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Rosie - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Oak Aged Sour Ale fermented and aged with Wisconsin cherries.

(Beer added by: botham on 07-20-2009)
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Photo of jrallen34
2.38/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle thanks?!? to Alex...Pours an ugly light copper with light red notes. Tons of carbonation on a light tope head, great retention and lacing...An unsuccessful aroma ok generic fake oak, sugar, ethanol, and a curios lack of cherries...The taste is outright boring, no flavor, wheres the tartness? Generic oak shows off again.

This is terrible, a fruit lambic that should be skipped.

Photo of MasterSki
2.48/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Got this on a recent trip to Wisconsin. Served in a New Glarus taster glass.

A - Pours with a huge soapy foam that settles to a thick cap and some splotchy lace. The body is a transparent coppery orange with lots of tiny bubbles visible.

S - Weird. Pie spices, alcohol, band-aid, and rotting cherries. Some tart and sour notes. Pretty off-putting.

T - Taste is not quite as bad. Unpleasant oak flavor, weird vanilla and pie crust, spices, and sugary cherry syrup. Aftertaste is dreadful and strange.

M - Overcarbonated medium body. Sticky, sugary, tooth-coating finish. Alcohol is surprisingly well-hidden. Not awful, but not great either.

D - This was the only beer of the afternoon that got drain-poured. Not sure where the positive buzz is coming from because this was a huge disappointment.

Photo of samie85
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A- Pours a very cherry red color with a full three fingers of slight red-tinted, thick white head. It appears to be very well carbonated.

S-Smells of tart cherries, some brett, a little vanilla, and some vinegar notes.

T-Some tart, light cherry notes with barnyard and some band-aid with a bit of sourness. Honestly, the taste is a little flat.

M-Very well carbonated with thin body. A dryness is also there after swallowed.

D-Not bad, but definitely not amongst the better sours/lambics I've had. Taste is pretty disappointing.

Photo of dragonWhale
2.93/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

these things! they happen!

beautiful red with a bountiful pillow. looks very sexy.
Rosie smells like she's trying to cover up with cherry perfume, but I can smell her BO, that barnyard background. Acetic acid showing up here too.
Tastes nice, but not quite there. The acetic acid and wood astringency cut into this beer. The cherry is there, potent and desirous. The sweet/sour ratio is very nice, just that the type of sour is pretty gross. Sad, but not a bad beer by any means.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of AlphaKing414
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of thebigredone
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of DersOne
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought as one of the last 2 bottles from Gary's beer and Liquor in Oak Creek.
Poured into a tulip glass.
This beer is such a rare find even around Milwaukee that I decided it was the perfect opportunity for me to finally right up and post my first review!

A- Pours a light pinkish Thick bubbling head reminiscent almost of champagne at first that slowly dissipates down to a final thin layer that lingers. The color is a thick pinkish amber and there is scare light penetration.

S- The smell that hit me when I first uncorked the bottle reminded me of old musty cardboard, I thought it was the cork however the smell seems to have lingered somewhat after I've poured it into the glass. There is a somewhat faint sent of cherries accompanied with what smells like Belgian yeast. I find the smell to be very reminiscent of the Belgian triple I just had the night before.

T-My first impression upon tasting this was that it seemed almost tasteless aside from the lingering sour/tart sting it gave my mouth. It almost has made me wonder if there was something wrong with my tongue almost as if I can't taste. Upon My second taste I find that the cherry tartness seems to be very faint just like the smell implied.

M-It has a fizzy coarse like mouth feel that just keeps making me think of champagne and soda. The sourness hits and leaves a slight burn upon the tongue right away and then finishes with another short but intense sour burn at the end.

O- Since this is my first lambic I find it to be very unique to any other beer I've ever tried before. It is very refreshing and drinkable much like the rest of lake front's beers. I feel like New Glarus's Wisconsin Belgian Red is better in terms of looking for a good cherry flavor. Nice and sour. Overall Lakefront has made another great beer that doesn't disappoint.

Photo of botham
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

on tap at the Sugar Maple pourd into a snifter. pours a flat chestnut rouge color with no head and a soapy rim that leaves no lacings.

aroma is of mild bret sourness with fruity undertones and apple/cherry notes. overall well proportioned and pleasant in the nose.

taste follows the nose with a bit of a flat character. overall the brew is a bit flabby on the palate with a lack of character when compared to the aroma. the beer was nearing the end of the barrel, so this would most likely explain the flabby quality.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a tart texture on the palate and a lightly sour lingering finish.

drinkability is underwhelming. pleasant in the nose with a nice mixture of sour notes and fruit notes, but in the end it falls apart on the palate. might be better with a bit more flavor and presence on the palate.

