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White Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Mitchster on 04-23-2002)
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Photo of cyclonece09


3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a wheat beer glass. Pours slightly cloudy yellow with a small white head. Smells of citrus peel and some wheat. Tastes of wheat with a slight citrus peel note, very nice. Beer is light bodied very nice finish with nice carbonation. Overall a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 02:00:46 | More by cyclonece09
Photo of dacrza1

New Jersey

2.51/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

DATE TASTED: December 28, 2013... GLASSWARE: Hoegaarden tumbler...OCCASION: post-NFL playoffs... APPEARANCE: hazy, yellow-orange hue--approaches pale orange juice--with a thin white head; reasonable lacing... AROMA: faint drifts of orange intermingle with wheaty esters--weak and ephemeral... PALATE: rather thin and flat; slow carbonation--swiftly consumed! probably a thirst quencher in the summer months, but not such a suitable companion in the winter...TASTE: softened, suppressed peach, orange zest, subtle lemon...a watery, tuned down wit... OVERALL: tough to hate on this one, as it may well be the season weakens its experience; still, the overall effect is an unmemorable one, an American wit that cleans and rinses an already clean palate...

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 02:09:22 | More by dacrza1
Photo of BeerFMAndy


4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into Lakefront imperial pint.
Bottled during May Wk4 (2012) notched on the label.

A - Swirled with sediment, Lakefront's White pours out a totally hazed pale yellow straw with a milky white head. The tall, well-retained pile plateaued and crept down slowly leaving little dollops of lacing on the glass for an almost picture-perfect witbier!

S - While not overpowering, coriander and orange peel really come out on the nose giving the aroma a good balance of spice and citrus to the omnipresent wheat. White pepper, grainy pale malt, and earthy huskiness add to the country-side, rustic nature of the beer. White has a crisp, refreshing, and very inviting aroma!

T - Mild honey-like sweetness seeps in through the background while grainy pale malt builds the base for soft wheat flavors and light yeast nuances. White pepper enters again, shrouded by delicate-but-zippy coriander and orange peel citrus.

M - Abundant wheat in Lakefront's White makes for a soft, voluptuous body that's riddled with tiny carbonation bubbles and a mildly tart finish. Citrus zest and spice dry out the finish as well as balancing some of the sweetness for a beautifully round beer.

O - Lakefront's White embodies the rustic and simple nature of a witbier, gently suggesting coriander spice and orange peel citrus through the pleasing wheat and pale malt body. Incredibly well-crafted and superbly drinkable though not inherently Belgian, this wit is one pleasing pale beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:12:11 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of JRed

New Jersey

3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright sunray with fading clouds of white over top. Smells of wheat, vanilla, lemonade. Tastes of lemons, slight vanilla, pear, and rather dry in body. Light bodied with light carbonation. A juicy product that is more homebrew-esque than it is a great representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 17:29:42 | More by JRed
Photo of CuteZombieDoll

New Jersey

3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a hazy yellow, with a thin head that dissipates almost instantly.

S- Smells like orange, followed by spice and wheat.

T- Very light, and has some of that citrus flavor, but very little spice or wheat flavor.

M- Super light, almost watery.

O- Not nearly as complex or spicy as any of the wheat beers I really like. Nothing offensive, sure, but not something I'll buy again, or even something I'll recommend to others.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 06:41:01 | More by CuteZombieDoll
Photo of jsisko01


3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very pale yellow color with a thin, frothy head that dissipates instantly. Leaves a thin lacing

Smell - Citrus, orange peel, coriander, and clove.

Taste - Lemon citrus, pale malts, wheat, and orange peel. Light notes of coriander and white pepper in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with carbonation that creates a creamy feel.

Overall - This is a very drinkable witbier.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 03:22:45 | More by jsisko01
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dull orange, light brown with plenty of haze and apparently sediment flowing throughout it. Nice aroma of citrus rind, orange, keeps the clove in check, nothing too estery. Just bready citrus rind, which I dig.

Taste, some coriander still seeps in, even if it was not obvious from the whiff of the aroma, but the citrus helps to obscure it from being a bother. Lots of carbonation also help to keep the spices from bogging down the palate. Some white pepper like notes. Not really my favorite style, but there's nothing 'wrong' with this beer, its standard fare.

I dunno who I would recommend this to, even though it is fair. I guess people who like lighter, non hoppy beers with seasoning type herbs in it.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 17:59:55 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of kojevergas


3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger beige head of no real cream, okay thickness, and below average retention. Colour is a hazy dull yellow-gold. Not a very impressive appearance for a witbier. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Wheat, lemon, lemon peel, clean malts, and fresh citrusy notes from the hops. Appealing. An average strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Fresh lemon peel, some grapefruit, and other tropical citrus notes. Clean malts lend it body but add little. It's a strange witbier, but an enjoyable one. I do wish the fruit character was more focused and consistent, but it's a pleasant flavour all around. Some honey. Maybe a bit of spice. Quite nectary, which I like. Decently balanced and built, but not real complex or subtle. It's not boring or bland, but it leaves much to be desired.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too heavy on the palate. Too thick. A bit overcarbonated. These qualities make it overbearing, which a witbier is never supposed to be.

