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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Medium orange body with a small bubbled slightly off white head. The aroma is pears with some light bread. There is also vanilla and the faintest hint of citrus. The taste is intriguing. A little sweet with carrot juice and some mango. There is also a medicinal quality that is almost like menthol. There is also a litte bit of bread crust. This is a strange package, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5577) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Robust aroma, sugary and sweet. Drinks smooth and silky with a hint of the alcohol. Caramel sugar with an almost clovey bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
sugary, barley-wine aroma. Pours a nice copper brown. Called a lager, classified as a bock on the site, and tastes like an amber. Go figure. Sweetness and heavy palate. Still a good beer though. Enjoyable and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3147) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 10, 2005
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2005
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2005
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 6, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2005
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?

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