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Organic ESB - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

341 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.42% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002)
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brandonati

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-03-2012 00:13:05 | More by brandonati
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superspak

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 23:54:20 | More by superspak
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Illinois

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07-01-2014 15:49:29 | More by Canada_Dan
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-20-2014 18:17:19 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Graff

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-08-2014 01:43:52 | More by Graff
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Illinois

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06-06-2014 20:55:09 | More by Rborre321
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robear

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -8.5%

05-24-2014 20:18:23 | More by robear
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

05-23-2014 01:00:54 | More by mgobrew
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

05-22-2014 17:03:05 | More by afsdan
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

05-19-2014 22:36:18 | More by Durandal_777
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Michigan

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05-16-2014 14:00:14 | More by Fargrow
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

05-13-2014 01:24:44 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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SmashPants

Australia

3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 11:49:15 | More by SmashPants
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josmickam

Georgia

3/5  rDev -8.5%

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New Mexico

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Proclarush

Maryland

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Czequershuus

Minnesota

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Rilesmiles

Wisconsin

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mattmarka1

Minnesota

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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

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dsshuck

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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BillRoth

Maryland

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Bandi

New Jersey

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12-22-2013 18:59:24 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and toasted malts as well as earthy yeasts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except it is maltier and there are less of the earthy yeast flavors. A very slight amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink, but seems like it could use stronger aromas and better head retention.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 18:50:29 | More by metter98
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Organic ESB from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.