argo0 (11897) - 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 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.
MIBRomeo (2569) - 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.
eaglefan538 (2918) - 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.
nick76 (4302) - 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 don’t know what to think of this beer. It is definitely different but more weird than anything else.
wxman (1521) - O’Fallon, 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 don’t know what it is.
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 should’ve 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. 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..............
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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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