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Lager Town - Half Acre Beer Company

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85
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Novemberfest Beer

As a brewery, we haven’t been brewing lagers for a while. This or that has kept us distanced from that world, but we’re dipping back in with a release that’s coming to you on Friday 10/28. You can expect a beer that’s much like an Octoberfest, with a sturdy malt frame, but cloaked under the cover of October’s timely neighbor, November. Come see us and take a drive through Lager Town.

(Beer added by: GbVDave on 10-29-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ariceclemson, Tuesday at 01:32 AM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

pstam87, Sunday at 08:16 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

hoosier222002, Sunday at 06:55 PM
Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours a gorgeous fall leaf orange with great carbonation and fizzing bubbles.

Smokey, toasted malts met with an earthy gourdiness to it.

Roasted malts give this a nice smokiness, lager malts add some sweetness to the bitter smoke, and finishes with a clean but subtle hop bill.

Mouthfeel is bold and smokey, a nice brew to sip on while lounging on a patio with a blanket in the cool fall air.

Overall, an excellent take on the Oktoberfest/Marzen style from Half Acre. Pick it up if you can!

larryarms847, Sunday at 02:59 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Irishace9, Saturday at 03:01 AM
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jgunther71, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

krome, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

gtermi, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Canada_Dan, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

BRami127, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Diggy, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

gmendez1122, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

jimmy13, Apr 02, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a slight garnet hue to a clear slightly dense brown body and a thin beige head that soon breaks up. There is a sea of tiny bubbles racing to the surface.

S- The dry toasted malt note is soft but has a nice flinty mineral finish to it.

T- The dry toasted biscuit malt grows into more of a straight biscuit malt flavor as it opens with Noble hop note in the finish. There is a roasted malt bitterness and toast note that lingers in the aftertaste.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a watery texture that leads to a scrubbing fizz in the finish.

O- This beer has a nice aroma and good malt flavor but the bitterness and big fizz grow a bit to much and are enhanced by the dryness in the finish.

rhoadsrage, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

beersdmf17, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

shystersrule, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

ChicagoShakeAndBake26, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

thewimperoo, Dec 02, 2013
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3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Happened to find this just last week. Hadn't seen it previously and based on some of the reviews, it must have been released late for the season (duh, didn't read the description above -- funny that the lable in the picture reads "Novemberfest," but my bottle has Octoberfest in the same font and position -- but no underline flourish).

22 ounce brown bomber, no freshness date.

A -- Pours a clear, deep copper-amber with a very dense light tan head.

S -- Yeasty, bready nose with some light, spicy to piny hops back.

T -- Sort of nutty malt character up front with some roastiness and toffee. Spicy to citrus hops follow with a nut bread finish and spicy-piny aftertaste that starts to dominate as the beer goes down.

M -- Soft and smooth mouthfeel with a medium-heavy body and dry finish.

O -- Certainly drinkable and tasty, but hardly to-style for an Oktoberfest -- let alone a lager. Change the designation to an Amber Ale and this beer is right in the wheelhouse.

steveh, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Buttermilk, Nov 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

fatboy91, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mdaschaf, Nov 14, 2013
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Lager Town from Half Acre Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.