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White Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle - $5.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. Bottled during the 2nd week of December.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow body with a thin, fizzy, white head. The kind of beer Stone Brewing talks about.

Smell: Zesty citrus and redolent spices overlaying a light malt aroma.

Taste: Light pale maltiness with a faintly sweet, tangy wheat malt character. Tiniest hint of vanilla. Squirt of lemon juice with a blend of spices with flourishes of cardamom and clove. Mild spicy hops with just a touch of appreciable bitterness. Drying finishes with a light, lingering spice character.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Nicely refreshing and reasonably tasty. Not bad, Lakefront!

Photo of AndrewMcLemore
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lakefront Brewery's White Beer pours, tastes and drinks like a great example of the style.

This beer is a pale, nearly transparent yellow with a slight cloudiness below the head that has mild retention.

Smelling strongly of citrus and wheat, the beer's aroma is pleasing, if not spectacular.

The taste doesn't hide the coriander and orange peel, hitting the fruity, semi-sweet flavors right on the nose and softening through the finish to a unusually pleasant aftertaste, especially for a Belgian white.

The flavors could certainly use a little more depth and complexity, but this beer still rolls over the tongue with a wonderful balance, even consistency and light body.

A highly drinkable beer, Lakefront did a nice job with this one.

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on a mild evening after work. Part of a BOTM club.

A: Cloudy, orange-y-gray. Single-finger white foam head. Slight lacing.

S: Obvious coriander & orange as one would expect.

T: Citrus, spices, etc., but more in the background than a normal Wit. The hops are a bit more forward.

M: OK. I drank it fairly fast though...

D: Light, spring/summer brew. Fairly forgettable though. However, there are 2 more bottles left & I will enjoy finishing them off, so there's something to be said about that...

Photo of Jwale73
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle courtesy of my friends at FSRI. Served in a pilsener glass. Poured a pale, translucent yellow with a dense two inch bright white head and copious tiny bubbles effervescing in solution. Head eventually dissipates into a consistent surface skim. Some thick bands of lacing are revealed as the brew is consumed. Nose suggests lemon zest, yeast, coriander and hint of skunk. Taste is very muted. Some citric acid, but also a buttery quality; not too much flavor. Mouthfeel is very light-bodied and lively. Goes down easy, but a weak representation of the style.

Photo of climax
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

sure is a jolly little man on the label. however it looked like lemonade, cloudy yellow, pale...almost gray. finger of white head, decent lace

smelled yeasty, coriander, spice, pear, hint of lemon. good flavors yet mild

tasted like it smelled, mild. an orangy finish

mouthfeel was interesting, silky, moderate carbonation, good body for this style

easy to drink, is a bit heftier than the color suggests. would be great on a hot day (hotter than march in SD) I did like it more than Sam Adams offering of this style

Photo of yuenglings
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Looks like white grape juice with a slight haze to it small head good laceing

S: like a sour orage with coriander with some grassyness

T: Like it smells with alittle bit of bitterness at the end.

M: Its kind of thin and course with a little fizzness at the end

D: I could drink a few but thats it i dont think i would ever buy this agian

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

pours a cloudy yellow with a short white head that holds for a while with a decent lace that sticks to the finish. aromas of lemon and pepper and spice come through nicely. strong flavors of lemon, pepper, and coriander missing only a little more malty wheat and yeast to bring to over the top. mouthfeel ok with lots of carbonation. overall not to bad.

Photo of Amalak
3.83/5  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 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.

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

I recieved this as part of my BOTMC. I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a weizen glass. It pours a hazy pale yellow with a moderate white head. Oranges and spices dominate the aroma, could be a bit stronger. The taste follows the nose, the spices are a bit stronger than the oranges. The beer is light bodied, moderate carbonation and easily quaffable. This would be a great summertime beer.

Photo of jjanega08
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A= absolutely clear slightly yellow beer with a small head that falls quickly leaving a ring around the glass
S= lots of orange and coriander.
T= oh my, orange and coriander... really tastes a lot like a ginger ale though. This is my first of the style so I didn't know what to expect but I am pleased.
M= crisp and clean with high carbonation
D= high! Maybe It's just the style but I really enjoy this beer. So good for a nice fall day

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tried on June 21, 2008 12 oz

Small tight very white head. Beer is hazy very pale yellow. Aroma is strong with coriander, green apple, but also a bit salty and metallic. Coriander in the flavor as well as some orange. It finishes tart and refreshing. Flavors could be stronger and prefer a fuller, chewier body.

