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True Evel - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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True EvelTrue Evel

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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wisconsinality on 07-02-2010)
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-28-2012 18:42:55 | More by DIPADude01
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-02-2012 03:31:31 | More by AlphaKing414
Photo of Fitzmke


3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-22-2012 01:31:43 | More by Fitzmke
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-11-2011 20:44:32 | More by pschul4
Photo of Another6Pack


3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-26-2011 14:14:51 | More by Another6Pack
Photo of beerwolf77


3.8/5  rDev +8%

Had this bad boy kicking around in my fridge for so long. I finally felt sorry for it and decided to crack it open. Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A: Golden amber hue. Huge three fingers of white head. Sticky lace left behind.

S: Bready malts. Dark fruit and a bit of spice. Smells a lot like Redezvous from Lakefront. (wink wink)

T: Malty and sweet. Good spice profile. Bread crust. Fairly dry in the finish.

M: Medium body with soft carbonation.

O: I don't have much experience with the style but it was tasty.

08-10-2011 01:06:39 | More by beerwolf77
Photo of emmasdad


3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

Picked this one up a while back (yes, the label got me). Poured a ruddy golden color with a couple fingers of off-white head. Aromas of apple skins, white grapes and yeast. On the palate, this one was light to medium bodied, with flavors of green apples, wine grapes and yeast.

07-07-2011 05:28:18 | More by emmasdad
Photo of GeezLynn


3.43/5  rDev -2.6%

Was grabbing a few bottles this winter while in MT and this one jumped off the shelf at me. Nice to see a tribute to one of Butte, America's finest sons. Butt never gets the respect it deserves. Personally, I cherish my many good memories of that dump - the lack of open container laws, the general lack of respect for laws, the lack of women, the abundance of violence, filth, chaos and Icehouse. On second thought....

A: Attractive shade of copper brown, with a huge white head and excellent retention. Very nice looking beer.

S: A little yeast aroma, some bready malt and a little adjunct. Somewhat nondescript and underwhelming.

T: Flavor is a balance of light contributions including toasted and caramel malts, a touch of malty sweetness, and faint herbal hops. There's also a bit of tartness and a slight alcohol spiciness. Pretty smooth for 7.2%.

M: Slick and lightly carbonated. A little dull, but no glaring flaws.

Not sure this beer adequately represents the unholy badassness of its namesake, may he rest in peace. A decent but uninspiring brew.

02-06-2011 02:03:20 | More by GeezLynn
Photo of JohnGalt1


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

I know it is stupid.. but this is one of my "whales"... Big props goes out to a77cj7 for this extra... Chris is a great trader.

2 finger tan head has great retention and lacing... the brew is a nice lite amber...

Nose is pretty malt driven and very lite and pleasant.. toast and pale malt.. some minor fruity esters.

Biscuity malts and a bit of something that I can only describe as cut grass and melon... pale maltiness finishes things out... very smooth with really no flaws.. the body seems a bit heavy.. but it isn't bad at all.. just okay..

Woooo Hoooo I have the Evel Knievel tick ;-) Now I want a rocketcycle.... Christmas is just around the corner... Brenda don't fail me.


Thanks again Chris... I am happy to call you a trader buddy.

12-18-2010 07:29:53 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of americanjones

New York

4.08/5  rDev +15.9%

a: Great looking beer. Amber, hazy, nice two finger head. decent retention, minimal lacing.

s: bread, grass, pear, slight alchohol

t: a little citrus, sweet fruit dominates throughout, low bitterness, could use a little more hops in the finish to balance the sweet malt profile.

m: Slick, medium effervescence.

d: A bit boozy, but overall I could throw a couple of these down.

Another good beer from lakefront. Nothing obnoxious or over the top.

12-17-2010 20:00:11 | More by americanjones
Photo of bunnyhustle


3.2/5  rDev -9.1%

Pours a very nice, slightly murkey cooper color with nice two finger head, minimal lacing. Smell is of dry, biscuity malt. Some sweetness but a little more on the dry side, perhaps a little fruit but really cant single out any specific one. Taste I enjoyed. A very slight sweetness at the very front that is quickly mellowed out by the dry malt and some yeast/bread taste. Really not noticing much bitterness period. Mouthfeel was lighter and carbonation was lower so it went down very smooth. Overall a good beer, no real complaints and seems like it helped benefit a good cause which is always nice. Was surprised to find out here in Vegas.

