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Cherry Lager - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 17.9%


Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 03-24-2003)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear darker amber with a reddish hue to it. The head also has a pink tone to it and it's a lot of head that takes a few to fall. Nose is very mild fruit. Not much to it. Flavor is pretty one dimensional. It tastes like cherry fruit juice, but hey, this just happens to be a beer. Feel is okay. The liquid feel seems a bit too syrup like. The carbonation is good, but that is trivial to this point. Overall, I have to say this is way more a miss than a hit. Just tastes like a wine cooler more than a craft beer. Nice try, but unfortunately a miss.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 20:06:01 | More by RblWthACoz
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

2.81/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This pours a reddish amber color with a slight head and a little fizzy carbonation. The aroma is very grainy without much of a cherry scent. The taste is grainy and slightly sweet but not very heavy in cherry flavor. I’m a little disappointed as I was expecting something much different and better tasting. Do yourself a favor and pick up New Glarus Belgian Red instead.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 03:08:25 | More by Lemke10
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

07-27-2013 19:20:40 | More by zldjn97
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

07-07-2013 19:04:23 | More by bismarksays
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

05-05-2013 22:25:42 | More by ejimhof
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -7.4%

11-27-2012 20:51:18 | More by cmeinz
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

10-16-2012 07:13:24 | More by bzach
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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

10-01-2012 00:29:05 | More by Highstplz
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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

09-17-2012 21:29:30 | More by NilocRellim
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +8%

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Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

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beckrich22


1/5  rDev -69.1%

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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a Hoegaarden glass.

Cloudy rusty red-brown with more floaties than I've ever seen in a lager. This one was NOT decanted properly. The head is more like just a ring. 3.5

Toasted grains, light toffee, and a strange fruitiness. Overall, a very subdued aroma. 3.5

Eek! Tinny cherry flavoring overtop a boring amber lager. Not sweet, which is a plus at this point. Very strange fruit flavor with loads of metallic flavors. Slightly tart upfront, but not sour. Soured maybe. Watery taste with some medicinal Band-Aid flavors rearing up. A mediocre-at-best brew. 2.5

Decent body/carb balance. Gulpable, if it weren't for the off-flavors. 4.0

I see what they were trying to do here, and while it was unnecessary, it still flagrantly missed the mark. It doesn't taste terrible, per se, but you can tell they cut corners in all departments. 3.0

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 02:54:38 | More by thecheapies
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.5%

05-30-2012 14:40:01 | More by wakajawaka76
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.5% ABV, Bottled Apr. Wk4 notched on label.

A - Cherry Lager poured a slightly hazy ruby-hued rust color with an effervescent off-pink head. The foam trickles down to a ring of loose bubbles with no lacing left in it's wake.

S - Freshly picked cherries with an underlying cherry skin tanning aroma overlaps the hefty malt base. Munich and Vienna-like malts impart caramel sweetness and toasted bread to the soft, muted nose. As this beer warms up, it opens up in a big way; honey-drizzled toasted sourdough English muffin with a dash of cinnamon and floral hop attributes are released.

T - A soft blanket of gentle tart Door County cherries is draped over the smooth, well-crafted malt base. Almost like a delicious Oktoberfest in the background, this lager exudes crisp maltiness; great underlying caramel and toast qualities balances the cherries well so this fruit beer isn't whipping cherries at your face. Floral, lightly herbal noble-like hops finish Cherry Lager out with another layer of complexity.

M - Crisp effervescence and a medium body work well with this beer to really allow the lightly dry and acrid tannins of the cherry skins to impart a delicate tartness that marries the sweet malt nicely. Gentle hops add subtle bitterness to further add balance.

O - Sadly, Lakefront's Cherry Lager is very much under-appreciated. Offering layers of subtle complexity, this lager is very well crafted and understated, showcasing both beer AND fruit, not just a bushel of bold cherries. The smooth, deliciously malty lager base beer is quite a treat in and of itself, but the cherries add a very nice smooth fruit flavor with just a squeeze of tartness on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 22:26:42 | More by BeerFMAndy
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AlphaKing414

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -7.4%

04-02-2012 03:10:32 | More by AlphaKing414
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Cherry Lager from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.