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White Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
82
good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 04:36:01 | More by mikereaser
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czfreeman

California

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

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 21:34:25 | More by czfreeman
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dsa7783

New Jersey

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...

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 01:56:12 | More by dsa7783
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WesWes

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 23:25:26 | More by WesWes
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Lexluthor33

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 04:34:53 | More by Lexluthor33
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Rennpferd

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2008 00:35:15 | More by Rennpferd
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 18:29:58 | More by PittBeerGirl
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 20:25:55 | More by sholland119
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plaid75

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2008 01:20:15 | More by plaid75
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ElGordo

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 05:25:04 | More by ElGordo
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 21:56:11 | More by deltatauhobbit
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 21:28:51 | More by tgbljb
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bassmantin

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2008 03:04:12 | More by bassmantin
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pristine marigold that only becomes hazy when the final finger of beer is poured. The yeast slurry produces a smoky cloud that drifts downward, eventually reaching the bottom of the glass. The eggshell colored cap is somewhat less impressive. I'm not thrilled with its size, texture, longevity or lace generation powers.

The aroma brings things back up to commendable. Coriander and orange peel are present in roughly equal amounts, perhaps favoring the former, telling me that Lakefront has stayed with the tried-and-true. There's nothing wrong with that because they've executed it with style.

White Beer is excellent beer. I scoffed at the 'Style Belgique' on the label, but I am reminded of a wit from that country in some indefinable way. I don't think the brewery has used a Belgian yeast strain, so it's probably nothing more than high quality ingredients, expertly used. That's always the key to great beer.

Not one member of the witbier holy trinity has been slighted. Malted wheat provides a gentle, rounded, grain-like solidity on the bottom end, while spice and citrus peel provide a perfectly complementary amount of zip and zing on the top end. I love the proportionality of the flavor profile and the fact that it's neither too subtle nor too bold.

The mouthfeel does what it needs to do. It earns its score by avoiding any hint of wateriness and by hanging on to (and through) the swallow. A modest (and soft) carbonation sizzle is just what the doctor ordered for easy drinkability.

White Beer has surprised the hell out me. It's my twelfth Lakefront beer and is probably my favorite. Riverwest Stein Beer and Cream City Pale Ale are pretty good too. I love a good wit, no matter the season. This one is a keeper.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2007 13:14:49 | More by BuckeyeNation
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botham

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner. pours a clear straw color with a few fingers of white frothy head. looks great in the pilsner. head remains for a few minutes, leaving moderate lacing.

aroma is of citrus and mild hops. not much in the way of malts. overall the brew is a touch on the sweet side, but not by much. well balanced in the nose.

taste is of citrus, with some grassy hops mixed in. sweet on the palate, with notes of pale malts and lemon, with no sign of the coriander it is brewed with. overall, the flavors are well balanced and not overbearing.

aftertaste is where the coriander shows through, but only mildly. subtle grassy hops in the aftertaste as well.

mouthfeel is light to medium-bodied, with a creamy texture.

drinkability is good. the flavors here are not too bold or watered-down. good mixture of flavors and aromas, with good texture and concentration. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2007 21:31:35 | More by botham
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Drew966

Florida

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

White Beer pours a lemon yellow color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. Very fruity aroma, maybe a touch of coriander very promising. Light body, interesting mix of fruits, very tropical leaning. A coriander note is present throughout, but it mixes nicely. A tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 00:32:32 | More by Drew966
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lakeviewmike

Wisconsin

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

I drank this side by side with a Bergoff Solstice Wit. Both were poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy, straw yellow. I inch puffy white head that reduced to a 1/4 inch.. Nice lacing.

Smell: Orange, yeast, a little sulfur

Taste: Heavy orange, spice, slight sour twang, did not notice the sulfur in the taste.

Mouthfeel: Light and bubbly, a bit thicker than the Berghoff.

This is a very good wit. I did think that the Berghoff had a bit more complexity in the flavor. This beer was pretty dominated by orange. On the other hand, the Lakefront had a prettier appearance and had a more substantial mouthfeel.

