Long Haul Session Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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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."

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4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

About 2 months past best buy date. I won't hold that against this.
Poured into bar wine glass from my father-in -law. May he RIP on this wonderful fall Sunday with all sorts of football on the tube.
Light and thin looking as would be expected for a session ale. Brownish and off-white head that takes its time settling out.
Soft malt aroma with even lighter hops and hints of the oak aging. Pleasant.
A little tickle on the tongue and soft malt flavors. Dries out quite a bit on the finish and is quite long. Nice streak of English hop flavor through the middle and a contributing lingering bitterness on the finish. More of the oak seemed in the aroma.
Bigger body than anticipated. Probably enhance somewhat by the bigger than normal of very soft carbonation for style. Nonetheless a nice mouth feel.
This is a solid beer. Nice complexity for a beer clearly labeled "session beer". Nicely done. Good fall beer for afternoons of getting stuff done.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this single 12oz brown bottle as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. It has today's best before date on it, so I figured I better drink this one up right away.

The beer poured a cloudy golden/orange color with a nice 3-finger white head that hung around awhile and left some spotty lacing. After reading other reviews, I am curious as to why half of us got a cloudy pour and the other half say this beer is clear. I wonder what accounts for the difference.

The beer has a nice bready malt smell to it with a lot of fruit in it as well.

Nice mix of sweetness and soft bitterness here. Caramel and vanilla are the predominant flavors, but there is also some oak woodiness and some soft but spicy hop bitterness for balance. (Just 27 IBU's) The fruit I picked up in the smell also lingers in the background.

Light bodied with low carbonation.

This is a very unique tasting beer, well worth a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light copper color and perfectly transparent. Big frothy head with good retention and patchy lacing.

Funky yeast smell which is mildly repulsive.

Mild bready malt, hints of barley and rye. Somewhat assertive herbal and spice hop. Ginger and nutmeg notes. Flavor is mellow and balanced.

Light to medium bodied. Smooth throughout with a clean, dry finish, adding to the drinkability.

Quite sessionable. Descent flavors and well balanced. I could drink a few of these.

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Long Haul Session Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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