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Wisconsinite Summer Weiss Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Wisconsinite Summer Weiss BeerWisconsinite Summer Weiss Beer

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BA SCORE
82
good

209 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 05-10-2012)
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Ratings: 209 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
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ilovemke12

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +38.9%

03-26-2014 19:59:43 | More by ilovemke12
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jtrail13

Georgia

5/5  rDev +38.9%

06-15-2014 23:16:40 | More by jtrail13
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +38.9%

06-12-2012 02:34:44 | More by rocklibster
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Durtdiggler

Illinois

4.98/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

date on bottle was 5 14 2012. Love being local. Poured into hefe weizen tall glass. Very cloudy. Hazy yellow and orange overtones. Massive carbonation bubbles to the top constantly.

Aroma - banana peel, very estery and funky, slight grass with strong. Has a Belgian style feel too it.

Taste is very similar to the aroma with banana peel, slight grass and citrus overtones. Slight spice too it. So easy to drink and complex. Skip the lemon wedge.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Creamy, effervescent, no syrup feel. Finish clean. Super easy drinking beer.

Bottom line new summer staple. An outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 23:39:18 | More by Durtdiggler
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bergie331

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

06-01-2012 17:53:37 | More by bergie331
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MaxOfMetal

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

07-15-2012 23:28:54 | More by MaxOfMetal
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plebotamus

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

06-23-2012 02:45:03 | More by plebotamus
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.73/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now enjoying a Lakefront Wisconsinite Summer Weiss, a purely Wisconsin beer which makes it distinctly unique.

A - Wisconsinite pours a cloudy golden rod due to the yeast left in the bottle, and leaves a nice solid 1" of white fluffy head on the top, a little lacing left.

S - There is a ton of spice on the nose, mainly cloves, with some banana and citrus (lemon and orange), balanced out quite well with a nice malt.

T - Pretty much the same as what I got on the nose, the taste really did not differ from what I smelled, and I really like that.

M - A medium-bodied hefeweizen style beer, nice carbonation and chewiness to it.

O - Fantastic from start to finish. I really like that all the ingredients come from Wisconsin even the strain of yeast was created in Wisconsin. It has a distinct Wisconsin flavor, that just can't be duplicated. Being originally from Wisconsin, I love that this beer is a fantastic representation of all the great brewers in the state.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 02:22:39 | More by TX-Badger
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Ethanol4one

New York

4.68/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appears clear and golden.
Frothy head, with "goldy locks" head retention. My glass was clean.
Rich, clover smell.
Thin mouth feel, and
Light, well balanced taste, un sweetened, with clove and banana notes. No citrus for me. Prefect Weiss, and ideal for summer, just as the bottle says.

All local, right down to the yeast strain. I'd get a 6 and a case for a BBQ, cave session or for tailgating in a hot second, all the faster on sale.

Loved this beer; Lakefront hit it out of the park, even if the MKE's Brewers don't nearly enough.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 19:06:38 | More by Ethanol4one
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bound4er

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A. Cloudy with a straw yellow color. Head of three fingers that breaks fairly fast for a hefe.

S. Grain, grass, funk, yeast - exactly what you'd expect.

T. Wheat, mixed grains, spice, and hints of earth and banana. Finishes nice and crisp with a lingering aftertaste that quickly invites you back for another sip. Outstanding.

M. What I want in a sessionable hefe - light bodied with nice carbonation.

O. Dancing Man used to be my go to summer hefe but no more. This is one damn fine beer that packs a crap-load of flavor with a low ABV for great sessionability. Nicely done and well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 02:03:07 | More by bound4er
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront Wisconsinite weizen glass.
4.2% ABV, Bottled May Wk2 notched, 100% Wisconsin ingredients.

A - A tall, rocky white head caps one of the cloudiest beers I've ever laid eyes on. Murky golden yellow in color, Wisconsinite cakes the the weizen glass with thick lacing.

S - Fresh cut lawn and dry straw combine for a very earthy entry into Wisconsinite. Clove and banana yeast esters follow closely with a creamed-corn nose behind. Soft wheat and supple pale malt hold down the fort with a touch of floral hops in the finish. With lots going on, there's no doubt this is an incredibly unique aroma.

T - Despite the heavy, almost overwhelming, earthy aroma, Wisconsinite is delightfully toned down and balanced in flavor. More wheat and malt pulls through offering soft refreshment while light clove and banana notes suggest a German-like hefe. While still earthy, more floral hops emerge and less grassy, corn-like aspects are found. Delish!

M - Lively but delicate carbonation perfectly balances the soft, gentle wheat profile of Wisconsinite. Faintly dry on the finish, the refreshing and rejuvenating medium body is fantastic!

