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White Beer | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Mitchster on 04-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,108
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
297
pDev:
13.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
41
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Ratings: 297 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of LukeONeill
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Fitzmke
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ejmereen
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of plebotamus
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of wsmith1625
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of wilfonzo
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 4/11/11

A cloudy pale yellow with enough clarity to see the bubbles floating up the side but little for head or lace

S faint cereals with a little citrus and spice

T stronger then the smell with a zesty lemon flavor

M light and fluffy with a fairly clean finish

O basic beer but nothing wrong with it just nothing too exciting

went down pretty fast so that should count for something,

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Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid Wit with a real sour citrus note to both the nose and the finish. The wheat flavour combines well with the coriander and citrus flavour and the beer fits the style well. More than just a patio sipper this is fairly complex take on the White Beer style

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Photo of LXIXME
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A slight haze is very present in this golden colored beer the sits below a thin lacing that started out as a medium sized white head at best.

Aroma is a pretty good balance between a light sour citrus and a light grainy/wheat.

Some grain is present in a light sour lemony citrus hops tasting light bodied beer that leaves a light dry aftertaste/

This is a decent beer but nothing really special.

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Photo of jondeelee
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromas in this beer are typical of what one would expect from a Witbier: fruity-spicy orange coriander notes, with hints of toasted grains. Based only on scent, there is little to differentiate this from a Hoegaarden (or similar).

On the tongue, the orange-coriander mix is strongly present, with heavy initial emphasis on the fruitier portion, bringing in not only orange, but apricot flavors. The spicy coriander is present during these initial seconds, but comes on stronger in the middle of the mouthful, adding clove and slightly peppery grains of paradise rivulets to the overall stream. Then, in the last third of the mouthful, the fruits and spices peel back slightly to reveal a core of lightly toasted grains, including Grape Nuts cereal-like flavors, as well as biscuity toasted rice. The aftertaste is equal parts apricot fruits and toasted grains.

Overall, I found this a delightful Witbier that distinguishes itself from its competitors through its full body and fantastic layering of flavors. Excellent summer fare--although it doesn't go poorly with fall and winter months either.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks for another Wisconsin tick, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a surprisingly clear golden straw color with a large white head and a bit of sticky lacing.

S: Smells of wheat and straw with a fair amount of yeast. A light spice, white pepper and a bit of coriander, with some definite orange peel and grass. Mildly sweet with a bit of bread and citrus.

T: Almost medicinal from the intense floral notes. A lot of rose, which seems strange, toasted malt, honey, and some wheat bread. A slight citrus note and some mild spice. The flavor really doesn't correspond to the aroma.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Wasn't a fan of the flavor on this one. It smelled alright, though.

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Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is relatively clear and pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of orange citrus and wheat in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, tastes of oranges and wheat prominently stand out in the taste; there are some hints of coriander in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and is also quite thirst quenching. It’s a good choice when you are looking for a beer that can be enjoyed on a hot summer day.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Translucent lemon peel coloring has a rapid sense of effervesce. The head is fizzy, flat and dirty white in coloring, failing to decorate the glass.

S: For aroma we find a sweet and spicy scent of pineapple, oranges and citrus with a bit of lemon grass and wheat. Soft hints of coriander are about on the finish.

T: The flavor holds a spicy and fruity nature of pineapple and oranges with some tart citrus and wheat. Peppery spicy, coriander compliments a clean crisp flavor that leaves a lemony fade on the swallow.

M: sharp, spot on carbonation wise that turns creamy and light on the tongue. Tiny bubbly sensations persists even after the swallow with a gentle massage.

O: Overall easy drinking wit and nice flavor, crisp and refreshing on a hot day. Six pack worthy.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Still working my way through the sampler. The label is notched Nov, week 4. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Very light yellow body that is only a touch hazy. One finger white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

Aroma is light, with some notice of grain (wheat), and a hint of citrus. Not much else.

