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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Ratings: 247 | Reviews: 132
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 beerwolf77
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another beer from down the street. It pours a cloudy pale yellow. Small amount of head. No lace. The aroma is wonderful. It smells of creamy vanilla with citrus and wheat. The flavor is very nice. Biscuit with hints of orange. I'm getting a vanilla hint as well. The mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth. It leans to a medium body with mild carbonation. I really enjoy this beer. Yet another fine offering from my neighbors.

Photo of Soozy
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Blonde ale with a thick, three finger head.
S - Strong orange, an absolute hint of lemon and a good amount of clove and spice.
T - Orange citrus taste is prominent with a smooth-honey aftertaste. A rather bland, malt backbone.
M-Fairly carbonated, but refreshing.
D-Fair.

I thought this as a rather plain witbier. Nothing too surprising here, but enjoyable.

Photo of Opethsprite
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Take this review with a grain of salt. I'm coming off a cold, so my palate might be a bit off. Hazy honey orange with a quickly-vanishing head. Very yeasty with orange, and something that reminds me of orange bitters...only more appealing. Hmm. Very...interesting...favor spread. Grains and yeast, Something akin to eucalyptus. Nice, mellow honey/grain finish. The flavor I'm describing as "eucalyptus" is oddly compelling, and make this a refreshing choice. This is a very solid beer.

Photo of JayQue
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good witbier. Pours the prerequisite hazy straw color with a big white head. The head fades quick, there is little lacing and not enough bubbles.

Smell is good, witbier wheat bitterness, spices and some citrus.

Taste is good also. This beer has the full range of flavors of a witbier.

Mouthfeel is crisp but a bit thin.

Drinkability is good. This is a tasty beer, very sessionable with taste (an important attribute) as one of its strong points. I could certainly enjoy this in mass quantities.

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 iceball585
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Bright yellow color, cloudy, one finger thick fluffy white head that faded to a thin cover, some bubbles rising throughout

S- Lemons, coriander, bready, yeast, slightly floral

T- Citrus, yeast, mild spices, grain, wheat, light malts, hint of hops

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, refreshing, fairly dry finish

D- Great summer session beer

I would recommend this one to anyone looking for a great summertime brew. Not spectacular but definitely worth mentioning.

Photo of dtivp
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured hazy, pale gold into a pint glass. Very small white head and a nice rim of laciness.

Smells of slight orange / citris with some malt

Taste of orange and spice with a hint of wheat

Mild to light body with lots of carbonation.

Average Witbier, one was enough.

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer produced an out-of-control, huge cream-colored head. The liquid was cloudy gold with lots and lots of rising carbonation. The retention was almost too good and it left lacing in chunks. The rather dry aroma was classic, floral hops, Belgian yeast, coriander and citrus. The flavors were average, citrus, spices especially coriander, and a pleasant touch of yeast. The mouthfeel was average and just a touch oily, the body medium and the carbonation good.

Photo of tjkurz
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of LeftyBWS
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of scoobybrew
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of tbeck
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of Minkybut
3/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Photo of jiggahertz
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.72/5  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
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
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 -3.1%
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 -14.2%
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
3.67/5  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
2.84/5  rDev -20.9%
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 +11.4%
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.

White Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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