Half Acre Akari Shogun

It’s finally my weekend. Since I have to work Monday, I left earlier this afternoon so I could spend a little bit of time with Val. I’m waiting for her to get home from running errands and watching “Jeopardy.” During the first round, the contestants missed almost every single question. In their defense, the questions were insanely hard. Anyways, let’s get to the beer.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A ridable ale hosting 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.”

Random: We’re having lobster rolls for dinner. I am very excited for this. We haven’t had lobster in almost a year, and it’s so much better eating it at home.

This beer poured with a one finger, thick cream-colored head. It was slow to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was lemon-yellow with light carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of wheat with lemon and tropical fruit as well. The taste was light, yet hoppy with wheat and grass. Citrus made the beer really bright and the tropical fruit made it very interesting. It had a thin body with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick with citrus and wheat and bright. This was a really impressive beer that would become a go-to for me, if it were available in New Jersey. If you see it, give it a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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