Photo of mikereaser
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a clear straw yellow with just a little bit of foam that disappeared and only left a ring of small bubbles around the glass

S - a little off to me, maybe a mix of pine and slight citrus

T - slight citrus taste with a yeasty flavor along with some coriander.

M/D - Not a bad beer, but not my favorite. There was something about it that I just didn't love. You could easily drink alot of this but only because its very mild and not too outstanding.

Photo of czfreeman
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second Lakewood beer(hope its better than fuelcafe)
Pours out a golden straw colored tone. A white, creamy frothy head crowns this brew, holds two finger for several minutes, great appearence.
Smells of meyer lemons, light floral straw, citric yeastyness(but I don't detect a Belgian Yeast note, may be wrong), the nose on this is really good.
Taste is a bit weaker than expected. The tartness is a bit overriding, finishing on the watery side. The yeasty creaminess than is so key in Belgian Witbiers takes a back seat. On a second sip, more of the floral lemony flavors come through. This is a good Wit, not stand-ot phenominal, but good.
Drinkability good, this is a good session brew, great hot-day beverage

Photo of dsa7783
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy, hazy, straw-colored hue with slight carbonation, minor head, and minimal lacing...
Smell: Lemons, wheat, citrus...
Taste: More lemons, more wheat, more citrus... Sweet finish with candied sugars on the back of the tongue...
Medium bodied mouthfeel...
A thirst-quenching, easily drinkable beer...
Decent stuff...

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

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pale malt and wheat scent along with a bit of coriander and orange peel. It's light with some nice fruity yeast esters. The taste is decent as well. It has a very light wheat beer taste that's low in pale malt character and pretty thin in the finish. The spices stand out some, as well as the fruity yeast character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an easy drinker, although I feel it could use more pale malts for flavor and body.

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow with a small,but decent head and decent lacing as well.
The aroma was of yeast,some malts and citrus notes.
The taste was sweet,hints of yeast,followed by a creamy vanilla flavor.The coriander was mild and the malts were well balanced.
The feel was a smooth,crisp beer that provided a moderate carbonation with easy to drink taste.Light body and mild bitterness in finish,and I mean mild.

Notes:Decent and solid. Not boring yet quite far away from spectacular.Still,something to rotate with during the summer and fine for sessions.

Photo of Rennpferd
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I gave this one a second try, but on tap this time.

It poured a murky off yellow color with no head and no activity.

It had a bitter smell that seemed off, slightly piney and with a bit of citrus.

It had a hoppy off taste that was fairly neutral. It was smooth and finished slightly watery.

I found it easy to drink but not my mug of beer.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at stateline in MD

A- Almost completely transparent pale yellow that pours with a small fizzy white head that quickly subsides to a thick collar. No lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Nose is faint and the first scent present is orange peel. This is followed by coriander and a sugary sweetness.

T-Mild flavor of lemon and orange peel upfront with a touch of sweet yeast backbone. A good doe of coriander kicks in for the finish and lingers along with a touch of orange peel.

M- Prickly carbonation and yeast is present in the body. Not as much as I would like but it's there.

D- This is a decent wit that was pretty easy to drink. It could use some more yeast presence but not bad overall.

Photo of sholland119
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks like a nice hazy golden yellow, nice head.

Not much aroma going on even for the style. A little graininess.

Taste is rather bland also, no hint of the coriander or citrus the label promised. Didn't smell it either though so no real surprise.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp and pleasant.

Overall this puts the F in "Forgettable".

HV

Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a robust yeast ester, grainy wheat and spice.

The taste consisted of a light wheat malt, some banana type esters and a bit of earthy spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side for the style.

Overall a good wit. Refreshing and flavorful.

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.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
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 tgbljb
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy light orange color with moderate white puffy head,

Smell shows a bit of spice, some citrus, but very light.

Taste also has the obligatory spice, citrus, lemon, etc., but very restrained.

Finish as bit thin. Taste retention is only moderate.

This is a light, easy drnking beer. It also lacks very much flavor. Would be nice to have several on a hot summer when you want refreshment over taste.

Photo of bassmantin
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice bright orange/yellow with a very moderate head. Nice appearance.

I drank this in tandem with AB's Shock Top Wheat, and it was definitely the better beer. The malts were definitely more complex, and the sweetness was much more sophisticated. Overall, a beer I wouldn't mind drinking on a summer day but otherwise nothing I would rush out to buy.

White Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.