Organic ESB - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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4/5 rDev +22%
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a 1" frothy cream colored head. Color is rich, cloudy amber with plenty of evident carbonation.
Aroma: potent malt forward aroma -- bread dough and some caramel, also some pleasant floral and earthy hop spice.
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied and sticky with a quite dry, slightly astringent finish.
Flavor: strong malt presence -- rich roasted barley, some butterscotch and caramel, ripe fruit, raisin, the bittering earthy hops round out the finish.
Overall: well done and enjoyable. Fits the style well.
08-28-2014 22:44:39 | More by Foyle
3.43/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a rich amber color with a white head and good retention. Clarity is fine and some lace is left behind. The aroma is toffee like and bready. Slightly toasty, a bit of herbal hop, spot on nose.
In the taste, toffee and nutty notes from the malt, a bit of toast, and fairly dry. The organic hops dry this one to the bone, but its kind of nice. Malty, bittersweet flavor, perhaps even butterscotch to go along with the earthy, herbal hops.
Overall, this is a pretty good ESB with solid flavor, and crisp, dry finish.
07-18-2014 20:59:02 | More by Stinkypuss
3.58/5 rDev +9.1%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/10/2013. Pours fairly cloudy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange peel, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, herbal, grass, light nuttiness, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with decent strength. Taste of orange peel, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, light toffee, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and toast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of orange peel, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, light toffee, light nuttiness, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and decent robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this was a good ESB. Well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasant and enjoyable offering.
07-07-2014 23:54:20 | More by superspak
3.05/5 rDev -7%
Bottle: a standard 355mL brown bottle with a pretty ordinary farmyard label with a dodgy cow-dog hybrid (meant to be a cow I guess).
Appearance: copper-orange in colour with big carbonation. A white head pops up and fluffs away to a half-finger cap, decent lacing. Looks decent.
Aroma: a fairly demure nose for an ESB - some orchard fruits and light caramel. Still, it offers some promise.
Taste: again a fairly plain orchard fruits and caramel across the palate - certainly nothing special. Not special enough for the price.
Aftertaste: doesn't really pick up too much on the aftertaste either. Oh well.
Mouth feel: lighter in feel with lower to mid carbonation.
Overall: not a bad beer, but it certainly isn't good enough for the price of AU$110+ a case. I also wouldn't say that I hate the "organic" scene that has been sweeping the globe of late, but I absolutely cannot see the difference in taste or quality with either beers or food. The sooner that "organic" products that are no better than standard but twice the price disappear, the happier I'll be.
04-22-2014 11:49:15 | More by SmashPants
Organic ESB from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.