Local Acre Lager Wisconsin Wet Hop | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Local Acre Lager Wisconsin Wet HopLocal Acre Lager Wisconsin Wet Hop
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerFMAndy on 10-24-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of emerge077
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've got to hand it to Lakefront, this fooled me into thinking it was an IPA. Didn't know it was a lager until looking it up here...

Attractive pour, orange fading into gold at it's edges. Copious sticky lacing, coating the glass. Good retention, the skim on top never broke.

Aroma is perfumy with floral wet hops, somewhat green, with a little malt sweetness poking through also. The nose does strike me as somewhat "lager-y" once I found out it was one. Daffodil, white grapes, vegetal hop bitterness in the middle that lingers momentarily. Medium bodied, somewhat dry in the herbal finish. A little bit of orange peel comes out late. It's an interesting take on a wet-hopped beer. Could be a bit lighter bodied to increase drinkability, but overall solid.

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Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy apricot-amber with a modest, bubbly head that has limited retention.

Grassy-floral-bready-citrusy aroma.

The wet-hop flavor comes through loud and clear, although not everyone will think this is a good thing. In any case, the flavor is quite herbal and vegetative compared to a typical pilsner or PA, and not as sharp or crisp. There’s a foreboding bitterness mid-taste that fades to a moderate-mild level by the finish rather than increasing as expected. Lasting hoppy aftertaste with hints of grapefruit peel, grass and citrus fruit.

Feel: full and smooth for style.

O: An imperial pilsner for hop heads. I was glad to have the chance to try this special beer but not eager to make it a regular.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a light amber with a medium frothy white head, good head retention, spotty lace.

S: Sweet caramel, almost a Munich malt type feel, with grapefruit and lawn clippings.

T: Heavy bitterness on the front end, earthy and floral. The malt catches up with a nice balance to finish the beer. Never extremely hoppy, yet a nice flavour overall.

M: Light to medium-bodied, frothy creamy carbonation, moderate aftertaste for the style.

O: A well done lager, a more balanced Impy pils than I've seen in the past. Nice new bomber find.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.54/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Yellow pour, not the highest amount of clarity but a full on inch of white head. Aroma was like a shandy moreso than a straight beer. The aroma was a huge letdown, one of the weakest hopped 'fresh' hop beers I've ever had.

Taste again was missing the hops, much less the fresh green hops. Even with a very light pilsner malt, the hops just couldn't come through. Nothing else is really a problem, just the ever absent hops and lemon flavors/smells in their place instead.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.56/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a dull golden yellow, nice pillowy white head in the neighborhood of 1" deep. Aroma was too lemony and sour, more akin to a weak lambic than a wet hopped beer. Maybe I'm just used to everything that is wet hopped is a hop blast ipa or bigger style beer for the most part, but I was disappointed by the hop quotient, or lack thereof.

Taste, again, where's the wet hops. Now, I drank this at the end of November. So I would give it some credit if it was merely a hoppy sweeter beer that had turned a few months after the hop harvest this year. And I understand it traveled. But I've had plenty of Lakefront at the brewery and 2000 miles away, and the beer is capable of being good, but ultimatley, the hops were just largely absent, much less not being "fresh". The fact the beer is classified technically as a pilsner got me thinking the hops should be able to stand out even more.

Overall the other qualities of the beer are consistent and pretty much average. Nice slight toasting to what at times tastes like Vienna malt. Anyways, can't call a beer wet hop if you can't even taste the hops, much less the wet, or fresh, etc. . .

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial pint.
7.0% ABV, no date.

A - The bright golden-colored beer pours faintly hazy and is topped by a long-standing off-white head. Fantastic, thick sheets of lace coat the glass in one hell of an attractive manner as the bubbles slowly crawl down.

S - Wet-hopped Local Acre flourishes with a fresh, clean aroma of floral, lightly citrusy hops falling gently over a soft pilsner malt backbone. Herbal and mineral notes fall into place nicely along the finish for a very well done crisp and clean nose with a fresh hop addition.

T - The sweet pils malts pushes forward past the hoppiness up front with some thick-sliced, warm baguette breadiness but the hop addition remains nicely done. Citrus and light pine trail behind but bring when them a "green" chlorophyll flavor from the freshness of the hops.

