Akari Shogun | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A ridable ale hosting some wheatey nuts & juicy Motueka hop bolts. The deliverer of this truth: Akari Shogun, He who harnesses light will usher this summer force into your life.

Added by MasterSki on 05-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
724
Reviews:
92
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
116
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 724 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of Egotist
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bones10
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkJP6
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy straw color with a foamy, dense white head that sticks around with lots of lace.
The aroma is citrus, toast, lemongrass, tropical fruit.
The taste is citrus and cracker with a pithy, bitter finish.
Medium, bubbly and smooth on the tongue.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance
Hazy blonde with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Excellent retention and lively carbonation.

Nose
Lemon, tangy wheat, candied citrus, and doughy bread.

Taste
Tangy wheat and lemon zest. Touches of candied citrus and sourdough bread. Hints of bright florals.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall
A mellow flavor profile and light body creates for an extremely quaffable experience.

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Photo of tigg924
3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy, light gold in color with one inch head. Taste is wheat, dandelion, and flowery hops. Medium light bodied, slightly bitter, and medium carbonation. Tasty, interesting, above average. Decent beer that I am glad I tried, but nothing that makes me need to rush out to get it again.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheLefty1616
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssato27
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Unknown vintage; drank 7/9/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the can into a glass.

Semi-opaque yellow appearance.

HUGE bright white head (careful pouring!); frothy lace.

Lemon & dandelion notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Lemon & dandelion flavors. This is a refreshing session ale; not real memorable but easy to quaff.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.09/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of paulytasker
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Color was a hazy yellow with a couple inches of white head. Stiff peaks like whipped cream. The aromas were of mild hops, mainly tropical fruits. Flavors very mild. Hops not as noticeable but is there. Flavors of wheat and a mild sweet malt backbone with subtle hop flavor. It's very clean and simple, not gritty like I expect in some wheat beers. The beer is nothing extraordinary but that is what makes it great. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of cyrushire
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timato
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Akari Shogun from Half Acre Beer Company
4 out of 5 based on 724 ratings.
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