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Style:
Belgian Witbier
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.65%
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
300
From:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  8
Gots
  41
SCORE
81
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deebo from Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big sticky brilliant eggshell white foam atop a very clear light yellow with that green tint of a Belgian wit. Aroma is noticeably coriander and fruity esters. Taste is similar to the aroma. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a bit of a lingering orange peel astringent/bitter quality.
Well done, elegant Belgian wit. Light with plenty of aroma and character.

Dec 25, 2016
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vainosuomi from Virginia

3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Look: clear, pale yellow colour, filtered, light cream head
Smell: classic belgian yeast smell with notes of sweet fruit (banana) and spice (coriander, clove), sweet malt and minimal hop profile
Taste: follows nose. A bit watery
Feel: moderate carbonation, light/medium body

It's decent but a bit underdeveloped.

Jul 27, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass about 1 month prior to the 2016 BB date

Appearance - Pours a pale yellow-golden color with an ample white head that settles to t durable top coat and leaves sheets of lacing.

Smell - mixed citrus with light yeast, coriander, and clove.

Flavor - Lemony citrus, pale malts, wheat, and orange peel. Faint spicy notes including coriander.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with soft, high carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

Overall - a very drinkable and well-balanced, if mild, witbier.

Jan 20, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy, unpolished orange and yellow. Chunky. Aroma was citrus rind. Pepper. Coriander and more spice rack.

Taste gets more spice rack, wheat chalk. White pepper. A little bitter. Not their best beer, middling.

Dec 27, 2015
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Evilyak from Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's not bad looking. Blonde with a white head. Clean and clear.

Coriander carries the nose and taste, but there's also a hint of clove and spice. Pretty low key.

Mouth is simple, too. Clean and crisp.

Totally drinkable but totally forgettable.

Oct 29, 2015
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krowman2652 from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say except I love the organic Belgian White beer from Lakefront. Unfortunately, it is not available in Minnesota, or at least it is very hard to find.

I think this beer, and S-N's Kellerweis are the tops in this class. Just great stuff!

Oct 08, 2015
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draught from Firkin on September 9, 2015. Look is hazy blonde, thick white head and some lingering lacing. Smell is esters, fruit and some spice notes. Taste is orange peel, coriander and sweet malts. Feel is light in body and crisp in the finish.

Sep 09, 2015
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superspak from Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/7/2015. Pours hazy bright golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, coriander, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, coriander, clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, coriander, clove, wheat, cracker, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming after the finish as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a very good witbier. All around good balance and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Aug 29, 2015
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RJamesJohnson from Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good, refreshing summer brew with distinct taste of clove, replacing the ubiquitous lemon, and orange notes present in usual summer beers. Interesting change of pace. The clove gives a little kick on the front end, and mellows out as you finish.

Jul 24, 2015
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a whitish/golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, spices. Taste is crisp, wheat, lemons, spice, mild and easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while not the most flavorful witbier, it hits the spot on this hot Florida evening.

Apr 03, 2015
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hopflyer from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by June 30, 2015

pale straw yellow, semi hazy. One finger head.

Smell is grassy with some yeasty undertones. Coriander for sure.

Taste is earthy, dry grass. Some light citrus fruit. Coriander is there too.

Light body, medium carb. Finishes clean.

Not a whole lot of experience with this style but it's pretty good. Surprised to see the average rating. Maybe I should try more wits if there's that many better ones out there

Mar 16, 2015
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MartzMimic from Oklahoma

3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours from the bottle a cloudy gold with a bit of a bubbly white head. The aroma is mainly coriander with some malt graininess. Coriander, cloves and malt carry the taste, with just a touch of citrus. Medium light mouth with enough carbonation to give it some crispness. Nice enough little Belgian wit.

