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

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Local Acre Lager Wisconsin Wet HopLocal Acre Lager Wisconsin Wet Hop

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BA SCORE
87
very good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 10-24-2010)
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Otis77, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

TimRasmussen, May 29, 2012
Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

atone315, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of jscheuf
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

jscheuf, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of bound4er
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A. Slightly turbid, straw appearance with a white, two finger head. Lacing is above average.

S. Very clean and crisp smelling with cracker, grass, herbal spice and yeast.

T. Pilsner malt leads the way here. Bread and a slight amount of malt sweetness followed by a mild dose of hops to clean things up. Very tasty.

M. Lighter bodied - what you'd expect from this style lager. Well carbonated, which adds to this beers outstanding crispness.

O. This is a tasty creation from Lakefront. The alcohol is completely hidden to make for some extremely easy drinking. At 5 bucks a pop for a bomber, this is also a pretty good deal. Worth seeking out.

bound4er, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of crossovert
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

650ml bottle.

It pours a deep gold with a foamy white head.

The smell is a bit subdued but there is some hops int ehre and bready malt.

The flavor tastes more or less like an IPA. It has a nice lemon/lime/orange flavor and a slight bit of bitterness. It is sweet and not very but it tastes very hoppy and nice.

Interesting brew I have never had a wet hop or harvest ale that was this tasty

crossovert, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of uwmgdman
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This lager pours brilliantly clear golden color with a moderate white head that leaves nice rings of lace all the way down the glass. A good looking Pils. The aroma is moderately malty, grainy and sweet, spicy and floral hops also are rather evident. Solid. The flavor is a 100% American version (ingredient-wise) of a German pilsner. Upfront bready, sweet, grainy malts that are quickly whisked away by moderate hop bitterness and spicy hop flavor that pleasantly lingers into the slightly dry finish. The body is medium and carbonation medium-high. Overall a really well designed and executed Pilsner. One of Lakefront's best offerings.

uwmgdman, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of JohnWaynes44
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Downer Ave Wine and Spirits in Milwaukee for this one. Bomber pour in a tall pilsner glass. Gorgeous slightly cloudy with a deep golden hue. Very sticky head, thick and frothy that remained throughout the glass. Aromatic floral hops and bready malts are present in the nose. Taste: rich malts, beer bread and bright flowery hops. Very heavy and chewy on the mouth. The wet hops don't add that sharpness that I expected, but they do give this beer a fresh organic taste. Well balanced but a bit rich to receive high marks on drinkability. Overall a really tasty and very fresh imperial that I highly recommend.

JohnWaynes44, Dec 04, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

LoraxLager, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

jimelee108, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of EnJeiBee
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - It poured pale golden yellow with a think white head that dissipated fairly quickly

S - Very clean and crisp. Pale malt leads the charge with a slightly grassy hop profile coming in right behind it.

T - Again, it's very clean and crisp, as you might expect. There is a slightly bready and sweet pale malt backbone which is complimented well by a pleasant and grassy hop presence.

M - Medium bodied and crisp

O - This is a great imperial pilsner! It's easy drinking and brings just enough hops into the picture to keep things interesting. This is definitely one of the best beers I've had from Lakefront.

EnJeiBee, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of AbsoluterZero
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Flush blonde pour with visible carbonation and a nice cloudy appearance.

Smell: Not very strong strong. Nice and floral when you really dig in. Smells lightly of foliage, grains, and orange peel.

Taste: Very pleasant and palatable. The fruity and floral taste overrides the very light bitterness. I was surprised to read that the ABV is as high as it is (it doesn't taste it).

Mouthfeel: Much fuller and thicker than other pilsners I've had. Very nice for a "lighter" style of lager.

Overall: One of my favorites from Lakefront. I think this beer is what would happen if somebody tried to make one of the beers Milwaukee is famous for using high quality ingredients instead of adjuncts.

AbsoluterZero, Nov 07, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle split into a tulip glass. Thanks to Andy from BeerFM for this one!

Another great beer from the Lakefront Brewery. This wet hop is 100% WI grown. This hazy golden lager had a fresh hop and citrus taste with great balance. The bottle was just as good as when Russ gave us a sample during fermentation. Like BeerFMAndy said, for $5 you can't go wrong with this one. Nice work Lakefront!

TheDTrain, Oct 28, 2010
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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
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!

BeerFMAndy, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Ri0
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured 22 oz. bottle into snifter. Bottled on 10/3/13

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.

Ri0, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

richkrull, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jdkitchi, May 26, 2014
Photo of shand
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

shand, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

AlphaKing414, Apr 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

slavall, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

MrBeige, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Golden-yellowish in color with a persistent two finger head and some medium levels of lacing on the glass. Smells very floral and grassy...'green' and tea-like in hop character is the best way I can think of to describe the aroma. Flavor has all of the elements described from the nose, but also including medium amounts of green peppercorns and a light citrus/pine garnish on top of the semi-dry pilsner malt. Alcohol content is hidden very well on this one. Medium thickness and plenty of crisp sparkling carbonation to keep things moving around. Very fresh and clean in feel. This one is certainly worth trying.

WastingFreetime, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

BrownAleMale, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

nsmartell, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Localdrinklax, Mar 26, 2014
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Local Acre Lager Wisconsin Wet Hop from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.