Lager Town | Half Acre Beer Company

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3.81/5
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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.

Added by GbVDave on 10-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,986
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
136
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of freshbeer7
4.85/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of tharper178
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of GbVDave
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 64oz growler into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a lovely, unfiltered, deep amber color with two creamy fingers of off white head on top. Retention was fleeting with the foam quickly melting down to a thin collar that left no lace.

S: Whoa! Nice toasty biscuits drizzled with lemony hops.

T: Big flavors of toasted bread crusts, lemony hops, caramel malt, and bright fresh oak. Heather said it reminded her a little of Malt-O-Meal. Some subtle grapiness towards the finish.

M: Really quite full and spicy. Loads of sticky hops and dry toasted grains. Totally not what we were expecting.

O: A stupid good Lager. Perfect beer for a true Fall day...like today!

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Photo of lanciloti
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SanFranJake
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of joeseppy
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
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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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ppoitras
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Gonzo Illini!

Poured into a Half Acre glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head holds on well, with lasting lace. Aroma is malty yet citrusy as well.

Taste starts with nutty malt sweetness, citrus and pine in the middle, and comes home with a balnced bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is great. Good brew.

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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a high sided pilsner glass.

Look is a hazy orange brown with an off white head.

Aroma is malty with the a lager twinge at the end.

Taste is a lot dryer than I expected, but I like the change from overly sweet Octoberfest.

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Photo of Florida9
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly cloudy dark amber in color. Forms a thin off-white head that slowly reduces down to a very thin, somewhat patchy surface coating. Leaves some light lacing.

S: Rather aromatic. Primarily caramel malts with a light toffee sweetness. Toasted malts and a blend of light grassy and citrus hops.

T: Caramel malts. Light sweetness. Toffee, toasted malts and a flavor I can only describe as "lightly peanuty." Some light hops on the finish. Flavor is very smooth with a maltiness that comes and goes quite quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium with pretty good carbonation. Very mild bitterness.

O: A good beer and a very smooth, clean representation of the style. Not nearly as malty as most O-fests. Very drinkable.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Update: 2017 version now in cans. Much better than last year - less hoppy with a more traditional hop flavor. Malts allowed to shine more. Still an American take on the style, but very well done. Gorgeous head and excellent retention. Ratings updated to 2017 version.
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4 | 3.5 | 3.5 | 4 | 4 - 3.68
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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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep saturated copper amber color, sheets of lace in the glass, lasting coverage on the surface that has a creamy texture. Bright clarity with rising trails of visible carbonation.

Clean mild hop aroma, some general yeastiness, the toasted malt character is missing however.

Smooth feel, lightly malty, earthy and toasty grain husks, light bitterness that lingers in the finish. Dry and not sweet, clean and more bitter than most traditional Oktoberfests. Nuanced hop character, not overt, though the bitterness seems to define it. Overall very drinkable, enjoyable and subtle.

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Lager Town from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 136 ratings