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
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8
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 83 | Ratings: 217
Reviews by mdwalsh:
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4.45/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The first single purchased from the single's rack I just set up for my liquor store. A steal at $1.69 too.

A: Hazy light brown with a two and a half finger just off white head with some nice rolling texture on top. The haze is actually pretty slight, and when held up to light, the beer borders on amber golden. Lots of active carbonation. This looks pretty pretty to me. The head lacks dexterity and lacing though.

S: I was surprised at how the hops filled the air when I first opened this guy. They subside, though remain in a pleasant floral aroma, and a caramelized vanilla-y bread like aroma hangs over the pint. Maybe a little bit of cinnamon? I guess this might be a little too "sharp" though really it isn't sharp at all.

T: MMM. So flavorful for such a low alcohol brew, and yet so light. A lot of similar tastes as there are smells, though not much floral hops going on here. A mild oaky taste comes though, not oak like in a big RIS, more like what I imagine drinking from a fresh cut oak chalice would taste like...in a good way. But again, a little more bitter than I want in what I think of as more of a mild, though on this hot day, it's great.

M: Nice and sharp with a good carbonation.

D: Amazing. I can't believe this is only 4.2% abv. This is what craft brewers should be making to compete with BMC

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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