Dr: A pretty enjoyable witbier, but nothing to write home about. I'd have it on draught at a bar for a decent price, but it isn't anything unique or special. I do like the nectar flavours. Very drinkable, but lacking sufficient complexity.


Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 22:00:43 | More by kojevergas
Photo of Jparker37


3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. Bottled week 3 of August 2011.

A - Pours a slightly hazy light gold, near straw colored. Active head that quickly recedes but leaves small traces of lacing.

S - Bright orange peel notes burrough through a great wheat background.

T - The spices hit the tongue and immediately mesh with a flowing wheat flavor. Very nice drying effect from carbonation. Very refreshing!

M - Light to medium body. High carbonation works very well for this brew. Starts out slightly sweet but drys out nice.

O - Great interpretation. Perfect carbonation was its highlight. Very fresh smell.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 02:10:56 | More by Jparker37
Photo of wsmith1625

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. Poured from a brown 12oz. bottle with very little head. Beer was a very light color with a fruity citrus aroma. Taste was crisp and slightly sweet, with a decent amount of carbonation. A really easy drinking beer. I bought this in a sampler eight pack, but would have been happy to have seven more of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 00:51:37 | More by wsmith1625
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle. Another of the octo-pak of Lakefront offerings recently arrived in Alberta.

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale yellow straw colour, with two fingers of loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a low undulating wall of Swiss cheese lace around the glass as it duly settles. It smells of soft, grainy wheat malt, sweet coriander, mild citrus, and a twinge of mustiness. The taste is more grainy wheat cereal, soft spicy, sugary coriander, a bit of stale citrus, and a subtle weedy grassiness. The carbonation is average, the body medium-light, and thin at times. It finishes off-dry, with the wheat becoming a bit edgier, and the spice loitering like it owns the place.

Not a bad Belgian-style wit, the spice and fruit nicely evident, and not as dialed back as the American norm. Light, refreshing, fairly enjoyable, and thoroughly out of season, through no fault of its own, as the snow flies.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 23:55:32 | More by biboergosum
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 4/11/11

A cloudy pale yellow with enough clarity to see the bubbles floating up the side but little for head or lace

S faint cereals with a little citrus and spice

T stronger then the smell with a zesty lemon flavor

M light and fluffy with a fairly clean finish

O basic beer but nothing wrong with it just nothing too exciting

went down pretty fast so that should count for something,

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 01:35:10 | More by wordemupg
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid Wit with a real sour citrus note to both the nose and the finish. The wheat flavour combines well with the coriander and citrus flavour and the beer fits the style well. More than just a patio sipper this is fairly complex take on the White Beer style

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 03:46:10 | More by canucklehead
Photo of LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A slight haze is very present in this golden colored beer the sits below a thin lacing that started out as a medium sized white head at best.

Aroma is a pretty good balance between a light sour citrus and a light grainy/wheat.

Some grain is present in a light sour lemony citrus hops tasting light bodied beer that leaves a light dry aftertaste/

This is a decent beer but nothing really special.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 02:22:15 | More by LXIXME
Photo of jondeelee


3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromas in this beer are typical of what one would expect from a Witbier: fruity-spicy orange coriander notes, with hints of toasted grains. Based only on scent, there is little to differentiate this from a Hoegaarden (or similar).

On the tongue, the orange-coriander mix is strongly present, with heavy initial emphasis on the fruitier portion, bringing in not only orange, but apricot flavors. The spicy coriander is present during these initial seconds, but comes on stronger in the middle of the mouthful, adding clove and slightly peppery grains of paradise rivulets to the overall stream. Then, in the last third of the mouthful, the fruits and spices peel back slightly to reveal a core of lightly toasted grains, including Grape Nuts cereal-like flavors, as well as biscuity toasted rice. The aftertaste is equal parts apricot fruits and toasted grains.

Overall, I found this a delightful Witbier that distinguishes itself from its competitors through its full body and fantastic layering of flavors. Excellent summer fare--although it doesn't go poorly with fall and winter months either.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 16:06:11 | More by jondeelee
Photo of womencantsail


2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks for another Wisconsin tick, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a surprisingly clear golden straw color with a large white head and a bit of sticky lacing.

S: Smells of wheat and straw with a fair amount of yeast. A light spice, white pepper and a bit of coriander, with some definite orange peel and grass. Mildly sweet with a bit of bread and citrus.

T: Almost medicinal from the intense floral notes. A lot of rose, which seems strange, toasted malt, honey, and some wheat bread. A slight citrus note and some mild spice. The flavor really doesn't correspond to the aroma.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Wasn't a fan of the flavor on this one. It smelled alright, though.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 19:48:08 | More by womencantsail
Photo of metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is relatively clear and pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of orange citrus and wheat in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, tastes of oranges and wheat prominently stand out in the taste; there are some hints of coriander in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and is also quite thirst quenching. It’s a good choice when you are looking for a beer that can be enjoyed on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 19:13:21 | More by metter98
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Translucent lemon peel coloring has a rapid sense of effervesce. The head is fizzy, flat and dirty white in coloring, failing to decorate the glass.

