Long Haul Session Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Long Haul Session AleLong Haul Session Ale
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Long Haul Session AleLong Haul Session Ale

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

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."

Added by marcobrau on 03-21-2010

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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 83
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a medium golden color that is crystal clear and has a ton of carbonation bubbles, pours with a finger of pure white head that is quite fluffy and only lingers for a little bit, leaves spotty lacing around the glass
S: definitely a subdued nose but it is still nice, hop bitter notes
T: hmmm a pretty nice and interesting taste, bitter yet sweetly malty, leaves kind of an odd taste on the palate like cherrios that have been soaking in water for a really long time, nice taste, refreshing and crisp
M: intense on the carbonation, leaves the mouth feeling dry, kind of a thick mouthfeel like apple cider
O: a nice brew, drinks crisp and smooth, good taste, overall enjoyable could find it better on a very hot summer day after, or while, mowing the lawn

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Infamous7100
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: a pristine, amber to brown color with a one finger white head.
S: a lot going on here. I pick up on the sweet smelling malt first, but can definitely smell some of the oak which this was aged in. I also get whiffs of spice and hops. Nice mix.
T: starts out sweet as the malts really come through then fades into some bitterness at the back. A bit earthy would be a fit description. Would like to have more of the oaky flavor come though.
M: light and low carbonation. A dry and slighty bitter hang at the end.
O: obviously a sessionable beer and you could do a lot worse than this. However, based on the look and smell, I expected more in the flavor. I think this could use a tad more malt or some more of the oak to cut what I believe to be a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: a nice amber color, completely traslucent, the head is off white but dissipates quickly, there is no carb at all

S: caramel malt, floral, pinus and some citrusy from the hops

T: there is sweetness, floral, nice bitterness ending pinu a little bit earthy, the final is long bitter tasting, a little bit dry

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amberish color with a 3 finger sticky off-white head leaving lots of lacing down the glass.

Some bready malts in the aroma with some subtle spicy hop tones.

Starts off with some earthy sharpness. A light bready malt flavor in the middle. Finishes slightly bitter and somewhat dry.

Mouthfeel is thin, to be expected and carbonation levels are medium.

I think this beer succeeds in what it's trying to be. This is definitely tasty enough to be a true session beer, but I've had other lower ABV's that have packed in better flavor.

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Long Haul Session Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 42.1% out of 100 with 216 ratings
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