Long Haul Session Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Long Haul Session AleLong Haul Session Ale
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Reviews: 83 | Ratings: 217

#63 ranked English Bitter | 4.20% ABV

Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Notes: Year-round availibility. "Ale aged a minimum of 4 weeks in French Oak Foudres."
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81
Very Good
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Reviews: 83 | Ratings: 217
Reviews by champ103:
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3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper/reddish color. At first a two finger white and bubbly head forms, and recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Some lace clings to the side of the glass.
S: Musky, grainy malt, and mineral aroma. Just kind of blah and nondescript.
T: Much better. Toasted grain, bread and biscuit. Sweet caramel malt. Very subtle, but enjoyable.
M/D: A lighter body with medium carbonation. Crisp and smooth. Easy to drink. I can put a few away without a problem.

A good choice for a no frills session. There is not a lot going on, but it is still very enjoyable. Recommended.

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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: 81 out of 100 with 217 ratings