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Organic ESB - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

357 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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 harpus
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

harpus, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

tdmccarthy, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of KingBiscuit
3/5  rDev -8.5%

KingBiscuit, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

8 beer variety pack. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours orange hued amber/copper with fizzy white foam. Sits nicely. Very lite orange peel nose, some malt. Taste is a light bitter, juicy. Conflicting bitter, Earthy. Fast finish, then aftertaste. Uneven. Ends up ok, but not standout.

KTCamm, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of equinox1
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

equinox1, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Westuh, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of LuckyJohn
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

LuckyJohn, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

gwiedman1, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of four91
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

four91, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

mjstacker, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of tommy5
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

tommy5, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Jabartheljr
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Jabartheljr, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of 57md
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light and cloudy copper with well over a finger of head. The head retained well and left nice lace rings in its wake. The nose is both floral and bready, but also soapy. The malt flavors are not as pronounced as a top shelf ESB, but they are certainly present. The bitterness increases on the finish, but does not really pack a noteworthy punch in the end. This is a light and drinkable offering that is good, but clearly lacks the attributes of the best versions of this style.

57md, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Daffron24
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Daffron24, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jaydoc, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

dgherm, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of zldjn97
3/5  rDev -8.5%

zldjn97, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Ri0
3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - Dark red brown color, with a 2 finger dirty white head that fades slowly and leaves a ring and some lacing on glass.

S - Caramel, toffee, light roasted malts. Honey, fruit, nuts and floral hops.

T - A nice sweet malty caramel and toffee with bits of honey and fruit. Floral hops are in the background and provide a very subtle bitterness to go with a slight nutty flavor. Pretty good.

M - Medium body with light carbonation. Somewhat sticky sweet finish.

O - A nice offering if hops are not your choice. It is a nice beer to drink with almost any meal. I would definitely get this beer on tap at a restaurant, but would not buy it in the bottle to drink at home as a stand alone.

Ri0, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice, soft, soapy head that has nice persistence and leaves great lacing. Sweet, nutty aroma is almost tart with caramel in the back. Lovely burnt umber color. Starts with an almost tartness, sweetness, and floral hoppiness. Becomes medium bitter as a nuttiness melds with toasted malt behind the hops. The finish is lingering toasted malt with floral hop bitterness, and a hint of caramel wafts in and out. There is a bit of a biting carbonation to it, I almost dislike that.

Overall, this isn't too bad. It's a nice mix of toasty malt and hop bitterness. Not my favorite, but not terrible. Fairly average.

TheSSG, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Punisher, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of waitforit
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Beautiful, rich russet red. A reasonable amount of cream-colored head. Decent lacing.

S: Very faint. Caramel and cherries.

T: Biscuity and burnt, with just a little spice.

M: Average. Rather clean finish.

O: One of the more piquant ESBs I've had, slightly different from the run of the mill.

Try it again? 4 - Probably

waitforit, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

petermethot, Jun 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Dcunicelli, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

bizzy54, Jun 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
Organic ESB from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
76 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.