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My Turn Series: Luther - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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My Turn Series: LutherMy Turn Series: Luther

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BA SCORE
86
very good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 09-11-2012)
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4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -67.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Murrhey
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber with a standard pressure-cap into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger head, quickly erodes. Maybe I waited too long to drink this. Golden color with high clarity.

S- Smokey lager smell. Bacon, maple syrup. Not an incredibly complex brew, but not bad.

T- Smokey, light. Not much flavor.

M- Light, bubbly.

O- Light, light, light. Meh. Not a fan of this one, but I have sat on it for several months. Probably my fault.

Photo of brentk56
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw capped by a huge, fluffy head; no lacing left behind as the head descended, however

Smell: Bready, with hints of lemon and smoke

Taste: Tastes like it smells on the front end, though after the swallow, the smoke becomes more pronounced; an interesting lemon cream flavor lingers on the back end

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The smoke was surprisingly subtle; clearly the focus here was on drinkability

Thanks, jonallen, for the opportunity

Photo of MitchellBeir
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased from Ledgers Liquors in Berkeley, CA. No freshness date on the label itself, but the Ledger's sticker notes delivery was taken 4-13.

Pours a pleasantly hazed, but bright golden yellow colour. Head forms a fizzling, rather unpersistent crown of white, that eventually burns out to almost nothing. Carbonation is fine, and there's some weight to the body, despite its relatively low ABV. Looks decent enough: the lack of head is slightly disappointing.

Nose is extremely pleasant. It's a subtle use of rauchmalz here, providing a slightly sweet smokiness to an otherwise solid basis of crisp German malt. There's a good lager basis to the beer: slightly grainy, crisp, light and slightly fragrant, and it's set off nicely by the Bamburg beechwood smoke. It provides a little campfire wood, some sweet, bacon notes and an earthy wholesomeness. Lovely stuff.

The taste is a lot more subtle, especially from the smokiness side, but it's much like the Schlenkerla Helles Lager in this regard, which is not heavily smoked. Indeed, this has more smoke aroma on the nose than it did. On the palate, this is light, slightly crisp, but slightly fuller bodied than it needs to be. Weak malt provides the basis, while a slight medicinal character provides a dull counterpoint over the top. Some smoke comes from the aroma, and the finish is a little empty, but not particularly crisp.

Overall, this is nice stuff. I like the dose of smoke on the nose: it provides a pleasant quirk to an otherwise solid beer, and does so in a meaningful and well-integrated manner. It ends up being clean, light and easy to drink, and despite some little kinks, it ends up being a pretty compelling package.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours goldenrod with a light white head, fair retention, no lace.

S: Notes of smoke and pils-style malt.

T: Bready malt and smoke with a hint of hops on the back end. Nice flavour, but nothing too substantial like Schlenkerla.

M: Light-bodied, crisp carbonation, light aftertaste of smoke and hops.

O: A good intro into rauchbiers, but it's hard not to compare this to Schlenkerla, and it's found lacking. I enjoy this beer, it's just that I've had so much better in the style.

Photo of Nordura
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was a real eye opener. One of the most interesting beers I have had this year. Smoke, toast, clean, crisp, brilliant. Refreshing with an absolute perfect balance. Did I mention smoke? I have had many smoked beers styles, but non compliment like this one. I love this style.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Sark
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber

Appearance- rough pour yields huge luscious head of eggwhite color, lacing down the glass, light gold-orange with plenty of carbonation

Smell- unavoidable, crisp pleasant aromas of bread and grassy hops

Taste- light malts fading fast, woody, earthy grains on the middle palate when held on the tongue, super fast finish

Mouthfeel- light-medium bodied with a wonderful crisp yet smooth finish, great carbonation

Overall- Really nice take on the Rauchbier style, would be a great pairing with some spicy foods

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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My Turn Series: Luther from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.