crossovert (12911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
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 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. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, 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! madvike (3260) - 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. mrjaxson (586) - .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.
presario (4916) - 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. marcus (10222) - 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. jlruthven (612) - 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. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2013
650 ml bottle
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 16, 2016
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.
Light amber color with a taller light taupe colored head. Aromas of fresh bread, and noble to citric hops (lemony). Much closer to a German pils with this one than the other Local Acre. Full body with just enough zip to push it along. Nice sweet malt flavors from the start. Acidic hop work to balance and are perhaps a bit to biting. Finish is a little grassy. Still a very nice pils. I miss some of the German standards which are no longer imported.