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Take Two | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by pschul4 on 07-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
2.76/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared with a testing group, this beer was poured into a sampler goblet. Showing a golden yellow color, the beer had a bright white head. I was not sure what to make of this one since it is a hybird of styles. There was not much of an aroma present. With scent playing such a role in the experience, this was a bad sign. The initial taste was a smooth carmely note. It was not particularly sweet, so it was far from overwhelming. A malty backbone blended into the carmel notes, but demonstrated little contrast. In this sense, the beer was one-dimensional. The malt faded before disappearing quickly amid the carbonation in the aftertaste. I expect a little more bang for a special release beer. There really is nothing special about this one.

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Photo of beagle75
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a small pokal glass.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and a few streams of bubbles rise unhurriedly in the column.

S: Grain is pale and toasted, with faint lime peel that adds refinement.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with light malt that is slightly biscuity. Early hop aromatics are understated, with just a hint of floral quality present. Acidity is low into the middle where some weak bright fruit is detected. A fairly sharp mineral edge contrasts all other qualities toward the finish but then drops abruptly, yielding to some late but determined bready malt.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, smooth and balanced on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Wow, the Two Brothers sure know how to party... To celebrate their 15th anniversary they selected a variety of recipes from their past for re-release. An ambitious plan, but their choices have been mostly puzzling ones thus far. Perhaps none are more puzzling than this beer: despite the gimmick behind it, there is nothing memorable or particularly worth repeating here. It is nice to look at, and the textural qualities really do impress, but the backbone of it turns out to be American-brewed helles lager/ale/whatever.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of pschul4
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Interesting premise for a beer. 1 lager yeast and 1 ale yeast. Lets so how this goes.

A- Light like a pale ale with a small white head that dissipates quickly.

S- Not getting a lot here. Some pale malts I guess but mostly bland

T- More of the same. Takes the average qualities of both ales and lagers and combines them into 1 beer. Pale malts and the tiniest bit of hops come through with some lager yeast on the end.

M- Decent mouthfeel. Nice and light which goes well with the hot weather

O- Very average beer. Probably won't seek out again but wouldn't turn 1 down and it might be worth looking into

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Take Two from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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