Pahoehoe Coconut Ale
Two Brothers Brewing Company

Pahoehoe Coconut AlePahoehoe Coconut Ale
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #479
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
81
Ranked #39,016
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 6.96%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
34
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Two Brothers Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
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Summer
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Photo of Act25
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really well made. Not overwhelming but so far, I've not liked coconut additives, or fruit additives in general as they flatten the beer flavor profile, except in the hands of local crafters at the brewers such as Carton, Kane, and Shelter Island.
a) Orange amber hazed body sports thin yielding head that doesnt lace too much - typical of fruit beers.
s) Better part of the beer, a bit fruit wine like, with coconut and grass and lemon predominant.
t) follows smell but adds a metallic element that is neutral but you have to like it. Lessens taste for me, and then the coconut lingers too much and is not balanced or bittered adequately
f) Thinnish, cleans up neatly, fruit juice like.
o) Tried it with my girlfriend and we decided we'll take our coconut oil elsewhere.

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Photo of joeseppy
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Roundhouse. Muted aroma with scant biscuit. Taste has light caramel sweetness and cereal. No coconut detected at all. Feel is creamy on the lighter side. I love coconut water which in it of itself is an acquired taste. I mention this because the finish has a coconut water feel to it- if that makes any sense. Trying not to grade to harshly but the coconut does add a dimension to this brew. This is reminiscent of their Domaine Dupage. If your looking for a coconut experience you will be disappointed. As for me I really enjoyed this.

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Photo of jws7968
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden pour for a good looking beer. I personally do not detect any coconut at all. It's a nice, light, summery, pale/blonde ale. In defense, the date on the bottom of the can is over over a month ago.

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Photo of Billolick
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can

Pours light, with a dull orange hue, slight haze and retains a thin looser bubble cap and leaves a thicker collar and low loose sheeting.

On the nose is of some sweet malts and dry rice

Again sweet on the palate, with honey, vanilla, butter...coconut? perhaps but I'm not overly interested by this point...fair at best...might work in a pinch on a real hot day.

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Photo of tone77
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some hints of coconut. Taste is also mild, coconut, malts, some grains. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall, it's refreshing, but otherwise a mediocre beer.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours a slightly cloudy amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is light coconut notes. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with notes of coconut, vanilla, sweet butter, and a touch of citrus.

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Photo of BB1313
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 10/31/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze and has bubbles racing upwards; small white head that quickly fades leaving okay retention and little lacing. The aromas and flavors seem to have zero coconut. I can barely pick some up in the finish. It comes off as a lager or a pilsener. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with active carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid brew, but I'm not really getting any coconut at all. Once again, you can pick up some mild coconut in the finish if you dig deep enough. It's still very clean and refreshing. This works for the summer.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draught at Firkin on July 5, 2017. If you like coconut you will most likely enjoy this beer. If not, I would not recommend it.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pahoehoe is refreshing.
My mistake was I shared the first can and we agreed it is worth having again. So I bought a second can, kept it to myself and feel entitled to make a review.
Pahoehoe has uninteresting Looks and it Smells also are indistinct... perhaps some coconut if your imagination takes over. Tastes are primarily pleasant, refreshing, light, cleans the palate on a hot day.... hits the spot. Curiously, it finishes stronger with the coconut (a funky ale-like scent) and clean at the same time like a lager. While it is OK to call this a fruit beer, this has something else going for it. BA does not need another hybrid, but Pahoehoe is a pop-up.

I will have this again, but probably next summer.

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Pahoehoe Coconut Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 34 ratings