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Eastside Dark - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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83
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406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-12-2002)
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This beer pours dark rubby and throws a medium creamy brown head that is gone in a minute. Nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee bean. Nice taste. There's a musty burnt malt taste. Maybe a little molasses. Some chocolate too. A little brown sugar sweetness. The taste is very nice. No harsh bitterness detected at all. Very easy drinking. Medium body. I could drink quite a few of these without blinking an eye.

Bighuge, Apr 12, 2002
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4.55/5  rDev +24.7%

This is a wonderful beer that took me by surprise .

Dark copper, it has a large, light tan head that slowly shrinks to a permanent 1" head.

The aroma is very nice, grain, dark bread, crust, hints of chocolate, caramel, and pine.

The taste is similar, mostly fresh, moist whole-wheat bread, hints of earth and pine, very light hints of caramel, herbs, and chocolate. It's zesty but very smooth, easy to drink, yet complex and full of flavour.

Offa, Dec 03, 2008
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4.53/5  rDev +24.1%

Poured from a bottle that had warmed up to about 55º into a Perfect Pint...I received this about 8 weeks ago, so that could impact the flavor.

A=Rather dark brown...darker than Madtown Nut Brown but not quite as dark as Sprecher Black Bavarian--coffee colored. Eggshell colored head of about one finger that lasted just under a minute.

S=Malt, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate.

T=Moderately sweet, with moderate chocolate and moderate malt flavors. A touch of hops, perhaps, and no bitterness to be found. Reminds me of an Edmund Fitzgerald.

M=Spot on body for a lager--not too light, not too heavy. Light carbonation makes it rather drinkable--would make a great session beer.

O=I was rather impressed, as I envisioned a more bitter beer. I love Lakefront's red, and this is another winner...will definitely buy again. This would pair well with hamburgers, I think, or even do by itself.

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4.4/5  rDev +20.5%

Aroma from the freshly opened bottle: malts, spices, yeast

Aroma after the pour: breads, yeast.

The Eastside Dark Munich Dunkel Lager pours into a tall pils glass with a nice thick tan head, which settles back to a one finger thick froth; on top of the dark tea brew, good lace retention.

Wow! Tasty brew for sure from the start; delicious roast and coffee malts up front ... mmm, sweet malts vs. a biting roast in the finish.

The mouthfeel is very effervescent, medium body, extremely drinkable.

MVotter, May 28, 2009
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4.38/5  rDev +20%

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. pours a deep chocolate brown with a finger of light tan head. the brew itself is mildly hazy.

smells malty, with chocolate and caramel malt dominating, with a nutty base and a crisp character. great smelling dunkel.

taste is of chocolate and creamy caramel up front, followed with the same nutty base and a frothy character. a supurb lager, extremely crisp and clean. great on the palate without being overly bold.

aftertaste is more of the same, only further in the distance. light chocolate, caramel, nutty base with a touch of hops.

mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with a very smooth and creamy texture.

drinkability is great. this is a lighter brew that contains a great balance of flavors, yet doesn't feel heavy in the mouth or stomach. cheers!

botham, Sep 04, 2007
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4.35/5  rDev +19.2%

12 oz bottle into the tulip

A: Appears black but reveals a perfectly clear deep mahagony brown with ruby tonality. Off white dense head. Great lace. Very nice.

S: Malty with a little smokiness. Makes me want to drink up.

T: The roastiness of the malt is king and it is great. Toasted spice, nuttiness, crisp fresh hop finish. Excellent.

M: Viscous at first, ends dry. Tight carbonation.

D: Excellent.

ForWhatAlesYou, Jan 03, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +18.6%

12oz brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester as part of this brewery's sampler 8-pack. Pours dark brown with ruby-red highlights and a half inch of light tan head. Smells like chocolate, caramel, with just the slightest hint of hops. Tastes chocolatey and nutty with smoke and fruit notes on the finish. Full bodied with ample carbonation helps make this dunkel even more drinkable. Very tasty - a really solid dunkel.

MrHurmateeowish, Jun 08, 2008
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4.3/5  rDev +17.8%

I couldn't resist trying Eastside Dark since my grandfather ran a 3.2 tavern named the East Side Inn from 1933-1982.

The beer pours a lovely brown color with a finger of tan head that fades rather quickly.

The smell is really something sweetness, roastiness, a little chocolate, a slight citrus tone, the faint scent of alcohol.

The taste is equally interesting. All of the notes present in the aroma are in the taste along with a resiny hop note.

Mouthfeel is good. Just the slightest coating of the mouth with a crisp finish.

This beer is solidly drinkable and one I would enjoy sessioning. Definitely recommended. Cheers!

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Eastside Dark from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.