Mar 06, 2015
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy straw color. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. Very creamy and thick in texture, it has solid retention as well. Minor amounts of lacing stick to the glass. The haziness of this brew is quite attractive. (3.75)

Smell: Coriander is the dominant note. Luckily, it stops just short of smelling like deviled ham the way a few wheat ales can. I'm also getting notes of vanilla cream and wheat - no orange peel, though. Eh, it gets the job done. (3.25)

Taste: Initially, I pick up some creamy malt. This will give way to a slightly spicy finish, with distant hints of orange peel. It's a basic witbier, no more, no less. Still, it's balanced nicely. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: Soft at first, it dries nicely on the back end. That's pretty much exactly how a witbier should feel on the palate, so no complaints here. Well carbonated, which is also style appropriate.

Overall: This isn't much of a reviewing beer - it's more of a 'just drink it' beer. While it doesn't make me wax poetically, it's easy to drink and refreshing (exactly as a witbier should be). Hey, it's way better than something like Blue Moon! (3.5)

3.41/5: Organic? Whatever, it's pretty tasty regardless

Mar 05, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky golden-yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Tiny dots of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of grain, spice, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly tart peach, citrus zest, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting peach like flavor that I wasn't expecting from this one.

Serving type: bottle.

Nov 12, 2014
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a wheat beer glass. Pours slightly cloudy yellow with a small white head. Smells of citrus peel and some wheat. Tastes of wheat with a slight citrus peel note, very nice. Beer is light bodied very nice finish with nice carbonation. Overall a pretty good beer.

Feb 20, 2014
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

2.53/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

DATE TASTED: December 28, 2013... GLASSWARE: Hoegaarden tumbler...OCCASION: post-NFL playoffs... APPEARANCE: hazy, yellow-orange hue--approaches pale orange juice--with a thin white head; reasonable lacing... AROMA: faint drifts of orange intermingle with wheaty esters--weak and ephemeral... PALATE: rather thin and flat; slow carbonation--swiftly consumed! probably a thirst quencher in the summer months, but not such a suitable companion in the winter...TASTE: softened, suppressed peach, orange zest, subtle lemon...a watery, tuned down wit... OVERALL: tough to hate on this one, as it may well be the season weakens its experience; still, the overall effect is an unmemorable one, an American wit that cleans and rinses an already clean palate...

Jan 11, 2014
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BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into Lakefront imperial pint.
Bottled during May Wk4 (2012) notched on the label.

A - Swirled with sediment, Lakefront's White pours out a totally hazed pale yellow straw with a milky white head. The tall, well-retained pile plateaued and crept down slowly leaving little dollops of lacing on the glass for an almost picture-perfect witbier!

S - While not overpowering, coriander and orange peel really come out on the nose giving the aroma a good balance of spice and citrus to the omnipresent wheat. White pepper, grainy pale malt, and earthy huskiness add to the country-side, rustic nature of the beer. White has a crisp, refreshing, and very inviting aroma!

T - Mild honey-like sweetness seeps in through the background while grainy pale malt builds the base for soft wheat flavors and light yeast nuances. White pepper enters again, shrouded by delicate-but-zippy coriander and orange peel citrus.

M - Abundant wheat in Lakefront's White makes for a soft, voluptuous body that's riddled with tiny carbonation bubbles and a mildly tart finish. Citrus zest and spice dry out the finish as well as balancing some of the sweetness for a beautifully round beer.

O - Lakefront's White embodies the rustic and simple nature of a witbier, gently suggesting coriander spice and orange peel citrus through the pleasing wheat and pale malt body. Incredibly well-crafted and superbly drinkable though not inherently Belgian, this wit is one pleasing pale beer.

Sep 04, 2013
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JRed from New Jersey

3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright sunray with fading clouds of white over top. Smells of wheat, vanilla, lemonade. Tastes of lemons, slight vanilla, pear, and rather dry in body. Light bodied with light carbonation. A juicy product that is more homebrew-esque than it is a great representation of the style.

Jun 16, 2013
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CuteZombieDoll from New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a hazy yellow, with a thin head that dissipates almost instantly.

S- Smells like orange, followed by spice and wheat.

T- Very light, and has some of that citrus flavor, but very little spice or wheat flavor.

M- Super light, almost watery.

