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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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This big bodied, blonde, doppelbock is brewed in celebration of that festival of all festivals, Mardi Gras. Generous amounts of malts are added to this beer to give it a sweet taste.
2009 - 6%
2010 - 7.7%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2007
(12oz bottle, bottled 3rd week of January) Naturally I’m drinking this one on Mardi Gras. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cookie, light floral, lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some herbal, light lemon. Alcohol readily apparent. Watery medium body with some stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Copper colored pour w a small white head Light aroma hints of grass and bread dough w/ some odd spice to it. Pal is well coated Flavor is nicely malted lightly sweet almost like a tch of honey on bread finishes w a tch of light hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2918) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours a pretty golden color wtih a bright white head (full finger thick) that has solid retention and leaves behind very good lacing. The aroma was grassy and bready with some honey, very pilsner-like. The flavor followed suit, strong sweet and thick bready, doughy, pilsner-like, imperial pilsner-like, finishing with a strong bitter and grassy hop touch. Imperial pilsner, blonde bock, whatever you want to call it, but definitely hoppier than your average bock. A little too cloying by the end of the glass, despite the strong hop presence.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2007
UPDATED: APR 18, 2010 The aroma actually smells like it has some roux. There is also malted corn, and herbal hops but I get the feeling there is actually a lot of adjuncts in here. The appearance is deep golden with a small sized head. The flavor does have a little bit of those adjuncts but it is mostly corn, bread dough, and astringent hops. The palate is smooth but thin. I don’t know what to think of this beer. It is definitely different but more weird than anything else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wxman (1521) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Pours a bright straw color with an acceptable white head. Clean grassy earthy aroma. Surprisingly sweet. Has a boiled corn taste along with pale malt sweetness, some maple syrup, and mild hoppiness. Kind of like a very pleasant non-astringent malt liquor (if such a thing exists). Not bad, I just don’t know what it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle poured into a stein. Aroma is like sweet sugar candy. Flavor is flat tasting and slightly sweet. Not really a dopplebock like their website claims. In fact its rather dull and hopless. Even lacks in malt. Aroma is interesting. Basically this is an interesting failure that should’ve had the kinks worked out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Dark amber color with a adequate head and weak lacing. Aroma of sweet candied fruit and biscuit. An odd sweetness here that many of the Lakefront beers have. Not in a pleasant way, mind you. I’ve come to realize this is their "house flavour". Sticky body and a bit cloying with a thin mouthfeel and weak hop character. Don’t know what I’m missing here as the packaging reads it’s big bodied with a generous amount of malt. Maybe they labeled the wrong beer? I’m having a bad Lakefront tasting as of late..............

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Hazy orange, sediment-laden body, thin off-white head. Toasty aroma with burnt caramels and hints of candy corn. Sweet, candy-like body, with notes of nuts and honey (reminiscent of Bit-o-Honey candies), caramel, and toast. Sharp carbonation, light sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a medium orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, a little fruity and some bread. Tastes of sweet fruits, caramel and all around malty. Medium alcohol finish. All around sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Kind of a letdown from a usually fine brewer. The commercial description calls it a blonde doppelbock, but I agree with the RB assessment that this is a straight bock, and fairly light at that. It has a clear amber body with a skinny little head. The aroma is sweet and malty with caramel. The flavor is sweet, but the malt seems grainy and slightly burnt. Sweet sticky finish. Okay, but I’ve come to expect a lot more from Lakefront.

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