guzzler67 (1563) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright gold appearance with a small, off white head. Fruity, sweet malt, biscuit-like aroma. Taste is sweet malt, gently hopped, with hints of lemon, honey and toffee. Nicely carbonated, medium bodied mouthfeel. Sweet, long lasting finish. The allusion to a ídoppelbockí in the commercial description seems a bit of a stretch.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
a very bad beer IMO. some carmel, some lemon zest, apple, and a hint of spice. the spice gave it a weird funk that didnít mesh with the rest of the brew though... i donít know it was rough going down.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled on 1/17/2007) Fresh tasting spritzy lager with a nice and spicy hop character. Very Dormunderish in flavor profile. Nice and dry, which make for good drinkability. Good dose of Pils malt. Nice surprise here.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, bottled 3rd week of January) Naturally Iím 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.
eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
wxman (1575) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 donít know what it is.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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 donít know what to think of this beer. It is definitely different but more weird than anything else.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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 shouldíve had the kinks worked out.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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. Iíve come to realize this is their "house flavour". Sticky body and a bit cloying with a thin mouthfeel and weak hop character. Donít know what Iím missing here as the packaging reads itís big bodied with a generous amount of malt. Maybe they labeled the wrong beer? Iím having a bad Lakefront tasting as of late..............