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Half Acre / Mikkeller Guest Lager - Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre / Mikkeller Guest Lager
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93
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brought to life using a lager yeast strain, this beer is a sensory pounder. Ignoring the idea of a traditional lager balance, Guest Lager hops the line and intentionally scales the flavors tied to the ale spectrum. This 8% ABV style bender wrangles an impressive canon of flavor into one place. Did we mention hops? This particular lager hosts enough Nelson Sauvin & Falconer's Flight to soothe any weary traveler.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-26-2013)
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Reviews by 312HopBomb:
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4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

312HopBomb, Jul 24, 2013
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Half Acre / Mikkeller Guest Lager from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.