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My Turn Series: Chad - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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very good

84 Ratings

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 02-19-2013)
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3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I'm a sucker for relatively cheap bombers. Plus, I figured after seeing the Lakefront name in all sorts of places for a looong time, it was time to actually try one of their beers. So here we are, splitting a 22 oz. bomber with my wife while watching my flailing Twinkies.

The pour is lively for a big barleywine (wow, look at the ABV on her!) & underneath is an orangish beer that's tough to look through without x-ray vision. Even after multiple, dangerous swirls in my very full glass, the aroma is very quiet: bit of sweet malts, slivers of fruit. Not much going on.

My Turn Series: Chad is port thick. The thing that stands out is the thickness, this one is like liquid phlegm (in a good way, I mean) & actually takes an effort to get down. Chewy fruitcake mixed with mostly melted caramel, & a surprisingly prominent herbal hoppiness on the mid-palate bleeding into the finish. Significant booziness that's sometimes welcome is distracting here. I am sipping this rather quickly, but a single glass is sufficient.

Pretty good beer.

maximum12, Jul 01, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
1000th review

A - It is a copper hue with amber highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head.

S - When I first poured it I smelled a boozy, almost bourbon-like aroma. Upon further investigation I smelled the malt profile. It has a fruity smell along with some caramel malt.

T - I get a little alcohol. There is some caramel and fruity notes. There are no overwhelming flavors. It has a slight bitterness on the finish.

M - Syrupy.

O - It is a simple, well done barley wine. There is nothing that makes it stand out, and yet, it is enjoyable to drink. It is right on for the English style.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

n effervescent chestnut with a thumb+ of cream colored head. Decent head retention & slightly better lacing

S: Pears, breadyness, plums & booze

T: Rich breadyness, caramel, leafy & woody hops & plums up front, a touch of booze as well. Hints of toffee as this warms, earthy hops, & more plums & figs as well. Some pineapple in the finish along with sticky toffee, leafy hops & a kiss of booze & Christmas Pudding

MF: Rich body, firm carbonation, sticky, warming, decent balance, seems more like an English BW to me

Nice stab at the style, this is a sipper, the ABV is to be reckoned with, this will age nicely I'm sure

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with a no freshness date.

Glowing deep copper hue with a faint haze, I did my best to not decant the dregs into the glass. Lacing for a big beer is impressive and stays around until I'm finished. Wafts of brown bread, Christmas pudding, mild hop resin, papaya, doughy yeast, toffee, & alcohol. Sweet, very full bodied with a almost syrupy mouthfeel. Ample hop bitterness, mild dankness within. Figgy with other notes of tropical fruit and then a slow burn of estery alcohol. Sweet breadiness with a nutty finish.

A serious Barleywine that can take some age for the better, don't retire this one guys!!!

Jason, Dec 20, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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

A- Walnut body, one-finger cream-colored head and little retention.

S- Boozy, warm aroma. Not much hop character.

T- Warm boozy flavor.

M- Very light bodied.

O- Not a superb example of a barleywine, but that is such a weird style I can't take points. Still enjoyed it.

Murrhey, Nov 30, 2013
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My Turn Series: Chad from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.