Eastside Dark | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-12-2002

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of curasowa
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark red color with one finger of head that fades to a ring.

Aroma: Roasted malt, a little cocoa and some burnt notes.

Taste: A little flash of roasted malt up-front, then thinning out quite a bit in the middle. Another shot of roasted malt as it goes out into a chalky and astringent finish that intensifies with time.

The Rest: Not bad. It has a nice, medium mouthfeel, but is strangely watery in the middle. Beats a Bud Light.

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Photo of zldjn97
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bourbonbock
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a clean goblet and got the following.

A. Pours a medium cherry brown with a little bit of fizzy white head. After pouring the body is quite opaque.

S. The smell is of nut, bread, and chocolate with a clean aroma profile.

T. The taste starts with a set chocolatey flavor followed by toffee and cola? With a slight bitter and maybe some tannins.

M. Light but with a very present aftertaste.

Pretty good beer to stumble across but I would only want a couple before moving on.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of jimmygord
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of dazanas
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of seeswo
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of WreckingBrew
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of eliz108
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TheSSG
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a HUGE, frothy, dense head that has really good persistence. Soft, roasted malt aroma blend with bright, floral hops; sweet, floral, and slightly reminiscent of acidic coffee. Deep, deep burnt umber color is nearly opaque. Starts with a wonderful, rich roasted malt profile. There is a acidic, coffee-like quality as the slightly bitter hops meld with this. The finish is floral hops and lingering roasted malt.

Overall, this is EXCELLENT. Lakefront Lagers are WONDERFUL, and this is no different.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Artjsantos
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Celtics76
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of SPThirtyThree
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours with a khaki, slightly lumpy cap just over a finger thick, floating atop a dark, molasses-colored beer. Doesn't quite leave lacing, but rather, deposits small spots of foam on the glass.

S: Malt and ester. Grape, fig, toasted biscuit, with a slight pepper and hint of citrus. A pleasant, soft, fruity smell, accentuated by a slight grassiness.

T: Roasted malt, sweet and creamy. This is a delicious beer. It's not heavy, but it has a big, creamy, effecvescent mouthfeel, and a big body. The hops and carbonation mix for a smooth but crisp bitterness. The hops are earthy. Finishes dry, but sweet and nutty.

D: This is a very drinkable, very sessionable beer.

Overall, this is a great Munich dunkel, presenting a complex malt flavor.

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Eastside Dark from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.64 out of 5 based on 546 ratings.
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