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Lager Town | Half Acre Beer Company

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3.82/5
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153 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Octoberfest that lives in the malty bosom of Munich's storied tradition. Take a drive through Lager Town.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,474
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
153
pDev:
9.42%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 153 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Deep amber with rich tan head and thick lacing.
N: Malt, bread, caramel, and some honey.
T: Follows the nose, nice malty mix with chewy bread notes, some caramel and honey.
M: Medium feel, chewy, and minor bite.
O: A very enjoyable Octoberfest beer.

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Photo of djrn2
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChipChaight
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lrend13
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rubezahl
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd34
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The clear dark amber/copper colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/4” ivory head that recedes very very slowly to become a short cap of foam on the liquid while leaving a web of patches and legs of lacing on the sides of the glass. The cap of foam persists for quite a while before it eventually becomes a thin irregular island of foam and a ring around the glass. Sipping creates some scattered patches and legs of lacing, many of which slide back down to the layer of foam.

The aromas are rich and full of bready malt, some caramel or toffee and just a light touch of earthiness from the hops. There’s also just a bit of floral character here.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the rich bready malt front and center. The caramel/toffee and malt sweetness is backed up by some earthiness, a bit of floral character and just a bit of bitterness.

The mouth feel is medium bodied with just a touch of crispness from the persistent moderate carbonation. The longish finish begins as the malt sweetness and breadiness begin to fade allowing the earthy hops and their light bitterness to show more strongly before they too begin to recede to a dry ending that is slightly bitter but more earthy than bitter.

Overall this seems to be a good workmanlike beer that I’ve enjoyed trying. The richness of the malt shines through and is backed up by some light earthy hops and their bitterness. That all said I’ll probably not be buying this one again since the finish seems to me to be more earthy than bitter and I’d prefer a lightly bitter ending with a bit less earthy character.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz "CUP OF COFFEE 08/31/18". Brilliant bronze colored bier capped with a tall & foamy ivory colored head that eventually fades to a foam. Sweet and spicy aroma hinting at caramel, toasty grain, spicy hops. Flavorful Märzen with notes of caramel, toasted grain, spicy & earthy hops. Medium body, crisp and easy drinking, modestly bitter finish. Overall, very drinkable and festive beer for the season.

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Photo of vgahunia
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, willi becher glass. Darker copper body, slightly cloudy, one finger thick offwhite head, good retention. Smell is biscuit, a bit of honey, grainy toast, a slight bit of toffee. Flavour is a toasted biscuit, sweet toffee, a bit of honey, slight boozy heat. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, good carbonation. A bit bitter and boozier than expected. It's not as light-bodied and flavourful as it ought to be. Solid nonetheless, a good beer.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can "Comment for tacos 08/21/18"
Poured into a dimpled Krug shows a dull orangish-copper body supporting a thick bubbled 1in cream colored head leaving erratic lacing.

Aroma is sweet caramel and biscuit malt and a peach-like fruitiness and a hint of floral hops.

Flavors match, with more emphasis on fruit and floral, and quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel is a clean almost crisp, lighter-leaning medium, with a clean finish.

Overall a very enjoyable version of my favorite style.

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Photo of Vylo
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of meatyard
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevanb
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

08.21.18 can, poured into a Half Acre "Occult" tulip glass.

The beer pours a nice dark amber color, hues of burgundy and garnet, nice opacity with a bone colored head, about two fingers tall that has moderate retention but yields nice swatches of soapy lace. The aroma is pleasant, deep amber malts, light caramel sweetness, a touch of nuttiness, lightly bitter and earthy hops that offer a touch of orange peel as well. The flavors are great, smooth and rich amber grain, nice malted barley flavor that isn't too sweet, earthy hops offer some nice noble flavors and a touch of bitterness. The mouthfeel is good, coating, heavier medium body, lively and with a crisp finish.

Verdict: A nice Märzen from Half Acre. Smooth, rich, malty with a gentle hop backbone. A bit simple but the balance is good, a nice fall beer for sure. Paired well with brats on the grill.

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Photo of eppie82
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Half-Acre Lincoln. Clear amber color with good amount of foam upon pour. Sweeter tasting than I expected. Malt is very prominent.

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Lager Town from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 153 ratings