Eastside Dark | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Eastside DarkEastside Dark
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Eastside DarkEastside Dark

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.52%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-12-2002

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

All-around fantastic beer that's surprisingly easy to drink for a dark beer.

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4.6/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Flavorful and aromatic at a serving temp of 50-55 deg F. Smooth without bitterness. Not hoppy but you can taste a hint of hops. A malty flavor throughout. I can enjoy one over 30 minutes or drag it over an hour. Best of all, I can drink these all day/evening.

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4.57/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours dark rubby and throws a medium creamy brown head that is gone in a minute. Nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee bean. Nice taste. There's a musty burnt malt taste. Maybe a little molasses. Some chocolate too. A little brown sugar sweetness. The taste is very nice. No harsh bitterness detected at all. Very easy drinking. Medium body. I could drink quite a few of these without blinking an eye.

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4.55/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful beer that took me by surprise .

Dark copper, it has a large, light tan head that slowly shrinks to a permanent 1" head.

The aroma is very nice, grain, dark bread, crust, hints of chocolate, caramel, and pine.

The taste is similar, mostly fresh, moist whole-wheat bread, hints of earth and pine, very light hints of caramel, herbs, and chocolate. It's zesty but very smooth, easy to drink, yet complex and full of flavour.

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4.51/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle that had warmed up to about 55º into a Perfect Pint...I received this about 8 weeks ago, so that could impact the flavor.

A=Rather dark brown...darker than Madtown Nut Brown but not quite as dark as Sprecher Black Bavarian--coffee colored. Eggshell colored head of about one finger that lasted just under a minute.

S=Malt, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate.

T=Moderately sweet, with moderate chocolate and moderate malt flavors. A touch of hops, perhaps, and no bitterness to be found. Reminds me of an Edmund Fitzgerald.

M=Spot on body for a lager--not too light, not too heavy. Light carbonation makes it rather drinkable--would make a great session beer.

O=I was rather impressed, as I envisioned a more bitter beer. I love Lakefront's red, and this is another winner...will definitely buy again. This would pair well with hamburgers, I think, or even do by itself.

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Eastside Dark from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 47.5% out of 100 with 547 ratings
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