auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy rose-orange pour, lacking much carbonation. Head, mostly diminished, is off-white. Aroma of bread crusts and egg whites, with a hint of lacquer and acidic red wine. Rich sugary malt, that blossoms into a lightly hopped caramel sugar, finishing with a touch of cardboard. A little bitter aftertaste. I’m thinking light struck. Notes of brandy, fresh white wine, and an off tone or two. Palate is smooth, crisp and fairly clean, except for some residual oily wet paper and vanilla sugar coating.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bocky butterscotch aroma floating off the wispy-foamed lake surface of orange brew. Buttery, butterscotchy, a hint of lactose bitter-sweetness. Thick palate, suds hitting a bit late to lighten the load. Sticky finish but clean in taste.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vinegar, sloe and stinky malt aroma - I didn’t care much for it. Tangy, lightly sweet, a bit fruity. Not very hoppy. Fun label, misty copper colored brew with a big bone colored head, suspended bits and particulates floating around in there. Finish has a crisp acidic fruit turn, there’s a little bit of a funky malt aftertaste. A bunt single brew.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is extremely malty/grassy yet at the same time soft, pillowy - a rare combination. Flavor is similar - very relaxing and employing extreme maltiness to the positive, bringing out elements of caramel apple and maybe a bit of hops. Normally I might cite the low proportion of hops as a detriment for a Doppelbock, but for the style Lakefront has skillfully crafted a malt dominant beer. Hats off to them!
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with small and quickly diminshing white head. Very sweet malt aroma with a similar flavor of sweet malt, a slightly sticky body but overall quite smooth and malty. Went down pretty well...better than expected.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber orange with small white head. Aroma is very malty, sweet. Flavor is smooth and malty. Sweet fruits with a hint of nuts. Palate is smooth. Nice brew.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, near-crimson, caramel color, sufficient head, ...
Aroma: nice, big, rich, malty, very mellow, not too sweet, straddles the middle line well...
Taste: yum, ...I guess. Nice, malty flavor, but nothing really stands out. This was described to me as a "balls-out blonde doppelbock", and, yes, the booze is shouting out, loud and clear, right now. The taste does not do enough to redeem it, although Lakefront doesn’t tell us the ABV, so we can only guess...7.5%, 8%...whatever, it’s certainly a strong one, but, like I said, there is no even exchange in the area of deliciousness.
Does well in the mouth, body is medium, and the finish, if short, is nice, fruity, decent...but my head is ringing now..."Hello, pigfoot, who’s there? Big Easy? If you’re so big, why aren’t you more easy? Just askin’, love, pigfoot..."
Good beer, yes, but can definitely use improvement.
By the way, my 6-pack came with a lace of beads...does that mean that I have to show my tits?
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice rich gold color with small head. Light clean malt nose with faint hops. Light body with a sweet dry finish. Flavors of light malt and delicate hops. Not bad not interesting.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and malty. Pours as a thick light golden brown. Taste is very sweet, with so much malt that it tastes like it’s been splashed with honey. Some spices (cloves and nutmeg?) give it a slight change of pace, but beer maintains its smooth motif throughout.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color full malt aroma, rich sweet smooth malt taste with some spices coming out in the middle, sorta like Fat Tire with cinimmon