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Cherry Lager | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Cherry LagerCherry Lager

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by TastyTaste on 03-24-2003

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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 166
Photo of TastyTaste
2.71/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown red body, small white head, quickly dissapearing. Smell is light and malty, with some essence of cherry. Taste is light and malty, but very watery and uninspired. The cherry flavor is no more than just he essence, not very strong or assertive. There are much better cherry beers out there, Belgian Red and Bell's Cherry Stout come to mind.

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Photo of sweethome
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very small head, gone in a flash. Hazy amber color with a red hue. Not much on the nose which is surprising. Just a hint of cherry. A light maltiness on the tip, followed by a tartness that cleans the palate. The cherry is real here - not like several popular cherry or raspberry wheat beers that taste like a coughdrop. This is a simple lager, backed by real fruit. It is actually quite quaffable. Enough hops mid-mouth through the finish to please. I don't drink many fruit beers, but this one I could actually drink more than one.

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Photo of ADR
3.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly reddish bronze, very clear appearance. The head struggles, then falls flat, clinging as a collar with incomplete sparse lace. Aroma is malty, free of artificial cherry or any real cherry, a little bit of walnut. Subtle cherry flavor to start, bigger at the finish with a note of astringency. Honeyish malt lingers side-by-side, hard to detect and hopping at all. The mouthfeel is a little sub par, flattish. The noticeable fruit is not aggrevating, OK in presentation, but I can't give this one much better than occassionaly quaffable if in the mood.

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty nice color with an orange, brownish tint. The aroma has a very faint hint of cherry. The taste has very little cherry taste and a tart finish. The beer in general has a pretty flat taste. I have always loved Lakefront brews, but this one is a little on the weak side.

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Photo of RedBaron
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured nicely, with a pinkish hued head. Good carbonation. The color also had a pink tone to it.

The smell was of faint cherries and sweet malt, but neither were too pronounced.

Palette front was of a basic sweetish lager (and a sort of huskiness that wasn't very appealing) infused with the lightest taste of cherries. I guess I was hoping for more of cherry bite, but I guess the brewers just wanted to give a glimpse of cherry in this beer. No hop character to speak of. A pleasant enough finish to the beer, though the body seemed kind of lite throughout.

The drinkability factor is just above average, as I bet this beer would taste pretty good after mowing the lawn on a hot day. I wouldn't go out of my way for this beer again, however. It's just OK.

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Photo of cokes
2.18/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Golden-orange with pink highlights. Loud, fizzy head runs away quickly.
Tart cherry nose with lots of empty spaces. A little bready, perhaps, below that.
Begins with a light bready malt, with pinpricks of cherry sourness. Somewhat musty tasting. The sourness is really all that is going on here, and it is very, very minor. I am searching and searching, but I can't find anything else here.
Watery and dilute.

A horseshit lager with a subtle cherry boost is still a horseshit lager.
No thanks.

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Photo of ZAP
2.39/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A nice "cherrywood" in color I guess would be a good description....nice white lace that holds well....clean and clear...looks the part...nose is very light...just a slight whiff of some cherries and that's about it...a bit of a dissapointment...not that I expected a huge cherry nose, but it could be a "little" more evident..some tart cherry flavor on the flavor but that too is very subtle...not a whole lot more there...body is relatively firm and it feels like say a Helles would feel..I'm rating drinkability low...I wouldn't want this again...I'm not impressed....BTW this was bottled first week of April and it is now the second week of May..seems fresh and it should be...just not a very good beer...

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Photo of Bighuge
3.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking cranberry red in appearance. A lovely meringue-like off-white head sits on top and has great retention. The sweet cherry on the nose is ever so subtle. I perceive some soft malt tones as well. The cherry tones on the palete are just as ghostly as on the nose. I get a little of both sweet and sour. It adds a little twist to an otherwise pretty average lager. It's tangy and somewhat thirst quenching. But otherwise, it's nothing I'd seek out to try more than once.

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Photo of Winter
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber in color with an off-white head that disappeared quickly. Nose consists of malt, sour cherries and vanilla. Mouthfeel is thin, but in line for a lager, and has a mild crispness to it. Flavor is balanced pretty well, without being overly sweet or tart for a cherry beer. Cherry taste is far from overpowering. Made with Wisconsin Door County cherries, the flavor has a light tartness followed by a touch of oak and barley. Finish has a lingering dryness to it. Pretty decent offering for a cherry / fruit beer.

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