Also, Lakefront has really neat labels and the White label is fairly entertaining to look at.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2007 12:22:08 | More by lakeviewmike
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mbutter1997

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours cloudy pale yellow, <1 finger of head that dissipates very quickly.
S: Orange peel and coriander are very evident, nothing else of significance.
T: Again, orange peel & coriander are dominating tastes with occasional hint of lemon. All in all, not a great amount of flavor. Got better as I continued to drink, but still unimpressive.
M: Light & fizzy, mild acidity.
D: Not that great of a beer, just average. For the style, I'd prefer a Blue Moon or Sam Adams White Ale. I likely would not buy another Lakefront White Beer, but wouldn't reject a free one.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2007 19:11:50 | More by mbutter1997
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this during a visit to the brewery, where it was described as "like Blue Moon," which thankfully it was not. It was not all that sweet, but was very clovey in taste with a somewhat disturbing aroma. All-in-all, I'm not a fan.

Appearance was a pale cloudy with one finger of head. Aroma was bad with no spice and a stale corn smell covered in sweetness. Taste was very clovey, and OK. Mouthfeel was also a little flat.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2007 20:57:40 | More by BeerBelcher
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BretSikkink

Mexico

4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange-gold, veery slightly hazy. This looks nothing like an unfiltered wit. The smell is correct, seaside, yeast, slight spices, citric hop punch. The taste is more of the same, and really solid. But just as the appearance looks too thin to me, the mouthfeel follows through. Very drinkable, light, sessionable beer, but it's soo close to being very good that it's frustrating. Why are almost all American witbiers too watery!?

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2007 00:57:01 | More by BretSikkink
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale, yet not cloudy, hazey, or even yeasty gold. Looks like a Euro lager. Not a wit thats for sure. Very light bubbling and hardly any head to speak of. The aroma held some of the Nice Belgian spices and a bit of wheaty sweetness. The taste was ok, very light on the coriander and orange pell, but you'll know its there. A very light character and body. Gave the feel of as good lager and the very muted flavors of a wit.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2007 04:15:56 | More by scruffwhor
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mntlover

Tennessee

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy pale yellow color with a small white head that falls to a ring some spotty lace left behind

Aroma is wheaty more citrus lemon aromas then orange peel, but orange is noted underneath and mellows the tart aromas some. Some sweetness emerges as it sits and blends in to the coriander nicely, the sweetness makes the aroma unique and dif for a witbier. Spice is mellow and blends well with the earthy yeasts.

Taste is tart lemon wheat, more lemon then wheat though, that mellows into the orange peel that shows up bigger in the flavor then in the aroma. Finish is lingering orange peel, mellow coriander that blends with the earthy yeast that linger on for a while.

Mouthfeel is smooth creamy almost with just a touch of carbonation pep in the middle that lingers through the finish.

Drinkability is good, the aroma is great must be I kept my nose to the glass the whole time I was drinking it. Taste is a little let down after the smell but not bad, would recommend trying this one just to mellow you out with the smooth relaxing aroma. Thanks merlin48 for this sample, unique and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2006 19:40:23 | More by mntlover
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BrewnZ

Washington

1.93/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From the brewery . . . poured a hazy gold with diacetyl (buttered popcorn) and orange peel aroma. Tart wheat flavor is followed by orange peel and coriander then muddled diactly finish. It was my 1st beer of the day so I tried to like it but could not. This beer has fermentation problems yo!

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2006 06:29:04 | More by BrewnZ
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merlin48

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2006 21:20:15 | More by merlin48
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy, sunny orange-yellow with light tan floaties. Meringue-ish white head with good retention and a splotch of tan yeast.

Smell: Tart and musty yeast. Subdued wit spices (coriander, pepper, dried orange peel). Juicy malts. Lemony notes. Smells more like a fine Belgian pale ale than a witbier, but it smells quite good, so I don't have a problem with that. It actually reminds me quite a bit of Delirium Tremens.

Taste: Rather weak, almost watery, but not bad. Orange oil, almost toasty wheat, pithy hops. Tortilla-like corn notes. A wee bit of spicy zing mid-sip. Very dry, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy but kind of flat, which doesn't do any favors for the watery taste.

Drinkability: This is a good beer, and a cold one would be very refreshing on a hot summer day, but its bland, feeble flavor makes it hard to truly savor and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2006 02:01:59 | More by soulgrowl
White Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.