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Organic ESB - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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353 Ratings

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of bzach
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Chucker17, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of waldoiverson
2.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz into nonic

A: amber with moderate carbonation, soapy head, and light lacing

S: sweet sugary malt, lightly hopped green apple, toasted grain

T: very malty body with grassy hops, ritz cracker sugary overtones

M: overly sweet and juicy, no heavy body so missing something to justify the malt base

o meh, it's fine but all components are just a a tad shy of exceptional

waldoiverson, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This is a somewhat hazy medium amber having a thin, persistent and creamy, light tan head.

S: Mild fruity esters of apricot and orange with a mild floral hops and a biscuity malt aroma.

T: The flavor is mostly a mix of fruity easter, a caramel and biscuity malt flavor with a moderate hops bitterness taking over at the end. The balance is mostly towards the bitter. The finish is dry with a malt aftertaste.

M: A crisp, medium-light bodied with a moderately-low level of carbonation.

O: This is a nicely balanced ESB with a a bit of fruitienss and a nice malt flavor. A little cloudy for an ESB it lost a bit on appearance.

MadScientist, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -8.5%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of nheinzie57
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

nheinzie57, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +22%

Molson2000, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

acurtis, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
2.08/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Red-copper with golden highlights. Head is half a finger, just a shade off white. Decent retention, light lacing.
S- The aroma is minimally there. There is some malty notes. But where is the bitterness? It really is missing that.
T- Not very flavorful. There is some generic sweetness up front with a touch malty caramel. But the bitterness is really really lacking.
M- The body is lacking depth and the carbonation comes off fizzy.
O- This was an absolute disappointment for me. All around lacking, unfortunately.

jsprain1, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of slowdaddy
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

slowdaddy, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -8.5%

enelson, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

djrn2, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Joeyuwp
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Joeyuwp, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

WDJersey, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of irrgalaxy
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

irrgalaxy, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a decent looking amber color with a thin very minimal tan colored head on top. The smell of the beer was malty, it had some nice caramel like aroma's on the nose as well as some other grains in there too. The taste of the beer was earty, semi-sweet with a nice dry bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer had a good amount of carbonation to it, the beer was drinkable and easy going. Overall this beer wasn't too bad, not my favorite ESB but still not a bad beer in my opinion.

Knapp85, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Boilerfood
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Boilerfood, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of donmonkey1
2.78/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Reddish-brown, like hazy tea. The head is good but dissipates too fast. Very little lacing.

Smell: Not enough to tell. Possibly the faintest smell of brown sugar. They need to man-up on the smell. I mean, where the hell is it?

Taste: A hint of hops in metal water. I'm really feeling ripped off. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ORGANIC BULLSHIT?

It's pretty fucking average.

donmonkey1, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of outdoor7or24
1/5  rDev -69.5%

outdoor7or24, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of LoraxLager
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

LoraxLager, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

Poured out a semi-hazed standard amber color with a single finger that lasted for about a minute before dissolving without leaving any lacing behind. Presents a very fruity yeast ester aroma, some candied nuts and earthy hop tones as well in the nose. Flavor is very toasted whole-grain bread and cereal grain-like with a sharp crispness from the heavy carbonation over the medium body texture.

I've had worse and I've had better than this one...

WastingFreetime, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of rudy0908
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

rudy0908, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of wakajawaka76
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

OriolesFan1008, May 30, 2012
Organic ESB from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.