10-28-2010 03:31:16 | More by bunnyhustle
Photo of jsh420


3.15/5  rDev -10.5%

pours clear copper / dark amber with a 2 finger head that left lacing all down the glass

smells of sugar and fruity malts

taste is very average - i dont know what this beer is? a lager an ale? to me i would say lager grainy malts with some fruit and booze

mouthfeel is a medium body brew with low carbonation

drinkability - i doubt i would ever drink this again the flavor is just not enough

10-11-2010 04:54:11 | More by jsh420
Photo of brjr508


3.85/5  rDev +9.4%

Appearance: Poured into an oversized wine glass, this beer is an amber with lacing that sticks throughout the duration of drinking.

Smell: Here's the thing: those of us who live in Milwaukee and are familiar with Lakefront's products might notice a similar smell in all their beers. Whether it is Riverwest Stein, or Eastside Dark, or this beer, they all have a certain, and overpowering, smell. Don't get me wrong, as the smell is good, but some variety would be nice.

Taste: Caramel malts along with Belgian yeasts, when quaffed the caramel malts reveal themselves a bit more.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is nice, as the carbonation seems to be a bit subdued, at least in terms of how it will play, on the tongue, second fiddle to the malts and yeast.

Drinkability: I could finish a couple of these in an evening, but beware, as it is boozy in a twenty-two ounce bottle.

Overall, a very good beer; however, I went from Lakefront's Oktoberfest to True Evel, with a meal in between, and while the differences were obvious, so too were the similarities. In other words, if you like this style, it is a good beer, but be warned.

08-27-2010 00:10:33 | More by brjr508
Photo of dirtylou


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

22oz bottle, Star

appearance: Evil Knievel label, split and served in my hopleaf chalice...orange-amber body, light beige ring

smell: grainy, high sweetness, grassy

taste: Lakefront really hasn't earned the blind purchase treatment like many other WI breweries have - this one just did not really do much for me. Sweetness levels were way too high, doughy, grass/straw and rather earthy.

mouthfeel: grainy finish, sweet

drinkability: ok

08-09-2010 14:22:20 | More by dirtylou
Photo of BeerFMAndy


4.22/5  rDev +19.9%

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Piraat tulip. 7.2% ABV, 22 IBUs, 17° P, 13°L, Bottled during Jun Wk2 '10 notched on label.

A - Evel pours a golden copper with a foamy cream head. Great retention and sturdy lace left over coats the glass.

S - True Evel opens with a fruity aroma with tiny hints of grape and caramel cube with a malty, bready kick. Toasted with a flaky biscuit and an absence of hops in the nose.

T - Very sweet caramel malts with a Belgian-like yeast finish and an earthy finish. A mild touch of spiciness crossed the palate. Flavorful and true to style.

M - Smooth and a bit slick with a spicy finish and lingering dry sweetness, the medium body also makes it easy going.

D - Nicely drinkable even for the unbalanced sweetness. The foreign ingredients give the local flavored beer a nice hint of uniqueness to it.

07-05-2010 19:14:15 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of Wisconsinality


3.65/5  rDev +3.7%

Just released today. Had the honor of having it with the owner, Russ Klisch.

22oz bomber poured into Duvel tulip.

A- Pours a somewhat cloudy golden straw with some reddish hints to it. A decent head, about a finger's worth, that recedes rather quickly. Not much in the way of lacing left behind.

S- A good amount of pale malts, some nice Belgian yeast and some grassy notes. Maybe a little bit of straw and just a hint of sweetness.

T- You can pick up some sweet malts right off the bat. Again, there is a grassiness in there and just a slight bready yeastiness. Just a hint of sugar which adds to it very nicely.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very smooth on the way down. Just a little tickle at the back of the throat. The brew almost has a creaminess to it that is nice.

D- This is an easy drinking beer for 7.2%. Good carbonation that but goes down very smooth. I love the direction that Lakefront is going with their new beers. Some new styles that really have me excited.

07-02-2010 02:24:31 | More by Wisconsinality
True Evel from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.