Lager Town | Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

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

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of justintcoons
2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Amber. Excellent clarity. Moderate carbonation. 1 finger of loose head.

Soap, brown sugar, pine, caramel, grapefruit zest, lemon zest, and biscuit.

Grapefruit zest, lemon zest, pine, and perfume. Brown sugar with slight caramel and biscuit. Retains a soapy linger.

Medium-light bodied, crisp, clean, and off-dry with a medium bitterness.

Overly hoppy as I expected from Half Acre. Not outrageously so, but enough to make it a bad example of an Oktoberfest. Still a half decent beer though.

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Photo of jimmy13
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of steveh
3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Happened to find this just last week. Hadn't seen it previously and based on some of the reviews, it must have been released late for the season (duh, didn't read the description above -- funny that the lable in the picture reads "Novemberfest," but my bottle has Octoberfest in the same font and position -- but no underline flourish).

22 ounce brown bomber, no freshness date.

A -- Pours a clear, deep copper-amber with a very dense light tan head.

S -- Yeasty, bready nose with some light, spicy to piny hops back.

T -- Sort of nutty malt character up front with some roastiness and toffee. Spicy to citrus hops follow with a nut bread finish and spicy-piny aftertaste that starts to dominate as the beer goes down.

M -- Soft and smooth mouthfeel with a medium-heavy body and dry finish.

O -- Certainly drinkable and tasty, but hardly to-style for an Oktoberfest -- let alone a lager. Change the designation to an Amber Ale and this beer is right in the wheelhouse.

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3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Drank
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
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 TMoney2591
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tumbler at Firkin.

Stickin' by the Half Acre station at Solidarity to try out this "Novemberfest". It pours a clear brass-amber topped by a couple o' fingers of cream-white foam. The nose comprises caramel, wheat, light clove, and light brown sugar. The taste holds notes of bitter grass, light menthol, light caramel, mild biscuit, and miscellaneous greens. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, an okay O-Fest (well, N-Fest, in this case, I guess...), but one that just seems a bit too bitter for its own good. The hops just don't meld very well the malty backbone at all.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of IronLover
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark orange in color with a light haze. Poured with a short crramy, off-white foam with good retention. Medium bready malt and toasted crust aromas with light grainy malt and herbal hop notes. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Light creamy feel toward the finish. Bready and grainy malt flavors up front quickly followed by medium herbal bitter hoppiness. Hop bitterness lingers from the middle through the end. Finished with a light crispness and heavy, lingering bitterness. Hop bitterness was a high for a marzen and overwhelmed the malty qualities. Feel was a little thin. Lingering bitterness at the finish hurt the drinkability.

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Photo of Barnoloid
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Lager Town from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 128 ratings
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