Local Acre Lager | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Local Acre LagerLocal Acre Lager

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lakefront Brewery worked with grain farmers located just 100 miles from the Milwaukee brewery to supply six-row organic malted barley and cascade hops to make the hazy, unfiltered lager.

Added by blackearth on 12-04-2009

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by bonk0076:
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1.33/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Apperance: - Pours a straw color with almost no head whatsoever.

Smell - Something unnatural in the aroma, like barnyard, which lies underneath floral and pine notes.

Taste - again, something unnatrural, barnyard. Hop bitterness is strong, but is poorly balanced, unless it is supposed to be that flavor

Mouthfeel - disappointed in how watery it is

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Photo of blackearth
4.43/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased a 22 oz. bottle from Ray's Liquors in Wauwatosa, WI. Pours a hazy, golden body with a big, puffy white head. Aromas of bread dough and grassy hops. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, this beer boasts big bready malt flavors from the 6 row barley, but retains a smoothness and slightly chewy mouthfeel that gives way to a medium hop bitterness in the semi-dry finish. I found myself reaching often for another gulp, excellent drinkability.

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Photo of Twifiter
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of cokes
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Particle-strewn honeyed yellow with a proud stack of white suds. Retention is modest but it laces in thick sheets.
Lightly sweet, husky grain nose. Doughy bread carries it then peppery hues and a vaguely lemony citrus come from the WI Cascades.
Starchy and doughy as it rolls through the mouth. Huskiness is pushed toward sides of the tongue. Yeast contributes to the slighty fattened doughiness. A brief interlude of mineral water briskness precedes the assertive (but non-aggressive) hop bite. Peppery sharp, with florals and lemon oil. The mildness of the local hops jives well here. PacNW Cascades would be too much. A quick flash of alcohol pops up at the swallow, but not to any real ill effect.
Pushing full-bodied with its augmentation from the yeast in suspension. Nevertheless, the tiny, steady carbonation gives enough levity to keep it quaffable rather than bloating.
Vastly enjoyable. The idea is great and I hope to continue to see this. In fact, I'd love the concept to branch out into various other styles.
Don't come to this thinking Imperial Pils, but rather a big, "real" American Lager.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Two fingers of head on a hazy medium straw colored body. Looks great.
It smells like caramel, grain and pine. Nice combination.
The taste has a good pine bitterness to it, but the caramel sweetness balances it out. A nice profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation and medium body.
Nice job Wisconsin.

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Photo of eliz108
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. 7.0% ABV, 36 IBUs, 18°P, 10°L, Space for a notched date on the label but nothing is notched. Not too worried since this was just released.

A - The bottle was rich with sediment that came out in the pour. The golden yellow straw color was a bit hazy. A moderate pour released a three-finger head. Cloud white and dense with great retention, it left piles of clumpy lace on the glass after it's slow departure.

S - The nose is light and crisp with a mild pale malt nose that also hints at a bit of wheat within; mainly from the softness of it. Mild hops give it a very low fruity citrus and floral nose.

T - Light honey caresses the palate as the beer passes over. The pale malts are soft and the Cascade hops plentiful but harmonious. The flavor leans towards the malts and a light mineral water while the Cascade hops add a balanced citrus zest and dry, lightly bitter finish.

M - It's soft texture and smooth feel make for a great feeling brew. The end is mildly minerally with a light carbonation kick and a dry feel.

D - If you have one alone you won't know what hint you. The 7% is hidden well beneath this drinkable lager that's both flavorful and intoxicatingly texture-driven. A pleasure to have and at $5 a 22 oz bottle, it's not a bad deal.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of ppoitras
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle obtained via Local BIF from asmokingoat. Thanks for the opportunity. <Jeremy2002 = bad trader>

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1/2" off-white head above the slightly cloudy golden amber brew. Frothy head lasts and lasts, with coating lace. Aroma is sweet and lemony. Taste starts sweet, but quickly goes citrus in the middle, and closes with some earthy hops character and a somewhat chalky aftertaste. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, but drinkability is hindered by the flavors that I wasn't really enjoying. Just doesn't all come together for me.

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Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of Wisconsinality
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz bomber into Lakefront pint

A- Pours a golden straw yellow that is slightly hazy. Off of a good pour, there is about a half finger's worth of head that recedes pretty quickly leaving a little bit of lacing.

S- At first smell, I get a big wiff of corn. Also there is a little bit of grass and some malt in there as well.

T- This is a tasty beer that hides the 7% ABV. Cream corn is there first thing that comes to mind. Also there is a little bit of sweetness most likely from the malt.

M- Just like a pilsener should be, light and crisp. A nice smooth, creaminess that has just the right amount of carbonation makes this beer go down nice and easy.

D- For being 7%, you would never know it. A light clean beer that is pretty smooth. I could drink more than a few of these in a sitting. This is what I think the definition of a session beer is. Another decent offering from Lakefront.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Gotta give it up for the increased local flavor, even if that flavor ain't local to me. This stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises buttery biscuit, light orange zest, and a hint of grass. The taste brings in more of the same, with a diminished butter component and a dull grassy bitterness pervading. A hint of dry wheat remains behind just in case. It's one note, played loudly and discordantly. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and drying finish. Overall, though a good idea and a laudable philosophy, the end product just doesn't do it for me, especially with that blunt bitterness that envelops all.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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