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Eastside Dark - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
82
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380 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-12-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another one I tried in the flight at lakefront. My girlfriend HATED that I did that. She is a sweet person, but she can be dark, like this beer. Perhaps she is smoother than this beer, or maybe she goes down easier. She certainly has less back end.

Bottoms up!

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2014 02:48:59 | More by DerekQXQX
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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buschbeer

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is burnt sienna in color with amber highlights. It is topped with less than an inch of tan head.

S - The smell is toasted caramel and cocoa.

T - The taste follows the aroma. There is cocoa with sweet caramel.

M - Moderate

O - It is a tasty lager. I enjoy the cocoa and caramel flavors. It is probably the best domestic dark lager that I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 01:38:37 | More by buschbeer
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Beric

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap, 6oz sampler after brewery tour
Served: 3 Jan 2014

Appearance: Dark brown-red color with a dirty white head.

Smell: Malty with roasted notes. Not as roasty smelling as a stout, but not as caramelly as an Oktoberfest or a doppelbock.

Taste: Somewhere in between a doppelbock and a porter/stout. This one feels lighter than a porter/stout but has similar roasty tastes that you can pick up. The coloring is lighter than either of those two aforementioned styles as well. Good flavor and easy drinking. Crisp edge evident due to its being a lager.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation makes this one go down easy.

Overall: A good beer and one that I could likely drink several of in one sitting.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2014 03:19:58 | More by Beric
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Michigan

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3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - medium brown, similar to a lighter porter

S - coffee and smoke

T - chocolate, coffee, and sour notes, Not overly complex,

M - average

O - flavors from a darker beer in a relatively light and drinkable beer. Not as complex or flavorful as a porter, but would enjoy this as a session beer

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 01:38:58 | More by arc3636
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial pint
5.52% ABV

A - Very dark brown, Eastside Dark is a clear dunkel, barely noticed through it's weathered copper highlights, and capped by a fleeting ivory foam that leaves wispy specks of lace on the pint.

S - Chocolaty roasted malts impart cocoa dryness that works perfectly with the very subtle yeast notes while bread crust and soft nutty tones expand Eastside Dark's malt complexity.

T - Caramel sweetness underscores the roasted malt profile that brings cocoa and bitter chocolate to the forefront. Bready malt flavor is there, coating the tongue with heft but not a thick feel.

M - Eastside Dark looks foreboding but it's rich profile is smooth and rather light-bodied, finishing cleanly for a lager, only lingering with balancing bitterness.

O - Another smooth and outrageously drinkable lager from Lakefront, Eastside Dark is, as the name suggests, dark but, it's bready, chocolatey malt profile has an almost creamy feel that finishes with a nice lager cleanliness. Flavorful but not heavy.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 23:33:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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Eastside Dark from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.