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White Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | 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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Ratings: 235 | Reviews: 130
Photo of billybob
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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
3.82/5  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 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 bonkers
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
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 -14.2%
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
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
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
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +0.3%
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 -3.9%
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
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
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
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
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
3.47/5  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
3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
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".


Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
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
3.65/5  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 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 tgbljb
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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 +0.3%
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.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.97/5  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.

Photo of botham
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
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!

Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Photo of lakeviewmike
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of mbutter1997
3/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Photo of BeerBelcher
2.71/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

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White Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.