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White Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Mitchster on 04-23-2002)
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Photo of tjkurz


4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured front bottle (dated mid-late December) into chalice deep yellow/gold clear. Slight head good lacing. Smells of grain and citrus - tastes the same with dry hop finish. Mouthfeel - much carb - good body not at all thin. Drinkability - good stuff, haven't had it in a while - kind of surprised me.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 00:37:21 | More by tjkurz
Photo of LeftyBWS


3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a pint glass.
A: Dull but clear pale yellow colored brew. Frothy white head with fingery lacing.
S: Orange, spices and yeast. Fine, but too weak to detect, almost.
T: Soft and yeasty with a bit of maltiness, at first. Midtaste has a nip of citrus, and the finish stirs in some of the spices. Pretty tasty.
M: Yeasty and satisfying, mostly, but oddly bitter, at times.
D: Alright. Enjoyed this one, but don't need another.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2009 06:04:27 | More by LeftyBWS
Photo of ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color, a pure white head is short-lived and settles to a ring very quickly. An orange citrus aroma, corriander blends nicely with this and some earthy wheat malt. Taste has a little wheat twang, nice citrus and spice flavor that is not at all overdone.

Light bodied, easy drinker with not too much carbonation. Tasty and drinkable, I could hit a sixer of this on a hot summer day for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 00:29:48 | More by ZimZamZoom
Photo of scoobybrew


3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured from the bottle into a hexagonal tumbler.

A - light golden straw color with a thick foamy head that is well retained

S - light wheat malt aroma with orange peel and coriander most prominent

T - sharp spiciness at first that eases into a smooth malty character and finishes slightly dry

M - creamy medium body with moderately high carbonation

D - This is a decent witbier and meets expectations of the style well enough. I suppose I might have had what I perceive to be better, but it's a good beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 23:45:35 | More by scoobybrew
Photo of tbeck


3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow with a unfiltered look that reminds me of lemonade. Develops a thin white head that dissipates quickly into a thin collar. Leaves little laciness. Beer is clear. Fruity, on the citruis side, aroma that was nice. Taste is very citruis but has a wheaty finish, not bad but simple. Light and thin texture that is carbonated to the end. A good wheat beer that with average enjoyability. Would drink as a session beer if someone else was buying.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 03:36:51 | More by tbeck
Photo of Minkybut


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

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees and watched a cloudy beer appear. The beer poured a white head that was loaded with tiny little bubbles. The lacing was good, yea!. The taste was sweet and thick like. The head was gone very fast. I did not care for the beer however if you like a Witbier you should try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 18:11:42 | More by Minkybut
Photo of jiggahertz

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Murky golden pale yellow with a two finger frothy head which quickly diminishes, little to no lacing.

S: Light hint of dough.

T: Biscuity malts dominate most of the taste. Some slight floral hoppiness and citrus in here as well.

M: Highly carbonated and light body.

D: Great drinkability as expected with the style. A hint of alcohol was detected on the first few sips.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 22:29:35 | More by jiggahertz
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 17:49:09 | More by ChainGangGuy
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 06:20:43 | More by AndrewMcLemore
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 17:12:29 | More by ILikeGoodCider
Photo of Jwale73

Rhode Island

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 23:49:52 | More by Jwale73
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

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 02:35:35 | More by climax
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

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 19:06:24 | More by yuenglings
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2009 18:21:29 | More by billybob
Photo of Amalak

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2009 02:12:54 | More by Amalak
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 21:05:40 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of bonkers

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2009 22:43:59 | More by bonkers
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

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 05:46:55 | More by jjanega08
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 03:57:52 | More by htomsirveaux
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 21:34:25 | More by czfreeman
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2008 00:35:15 | More by Rennpferd
White Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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