Photo of Chaney
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this from BeerFMAndy over two years ago in one of my very first trades. Thanks Andy!

Once I removed the cage, the cork shot off like a bullet. OMG!

A: Poured with a head that resembled dish soap and the brew was pretty murky and resembled a cross between pureed cherries and tomato juice.

S: I got the woodiness from the brett, the sour cherries, a big vinegar component. The lactose succulence (ala. Russian River) was sorely lacking.

T: The taste was WAY off on this. Band-Aide stuff for sure and without any brightness to the cherries. Seriously, based on the smell, I thought this would have been just a bit more acidic, but it simply wasn't in the least.

M: The creaminess was pretty good, but I didn't get any sour funk coating the palate (I was wanting this!). The carbonation was a bit too high for my taste.

O: Wow, I've been holding on to this bottle all this time and it truly turned out to be a major letdown. C'est le vie...

Photo of klikger
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle served in a Duvel tulip

A - Lots of visible carbonation, a large white head, and only modest lacing. Color is cloudy amber with some red.

S - Cherry, a little funk, a touch of oak

T - Vinegar, tart cherries --> oak, vanilla --> fresh grain and moldy wood

M - Light bodied, good carbonation

D - Decent, but frankly not interesting enough to consume a lot

Rosie is relatively inoffensive, but not worth the $, in my opinion. It doesn't compare favorably with others from the style -- it's a touch too sweet and the back half and finish taste a slightly off.

Photo of mothman
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Wow, an A- average on this one.

On tap at the Alchemy. Served in a goblet.

Served to the brim of the glass so no head. I can live with that. Color is a grapefruit ruby.

Aroma: Fresh cherries, oak, lite tartness, not sour though, and a medicinal flavor.

Taste: A huge medicinal flavor up front with some cherries after that. A bit of oak with vanilla and spice. Ends with a bit of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Tart with a fizzy feel to it. Low to medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean with medicinal flavors in the aftertaste.

Overall, I was not very impressed with this kriek. Good to have a beer like this on tap, but just not something I would seek out again. Way to much medicinal flavors in this beer. Somewhat drinkable.

Photo of SpdKilz
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a slightly darker copper red. Massive amounts of bright white fizzy head is achieved with a careful pour. The head dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing.

Smell – Slight oak, cherries, and brett. A hint of malty backbone.

Taste – Tart cherries, brett, and oak. Odd medicinal flavor (read cherry robitussin) and vanilla with some alcohol at the end.

Mouthfeel – Insane fizz, lighter bodied, ends clean.

Overall – The beer started out promising, but ended up being a miss. Would not buy again.

Photo of ehammond1
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade

(Aged for 2 years)

A very murky cherry and cranberry in color with very little visible carbonation. Leaves the glass oily on the way down.

Lots of sweet cherries make up the bulk of the aroma (not tart or sour cherries), some sweet vanilla, oak, and a bit of funky, mildly stinky cheese.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with lots of sweet cherries making up the bulk of the flavor, along with vanilla and a bit of cheese. Low bitterness. Drinkable and enjoyable.

Medium bodied with very low carbonation. The alcohol is remarkably well hidden.

Good enough, but not great.

Photo of AgentZero
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of david131
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of womencantsail
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Mark for this one.

A: The beer pours a deep ruby red color with a huge pinkish colored head.

S: There is a mild funk to the beer with a big time grass aroma, light blue cheese, and some mild sulfur. The aroma is fairly tart, with a decent level of fruitiness--mostly cherries since this is a "kriek".

T: Most of the flavor comes from the cherries. There is only a light tartness and mild grass. Just a hint of oak and funkiness. It doesn't have that same cheesiness to it, but it also lacks the metal and sulfur notes. A slight fruit/cherry sweetness, too.

M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation.

O: Just an okay sour, sort of what I was expecting, to be honest.

Photo of waltersrj
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pour: Bright pink/orange with a fizzy white sparkling champagne head. Big gusher, watch out!

Nose: Dry oak, slightly tart cherry, Brett and banana, clove, and must.

Taste: Semi sweet, not tart. Cherry, clove, Belgian yeast, drying oak finish.

Mouthfeel: Sparkling and fizzy and drying on the end.

Overall: One dimensional. Enjoyable but not that great really.

Photo of kbutler1
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft. At the Alchemy over GTOM weekend. Reddish color with slight head. Cherry aroma. Tart cherry notes upfront followed by slow transition to a medicinal taste not unlike bandaids. For 9% you really don't pick up too much of the alcohol taste. Light mouthfeel.Tasty but the medicinal flavors were kind of a turnoff for me. Would drink again though.

Photo of Beezee
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Rosie from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.