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Local Acre Lager Wisconsin Wet Hop - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 10-24-2010

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 24
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: On tap, 6oz sampler from brewery tour
Served: 3 Jan 2014

Appearance: Golden yellow with a pure white head that collapses pretty quickly, yielding just a ring of white foam around the beer.

Smell: Not as hoppy on the nose as I would expect from a wet-hopped beer.

Taste: Pretty good imperial pilsener. You can certainly tell this is a lager from the crisp, dry taste here. Bready malt backbone with an overlay of hops. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation seems to die off rather quickly. The carbonation initially emphasized the dryness of the taste.

Overall: A good, hoppy lager. One needs to keep in mind that this is a lager when drinking so it's going to have a different taste than wet-hopped pale ales also popular in fall/winter.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A normal pour into a NG Pilsner glass created a nice two finger head made of mixed sized bubbles and bright white in color. Foam retention is great, as it receded it left spider web looking lacing on the edge of the glass. The beer is a light copper to darker blond color with just a touch of haze.

S: Light aroma overall. Slight grassy and noble scented hop notes on top of a bready malt character. I'm also getting lemon and a slight soapy character.

T: Moderate and round grassy tasting bitterness on the first sip. It's followed by the bready, slightly toasty pilsner malt flavors combined with a hint of alcohol. The lemon vibe I was getting in the nose is also coming through in the flavor but I'm only noticing it in the aftertaste. The flavor that sets this apart from a normal pilsner would be the more grassy hop character throughout the beer.

M: A touch of alcohol warming with moderate carbonation levels. The beer feels dry but it has a decent body to carry the alcohol level.

O: An interesting take on a trad pilsner. I'm a fan of the style and of wet hop beers, but this one was kind of disapointing. Maybe an American style pilsner or an IPL with the wet hops would be more up my ally.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy apricot-amber with a modest, bubbly head that has limited retention.

Grassy-floral-bready-citrusy aroma.

The wet-hop flavor comes through loud and clear, although not everyone will think this is a good thing. In any case, the flavor is quite herbal and vegetative compared to a typical pilsner or PA, and not as sharp or crisp. There’s a foreboding bitterness mid-taste that fades to a moderate-mild level by the finish rather than increasing as expected. Lasting hoppy aftertaste with hints of grapefruit peel, grass and citrus fruit.

Feel: full and smooth for style.

O: An imperial pilsner for hop heads. I was glad to have the chance to try this special beer but not eager to make it a regular.

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A - Dark apricot with a 2 finger white head. Great retention and loads of lacing line the glass.

S - Sweet malts or caramel and cereal. Plenty of fresh, green hop scents that are floral and earthy. Not much for a citrus or pine aroma.

T - Starts off with sweet malts or caramel, cereal, and cracker. Moves into the fresh , green hops. A bitterness comes in, but is not distinct. This has a wonderful flavor and excellent balance.

M - Light to medium-bodied, smooth and nice carbonation, some lingering bitterness.

O - This may be one of LFB's best beers. I really like the wet hops added to the Pilsener malts. I'm going to get another bottle of this since I enjoyed it so much.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a light amber with a medium frothy white head, good head retention, spotty lace.

S: Sweet caramel, almost a Munich malt type feel, with grapefruit and lawn clippings.

T: Heavy bitterness on the front end, earthy and floral. The malt catches up with a nice balance to finish the beer. Never extremely hoppy, yet a nice flavour overall.

M: Light to medium-bodied, frothy creamy carbonation, moderate aftertaste for the style.

O: A well done lager, a more balanced Impy pils than I've seen in the past. Nice new bomber find.

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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A. a light amber color with a thick lumpy head which is just a little off white. It sticks around and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S. It smells of light fruit and you can catch the hops coming through.

T. The flavor is some what muted with some light malt flavor and a finish with some bitterness from the hops. That being said Its very easy drinking and alcohol is well hidden.

M It has a light body with some carbonation.

O. This looks great and has some great hop flavor. One of the more interesting beers ive had from lakefront.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've never seen the normal Local Acre around here, but I saw the wet hop variation at Whole Foods yesterday and had to pick it up. Local Acre Wisconsin Wet Hop ours a hazy straw color with three fingers of head that drop down leaving some decent lacing. The aroma is a bit weak, but offers up nice grassy/floral hops over some pilsner malt. The taste brings those tastes to the forefront, over some relatively subtle pilsner malt for a double pils. The mouthfeel is light and slightly oily, and the drinkability is solid. Overall, a solid twist on the fresh hop beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle
Poured into my New Glarus pilsener glass

A - Billowing three fingers of white head fades to a thin cap fairly quickly. Color is more towards the orange side of straw, good clarity

S - Bready malt, lemon, fresh clover and honeysuckle. Really inviting floral notes.

T - Toasted bread and caramel up front with some more of the floral tones. Finishes dry, somewhat grassy with just a bit of citrus. Excellent balance.

M - Well carbonated, fairly light bodied. A touch coarse at the finish with some lingering hop oiliness

O - Not radically different from the normal version, but I like the normal version a lot. Just a well balanced beer, the floral and citrus notes in the nose get turned up here and I like it even more.

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4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial pint.
7.0% ABV, no date.

A - The bright golden-colored beer pours faintly hazy and is topped by a long-standing off-white head. Fantastic, thick sheets of lace coat the glass in one hell of an attractive manner as the bubbles slowly crawl down.

S - Wet-hopped Local Acre flourishes with a fresh, clean aroma of floral, lightly citrusy hops falling gently over a soft pilsner malt backbone. Herbal and mineral notes fall into place nicely along the finish for a very well done crisp and clean nose with a fresh hop addition.

T - The sweet pils malts pushes forward past the hoppiness up front with some thick-sliced, warm baguette breadiness but the hop addition remains nicely done. Citrus and light pine trail behind but bring when them a "green" chlorophyll flavor from the freshness of the hops.

M - Medium-full bodied, this Imperial Pilsner is big in feel, coating the tongue with a crisp, slick feel and nicely balanced finish which relies on the hops' bitterness, which lingers briefly, to counteract the strong malt sweetness.

O - Lakefront expands on the "normal" version of this beer, Local Acre, dumping in fresh Wisconsin wet hops to create, well, Wisconsin Wet Hop, a unique result. Some "green" characteristics of the fresh hops emerge but quality traits of the hops do well to elevate the beer into a dangerously drinkable pilsner. And you can go wrong with it's $5 price tag either!

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Local Acre Lager Wisconsin Wet Hop from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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