My Turn Series: Luther | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
86
very good
50 Ratings
My Turn Series: LutherMy Turn Series: Luther
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 09-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
14.76%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Wasatch
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber

Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color, nice carbonation, with a very nice small thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some smokyness. The taste is malty, slightly smoky. Medium body, with a nice bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of chicksdiggit
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured center from bomber into a snifter. Enjoyed 8/13/2015, batch #003.

L: pale copper color with a finger of clean white head of moderate to large sized bubbles. Several streams of quickly rising carbonation spread across the entire glass. Thin lacing but still sticky. Moderate retention.

S: green vegetal hop aroma but not over the top. Buttered biscuit after the initial bite.

T: wow, smoked bacon right up front is a big change from the aroma. Sweet bacon remains on the palate well after drinking with some ham.

F: sweet on the palate. Smoky but I really like it. I get a little bit of the booze even at 4.5%. Still easy to drink.

O: I love rauchbiers and this is a great beer. Love that the malt overcomes the hop aroma I was expecting to be present in the flavor. Wonderful beer.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Treb0R
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Latarnik
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of SkinniePost
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Dave2234
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ajzy
1.25/5  rDev -68.2%

Photo of Westuh
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of egrace84
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Duff27
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Murrhey
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber with a standard pressure-cap into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger head, quickly erodes. Maybe I waited too long to drink this. Golden color with high clarity.

S- Smokey lager smell. Bacon, maple syrup. Not an incredibly complex brew, but not bad.

T- Smokey, light. Not much flavor.

M- Light, bubbly.

O- Light, light, light. Meh. Not a fan of this one, but I have sat on it for several months. Probably my fault.

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Photo of brentk56
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw capped by a huge, fluffy head; no lacing left behind as the head descended, however

Smell: Bready, with hints of lemon and smoke

Taste: Tastes like it smells on the front end, though after the swallow, the smoke becomes more pronounced; an interesting lemon cream flavor lingers on the back end

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The smoke was surprisingly subtle; clearly the focus here was on drinkability

Thanks, jonallen, for the opportunity

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Photo of MitchellBeir
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of eliz108
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased from Ledgers Liquors in Berkeley, CA. No freshness date on the label itself, but the Ledger's sticker notes delivery was taken 4-13.

Pours a pleasantly hazed, but bright golden yellow colour. Head forms a fizzling, rather unpersistent crown of white, that eventually burns out to almost nothing. Carbonation is fine, and there's some weight to the body, despite its relatively low ABV. Looks decent enough: the lack of head is slightly disappointing.

Nose is extremely pleasant. It's a subtle use of rauchmalz here, providing a slightly sweet smokiness to an otherwise solid basis of crisp German malt. There's a good lager basis to the beer: slightly grainy, crisp, light and slightly fragrant, and it's set off nicely by the Bamburg beechwood smoke. It provides a little campfire wood, some sweet, bacon notes and an earthy wholesomeness. Lovely stuff.

The taste is a lot more subtle, especially from the smokiness side, but it's much like the Schlenkerla Helles Lager in this regard, which is not heavily smoked. Indeed, this has more smoke aroma on the nose than it did. On the palate, this is light, slightly crisp, but slightly fuller bodied than it needs to be. Weak malt provides the basis, while a slight medicinal character provides a dull counterpoint over the top. Some smoke comes from the aroma, and the finish is a little empty, but not particularly crisp.

Overall, this is nice stuff. I like the dose of smoke on the nose: it provides a pleasant quirk to an otherwise solid beer, and does so in a meaningful and well-integrated manner. It ends up being clean, light and easy to drink, and despite some little kinks, it ends up being a pretty compelling package.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours goldenrod with a light white head, fair retention, no lace.

S: Notes of smoke and pils-style malt.

T: Bready malt and smoke with a hint of hops on the back end. Nice flavour, but nothing too substantial like Schlenkerla.

M: Light-bodied, crisp carbonation, light aftertaste of smoke and hops.

O: A good intro into rauchbiers, but it's hard not to compare this to Schlenkerla, and it's found lacking. I enjoy this beer, it's just that I've had so much better in the style.

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Photo of Nordura
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was a real eye opener. One of the most interesting beers I have had this year. Smoke, toast, clean, crisp, brilliant. Refreshing with an absolute perfect balance. Did I mention smoke? I have had many smoked beers styles, but non compliment like this one. I love this style.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -23.7%

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My Turn Series: Luther from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.93 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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