off as a seasonal... there was no seasonals on tap during my visit.

I'm not sure there are that many cases where you can take 2 very average beers, mix them together off the tap, and actually create a beer that is better than the individual attempts.

Tasted On-Tap 05/11/05 at the Cedar Rapids, IA location.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Sean9689
2.88/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up by a non-beery friend in St. Louis because the growlers are cool. The beer? Well, let's see...

A - Pours a brown color, some reddish hue to it, off-white head, thin collar, wisps.

S - Grains, malts, touch of burnt sugars, caramel, light hops.

T - Much like the nose, light malts, light hops. Kinda watery and not really much taste to it. Very light on just about everything.

M - Light, easy to drink, watery.

O - Not good, not bad...average, at best. Really easy to drink but didn't really intrigue me at all. Wouldn't probably get again...too many other good ticks to be had out there.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of nrbw23
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a brownish red color with a fairly thin off white colored head. Head turns into to a layer of bubbles and leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Smells is pretty light and not a whole lot going on here. A bit of bready malts and a hint of nuts.

T- Nothing terrible but nothing exciting too. Pretty much like the nose sweet, bready malts and maybe a bit of floral hops.

M- Light in body and good carbonation. A little on the watery side.

D- Easy to drink just nothing special.

My brother law shared the growler with me. He picked this one up in Toledo.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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