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Eastside Dark - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
83
good

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 9
Gots: 26 | 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 -11%

jascott2112, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Brewzma, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Canada_Dan, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Dan_McNeely
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I haven't tried this hometown brew in a while, so thought I'd give it an unbiased review.

A- In a dim light it's more clear than I would have imagined being a dark beer. It doesn't appear to be think, or very filling...it appears 'natural' for a dark beer.

S- Strong roasted smell, it's savoring, a bit sweet, very smooth roasted aroma, blends in with the beer. Expecting, and confident, a very proud smell.

T- Good roasted barley taste. Nothing overwhelming, but smooth.

M- Very light tasting dark beer, fills the mouth well, nothing overwhelming, but a taste that can sit well for a long period of time.

Overall- It doesn't try to hard. Doesn't want to impress in that sense, it does impress. It doesn't try to hard for something it's not. I wouldn't say it's a simple man's beer, but it's a dark beer for people that usually don't enjoy dark beers.

Dan_McNeely, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Cafe Hollander in Tosa Village, WI.

The beer has a cola body with hints of ruby. A quarter inch of beige head quickly fades. The aroma offers bittersweet chocolates, light coffee, brown bread, malt. Ok flavor. Mild sweetness with moderate carbonation. Middle of the road.

Huhzubendah, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Halfbrother83, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jwerner23, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

gmcsierra91, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MN_Beerticker, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ackeeper, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Dovers, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jklecko2, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Dactrius, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Woodman70, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Graff, Jun 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Rborre321, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Akrueg7272, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

robear, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Durandal_777, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

CreedeSon, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Alex_Weinard, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

KindaFondaGoozah, May 13, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Murky cola color. Maybe a bit darker. The head sizzled for a bit, then promptly deflated. Looks nearly flat after a minute and a half.

Dark bavarian malts, cave air, vapory whiff of campfire, and a gritty earthiness. Aroma is dialed down, probably due to the lack of head formation.

Burning carbonation and bitterness combination goes alongside dark malt roastiness and herbal hops. Pretty dry in the finish with bitter greens and kiln. Roasted chestnuts, brown bread, and thin alcohol round it out.

A tad spicy with lurking carbonation, but not enough to give the feel any bite. Body is squared up.

thecheapies, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
Eastside Dark from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.