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Beer Line - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
83
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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 5
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:
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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Benish, Tuesday at 04:49 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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.

pat61, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Hellpop65, Aug 16, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -17.4%

tgraven, Aug 13, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +18.5%

Beestin, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

zeff80, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Theoboley, Jul 26, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +26.1%

JakeBarnett, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

KAF, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

tourdot, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Ri0
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into chalice.

A - Dark Mahogony with slight haze. The head is a light tan and very thin, but the lacing on the side of the glass is rather apparent.

S - Dark sugars, malts and dark fruits are present. Raisins, plums, brown sugar, toffee and caramel. Pleasant aroma that would really suite a crisp fall evening.

T - Notes of dark fruit, caramel, raisins, toffee, prunes. Sweet, dark sugars in the middle. Finish has a mild bitterness and even a hint of spice. There is also a nice alcohol warming on the finish, but it is still a bit harsh.

M - Medium body and medium level of carbonation, but not as smooth as I would like it to be. A very sticky mouthfeel on the tongue after a few sips.

O - Nice barelywine and I'm glad it is back as a seasonal. I think it was still a bit harsh and I'm excited to see how it smooths out over time.

Ri0, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jaydoc, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

WynnO, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Graff, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bismarksays, Jun 05, 2014
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2.86/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer packs a punch, since it is 10-12% abv. Definite sipper that has a good blend of flavor. Appearance is reddish in color with no distinct aroma. Nothing in it is overpowering, except for that distinct alcohol flavor. It is one that I wouldn't order but if offered I would accept.

Akrueg7272, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Czequershuus, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DangerDawg, May 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

tbone64, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

King_KongDCO93, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Rand_ale_Thor, Apr 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

BrownAleMale, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 1/13/14.

Pours a hazy crimson-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, biscuit, brown sugar, and candied fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a strong alcohol presence that lingers on the palate long after each sip.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 31, 2014
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Beer Line from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.