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My Turn Series #005: Chris - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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My Turn Series #005: ChrisMy Turn Series #005: Chris

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BA SCORE
82
good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 06-19-2013)
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A- Pours a deep amber to medium brown in color with a hazy body. Fairly large head forms and retains very well. acing is also pretty good.

S- First thing that hits the nose is sweet maple flavor. Some dark fruit flavors typical of a doppelbock follow the maple flavor. Underneath all of the scents the vanilla makes its presence fairly well known.

T- Starts off with a lot of darker malt flavors combined with maple and vanilla sweetness. Dark fruit flavors are strong in the malt and mix interestingly with the sweet maple and vanilla. Towards the middle of the drink, the malts take over more from the sweet flavors and a more traditional doppelbock flavor overall is found. A slight bit of malty and hoppy bitterness is found at the end of the drink, and the dark fruits and bitterness are the lingering flavors.

M- Fairly thick and creamy feeling with a definite alcohol presence. Carbonation is right in line with the style, being low to medium. A smooth drink that is somewhat slowed by the heavy malt bill and alcohol level.

Overall, a very interesting version of a doppelbock. Sweetness provides a nice balance to a normally very malty style. Maple and vanilla not as prominent as expected, but could be due to age. Still, this beer is worth trying if you like new takes on traditional (German) styles.

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1 PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It's not quite copper in color. It is a dark burnt orange. I got about an inch of beige head.

S - The maple is apparent. There is a lot of sweet toffee and caramel malt. I really don't notice any vanilla.

T - It is sweet but not overtly so. The maple and caramel malt blend well. I get some subtle vanilla on the finish.

M - Medium and a little syrupy.

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From: In-person exchange with sleuthdog
Date: Bottled 2013-06-06
Glass: Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock glass

Lakefront's Chris Doppelbock is a strong, semi-dark version of the style that is upfront with its maple influences, less so with its vanilla, and eager to display its ethanol. While the flavors were generally enjoyable, they did not focus on the expected doppelbock characters of toast, dates, and figs, instead showcasing ethanol, and thus disappoints. Would not get again: one to age and see how it fares in a year or two.

Pours a 2.3cm tall head of tan colored foam, small to medium in size giving a slightly frothy and simultaneously soapy appearance, which has somewhat above average retention, lasting 1.5 minutes in a gradual descent to a thin ring of residual foam lingering around the perimeter of the glass. Despite the above average retention, lacing is nonexistent. Beer is a dark amber brown, with light revealing orange-brown hues. Carbonation is visible through the transparent beer, moderate in number and activity.

Aroma is pleasant, but not as heavy or big as I was anticipating. Major scents of notable maple syrup, toasted nuts, and caramel and light brown sugar sweetness. Good, but perhaps a bit too light and sweet from the syrup and vanilla, with not enough emphasis on the heavy caramel and toasted bread base of a classic doppelbock.

Aside from the fairly amateurish obviousness of the ethanol in this doppelbock, the flavors are enjoyable, though not as deep and rich as the exemplars of the style. Front of palate finds light caramel and brown sugar, with hints of maple syrup, mild toasted bread, and ethanol. Mid-palate experiences continued light caramel and brown sugar, maple syrup, some toasted nuts, toasted bread, faint nuances of vanilla, and fairly obvious (peppery, spicy) ethanol. Back of palate of peppery and spicy ethanol, maple syrup, light caramel sweetness, cough syrup, vanilla. Aftertaste of caramel, maple syrup, hints of vanilla. Aftertaste of toasted bread, maple syrup, vanilla, light brown sugar and caramel, and lingering ethanol.

Beer is heavy bodied with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a slightly fizzy (1/3), then smooth and foamy (2/3). Ethanol quite obvious on the palate and in the nostrils. Closes dry, with heavy stickiness on the palate and lips.

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My Turn Series #005: Chris from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.