Wheat Monkey - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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2.43/5 rDev -22.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.
A: Hazy, light golden color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy ropey lacing remains on the glass and bubbles lazily climb throughout the column.
S: Mild wheat, faint herbaceous hops that seem a bit stale, and scatter-shot carbon dioxide that disrupts other qualities.
T: Begins dry, with immediate carbonic acidity that is pungent and dominating throughout the first act. The middle sees acidity that is slow to recede, exposing neutral malt that is unremarkable until a whiff of crusty wheat joins later. The finish also yields some faint bubble gum esters but no detectable bitterness.
M: Thin viscosity, wet and slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This wheat beer is likely to disappear completely amongst others of its style, with no distinguishing or particularly attractive features to set it apart. The harsh acidity that dominates its flavor profile volunteers some palate-scrubbing features, but ultimately goes overboard in its intensity. It lacks artful qualities, instead putting far too much emphasis on apology.
05-15-2012 00:26:05 | More by beagle75
2.9/5 rDev -7.9%
Bottle from Hyvee in Omaha, NE
Bottled November 2011
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass
Lakefront's American Pale Wheat Ale is a fairly generic, light wheat beer designed for easy summer drinking. While it may go down easily, there's nothing particularly memorable or interesting about the beer, its mediocrity for both flavor and style a serious flaw. In one word: boring. I will not seek this out again.
Pours a fluffy 1cm head of fairly small bubbles, white in color. Head recedes to a very thin cap atop the beer throughout my sipping of it. Minimal lacing along the sides. Body is a golden yellow, opaque due to my pouring in of the yeast. Carbonation visible along the sides.
Aroma of faint wheat malt and yeast. Fairly nondescript, have to inhale deeply to discover even this.
Taste is similar to aroma, with wheat malt contributing some flavor and sweetness, tied together with a very mild yeastiness. Again, rather bland, though about average for this style.
Body is medium-light in heft, carbonation is moderate and causes the beer to foam up pleasantly on the palate. Easily drinkable, somewhat watery. Finish is semi-dry.
04-23-2012 01:49:34 | More by falloutsnow
3.28/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured into tulip. Bottled week 2 of October 2011.
A - Slight haze to it. Golden in color with a small white head.
S - Pleasant wheat malt, not pouring out of the glass. Some mild flowery hops.
T - Sweet fresh wheat malt with a tingle of some yeast. A pleasant hop bitterness to cleanse the palate.
M - Light to medium body. Nice creamy moderate carbonation. A little bit of sweetness comes across well appreciated.
O - Straight forward clear view of what a gentle fresh summer brew should be. Doesn't overstep boundaries and be a wild adventure, just a relaxing quaff.
03-23-2012 01:37:34 | More by Jparker37
3.25/5 rDev +3.2%
Bottle from gf's parents
S&A: yeasty, sweet malts, grassiness, slight metallic tones. Not really powerful. Very carbonated, pale, pale yellow. Weak white fizzy head that pours a finger and dies down to a ring in no time.
T&M: primary sweet malts with a slight yeastyness to it. Light bodied, pretty highly carbonated.
Overall: Nothing to write home about.
03-07-2012 22:01:52 | More by minterro
3.13/5 rDev -0.6%
12 oz bottle from the brewery into a tulip glass.
A: Cloudy yellowish cream color. Respectable white foamy head.
S: Wheat, light citrus (lemonade).
T: Really wheaty. Thankfully, they avoided all of the citrus and spice often crammed into these beers. Rich and full. Aftertaste is a little strange. Bagel, lemon essence, candi sugar.
M: The best element here. Viscous, oily, rich, with drying carbonation.
12-06-2011 16:49:27 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
Wheat Monkey from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
73 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.