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Wheat Monkey - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Winter on 06-23-2009)
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

sweetlou25, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of dhannes
3.09/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured chilled from a bottle into a standard pint.

A=Medium yellow with a tint of green and slightly murky; bright white head that stayed for nearly a minute.

S=Honey, with a hint of lemon

T=Much more sour than I anticipated...I didn't notice it initially, but a lemon flavoring appeared about halfway through. A slight creaminess also present.

M=Mild carbonation, and medium-to-low body...a bit watery vs. others and somewhat slippery.

O=Milder than other wheats...a good gateway or beer for parties to introduce newbies to the style. Probably won't buy it.

dhannes, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27%

Jdv165, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Scoobert, Nov 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Hopstout, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of user785335
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

user785335, Nov 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

khargro2, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

RobinLee, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

BodiesLexus, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

jzlyo, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

KingBiscuit, Oct 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

scottwurst, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.06/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from a bottle to pint glass.

Pours hazy yellow, quite cloudy. No foam. Strong wheat nose. Slight citrus too. Taste is a light citrus lemon/orange. Very little bite. Kind of a flat taste. Like white bread. Barely can tell it is a beer. Very mild.

Liked the label, not impressed otherwise. Enh.

KTCamm, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Wsherry1, Oct 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Westuh, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

jplopez21, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
3.59/5  rDev +14%

Appearance is pale and yellow with a ring of white head and almost no lacing. Smell is citrusy with notes of lemon and wheat bread. Some lemon zest in there as well. Taste is bready and light in flavor. Malts are followed by lemon juice. Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Overall, a straightforward pale wheat with nice lemon accents.

homebrew311, Sep 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

jdhasse, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Act25
2.96/5  rDev -6%

Another sour miss by Lakefront.

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, deep yellow-hued body with a thin, small white head, which leaves a nice film, but no lace.

Smell: Altho freshness date is recent two months, this beer smells stale, sour, and of ammonia.
Slight whiff of banana, wheat, spice, but predominantly an industrial taint.

Taste: Watery. Not a great feel. Follows the smell, there's the standard trappings of wheat beer, but it's monkeyed with by a kind of cleaning closet staleness and industrial flavor. Drying, but feels like a kind of alcohol or industrial after taste.

Mouthfeel: Watery. Not a great feel. No creaminess

Drinkability: Not much character, watery. I'd pass.

Act25, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27%

alexbeerr, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Pillowburn, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

ChicagoShakeAndBake26, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

tdmccarthy, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

r3o, Aug 23, 2013
Wheat Monkey from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
73 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.