Organic ESB | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.42%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Organic E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) Ale

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

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5/5  rDev +52.4%

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4.82/5  rDev +47%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was the star of the variety pack & I was very shocked at how much I liked this:

Copper Color with a large bubbly head that held up well once it dropped to about 1/3". Lacing was also good

Smell: Big malt up front (think bread or cookie dough) and a faint floral hopiness

Taste: Sweeteness followed up by a serious hop bite on the tongue and throat. Nice dry and crisp finish

MF Very well balanced hops bring out the faint bready maltiness that was thick but not too chewy. Good carbonation

Well put together beer that makes you want more. Will look for this one again

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4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of Offa
4.19/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice, tasty ESB, with both good balance and flavour.

It's copper with a medium, off-white head that steadily shrinks to a thin wispy top but leaves no real lacing.

The aroma, very nice if somewhat mild, is fruity bread, kulich, light caramel, candied citron, hints of pine, caramel, and pineapple.

The taste is similar with candied citron, caramel, a fraintly sour light earthiness, a lightly spicey piney bitterness, and a bready finish. It's light and perhaps a little too sweet and with a little too much of a candied fruit-caramel quality, but has persistent flavour, some complexity, and pretty good balance. It's better than many US ESBs that I've had.

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Photo of baos
4.13/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured out of bottle into pint glass.

A: Nice translucent amber color. Two finger head that dwindles to a nice sheen with bits of lacing here and there.

S: Nice floral hops and light malt character makes for a fresh smelling esb!

T: ESB's aren't one of my favorite styles, but this one seems a bit different. The lighter malt character makes for a great flavor. A bit of malt sweetness and floral hops at first this evens out into a pleasant bitter hop flavor.

M: A bit watery, just a bit more would be nice, however, this would make a great brew from a hot day.

O: Not a bad bier, try one on for size!

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4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a beautiful amber with tones of caramel, looks like a big candy apple in a glass.

S: smells fruity and tangy like apple juice, lots of characteristic English yeast aromas as well.

T: fruity sweetness at first that transitions into a smooth, crisp bittering. some great malty flavors in there. toast with butter dipped in a cup of cider with a side of strong cheese. lots of flavor here.

M: very smooth throughout, medium-bodied with the alcohol hanging out in the background which really actually enhances the overall mouthfeel.

D: satisfying and delicious, this is one beer that I wouldn't mind getting stuck on a desert island with for the rest of my life.

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Photo of Chugmonkey
4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I typically find organic brews underwhelming. Not so with this specimen.

Medium brown with nice off white head and nice lacing. Bready, caramelly sweet aroma and taste.

Perfectly carbonated, very balanced with a nice sweet finish that makes you want more.

I think this would be incredible fresh on tap. Extremly drinkable and refreshing. Despite my flaming disdain for anything from Milwaukee, Lakefront continues to impress me. A perfect balancing act, highly recommend this beer for any type of meal. A job well done for sure.

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Photo of hammer09
4.07/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear, amber-brown with moderate head development that dissapeared a little too quickly. Smell exhibits a mild hop aroma and is somewhat malty; a nicely balanced aroma between hops and malt. Taste is malty at the front with a clean, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing with adequate levels of carbonation. Overall, this is a good example of a session-quality ESB; very easy to drink and very enjoyable.

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4.07/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden beer with some chill haze and a thin lacy head. Smell is clean and malty, with some floral hop aroma cutting through. Upfront floral hop and sweet maltiness, cleaned up by a pleasantly piercing bitterness. A very clean beer, light yeast character, strong hop and thick malt perception. An excellent American ESB.

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4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of BierFan
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

One finger of tan foam on a fairly hazy rusty brown body. The lacing is okay. Syrupy candy-like malty sweet aroma. I'm enjoying the heck out of this beer right now. Really smooth and easy-drinking. Quality all around.

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4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this from a 12-oz bottle.

A: Pour a nice cloudy, orange tint that has good carbonation. Lacing throughout, I really like the look of this bier.
S: A mild sweet and moderately hoppy bier. Very pleasing
T: Follows the aroma well. A very nice sweet hoppy taste that has a mild bitter aftertaste that reminds you it is an ESB.
M: Very pleasing
D: Easy to drink, could have many of these without issue.

Overall, I really like this bier and recommend it to everyone. Enjoy, Prosit!

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a slightly hazy orangish-red color with a minimal head. Smell is a nice balance of hops and amber malt. Taste is very well balanced, an initial sweet maltyness followed by a dry, hoppy (slight citrus) finish. Excellent. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, but it goes down light and has little carbonation. A definite winner, drinkable for sure. I suppose if you were on some organic kick this beer would definitely be worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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Organic ESB from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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