S: For aroma we find a sweet and spicy scent of pineapple, oranges and citrus with a bit of lemon grass and wheat. Soft hints of coriander are about on the finish.

T: The flavor holds a spicy and fruity nature of pineapple and oranges with some tart citrus and wheat. Peppery spicy, coriander compliments a clean crisp flavor that leaves a lemony fade on the swallow.

M: sharp, spot on carbonation wise that turns creamy and light on the tongue. Tiny bubbly sensations persists even after the swallow with a gentle massage.

O: Overall easy drinking wit and nice flavor, crisp and refreshing on a hot day. Six pack worthy.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 01:05:18 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of FanofHefe


3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Still working my way through the sampler. The label is notched Nov, week 4. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Very light yellow body that is only a touch hazy. One finger white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

Aroma is light, with some notice of grain (wheat), and a hint of citrus. Not much else.

The flavor starts like a typical witbier but is quickly masked by sweet lemon and orange. Just a slight note of spice in the background.

Light mouthfeel and decent drinkability. Not one I would repeat often.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 00:39:34 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of TheSarge


3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin white head when first poured, and has a honey orangish colored body with mild haziness.

In the aroma there is a hint of bubblegum and orange peel.

In the taste it retains the bubblegum flavor, and has a slight tartness to it as well. I have to say this tastes almost like Fruit Loops.

Decently carbonated and an overall crisp refreshing beer. A little on the thin side, but not too bad for the lower ABV.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 20:49:00 | More by TheSarge
Photo of CaptainIPA


2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazed and cloudy pale gold color with visible yeast in suspension. Frothy two-finger head with good retention and adequate lacing.

Subtle aromas of wheat and lemon citrus. Opens grainy and rough on the palate with a tang of wheat, followed by a mild hop bitterness. Spices come into play with suggestions of orange peel and coriander. White pepper surfaces in the background. Crisp with lively carbonation. Finishes somewhat dry.

Not an exemplary Witbier by any means, but certainly passable for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 04:31:58 | More by CaptainIPA
Photo of Lemke10


3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I bought a Lakefront 8-pack variety from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for about $11 in Fall 2010.

Pours a very pale and cloudy yellow color with that typical wheat scent. There is a decent taste of citrus but the overal taste of the beer feels a little weak to me which makes for some very very easy drinking. Reccomended to those who don't like beer all that much, this is a good beginner beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 05:54:29 | More by Lemke10
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow gold body, topped by four fingers of soft white foam. Good lacing. Almost looks like a jellyfish in there. In a good way.

Light "wheaty" aroma. Hints of spice.

Soft malt and wheat roll around the tongue. Just a hint of the spices int the aftertaste. Nice fade. Refreshing.

Pleasant tingle in the mouthfeel. Light across the tongue. Easy drinking.

Above average American wit.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 23:10:59 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of CHickman

New York

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow gold color with a 2 finger creamy off white head that faded quickly but left a creamy layer on top of the beer; good lacing that clings to the glass and basically stays there.

Smells of yeast, wheat, lemon, coriander, grass, lights spices and grains; seems potent at first, but after a few whiffs this is a mellow wheat beer aroma.

Tastes of yeast, wheat, lemon, coriander, grass, orange peel, pepper, grains, faint sweet malt and some citrus hops, or what appear to taste like hops due to the spice and flavor. The aftertaste is a little bitter and leaves a malty bread and zesty citrus combo lingering, which I found enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, while the body is light and crisp with an overall light watery feel due to the high carbonation.

High drinkability, this went down very easy and was quite refreshing. There was just enough taste and muted spices to make this a session beer. A great summer beer with the right amount of sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 03:58:07 | More by CHickman
Photo of soze47


3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. marked with third week of June, 2010 (2 1/2 months old)

Appearance: Deep golden yellow with a hazy quality, but not nearly as hazy as others in the style. There is a quickly dissipating pure white head. Not a trace of lacing.

Aroma: Not a big smell on this one. I get a sweet, fruitiness and wheaty malt. No orange peel or coriander (both listed on the label) specifically on the nose.

Taste: Very nice and balanced, not something that others in this style manage. Orange zest and spice come on here and play well with the tangy wheat malt. I almost get a bready aftertaste that isn't unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: Dry and Crisp. Light bodied. I'm betting on oats in this malt bill because it is very smooth and velvety.

Drinkability: Very good session candidate. Smoothness and balanced flavors provide for a highly drinkable beer.

Overall: Sometimes this style is just too out of whack for my palette. However, this is well balanced. Not complex by any means, but a solid example of a Wit.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 22:46:43 | More by soze47
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White Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.