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Pāhoehoe | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
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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3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Imbibed at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL on 03/11/2011.

Note: Listed on the menu as a golden ale.

Appearance -- Pours a bright golden hue with a finger width of creamy lily-white head. Very photogenic.

Smell -- Husky grain, coconut water, macaroons, spring flowers and prairie grass. Overall: definitely coconut-infused, slightly sweet, mildly reminiscent of tanning lotion.

Taste -- Quite sweet up front with coconut water and macaroons. Floral hops don't lend much in balancing hop bitterness, but the aromatic flavors do compliment the coconut. Husky grain character is perceptible mid-palate. Mild grassy bitterness toward finish. Lingering flavor of, you guessed it, coconut.

Mouthfeel -- medium-bodied with low, creamy carbonation. Feels a little syrupy.

Drinkability -- Interesting, but weird. Definitely on the sweet side with all of that coconut water. Over time the beer becomes cloying and a bit too reminiscent of suntan lotion. At least it wasn't boring.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL on 3/3/11.

Aroma:It smells really good, there's lots of sweet coconut in the aroma, but not much else.

Appearance:Pale gold in color with little head and some medium lacing.

Taste:Huge coconut on the foretaste, they really did this one right. In the midtaste of this beer, faint bitter notes show up, and linger on through the aftertaste, but they play second fiddle to the huge coconut flavor.

Mouthfeel:Smooth and creamy with good carbonation.

Overall:Great, easy drinking, coconut beer.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Two Brothers and whoa, this is a different one. A light body, somewhere between tannish yellow to light brown with a white two finger head. It smells of coconut right away, which is a good thing to me considering my love of the fruit. As for the taste, it was very smooth and mellow, an upfront coconut flavor hits with almost no hop bitterness save for an extremely light hint at the finish. The more I drank it the more it started tasting like sun tan lotion and then back to coconut and then back to sun tan lotion.

It's hard to say if I truly enjoyed it but it's innovation and changing flavor has brought me back to it a few times now.

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