Wisconsinite Summer Weiss Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.38/5 rDev -5.8%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):
LOOK: Fizzy lace, big bubbled, cloudy straw
SMELL: Chalky yeast, mineral, peppery phenols, taffy, ripe fruit, grainy, floral
TASTE: Very crisp, long slickness, wet body, very grainy, crackers, overly yeasty, spicy, very dry, salt, dried grass, modest hopping, faint esters, powdered clove, banana pith
Respect for Lakefront for brewing with all local ingredients. Unfortunately, the beer lands, at best, within the middle of the pack for the Hefeweizen style. Lacking head retention due to an overly expressive yeast takes away from this beer and the drinkability it should wield. Good flavors here and there, but nothing really seems to mesh 100 percent. Perhaps this beer should be marketed as an American Farmhouse Ale?
12-12-2013 16:15:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
2.96/5 rDev -17.5%
12 oz bottle with only the WK3 marked on the label, but certainly from 2013.
Pours hazy golden with a towering, and over-zealous head that quickly dies to a top coat.
Somewhat unappealing aroma, although this is my usual reaction to this style. There's less over-ripe banana and more lemon here than usual, but still a bit of barnyard and too much soapy floral aroma. The smell did not improve with warming.
The taste is better, with mainly a tart citrus-wheat flavor.
Lively carbonation in fairly light bodied beer.
O: a 100% Wisconsin beer that is a little distinctive. Worth a try if you usually like saisons.
08-30-2013 23:32:43 | More by chinchill
3.71/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured into tulip glass.
A: Orangish-red. No lacing
S: Rich, citrusy and clean.
T: Spicy and sweet. Orange and cloves
M: Perfect for a wheat beer. Sully and syrupy but not overwhelming.
O: A totally decent beer for late-afternoon summer drinking. I should look for it in six-packs instead of the one available in the 8-beer variety pack.
Try it again? 4 - Probably
07-08-2013 02:22:57 | More by waitforit
3.85/5 rDev +7.2%
355ml single bottle. Wisconsin in a bottle, eh? At least it's not from Minhas.
This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of thinly foamy, puffy white head, which leaves little in the way of persistent lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.
It smells of pale, grainy wheat stalk, gamey yeast, a mild drupe fruitiness, some further citrus zest, and a muddled coriander/pepper/clove spice. The taste is somewhat edgy wheat grain, a more restrained earthy yeastiness, some tame, though weirdly sweet coriander, black pepper dust, and rounded citrus pith.
The carbonation is fairly soft, and understated, the body medium-light in weight, and really quite smooth. It finishes mostly dry, the wheat, fruity yeast and spice conspiring to blot out any aspiring sweetness.
Not a bad Hefe, the constituent (Wisconsin!) ingredients doing well by their native state to produce a drinkable and enjoyable summer wheat beer, with strong allusions to their German heritage. Too bad I didn't get this until the onset of winter up here. Oh well.
11-18-2012 03:33:14 | More by biboergosum
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
A: Cloudy and yeasty; golden hue with an enormous, billowing cream-colored head; okay lacing
S: Lots of spice: cloves and peppers along with bananas, lemon rind, citrus; this smells like a traditional hefe with a pleasant slightly bready malt undertone
T: Not quite as pronounced spice and banana in the flavors as in the aromas; more of a pronounced grainy, bready, and grassy malt presence
F: Pretty creamy and light bodied like a typical hefeweizen
O: I found Wisconsinite to be extremely refreshing and drinkable; delicious and true to the style; one of my favorites from Lake Front and one of my new favorite hefeweizens brewed in America
07-31-2012 17:43:28 | More by dbossman
2.93/5 rDev -18.4%
Big head on a bubbly, hazy straw colored body.
A pleasant aroma of straw, bananas and yeast.
The taste has some unbalance to it. Mild lemon bitter, a touch of pear, a little metallic...
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's not bad, just not that great either.
05-25-2013 19:58:10 | More by Fatehunter
Wisconsinite Summer Weiss Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.