Half Acre Lager - Half Acre Beer Company
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3.65/5 rDev +3.1%
Enjoyed on tap at the Half Acre taproom. Served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a golden amber color with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin cap that leaves sticky sheets of lace down the glass.
S: Vienna malt with light fruity hops. Some mild citrus with a lager yeast sweetness.
T: Same as the nose. The Vienna malt is stronger and sweeter than the nose. Lagery yeast is present again with very light grass and fruity hops on the backend providing a touch of bitterness.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet malt finish.
O: Solid lager overall. Wouldn't order this too often, but it's very well put together.
03-10-2013 19:16:29 | More by Treebs
4/5 rDev +13%
Sampled on tap at Blind Robin, and this new "brewery-brewed" batch was far superior to the contract-brew I remember from 5ish (?!) years ago. Smooth and balanced with crisp light bready flavors and a hint of hoppy bitterness. Clean and sessionable, no hint of hawaiian punch this time ;)
Sampled at the Charleston...
Well-designed label: white type on a faded grey-blue background, depicting a water tower that is a familiar symbol in the industrial landscape on the Near West Side of Chicago. A bright red star gives a nod to the Chicago city flag. It has the visual feel of a letterpressed show poster a la Hatch Show Print.
Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange, with a meager one finger head of foam. The head settles, but still manages to maintain itself. Malty aroma, hint of vague mystery fruit.
Decent amount of Munich and pale malts, cereal-like barley, with a dry bitterness in the finish. Hops are leafy and herbal, possibly of the Saaz variety. The fruit element seemed to add mild sweetness, but seemed a little out of place. It was like artificial pink grapefruit or passion fruit (not citrusy hops), which brought me back to the Hawaiian Punch I drank as a kid. It was hard to separate from this association once it hit me.
Adequate carbonation, finish is dry, sort of frothy. Malt load gives it an above average body. A pint was easy enough, but I didn't have another.
Contract brewed for Half Acre Beer Co., Chicago, IL.
06-05-2012 17:01:31 | More by emerge077
3.13/5 rDev -11.6%
poured from growler into a pilsner glass. Pours a medium gold color
very good aromas of grains, malts, and cereal. Nice balance, but lacking some depth
medium bodied with good balance and a good feel. This is lacking on the middle and finish though with notes of grains and malts
I was hoping for a bit better, but a very drinkable beer
03-27-2012 02:41:34 | More by KDawg
4.05/5 rDev +14.4%
Poured from a 64oz growler into a 20oz imperial pint.
A: Pours a rich cloudy gold color. A short lived 1 1/2 finger layer of foam quickly melts down to a thick creamy collar that is fed by some rather ample carbonation. Sadly, no lace was left behind.
S: Noble hops flash over a malt backbone that shows off aromas of toasted bread crusts and spicy yeast.
T: See above. Light lemon and toasy malt with white pepper. When I came back to the growler, after having opened it a few hours earlier, the taste took on a definite grassy/herbal tone.
M: Suprisingly spicy and peppery. A rich fullness spreads across the palate becoming a bit oily before it finishes prickly.
O: Waaay better than I remember. I was able to try this out of the bottle and on draft during its' first go around many moons ago. This is how it always should've been.
03-23-2012 23:31:57 | More by GbVDave
Half Acre Lager from Half Acre Beer Company
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