Pāhoehoe | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Pāhoehoe (pah-hoh-ey-hoh-ey) brewed with coconut water, milk sugar and organic toasted coconut."

Added by TMoney2591 on 02-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

's Bier of the Day: Two Brothers "Pāhoehoe" Coconut Ale: Pours a HUGE, dense, white head. Soft malt aroma, and if I work at it, I can find a hint of coconut. Once the head subsides, the coconut aroma becomes noticeable. Golden. Taste is slightly bitter and a touch of sweet. Moves into a low hop bitterness, flashes metallic, then is just malt. After a minute or so, I get a spectre of coconut. Very little coconut present.

This tastes mostly just like an all-malt lager, actually. The coconut is VERY subtle, and even though this is only 16 IBU's, the hops still drown out the coconut.

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3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer, an interesting enough concept given that most breweries would tend toward using a maltier, more robust porter or stout as the base for a coconut beer and this one goes in the opposite direction, is in fact a mildly hazy medium yellow-gold color. It forms a small white head with decent retention and enough spotty lacing to show some depth.
There's a good coconut presence, albeit somewhat raw in an otherwise light beer that also offers a touch of grains. The rawness of the coconut is countered by a sweet lactic note. Malts are also a little biscuit-like underneath. The grains come off more wheat-like as it goes and adds to a toastiness in the overall profile.
The coconut taste makes more sense when I notice that, along with flesh, coconut milk/coconut water were main ingredients. I get much more of that, noticeably so, in the flavor. It also gets a little tangy as fruity notes mingle.
The body feels very light, but here's where it makes sense for the brewers not to include too much flesh and to incorporate the liquid essence of coconut; it works in this beer. Granted, I'd like a bit more to it, possibly a smoother flow underneath the carbonation and crispness, but it's not bad.

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2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Recently had a pint of this on tap, and it was probably among the least memorable Two Brothers beers of all time.

Bright gold color with streams of carbonation visible, a thin feeble cap of foam that broke apart after the first sip or two. A thin ring of foam remained and some random flecks of lace on one side of the glass.

Aroma was mild and nondescript, more of a funky lager-like yeast with basic grains than anything. No coconut toastiness or sweetness whatsoever in the nose.

Tastes like a bland base beer, again with no coconut toastiness or sweetness whatsoever. A big disappointment. Minor graininess and a yeast strain that overshadowed it. Kind of limp feeling on the palate. Tried to pawn off the last half of the pint before we left the bar, and it was chugged to get rid of it. Definitely skipped buying a bottle to compare, waste of money unfortunately. Toasted coconut can be a great addition to the right beer (see Three Hour Tour) but with this batch it just seemed like a poor attempt all around.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

10th release of 15 retro beers to celebrate 15 years of brewing!

Pours out a nice bright orange, that's pretty hazy and has a 1 finger, fluffy white head.

The aroma is very subtle; some coconut, orange and tangerine with floral and grassy hops.

The taste is also very subtle and again doesn't provide very much coconut. There are a lot of orange, tangerine and fruity type flavors along with grassy hoops, bready malt and honey suckle. A very easy drinking beer, but the coconut is extremely subtle.

A refreshing drink with a light mouthfeel, but overall disappointing. With all the ingredients from the coconut used I was expecting something more flavorful and with more coconut presence.

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3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a half-pint chalice.

A: Slightly hazy, pale golden color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Slightly fruity; grain is represented by a fair amount of cracker and untoasted bread. The quality of coconut is present, but comes across as very young and green.

T: Begins off-dry, with chewy--even pasty--light malt that shows an early burst of restrained lychee fruit. The green coconut from the smell reveals itself here toward the middle. Bitterness is mild but sharp amidst a whiff of honey in the finish. The coconut quality has an additive effect on the palate over time.

M: Medium viscosity, somewhat wet on the palate yet also syrupy, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer exhibits one of the more subtle applications of coconut yet encountered--but is totally honest in the final tally. It is a unique and experimental beer, but not in an attention-getting, headline-grabbing sort of way.

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3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a hazy dark, orange with a 2 finger off-white head. Big trails and spotting of lacing.

S- light caramel and some citrus. No coconut that I can pick up.

T- sweet caramel malts, slight coconut and some citrus flavors. Slightly bitter citrus rind at finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O- this amped up version of the original falls way short of how I remember it! This beer lost almost all ofnthe coconut that the first small batch version had.

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

A pale gold color that's clear. Average stark white head.

Smells like coconut milk and sweet malt.

The cocnut is there, but not overwhelming. It does taste like fresh coconut milk right out of the nut.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

It a decent beer, but nothing about it is well pronounced. Despite the novel approach with coconut it's still pretty accessible to those that aren't deep into craft beer.

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Pāhoehoe from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 43 ratings