Akari Shogun | Half Acre Beer Company

Akari ShogunAkari Shogun
BA SCORE
4.01/5
730 Ratings
Akari ShogunAkari Shogun
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
Ranking:
#3,551
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
730
pDev:
9.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
120
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of Elpadrino42069
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A light peach color, great great, some lacing

T: A bready, wheaty, bright, flowery, orange, every so slight funk, sweet honey smell

T: A subdued held back version of the smell, but in a delicate way. The flavor is all there but just light. Not in your face bold flavors which is a nice respite from the typical ridiculously juicy hoppy beers that Half Acre makes (not to say they all are that way)

F: Low carb, very smooth, light feel. Finishes dry

O: This beer is great for pairing with a nice light food dish. The flavors are excellent but not overly obnoxious. Very smooth and well crafted.

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Photo of zkoehn
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this a year ago in Chicago. From notes.

Cloudy, golden yellow pour with two fingers of loose fluffy white head. Good lace and retention. Big lemon and floral nose with some grass and that follows through with some passionfruit in the flavour. A bit of juiciness in there too.

Good carbonation and a medium body with milder but recognizable bitterness.

Good stuff. Confused by the unfiltered nature, but it was tasty and definitely drinkable.

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Photo of Patriciag90
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Egotist
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bones10
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkJP6
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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 -3.5%
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 -18.2%
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 -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheLefty1616
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssato27
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.09/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of paulytasker
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
3.89/5  rDev -3%
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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Akari Shogun from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 730 ratings
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