Lager Town | Half Acre Beer Company

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109 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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.

Added by GbVDave on 10-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of sweemzander
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours the color of maple syrup with a loose, off-white head. Nose expresses sour mash and caramel malts. Taste follow nose - it comes off a bit bland. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild carbonation. Overall, a solid example of the style; however, after having had the oak-aged version in the taproom (4.25), I was really let down by this one.

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

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bartleby91
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a nice and solid traditional take on an oktoberfest.
The appearance is a really pretty amber color with a off white head that left some lacing. Pretty lively carbonation bubbling up the glass as well.
Aromas are typical for the style with a sweet malt breadiness being most prominent along with some earthy hop notes.
The tastes are sweet maltiness, breadiness and a subtle earthy zest that provides some nice balance.
The palate is medium with a lingering malt sweetness and some hop zest.
Overall this is a solid marzen that I could have a few of.

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Photo of lloydboss
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of FBarber
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear crisp amber color. Lots of bubbles course upwards in the beer. Thick frothy off-white head slowly dissipates down to a thin layer of frothy foam. Tons of sticky lacing left on the beer. Lovely looking beer.

Smell is rather subdued with a slight bready malt aroma and some grassy hops.

Taste follows the nose with notes of bready malts, quickly giving way to a strong hoppy flavor. Hoppy flavor is quite grassy and herbal. Lingering grassy bitterness is noted. Bitterness starts to take on a more piney character as the flavors become more familiar on the palette. For a marzen its not a good example of a traditional marzen. This is incredibly over hopped for the style, and the malts are far too subdued. Just on its own merits and not taking style into account its actually a good beer.

Feel is light and crisp. Pretty carbonated provides a noticeable tingle on the tongue. Smooth drinking beer.

Overall this is a poor example of a traditional marzen - way over hopped, but then again, I'd expect nothing less from Half Acre. That being said, its a good beer in its own right. Nice easy drinking amber ale.

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLover99
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Drank
3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Very mild Oktoberfest. Expected more from HA.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lucky_rodent
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeseppy
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hope I'm rating the correct brew. This is Lagertown octoberfest as stated on the bottle. Burnt sienna orange color with a bright glow in the center as I enjoy this on an October 72 degree Sunday. Colors beginning to change on the trees giving this session added enjoyment. Aroma is biscuit, honey and malt. Flavour is a subdued malt. Not feeling like getting too fancy here but this is tasty. I will definitely get more.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of badmotorgrunge
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tharper178
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris-1911
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Nice low carbonated Oktoberfest, fluffy meringue-like foam, burnt orange color, goes well with pork chops

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Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Lager Town from Half Acre Beer Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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