O - Caught somewhere between a pale wheat ale and a hefeweizen, Wisconsinite truly breaks new ground. I'll have to side with Lakefront president Russ Klisch on the "Wisconsin Weiss" style he categorizes it as! Lakefront balances the bold estery profile of Jeremey King's (of Northern Brewer) indigenous wild Wisconsin yeast with true Wisconsin ingredients for a superb and revolutionary new wheat beer. An immediate summer staple with full flavor and low alcohol, Wisconsinite is 100% win!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 22:50:07 | More by BeerFMAndy
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mrelizabeth

California

4.5/5  rDev +25%

06-05-2012 18:14:09 | More by mrelizabeth
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Mikedux30


4.5/5  rDev +25%

11-08-2012 02:47:33 | More by Mikedux30
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MyMindSpray


4.5/5  rDev +25%

06-24-2012 23:26:12 | More by MyMindSpray
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MKMW


4.5/5  rDev +25%

07-07-2012 01:34:11 | More by MKMW
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TheDurb

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +25%

06-01-2012 21:55:37 | More by TheDurb
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jjhardy12

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +25%

06-06-2014 20:36:54 | More by jjhardy12
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Even though I've lived in New Jersey for most of my life, I was actually born in Milwaukee. Although I didn't grow up in the Badger State, I've always had a craving for beer, bratwurst, and the pigskin and came to love and respect the people out there during my trips on the road back through Wisconsin. All of the Summer offerings that I saw at the stores I passed through yesterday were either too light for me or were beers that I've had before, so I was quite intrigued when I saw this at Gary's in Wayne. Could it be that a Hefe deserved a rating as high as this on here, given how darker beers tend to be the cream of the collective crop on this site? I had to find out for myself.

So I get around to this and wonder if it's just as intriguing and interesting as the person that's about down the contents of the bottle that he's holding. Once the cap was undone, the sound of the oxygen entering the bottle was louder than normal and the aroma could be detected from quite a ways away. Lots of wheat, banana, and clove meshed together nicely along with some honey and lemon-zest notes. It took quite a while to swirl out the sediment on the bottom of the bottle too but it wasn't because the beer was old. Thankfully, this was dated and since it was less than two months old, I knew that it was the strong yeast presence and not age that was the cause for my extended swirling effort. Then it was time to fill the glass up and boy, did this do the trick. The volume was perfect for my pint glass as the head settled right to the top and dissipated in a sound not unlike a settling wave that failed to make its way up the beach. Even better was the carbonation that was present but not strong enough to overtake the flavor or obscure the cloudy goldenrod hue that subtly radiated confidence as I held my glass up to the light.

Thankfully, the taste experience picked up where my other senses left off. All of the flavors worked harmoniously well together as the wheat and soda-like carbonation balanced each other out beautifully. Novices would need a lemon to cut the slightly tangy undertone to this beer but it all faded nicely in the aftertaste to grass and hay in the back, before the heavier feel of the banana kicked in until the end. It took a while to get used to, but this grew on me nicely as the beer warmed up.

Looking for a session beer? Look no further. I was surprised at how low the ABV% was in this given that I could detect a slight booziness underneath everything here. Some reviewers thought that this was like an American Pale Wheat Ale but it's almost like a Saison, given the hue, flavors, and very subtle earthy spice that's in this. Had it not been 1 in the morning when I opened this up, I would have easily had another. This could be my new favorite Summer beer and easily stands toe-to-toe with its European counterparts. Props to Lakefront to nailing everything here - the taste, bottle design and keeping the ingredients close to home. There's no doubt that this is worth seeking out and I can't recommend it enough!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 06:36:45 | More by JerzDevl2000
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip pint.

A) Golden with orange tint. Nice clarity for a wheat beer. There was at least a finger of white soapy head, which settled to a dusting. Nice retention, and some light lacing.

S) Pale malt, yeast, spices, mainly clove. There was some fruit aroma, banana, and a little pear. The hops provides a light floral aroma.

T) Follows the nose. It has a nice wheat presence, which of course makes sense. Perfectly spiced for my tastes. This has a light bitterness on the backend. The aftertaste is pristine.

M) A lighter medium body, with ample carbonation, which can be noted visually as well. This is really smooth and satisfying. As mentioned above, a top notch aftertaste.

O) This Wisconsinite is glad the recall is over. Perhaps this beer can help heal the state. Ah, whatever... This is a really tasty brew. I will be happy to knock back more of these this summer. Glad to recommend.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 02:44:58 | More by RoamingGnome
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steveh

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After hearing some good things about this new one, I finally got the chance to try some over the weekend. 12 0unce brown bottle, no clear date -- but it *is* the summer seasonal.

A -- Hazy golden with a substantial, dense, off-white head.

S -- Banana, cloves, some tart fruitiness and light breadiness.

T -- Spicy clove up front, blending into a flash of breadiness then into a tart citrus character, finishing spicy, clean, and dry.

M -- Medium-light body with a spritzy mouthfeel that settles into a soft creaminess.

O -- And outstanding take on the style. Great complex character all around -- and all at 4.2% ABV. Big flavor does not have to equal big ABV.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 20:44:57 | More by steveh
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rbouton

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

09-16-2012 03:30:30 | More by rbouton
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-23-2012 18:11:43 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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LoraxLager

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

06-15-2012 15:32:41 | More by LoraxLager
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-05-2012 21:19:00 | More by CWhite
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

11-23-2012 03:26:52 | More by yankinwis
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Wisconsinite Summer Weiss Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.