Organic ESB | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Organic ESBOrganic ESB
BA SCORE
3.28/5
382 Ratings
Organic ESBOrganic ESB
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,920
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
382
pDev:
15.55%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of woodychandler
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I seem to have a recent penchant for running through the bottle portion of my backlog. I realize that I have been neglecting The CANQuest (tm) as a result, but at the same time, purging these pesky bottles is satisfying.

From the bottle: "Brewed with Organic Malted Barley & Organic Hops"; "Certified Organic by the Oregon Tilth"; "Brewed in Milwaukee for people who like beer."

I like Milwaukee, I like beer, I like people & I like to Pop! the cap on a bottle of beer. Once this was accomplished, I used a gentle pour to fill my glass, followed by an in-glass swirl. This raised a brief finger of foamy, tawny head with low retention. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a hay-like, grassy, bready quality, reminiscent of home-baked bread during the summer at my grandparents' house. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was a bit sweeter than I might have liked, but it was definitely malty with a light, grassy hoppiness to go with it. Finish was semi-sweet, which is a part of the style. It caused me to realize that I do not drink all that many ESBs, but I had no problem with this one.

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Auburn, light, thin white head, smallish. Not much going on smell wise.

Taste was dull, lifeless for an esb. Needs more bitter, hops. Too much wet newspaper.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flashback #209

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Photo of jpuetz
1.5/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Wizzle32
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of williamjbauer
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dilbert65
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALLISON01
2.34/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not much flavor! Pretty boring beer. Not much going on.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikerieder
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giesch
3.44/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmwilliq
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LoudRed
3.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gobuccos
3.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jnowak
3.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lurfMalderFulder
2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Taybeh
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a single into a NB globe glass
A: hazy amber/copper, 1 finger head that quickly subsides
S: biscuit, earthy hops, fruity esters, crystal and toffee malts
T: follows the nose. not a lot of subtely here...pretty big rich flavors that don't entirely cohere
M: pretty heavy for the style, felt like a higher abv.

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3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Sir_Illo
3.92/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of skaboom420
3/5  rDev -8.5%

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Organic ESB from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 382 ratings
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