Wisconsinite Summer Weiss Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.18/5 rDev -11.4%
Pours a pale yellow with minimal head and light lacing. Nose is full of banana and clove with some grain as well. Taste starts with nearly a medicinal quality spice profile with heavy clove an coriander. The taste gains even more spice towards the end. Mouthfeel is very light with moderate to high carbonation. Overall, too heavy on the spice for my liking.
09-22-2013 21:45:14 | More by homebrew311
3.74/5 rDev +4.2%
12 oz bottle from fthomasl pours a hazed gold color with a fairly small white head for a wheat beer. Retention and lace are poor for the style.
Nose is banana and clove galore with a healthy dose of snappy wheat and light lemon. Smells pretty good.
Taste has a nice yeast/lemon/wheat thing going on. Nice balance and a good use of yeasty phenols. I really like the crispness of the wheat. Pretty good offering and a bit above average hefe.
09-11-2013 01:04:39 | More by twiggamortis420
3.31/5 rDev -7.8%
Want to love an all Wisc beer, esp for it's lattitude, attitude, sausages, and cheese. It should be a great pairing with a germanic brew, but... it's just middle of the pack.
A: Gusher, but thin fast fade head (1 finger); hazed, dark yellow; lots of floaties; little lace.
S: True to form but a bit stinky. Strong pear, yeast aroma -- inviting. Although a fresh date, beer feels a little off.
T: Very strong yeast component; flavor follows smell and includes hay, grass, wheat, flowers. Tries to be thirst quenching, a fair sense of finish, but doesnt quite make it. A little thin, cloying, metallic.
M: not much, thin, watery
Worth a try, novel. Good idea. Needs a lemon? It's pretty flat without, so I want to add one!
09-10-2013 20:34:09 | More by Act25
3.54/5 rDev -1.4%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Acquired from my awesome BIF, ufmj. Thanks!
A- Pours a hazy, unfiltered golden body with a 2 finger fluffy white head that reduces pretty quickly to a ring of white foam. No lacing.
S- Pretty fruity, unripe bananas, earthy, and a slight citrus aroma. Not overly aromatic.
T- Starts off with banana, citrus and grass notes. The finish is slightly spicy with clove and cinnamon notes.
M- Pretty watery, high carbonation. Lacking in this category.
An alright wheat beer. Could have used a little more body and flavor.
09-08-2013 20:54:55 | More by gcamparone
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
3.1/5 rDev -13.6%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler
A- Bright straw color, showing a bit of haze, and a large fluffy white head. No lacing.
S- Yeast, spice, clove, banana, a bit of orange. Pretty fragrant.
T- Wheaty, some spice and banana. Very mild.
M- Light and smooth.
O- This is okay. I have yet to find a great American Hefe.
08-29-2013 17:42:11 | More by BWED
4.33/5 rDev +20.6%
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.
08-26-2013 20:44:57 | More by steveh
3.09/5 rDev -13.9%
From: Friar Tuck Beverage, Savoy, IL
Date: Bottled 2013-03-14
Glass: Standard US pint glass
While I think the concept of using only locally-produced wheat, hops, water, and yeast is fantastic, Wisconsinite is a fairly run-of-the-mill hefeweizen, a bit below average in appearance and mouthfeel, but otherwise moderately flavorful and not unappealing. Still, its errors leave room for improvement, and in all the beer is not as complex or well-composed as the classics of the style; nor does it bring any particular character of its own. Mediocre, as per the definition of the word.
Gusher. Pours a towering head of medium and large-sized bubbles, white in color, that has average retention of slightly over a minute, fading to a thin ring around the glass and a small island of foam atop the body of the beer. Lacing is minimal to nonexistent, a few stray dots affix themselves to the glass with each sip, only to be wiped away by the next. Beer is a golden orange color in body, with light bringing out pale yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the very hazy body (70-80% opaque), high in number and activity. Overall, fairly poor retention, no lacing, and an odd orange color for a hefeweizen.
Aroma is of yeast, a fairly notable sweetness that borders on cloying, and mild banana esters and medicinal phenolics. Not unappealing, and somewhat flavorful, but also not as well balanced or as deep/rich as higher quality hefeweizens are able to present.
Overall flavor of wheat malt, bread with heavy yeast presence, banana esters, and a generally disappointing sweet-blandness.
Front of palate picks up light, thin wheat malt, mild sweetness, and low banana esters with hints of dried orange and faint yeast. Mid-palate finds wheat malt, phenolics and banana esters of medium intensity, with more than modest sweetness and bread with heavy yeast characters, and lesser coriander. Back of palate picks up a bland sweetness with minor wheat malt characters, dull yeastiness, banana esters, and faint phenolics. Aftertaste of sweetness, wheat malt, light coriander, phenolics, and mushroom-reminiscent yeast.
Beer is medium-light to light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is lightly fizzy at first, gradually becoming foamy, then burning out a bit too quickly and resulting in a thin and watery feel around the edges. Does not close dryly, with substantial lingering sweetness clinging to the lips and palate.
08-26-2013 04:49:15 | More by falloutsnow
3.46/5 rDev -3.6%
Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of wheat, sweet malt, yeast, slight hops, hint of coriander, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, slight yeast, hint of hop, hint of hops, slight sweet malt, hint of citrus, and slight coriander. Overall, weak appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.
08-18-2013 00:58:11 | More by Tone
2.96/5 rDev -17.5%
Bottle poured into weizen. Fast reducing two and a half finger off-white head.
Lack of carbonation, not sure of freshness.
Hazy brown in color
Smells of banana, hay, bubblegum, and wheat
Taste: Sour at the finish! That is the most pronounced note! Otherwise banana
Overall, this wasn't bad! But, it didn't satisfy my hankerin for a hefeweizen.
I don't think I'll have it again, unless it is on draught.
08-16-2013 02:57:41 | More by BierStein711
3.79/5 rDev +5.6%
On-tap at the Brown Street Brewery in Rhinelander. Reviewed from notes.
A: Clear pale orange body under a finger of white forth. Ok retention but no lace. No better than average.
S: Pleasant mix of spicy wheat, bubblegum, and banana. A hint of clove. Very pleasant.
T: Follows the nose precisely: lots of wheat malt and bubblegum, with banana and clove in the background.
M: Light and lively. Creamy in the end. Great.
O: This wasn't anything to write home about, but it was extremely effective as a summer thirst quencher. I think I ordered a second pint, but it was quite the bar crawl so I might be misremembering that detail.
08-14-2013 02:32:17 | More by woosterbill
3.4/5 rDev -5.3%
Pours a cloudy straw with a half finger of head that dissipated quickly. Nose is tart and yeasty. The wheat is certainly upfront, but this offering is pretty mild in general. The finish is a bit tart. This is a basic Hefe -- nothing to get excited about at all.
08-11-2013 05:59:33 | More by 57md
Wisconsinite Summer Weiss Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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