30th Anniversary Barrel Aged Eisbock
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

30th Anniversary Barrel Aged Eisbock30th Anniversary Barrel Aged Eisbock
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Style:
German Eisbock
ABV:
11.16%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 6.45%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
From:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
89
Very Good
30th Anniversary Barrel Aged Eisbock30th Anniversary Barrel Aged Eisbock
Notes: When Russ and Jim Klisch cobbled together a brewery out of used dairy tanks inside an old bakery in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, did they think they were laying bedrock for a 30-year foundation? Trailblazers in a movement that would upend the brewing industry and take the U.S., and later the world, by storm? Of course not. Not when they were taking it one beer, one batch, one day at a time. But, 30 years is a rare achievement and this full-bodied, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Eisbock, packed with oak plank, vanilla, dark fruit and brown bread flavor, is a well-suited milestone.

25 IBU
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 12 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8300th review! 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 1/2018. Bottle #2329/5000. Pours moderately hazy dark ruby red, light copper/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, and brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, raisin, plum, prune, cherry, fig, date, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malts, bourbon barrels, and light earthy hops/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, and brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, raisin, plum, prune, cherry, fig, date, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, roasted bitterness; and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, brown bread/crust, molasses, dark fruit, cherry, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malts, bourbon barrels, and light earthy hops/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet, and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with no cloying, acrid flavors after the finish. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not overly fruity/yeasty. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 11.16%, with zero lingering barrel booze after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged eisbock! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malts, bourbon barrels, and light earthy hops/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mildly bitter/tannic/drying finish. Awesome balance of clean/rich dark/Munich malt complexity, and bourbon barrel presence/integration; with restrained fruity yeast and balancing earthy noble hops against sweetness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example.

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superspak from Michigan, Apr 23, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap. So the bourbon booze might be a touch on the excessive side, but I do think it made the eisbock less sweeter in a good way. Still plenty of sweetbread malt, vanilla, oak, chestnut, raisin, and slight toffee to go around. Finish has a bit of a booze burn, but otherwise smooth. One of the best eisbocks I have had in awhile.

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REVZEB from Illinois, Dec 14, 2018
30th Anniversary Barrel Aged Eisbock from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 12 ratings