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Beer Line - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002

This was brought back in 2014.

Beer Line is an off-the-rail barley wine style ale: rich, malty, multi-layered, and copper-amber. The off-white head liberates aromas of strawberry, dried-fruit, grapefruit, and papaya. The smooth, malt-forward flavor is equally complex, with undertones of caramel and toffee. Not overly sweet by any means, organic Bravo hops balance the malt syrup sweetness, finishing slightly spicy with a pleasurable alcohol warmth.
We recommend serving Beer Line as an after-dinner digestif. It will pair well with the sharp flavors of an American-style Gorgonzola or a five year cheddar. Beer Line’s dried fruit flavors will rhyme with the nutty, fruity aroma of a rich Stilton.
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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 47
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3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI and in bottle (bottled 16 Dec 2014):

Pours deep reddish amber with a thin lasting tan head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of caramel/toffee with subtle fruit and peppery spicing.

The taste is of caramel and brown sugar - very sweet with a hint of floral/fruity balance. Hot peppery alcohol comes through.

While not as full as some other examples, it's full enough to work.

Not the heftiest or complex as some it's still an enjoyable sweet and boozy, warming sipper.

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4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown body. Sweet brown sugar aroma. Similar taste. Very sweet brown sugar taste. Lots of malty goodness.

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3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber body. Ruby in the light, brown in the dark. Small off-white head. Thin collar.

Smell - It is boozy as all get-out. Lots of fruity aromas. Very nondescript, though. Malty sweet aroma.

Taste - Fruity up front again, but hops kick into gear quickly. Grapefruit. Deep brown sugar. Bitterness builds. The finish has a burnt toast flavor.

Mouthfeel - Big and boozy. Medium body. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Well, it certainly tastes better than it smells. I'm rather enjoying it, though. We'll see how I feel about it after a few more sugary ounces, though...

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Nose: alcohol, sweet, fruit, dark caramel malts, nuts.
Brilliant chestnut tinted amber with a thin head. Has some legs.
Palate: Initial sweet, dark dried fruit, plums with bitter alcohol back, a touch of caramel with a lightly spiced, dry aftertaste. A hint of anise and possibly coriander. A touch of malty grain adds character to the hops, alcohol and malt sweetness in the aftertaste.
Medium to medium full body, oily and warming. Very well balanced.

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Beer Line from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.