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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We’ve been making fun of wheat beers for a long time. Low hanging fruit, I guess, but we brewed one. Our packaging team was riding the topic pretty hard. They wanted to see an american wheat brewed with australian hops. And since they work their fingers to the nub and are a pretty rad group of chaps, we took the bait and slammed this brew in the tanks.

A ridable 5.5% abv will host 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.

Akari Shogun American Wheat, coming to you soon, friends


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Can at Max’s for Jen’s going away tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft musk on the nose, a bit of wheat. Medium bodied, musky, sweet, a touch catty. Easy drinking, soft wheat into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Can at Max’s tasting. Pours cloudy light yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma and taste is lots of lemon and orange juice and zest, hops and some slight notes of wheat. Bright and clean finish, very nice session beer. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2013
16 ounce can. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange color with a medium white head. A big fruity nose, light grain. A sweet flavor with huge citrus, tangerine, lemon zest, some earthy wheat. Superbly drinkable and tasty. Great invention.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3189) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On tap at Local 44. Cloudy yellow orange with a white head. Nose is quite subtle citrus peel and grass; where’s the wheat? Medium body with a smooth bite. Taste is more hoppy than wheaty with citrus pith and green banana. Looking forward to sessioning a few cans of this over the summer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Glowing deep orange body with a large fluffy white head and spotty lacing . show orange zest, coriander and light wheat. medium-bodied with assertive carbonation and a clean refreshing finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (2852) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Sample at local 44, murky pour with lots of soapy white lacing. Notes are lots of coriander, malt, orange spice. Creamy and sessionable mouthfeel. Too fruity and spicy, needed more hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Really nice citrus presence with a bit of a tropical and floral background. Light body and quite crisp. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2249) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
Can. Thanks to Kan. Hazy yellow with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is mainly of citrus hops along with peaches/mango, slight herbal presence and light wheat notes. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with a lot of citrus, malt, wheat and herbal notes. Medium body. Slightly dry. Crisp. Good wheat beer, though the wheat is very subtle because it’s hidden by the important amount of hops in there. Refreshing and sessionable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drdisque (495) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
On tap at little goat. One note overhopped blech. Exactly what I should have expected from half acre. Boring somewhat hoppy wheat ale with no depth of flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (524) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
From a can, pours a cloudy peach with a medium white head. Nose is a healthy dose of sweet citrus and herbal hops. Lots of estery sweetness in there and a hop expression not unlike other Half Acre beers I’ve had. Mouth is dry, herbal hops and a nice fruit edge. As with Daisy Cutter, the mouth is super dry and herbal despite an expressive, bright, and fruity nose. Feel is fluffy and chewier than the pale ales. Enjoyable.


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