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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Local Acre was first created to capture the fresh taste of all locally grown ingredients for a flavor that is pure Wisconsin. Now weíve taken this idea one step further in a process called ďwet hoppingĒ. By taking hops directly from the field to the brewery, we preserve the original flavor, some of which is lost in the usual drying process. The harvested hop goes straight to our eagerly awaiting brewers who submerge them in this one-of-a-kind brew. The result is an incredibly fresh hop taste and aroma balanced with our Wisconsin grown malted barley, giving this unfiltered lager itís hearty body and hazy straw color. This lager pairs well with aged Wisconsin-made, Swiss-style Gruyere cheese and with a spicy mesclun salad with a light vinaigrette.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (1088) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
WIsconsin Wet Hop from a bottle. And wet hops indeed. The aroma is dominated by them. Pours a very light golden color with a massive foam top. Flavor is funky hops with a slight metallic taste and some biscuit in the back. Overall, this is like most pilsners iíve had, simple and clean. B- rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2012
golden with small head. was expecting more hops for a beer with "hop" in the name. itís a slightly above-average pils, but nothing particularly unique going on here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4366) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
The aroma is malty with citrus hops. The appearance is orange gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a definite citrus quality. The palate is smooth. Overall a sos o beer that is kind of interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5594) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
This is considerably better than the True Evel I just had. Cloudy yellow. Mild , but definitely a fresh hop quality. Just lightly sweet, and while the hops are there, this is not a pale ale, but very much like a hoppy Czech pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle - Pours golden amber, hazy with a creamy off-white head. Nose is honey and lemony grain, with lots of pungent barley. Taste is much more muted, but pleasant and smooth. The lemon is there, but the graininess less pungent. Could drink oodles of this, if not for the 7%. Not much hopping, which was unexpected as this is a wet hopped beer, but Iím thinking this is a bit out of season. Doesnít seem to matter, as the base beer is tasty. Only the second beer Iíve liked from Lakefront, so perhaps Iíll have to try more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 Not sure what is up with this bottle, compared to some of the other reviews; but it is proving to be a ton of fun. Thanks, Matt! Thin white head atop a nice, unfiltered, light-gold pour. Looks like freakiní ripe apricots and sunshine! Aroma is a bit mercurial, giving off impressions of aloe and cool cucumber along with solid crackery malt and lightly dank tropical hops. There is a slight savory/salty nuance to the flavor (almost gose-like) and it goes well with the melon hints that show up in the flavor. Prosciutto and honeydew in my beer ... why the hell not. Light-medium body, soft carb, silky mouthfeel, and a light floral-hop bitterness in the finish. This is quite drinkable for me, even at 7%, which is not typical. Iím not sure if this is what the brewer intended, but it has proven to be both surprising and pleasantly adventurous. If it was lower in abv, I could drink a lot of this. Now I want someone to brew a honeydew gose, and use smoked salt. Come on Alex/Upright ... you can pull it off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jacksuhn (11) - - MAR 9, 2012
Bomber. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a frothy, big head. Nothing very strong in the aroma. Certainly nothing to capture oneís attention. Some notes of light malt, pils. Slightly floral/grassy hop aroma. This is the third bomber of Local Acre Iíve had over the past six months and theyíve all tasted different. There has not been consistency, so Iíll obviously just be talking about this one. Some bitter, resinous flavors and a little spice. At first I think itís going to be Belgian but then it all dissipates. Light body with a sticky mouth feel. Overall this is a bit disappointing. The fist time I tried this beer was at the brewery and I remember it being fantastic. This bomber is not. Itís a bit boring. Thereís nothing distinct about it, nothing memorable. Itís good enough and drinkable. But thatís the best I can say about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7504) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bomber. Poured cloudy medium golden with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up dank earth and floral hoppage over dark honey and corny notes.. 1st impression was a wet-hopped malt likka.. some underlying warmth was evident. The flavor found honey and bready malts at the core, with peppery, piney, and citrus bitterness around.. more honey and dank bitterness on the warm finish.. tacky, almost vegetal character bank there too.. not very enjoyable. Medium-bodied and fairly well carbonated on the palate.. the wet-hopping was OK, but the base beer was not tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6976) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Word Market - part of a mixed 4-pak of bombers. Sparkling dark golden pour with a sticky snow white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Bit of a funky aroma - some grain, a hint of spiciness similar to saffron. Flavor is pleasant but slightly bland. Pick up some hints of honey sweetness, some sweet cake mix, a hint of bitter hoppiness. Mouthfeel is sticky. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4937) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
When the bottle is opened, the beer has a rich, sweet, slightly floral quality which fades into a more familiar cereal malt smell. Pretty good label, slightly foggy gold with a thin tapioca head. For some reason, as I was looking for descriptors, the word ífrankí jumped into my mind - this brew is forthright and to-the-point. Tangy, a little salty, a lemony-malt tone to the whole affair. Medium body, a bit warming and grassy in the finish. Very respectable, and very drinkable. World Market, Tallahassee, part of a bomber mixed 4-pack.

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