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Lager Town - Half Acre Beer Company

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85
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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JuniperJesus

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34%

10-02-2013 03:38:12 | More by JuniperJesus
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ititani

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34%

10-23-2013 00:03:10 | More by ititani
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jimmy13

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-02-2014 19:48:35 | More by jimmy13
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steveh

Illinois

3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 22:12:24 | More by steveh
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tumbler at Firkin.

Stickin' by the Half Acre station at Solidarity to try out this "Novemberfest". It pours a clear brass-amber topped by a couple o' fingers of cream-white foam. The nose comprises caramel, wheat, light clove, and light brown sugar. The taste holds notes of bitter grass, light menthol, light caramel, mild biscuit, and miscellaneous greens. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, an okay O-Fest (well, N-Fest, in this case, I guess...), but one that just seems a bit too bitter for its own good. The hops just don't meld very well the malty backbone at all.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2012 01:41:18 | More by TMoney2591
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ClintonRalston

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-31-2013 21:34:26 | More by ClintonRalston
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fatboy91

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

11-14-2013 18:52:27 | More by fatboy91
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Diggy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-27-2014 15:33:08 | More by Diggy
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ystazi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-27-2013 14:56:13 | More by ystazi
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Ak555667

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-12-2013 18:21:30 | More by Ak555667
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-02-2013 15:00:29 | More by thewimperoo
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SCZ

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-03-2013 02:43:49 | More by SCZ
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-23-2013 21:06:58 | More by PopnLoads
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gmendez1122

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-10-2014 21:04:10 | More by gmendez1122
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RMelyon

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-20-2013 00:17:58 | More by RMelyon
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KDawg

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the half acre tap room. Pours a medium amber color with a nice head.

Balanced and good aromas of citrus, crackers, and cereal notes.

Medium body that is slightly lacking on the feel. It does make up for it with really good notes of grains, citrus, some bits of hops and cereals.

A very good lager. Not amazing, but very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 04:01:29 | More by KDawg
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-16-2013 03:29:26 | More by Guinnsslvr
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2013 13:50:13 | More by mdaschaf
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-10-2014 18:29:59 | More by beersdmf17
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tfidler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-03-2013 18:52:19 | More by tfidler
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-18-2013 15:51:44 | More by xdtfx
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-22-2013 02:17:53 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-10-2013 11:47:22 | More by emottram
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bralston345

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-31-2013 21:44:11 | More by bralston345
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CesarLopes

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-25-2013 20:36:02 | More by CesarLopes
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Lager Town from Half Acre Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.