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My Turn Series: Chad - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
12.5% ABV, 74 IBUs, 25°P, 17°L, Bottled 02/13/13

A - The fact that a beer so strong is able to maintain it's head is miraculous. The pile dense ivory foam is packed so tightly it looks more like the froth from a nitro-tap pour and gently rests on the clear rusted amber beer with finesse, all while leaving dots of lace on the snifter.

S - My my, Chad is voluptuous. Deep maltiness unveils layers of complexity ranging from the easily identifiable caramel and toffee notes to the dense bread loaf and fruity undertones of dried fig, plum, and suggestions of raisin. It's not hard to miss the strong alcohol aroma of this fresh barleywine though; soothing heat wafts out with some aggressiveness.

T - Smooth malt continues through the flavor from the aroma with it's caramel and toffee notes while adding a sprinkle of brown sugar to the mix of fruit and bread for a pleasant malt flavor that finishes with some earthy, dry hoppiness and solvent alcohol heat.

M - Full bodied and smooth, this beer is borderline chewy while distancing itself from being thick or cloying. The big maltiness lingers with sweetness that's balanced by both dry alcohol, and hop bitterness. The finish clearly features plenty of alcohol but it never burns, the 12.5% ABV has a soothing warmth perfect for the last few weeks of cold weather.

O - Chad is big and frankly, boozy, but don't hold it against this incredibly fresh beer. This one will undoubtedly age wonderfully, expounding on it's already fantastic malt depth and fruity nuances. Chad is another fantastic chapter in Lakefront's My Turn series!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 01:07:43 | More by BeerFMAndy
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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.

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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.

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S: Pears, breadyness, plums & booze

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My Turn Series: Chad from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.