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White Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 04-23-2002)
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Reviews by CuteZombieDoll:
Photo of CuteZombieDoll
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.

CuteZombieDoll, Jan 24, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of MaxT
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

MaxT, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of blackearth
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, WI. Pours a cloudy straw color with no head. Aroma is fruity esters. Light bodied with nice carbonated bite, this beer has big wheat flavors and ends with a spicy finish. Terrific drinkability; a full-flavored summer wheat.

blackearth, Aug 31, 2009
Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a tulip glass a cloudy, canary yellow body that is topped by a small white head. Lots of carbonation is visible, and some patchy lace attaches to the glassware. Aroma is distinctly citrusy lemon, with orange peel and coriander in the background. A hint of white pepper helps the aroma be subtle, but effective. Mouthfeel is quite zesty, ideal for the light body. Lots of lemon peel dryness in the taste, accented by the orange peel and coriander. Some toasty wheat maltiness is barely noticed. A hint of funky yeast is welcome toward the finish, but the citrusy dryness reemerges for a fine finish. A very nice American brewed Wit. Very sessionable, but the brewery only makes this as a summer seasonal. A nice one it is.

merlin48, Sep 23, 2006
Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ouncer, with "Bottled during" info notched on the side of the label. Pours medium hazed, dull yellowy lighter amber. The head is loose, moderate in size, lasting and then going to a thicker film, collar and leaving some thicker bits of lace. i pick up some fruit in the moderately pungent nose. Respectable tasting wit beer, with the anticipated notes of coriander, light pepper and "creamsicle" goodness. Dry finish. Decent summer sessioner and food accompaniment.

Billolick, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -16.7%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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.

jondeelee, Aug 09, 2011
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of ADR
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

That hazy two-tone pineapple color typical of the style, chunks are apparent when you hold it to the light. Head diminishes quickly, turns to a skimmish layer in 45 seconds. Dots and strings for lace. Pretty subdued aroma, wheaty, faint yeast, and a touch of spice. The orange cuts through the obvious esters most prominantly, coriander is far less apparent. Very soft carbonation, minimal and differing from things like Blue Moon that try but have a weird fizzy sense. The candied orange takes the beer home and works well for me. I wouldn't say this is the most complex entry for category but I like it better than many and I'd drink it again.

ADR, Jun 09, 2004
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

IchLiebeBierZu, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
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.

LXIXME, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
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.

biboergosum, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of dacrza1
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...

dacrza1, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lakefront- White beer

A- hazy/ cloudy yellow with a good thick lacing head.
S- Tangy orange peel with spices, coriander and pepper.
T- Sweet and tangy orange/ whiskey sour mix. clove, coriander, and pepper are dominant.
M- Tangy but not overpowering. Sweet with a sugary kick. Finishes off thick and sour.

Overall- A good offering from lakefront. This would be nice during the summer months.

NJpadreFan, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of cokes
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have never been the biggest fan of Lakefront in the past. It is always hard as hell to find their "good" beers in my area. I never did see the Beer Line B'wine or the Big Easy Bock.

With that off my chest. Their White Beer blew my socks off. It is simply one hell of a Wit (or an American interpretation).
Pours a hazy pale golden with a head that could be mistaken for Kool-Whip. It slowly fades leaving lace down the glass.
Smell is fruity (Orange peel) and spicy (coriander).
Taste contains these traits as well. Toss in some yeasty undertones and this becomes one my personal favorites in the style.
Crisp mouthfeel upfront, then becomes smooth and creamy with a little more heft than most Wits.
This compares quite similarly and favorable with Allagash White...and surpasses it in my book.
For a brewery that doesn't specialize in Belgian-style brews (this is their only one)...this is unbelievable.
Nice Job, Lakefront...let me see some of your other good stuff.

cokes, Apr 23, 2002
Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stole a bottle from my beautiful girlfriend, though I just bought her the sixer from Riley's here in Madison.

Pours a tangerine/golden yellow with a decent white bubbly head. Smells of olives predominantly, like Ommegang Hennepin, with hints of citrus and clove. Taste follows the nose's lead, olives, light fruits and spice. Bubbly, crisp mouthfeel, a refreshing beer here. Nothing mindblowing, but a tasty summer brew nonetheless.

Golden2wenty1, Aug 26, 2005
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful label! It looks like an old Belgian advertisement; and the primary colors give it a kind of fun, circus-like feel.

The beer itself, however, is not as great looking. The short white head dissolves almost immediately, and only minor lacing is left behind. Beyond that, the body is a gently hazy deep golden. Very tiny bubbles can be seen steadily rising to the surface.

The nose is yeasty and fruity. It's a touch chalky, and displays notes of apricot, tangerine, and peach, as well as a wide background note of coriander.

That fruitiness carries over into the flavor. It's dampened by the sweetish, gently honeyish malt, but it's still present and it's a nice balance. A hint of spice is present, but it's fairly mellow. Hop notes are also kept to a minimum, but you can find some leafy notes in the drying finish. A gently wheaty malt base seems to be the ballast here, perked up by the fruitiness of the yeast and orange peel, and then sprinkled with a bit of drying coriander across the top.

Overall, it's a nicely balanced and well-rounded beer. It appears a bit sweet at first, but then it dries somewhat as it warms and the spice becomes more apparent. Additionally, a lot of witbiers taste very much like many others, but this one's just a little bit different as it's got a little more depth of character to the malt, and relies on a more basic yeast than most others. Nice, and easy to drink. Very enjoyable.

NeroFiddled, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of ElGordo
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a cloudy golden-white color with lots of suspended particles. Mild aroma of wheat, Belgian ale yeast, light citrus, and some assertive spices (coriander and white pepper). Palate is mild and refreshing, with light wheat and Belgian yeast accented by some light herbal and citrus notes. Body is light, crisp, and just a touch buttery, which is not a character I really look for in my witbiers. Overall, a refreshing beer, but not exactly in true keeping with the Belgian wit style.

ElGordo, Jun 17, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Mikedux30, Nov 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

eliz108, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

wilfonzo, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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White Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.