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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Local Acre was first created to capture the fresh taste of all locally grown ingredients for a flavor that is pure Wisconsin. Now we’ve taken this idea one step further in a process called “wet hopping”. 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 it’s 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.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
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 Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-02-2011 04:55:31

4.1
   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 freakin’ 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. I’m 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (933) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Fresh! crisp, super smooth and delicious. Great hop aroma and just the right amount of hoppy bite. Very drinkable. love it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2586) - 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 I’m thinking this is a bit out of season. Doesn’t seem to matter, as the base beer is tasty. Only the second beer I’ve liked from Lakefront, so perhaps I’ll have to try more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjaxson (265) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2012
This has all the hops in the aroma but great balance in the taste to spare you the hop bite at the finish. Poured from a bomber, it looks great with a full, fluffy head and attractive lacing as the head settles. The higher booze content is nicely hidden. This goes down better than Lakefront’s original Local Acre and is a beverage I hope to see repeated in future years.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (663) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Yellow/orange pour with white head and a lot of lacing. Smells of malt, yeast, and slight citrus. Tastes of light hops and malt. Very easy drinking. Was expecting more hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber with a big starting head and lasting skiff. Interesting raw grain scent that also shows up in the flavour. I would have added more hops. A bit of green apple in the nose and the taste. A nice sweetness. A bit of alcohol edge in the finish. A strong tasty malty lager with a nice hop level.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours cloudy blonde with a rich white head and a strong floral vegetable aroma. There is a hearty light malt flavor with a little fruit and subtle hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (534) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bomber, pours clear golden orange with a bit of white head. Requisite bready, pilsner malts, nice punch of noble-smelling hops. Full-bodied mouthfeel, meadowgrass, a bit of lemon and light, airy funk. Greatly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2013
650 ml bottle
Thanks to cbfobes for sending this is in a trade. The Central Waters version was also good. That said I am not sure about trying the rest. By now they are probably beginning to fade. Maybe if this makes an appearance at the Great Taste of the Midwest I’ll get another sample.

Aroma / Appearance - The bronze transparent base radiates warmth. Bright floral hops and resin are the base for a tropical tone set by fresh mango. This almost smells in some ways like a bottle of fresh Dreadnaught.

Flavor / Palate - Pineapples, rose hips, and a pleasant bitterness drive a top notch beer. Whatever the style I already miss its peachy finish. Laid back and relaxed it is perfect for chilling at home on a quiet evening.


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