The flavor starts like a typical witbier but is quickly masked by sweet lemon and orange. Just a slight note of spice in the background.

Light mouthfeel and decent drinkability. Not one I would repeat often.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin white head when first poured, and has a honey orangish colored body with mild haziness.

In the aroma there is a hint of bubblegum and orange peel.

In the taste it retains the bubblegum flavor, and has a slight tartness to it as well. I have to say this tastes almost like Fruit Loops.

Decently carbonated and an overall crisp refreshing beer. A little on the thin side, but not too bad for the lower ABV.

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Photo of CaptainIPA
2.94/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazed and cloudy pale gold color with visible yeast in suspension. Frothy two-finger head with good retention and adequate lacing.

Subtle aromas of wheat and lemon citrus. Opens grainy and rough on the palate with a tang of wheat, followed by a mild hop bitterness. Spices come into play with suggestions of orange peel and coriander. White pepper surfaces in the background. Crisp with lively carbonation. Finishes somewhat dry.

Not an exemplary Witbier by any means, but certainly passable for the style.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I bought a Lakefront 8-pack variety from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for about $11 in Fall 2010.

Pours a very pale and cloudy yellow color with that typical wheat scent. There is a decent taste of citrus but the overal taste of the beer feels a little weak to me which makes for some very very easy drinking. Reccomended to those who don't like beer all that much, this is a good beginner beer.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow gold body, topped by four fingers of soft white foam. Good lacing. Almost looks like a jellyfish in there. In a good way.

Light "wheaty" aroma. Hints of spice.

Soft malt and wheat roll around the tongue. Just a hint of the spices int the aftertaste. Nice fade. Refreshing.

Pleasant tingle in the mouthfeel. Light across the tongue. Easy drinking.

Above average American wit.

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Photo of CHickman
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow gold color with a 2 finger creamy off white head that faded quickly but left a creamy layer on top of the beer; good lacing that clings to the glass and basically stays there.

Smells of yeast, wheat, lemon, coriander, grass, lights spices and grains; seems potent at first, but after a few whiffs this is a mellow wheat beer aroma.

Tastes of yeast, wheat, lemon, coriander, grass, orange peel, pepper, grains, faint sweet malt and some citrus hops, or what appear to taste like hops due to the spice and flavor. The aftertaste is a little bitter and leaves a malty bread and zesty citrus combo lingering, which I found enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, while the body is light and crisp with an overall light watery feel due to the high carbonation.

High drinkability, this went down very easy and was quite refreshing. There was just enough taste and muted spices to make this a session beer. A great summer beer with the right amount of sweetness.

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Photo of soze47
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. marked with third week of June, 2010 (2 1/2 months old)

Appearance: Deep golden yellow with a hazy quality, but not nearly as hazy as others in the style. There is a quickly dissipating pure white head. Not a trace of lacing.

Aroma: Not a big smell on this one. I get a sweet, fruitiness and wheaty malt. No orange peel or coriander (both listed on the label) specifically on the nose.

Taste: Very nice and balanced, not something that others in this style manage. Orange zest and spice come on here and play well with the tangy wheat malt. I almost get a bready aftertaste that isn't unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: Dry and Crisp. Light bodied. I'm betting on oats in this malt bill because it is very smooth and velvety.

Drinkability: Very good session candidate. Smoothness and balanced flavors provide for a highly drinkable beer.

Overall: Sometimes this style is just too out of whack for my palette. However, this is well balanced. Not complex by any means, but a solid example of a Wit.

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Photo of Offa
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a fairly good witbier, not overly flavourful or complex, but better than many.

Cloudy deep yellow, it has a smallish white head steadily thinning to thin wispy top and foamy ring.

Aroma is fruity grain, apple, hints of mineral & grass with some flowers. It is definitely witbier-like but seems to me to lean more to a kolsch-style.

Taste is strong grain, drysih with hint of tartness up front, very clean. It's good, but character is light and lacks complexity.

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White Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 297 ratings
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