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Organic ESB - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

364 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

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Photo of Taybeh
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a single into a NB globe glass
A: hazy amber/copper, 1 finger head that quickly subsides
S: biscuit, earthy hops, fruity esters, toffee malts
T: follows the nose. not a lot of subtely here...pretty big rich flavors that don't entirely cohere
M: pretty heavy for the style, felt like a higher abv.

Photo of italianstallion
3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Masked-Reviewer
3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.92/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of charlesjwinkler
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of mkh895
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of CHIMat
3.6/5  rDev +9.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Kefdrum1
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Foyle
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.

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of phredbull
2.68/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of BSuter
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

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.

Photo of MattSharpless
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of superspak
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.

Photo of ffshore545
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Organic ESB from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.