M - Medium-full bodied, this Imperial Pilsner is big in feel, coating the tongue with a crisp, slick feel and nicely balanced finish which relies on the hops' bitterness, which lingers briefly, to counteract the strong malt sweetness.

O - Lakefront expands on the "normal" version of this beer, Local Acre, dumping in fresh Wisconsin wet hops to create, well, Wisconsin Wet Hop, a unique result. Some "green" characteristics of the fresh hops emerge but quality traits of the hops do well to elevate the beer into a dangerously drinkable pilsner. And you can go wrong with it's $5 price tag either!

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Photo of oldvines
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Ri0
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured 22 oz. bottle into snifter. Bottled on 10/3/13

A - Dark apricot with a 2 finger white head. Great retention and loads of lacing line the glass.

S - Sweet malts or caramel and cereal. Plenty of fresh, green hop scents that are floral and earthy. Not much for a citrus or pine aroma.

T - Starts off with sweet malts or caramel, cereal, and cracker. Moves into the fresh , green hops. A bitterness comes in, but is not distinct. This has a wonderful flavor and excellent balance.

M - Light to medium-bodied, smooth and nice carbonation, some lingering bitterness.

O - This may be one of LFB's best beers. I really like the wet hops added to the Pilsener malts. I'm going to get another bottle of this since I enjoyed it so much.

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Photo of crossovert
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

650ml bottle.

It pours a deep gold with a foamy white head.

The smell is a bit subdued but there is some hops int ehre and bready malt.

The flavor tastes more or less like an IPA. It has a nice lemon/lime/orange flavor and a slight bit of bitterness. It is sweet and not very but it tastes very hoppy and nice.

Interesting brew I have never had a wet hop or harvest ale that was this tasty

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Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Golden-yellowish in color with a persistent two finger head and some medium levels of lacing on the glass. Smells very floral and grassy...'green' and tea-like in hop character is the best way I can think of to describe the aroma. Flavor has all of the elements described from the nose, but also including medium amounts of green peppercorns and a light citrus/pine garnish on top of the semi-dry pilsner malt. Alcohol content is hidden very well on this one. Medium thickness and plenty of crisp sparkling carbonation to keep things moving around. Very fresh and clean in feel. This one is certainly worth trying.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of shand
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've never seen the normal Local Acre around here, but I saw the wet hop variation at Whole Foods yesterday and had to pick it up. Local Acre Wisconsin Wet Hop ours a hazy straw color with three fingers of head that drop down leaving some decent lacing. The aroma is a bit weak, but offers up nice grassy/floral hops over some pilsner malt. The taste brings those tastes to the forefront, over some relatively subtle pilsner malt for a double pils. The mouthfeel is light and slightly oily, and the drinkability is solid. Overall, a solid twist on the fresh hop beer.

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Photo of BrownAleMale
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cdkrenz
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - A slightly haze to a golden yellow body. The head is a monster in a cloak of eggshell white. It stands a couple inches tall, it's frothy and offers some decent lacing.

S - It certainly has a lightly toasted malt aroma. The hoppy edge is very well balanced with the malt. Based on the scent there is no way I would pass on this beverage.

T - The flavor is on the mediocre side in my opinion. The hops are bland and the malts seem to have diminished. I'm rather disappointed based on the appearance and aroma.

M - Mildly abrasive with a watery feel throughout and then finishing moderately dry. Well done in the feel folks.

~ I have to admit the flavor did wear on me a bit after a half pint or so. That being said, I'm still a bit unconvinced on the beer as a whole simply because of the flavor.

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Photo of robear
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of jscheuf
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Beric
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: On tap, 6oz sampler from brewery tour
Served: 3 Jan 2014

Appearance: Golden yellow with a pure white head that collapses pretty quickly, yielding just a ring of white foam around the beer.

Smell: Not as hoppy on the nose as I would expect from a wet-hopped beer.

Taste: Pretty good imperial pilsener. You can certainly tell this is a lager from the crisp, dry taste here. Bready malt backbone with an overlay of hops. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation seems to die off rather quickly. The carbonation initially emphasized the dryness of the taste.

Overall: A good, hoppy lager. One needs to keep in mind that this is a lager when drinking so it's going to have a different taste than wet-hopped pale ales also popular in fall/winter.

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Local Acre Lager Wisconsin Wet Hop from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.86 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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