Half Acre / Mikkeller Guest Lager - Half Acre Beer Company
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by 312HopBomb:
4.55/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz. can poured vigorously into a Half Acre pint glass.
Pours a sunny yellow/straw with a hop haze but otherwise clear. Nice tall head and great retention. Looks like a Belgian witbier. An impressive sheet of lacing coats the glass
Smell is out of this world. Definitely a good IPA hop smell with some grapefruit but also a different smell, maybe the lager yeast? Similar to Vallejo. Whatever it is, it's interesting and inviting.
The first sip brings the hops and a lager bite. Crisp clean but so much flavor for a lager beer. Really interesting and unique. It's a flavor that is hard to describe. You have the nice fruity hops with a lasting bitterness that combines with an earthy flavor and a long finish. Great balance of malt backing the very strong hops that shine through.
The mouthfeel is medium/full and the brew is crisp and clean. Moderate carbonation is just right.
I wouldn't change a thing with this experiment. I hope they can revisit this on occasion as it is definitely one to seek out. A truly unique creation and one of my favorite collaboration beers to date. Half Acre getting better and better.
Serving type: can
07-24-2013 02:47:20 | More by 312HopBomb
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4.06/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from can into a Duvel by Parra chalice.
A: Pours a beautiful clear, golden straw color with over a finger of fluffy white head that eventually fades into a nice sheet at the top of the glass.
S: Lemon peel, resin-y pine, faint grapefruit, and that unmistakeable Half Acre maltiness.
T: Follows the nose, though much more pine presence than citrus. In fact, I'm not picking up much citrus at all. Crackery malt in the mid with a crisp, bitter, dry finish.
M: Medium bodied with ample levels of carbonation; quite refreshing.
O: A fantastic collaboration between Half Acre and Mikkeller, and probably one of the better non-staple beers Half Acre has churned out. Very solid for the warmer months, as this is quite refreshing.
Serving type: can
06-06-2014 23:20:58 | More by Halfbrother83
Half Acre / Mikkeller Guest Lager from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.