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Eastside Dark - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
83
good

464 Ratings
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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 11
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.52% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-12-2002

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 464 | Reviews: 213
Photo of NoProblem
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjhardy12
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chillin
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of esiason14
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GFD400
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ralerwen
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbarletto
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wcu80
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopflyer
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by July 6 2015

pours dark brown with reddish amber tint when held up to light.

Smells of farmhouse, yeast, and earthy.

Taste is a hint of caramel sweetness with grassy undertones. Some yeast. Noble hops for sure. A bit of dark fruit.

Feel is light to medium body, medium carb.

Not bad. Not my kind of style beer but a pretty good lager. It gee on me and went for a 2nd one.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is two fingers high and off-white in shade. Retention is pretty good, with a nice texture all around. Some lacing sticks to the glass. (3.25)

Smell: Brown sugar is the predominant note, followed by some chocolate and toasted bread. A little bit of noble hops also appear, along with some smoke (!) It smells like it will be well balanced between the sweetness and bitterness, and that's what I want from a dark lager. (3.5)

Taste: It seems slightly smoky for the style - luckily, it's a pleasant smoke. There's also some initial brown sugar sweetness to pair with the smoke notes. A mild hoppiness finishes it off. Pretty solid. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: Very light and dry, yet with a slight lingering sweetness post-swallow. Carbonation is assertive. Only thing I don't like is that the general feel bulks up as more is consumed - otherwise, it drinks well. (3.25)

Overall: I mean, it's a straightforward dark lager. It's nothing exciting; but it's easy to drink, and will be fantastic with Mexican food. It's not a stout, it's not trying to be, and I don't care. I like it, and I'd drink it again. (3.5)

3.36/5: Now, if only I had some tacos to drink this with...

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3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I thought this was an 8 pack beer.

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MartzMimic
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown from the bottle with a hint of red. A little bit of a mocha head that leaves after a bit. The aroma is fairly straightforward: bready malts, some toffee and molasses. It tastes exactly like it smells - brown bread, molasses with just a hint of sweetness. Medium mouth. This tastes exactly like a dunkel should taste. It's well-made and very enjoyable.

Photo of lemmy187
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PTRAINOR
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice roasty, semi-sweet smell with a kiss of bitterness. Medium body with a dark delicious taste. Medium bodied and smooth with pleasant effervesence.

Photo of rderedin
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of batt6343
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikestaf
3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rfoltz53
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leag0002
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J-Peezy13
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into Imperial Pint glass.

A Dark red/brown with a big 3 finger sand colored head on an aggressive pour. Retention is terrific and the lacing is superb coating the glass.

S - Roasted malts, dark bread, molasses and a light sweet scent with just a hint of bitterness.

T - Light and roasty with a big dark bread and malty flavor. A light sweet molasses with a touch of earthy hops.

M - Medium body with great carbonation and a smooth feel.

O - A nice local Dark Dunkel that is well made and pleasant to drink.

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Eastside Dark from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.