The More The Merrier | Two Brothers Brewing Company

The More The MerrierThe More The Merrier
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The More The MerrierThe More The Merrier

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by IPAdams on 11-22-2013

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The aroma is fruit, chocolate, dry malts, slight nutty notes and a hint of coffee. The flavor is fruit/berries, light tropical fruit, malts and long and tart finish. Of the coconut ales I've had, none of them have had much coconut to them and this one didn't either, although it was pretty good on its own.

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3.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None on bottle, 12/2013 release
Glass: Founders snifter

Two Brothers plays on expectations with a "chocolate coconut ale," that seems to suggest a seasonal stout, but what is presented is an amber ale with little chocolate and no coconut. With sweetness as its defining character, the beer brings in comparisons to caramel, toasted bread and nuts, slightly woodsy hops, ethanol and just a dash of cocoa. In all, this comes across as a fairly agreeable dark amber ale, just don't expect chocolate or coconut. My only complaint is that the beer is about 2% higher in ethanol than it needs to be: a malt profile like this can be had at around 5%, and in the case of this beer, the excess begins to poke through the other, more desirable flavors. Not a bad beer (and I would rate this higher if it didn't profess to have chocolate and coconut in it), but can see how others are disappointed if they were expecting a truly chocolate and coconut-like ale.

Pours a 2cm tall head of off-white colored foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, creating a frothy appearance. Retention is above average at around 1.5 minutes, the foam fading to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass and a medium-sized island of lacy foam atop the body of the beer. Lacing is good, with some large patterns and medium numbers of dots clinging to the sides of the glass. Body is a dark amber brown color, with light bringing out mineral-like chestnut brown hues. Carbonation visible through the transparent body, moderate in number, high in activity.

Aroma is mild, but present/pleasant, of medium-dark caramel, a bit of toasted bread, and light cocoa.

Overall flavors of light to medium-dark caramel-like sweetness, toasted nuts and bread, very light cocoa and woodsy hop character, and modest ethanol behind all else. Front of palate tastes sweetness from light to medium-dark caramel, a bit of toasted bread, and very light cocoa and woodsy hop character. Mid-palate tastes quite sweet, as from medium-dark caramel, a bit of toasted bread and nuts, light cocoa, slight woodsy hop bitterness, and mild ethanol (particularly as the beer warms). Back of palate is still sweet with medium-dark caramel and a bit of toasted bread, but there's also a modest increase in the woodsy hop bitterness and a touch of spicy, anise-like ethanol. Aftertaste of sweetness as from light caramel, toasted bread and nuts, a bit of woodsy hop bitterness, and faint cocoa.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium to medium-low intensity, resulting in a foamy (3/5) and underlying smooth (2/5) mouthfeel. This feels fine for the beer, heavy enough to sip or light enough to drink more aggressively if desired. Closes dry, with substantial stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

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3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The second beer of Christmas was More the Merrier from Two Bros. The beer a dark hazy amber with slightly off-white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries a little coconut and milk chocolate. The taste is a little funky....almost like a watery version of bailey's irish cream...perhaps. I am not getting much coconut...but there is certainly milk chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium in body with subtle carbonation. Overall this beer is ok,....glad I have the chance to try it....but I don't think I would get another bomber of it.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours light brown and clear for the most part. Head is thin and about a quarter if a finger.

Smell is good. Caramel malt is forward and lasts in the nose. Faints hints of Cocoa along with nearly undetectable hints of coconut. Some slight crisp apple like esters are also near the end.

Taste follows the nose. Light caramel and slightly nutty malt are forward in the taste. There is a crisp clean pear like yeasty ester.

Mouthfeel is good medium to light body and moderate carbonation gives this a light soft feel

Overall slightly light and a little watery. No coconut. Some good flavors but not what I was expecting.

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The More The Merrier from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 15.6% out of 100 with 64 ratings
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