White Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 6
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 04-23-2002

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Reviews by jsisko01:
Photo of jsisko01
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of blackearth
4.26/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of jondeelee
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Photo of ADR
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of dacrza1
2.53/5  rDev -29.5%
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...

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of cokes
4.42/5  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.

Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  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.

Photo of ElGordo
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of PTRAINOR
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crisp, refreshing beer. Lightly carbonated. Would be great for a summers day. Nice wheat flavor with subtle citrus and spice.

Served from bottle

Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a whitish/golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, spices. Taste is crisp, wheat, lemons, spice, mild and easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while not the most flavorful witbier, it hits the spot on this hot Florida evening.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of emerge077
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz. into a pint glass, served cold from the fridge. Label is notched "JUL Wk2", so i'm assuming this is only a few weeks old. Murky orange, especially when the yeast is poured, giving it an opaque orangey-brown tone. Bubbly surface, mainly larger bubbles atop a thin film. A little bit of lace rings the glass.

Wheaty aroma with some mild earthy coriander. Not getting much citrus though, and orange peel is mentioned on the label.

Flavor is easygoing, mellow wheat with more coriander giving it some floral complexity. Light hint of orange peel in the aftertaste. Smooth feel, nice and clean. Carbonation gives it a slight bite. Wish it had more citrus presence, as that really makes a Witbier to me. Still, it's a simple refreshing beer perfect for summertime and food pairing.

Thanks Andy for the extra!

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.36/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

Photo of Amalak
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle and it poured a dull gold, slightly opaque with a mild head but good lace. Very strong wheat scent to it.

This has almost a popcorn kind of taste to it followed by a sweet wheat taste. It has a unique taste for a Witbier. Good carbonation. Very refreshing beer.

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  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.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale yellow color, little head and no lacing. Says on the bottle that it's unfiltered but it looks pretty darned filtered to me as it's not very cloudy and I don't see much yeasty goodness in my pint glass.

Smell has the typical yeasty aroma that a witbier has, slight aroma of orange.

Had higher hopes for this one as I like witbier, the smell was encouraging but the taste was quite a letdown, very watery. My initial reaction was, "where's the taste?" Has a slight yeasty aftertaste, but nothing really worthy.

2nd Lakefront beer I've had and both have been disappointing, glad I got them in a mix pack with a single bottle of each.

Photo of Abbington55
4.57/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great wheat beer as it should taste

Photo of redmosquito
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Translucent pale yellow with big white head. Big spice up front in the aroma followed by sweet malt, hiding slight brett. The flavor is malty with a spicey finish, and a slight bitterness and lingering tartness. Overall, this is a good beer, and probably more Belgian Witbier then most breweries would attempt, you won't mistake this for Blue Moon.

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White Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.