O- Not nearly as complex or spicy as any of the wheat beers I really like. Nothing offensive, sure, but not something I'll buy again, or even something I'll recommend to others.

Jan 24, 2013
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jsisko01 from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very pale yellow color with a thin, frothy head that dissipates instantly. Leaves a thin lacing

Smell - Citrus, orange peel, coriander, and clove.

Taste - Lemon citrus, pale malts, wheat, and orange peel. Light notes of coriander and white pepper in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with carbonation that creates a creamy feel.

Overall - This is a very drinkable witbier.

Jan 07, 2013
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dull orange, light brown with plenty of haze and apparently sediment flowing throughout it. Nice aroma of citrus rind, orange, keeps the clove in check, nothing too estery. Just bready citrus rind, which I dig.

Taste, some coriander still seeps in, even if it was not obvious from the whiff of the aroma, but the citrus helps to obscure it from being a bother. Lots of carbonation also help to keep the spices from bogging down the palate. Some white pepper like notes. Not really my favorite style, but there's nothing 'wrong' with this beer, its standard fare.

I dunno who I would recommend this to, even though it is fair. I guess people who like lighter, non hoppy beers with seasoning type herbs in it.

Oct 15, 2012
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kojevergas from Colorado

3.07/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger beige head of no real cream, okay thickness, and below average retention. Colour is a hazy dull yellow-gold. Not a very impressive appearance for a witbier. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Wheat, lemon, lemon peel, clean malts, and fresh citrusy notes from the hops. Appealing. An average strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Fresh lemon peel, some grapefruit, and other tropical citrus notes. Clean malts lend it body but add little. It's a strange witbier, but an enjoyable one. I do wish the fruit character was more focused and consistent, but it's a pleasant flavour all around. Some honey. Maybe a bit of spice. Quite nectary, which I like. Decently balanced and built, but not real complex or subtle. It's not boring or bland, but it leaves much to be desired.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too heavy on the palate. Too thick. A bit overcarbonated. These qualities make it overbearing, which a witbier is never supposed to be.

Dr: A pretty enjoyable witbier, but nothing to write home about. I'd have it on draught at a bar for a decent price, but it isn't anything unique or special. I do like the nectar flavours. Very drinkable, but lacking sufficient complexity.

C+

Jul 25, 2012
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Jparker37 from Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. Bottled week 3 of August 2011.

A - Pours a slightly hazy light gold, near straw colored. Active head that quickly recedes but leaves small traces of lacing.

S - Bright orange peel notes burrough through a great wheat background.

T - The spices hit the tongue and immediately mesh with a flowing wheat flavor. Very nice drying effect from carbonation. Very refreshing!

M - Light to medium body. High carbonation works very well for this brew. Starts out slightly sweet but drys out nice.

O - Great interpretation. Perfect carbonation was its highlight. Very fresh smell.

Mar 23, 2012
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wsmith1625 from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. Poured from a brown 12oz. bottle with very little head. Beer was a very light color with a fruity citrus aroma. Taste was crisp and slightly sweet, with a decent amount of carbonation. A really easy drinking beer. I bought this in a sampler eight pack, but would have been happy to have seven more of these.

Dec 17, 2011
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biboergosum from Canada

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle. Another of the octo-pak of Lakefront offerings recently arrived in Alberta.

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale yellow straw colour, with two fingers of loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a low undulating wall of Swiss cheese lace around the glass as it duly settles. It smells of soft, grainy wheat malt, sweet coriander, mild citrus, and a twinge of mustiness. The taste is more grainy wheat cereal, soft spicy, sugary coriander, a bit of stale citrus, and a subtle weedy grassiness. The carbonation is average, the body medium-light, and thin at times. It finishes off-dry, with the wheat becoming a bit edgier, and the spice loitering like it owns the place.

Not a bad Belgian-style wit, the spice and fruit nicely evident, and not as dialed back as the American norm. Light, refreshing, fairly enjoyable, and thoroughly out of season, through no fault of its own, as the snow flies.

Nov 14, 2011
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Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 300 ratings