Long Haul Session Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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3.6/5
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Long Haul Session AleLong Haul Session Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Ale aged a minimum of 4 weeks in French Oak Foudres."

BEER STATS
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
217
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 83 | Ratings: 217
Reviews by Erish:
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2.67/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I poured this 12 oz. bottle into an English pint glass.

A: medium brownish-amber, some haziness, a one finger head that vanishes quickly into a thin cap, lacing is adequate.

S: toasted grains, yeast funk, caramel sweetness, earthiness.

T: lots of yeasty funk, earthiness throughout, the oak comes across more woodsy than vanilla, toasted-burnt caramel sweetness, band aids, the middle pops with medicinal hops, there is flash of soy sauce, the finish starts metallic, then goes earthy, and a tart sweetness hangs with just a twinge of hop bitterness.

M: watery, adequately carbonated, there is a slight oiliness in the finish.

D: for as many flavors as I was able to pluck from this beer, I can't say I enjoyed this one.

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Appearance: Fairly small head leaves decent lacing. Color is amber. Looks alright.

Smell: Malt, hops, oak, vanilla.

Taste: Quite complex for a beer this easy to drink, there are flavors of oak, vanilla, fruit, malt, and hops. The beer finishes dry. Nothing is stellar here at all, but it is flavorful.

Mouthfeel: As it's a self-proclaimed "session beer", the mouthfeel is naturally on the thin side. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall: While it's not something I'll necessarily seek out, I respect it for what it is: a truly sessionable beer that manages to offer considerable flavor and some degree of complexity. Not everything works perfectly, but it's better than about 90% of beers in its ABV range and that are as thin, and that's saying something.

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Long Haul Session Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 217 ratings