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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wxman (1738) - OíFallon, 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 donít know what it is.

2.7
   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 shouldíve had the kinks worked out.

2.8
   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. 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..............

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3191) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11274) - 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.

2.9
   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 Iíve come to expect a lot more from Lakefront.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5615) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2006
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of foamy light tan colored fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a carbonated very hazy light brown colored body with lots of suspended particulate. The aroma was malty yeasty and musty. The mouth feel was vinous and left an interesting numbing feeling in my mouth. The flavor was malty musty spicy and vinous.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Another from the festival from Hell. Okay, maybe some of the beers are passable, and this certainly is, but one expects to find the best beers at a beer festival. Well, maybe Iím naive in that expectation. This poured a hazy amber with a small, frothy white head. Malt meets the nose first, then notes of caramel, tropical fruit, toasted grain. Medium body with gentle carbonation and watery texture. Flavor was too light for a bock. Some sweetness but lacking depth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
Bottle. Off-white medium sized fizzy head that mostly diminished, minimal lacing, fizzy carbonation, slightly hazy, and an orange hue. Malty, hoppy, caramel, sweet, fruity nose. Flavor was sweet, caramel, fruity, and malty. Mouthfeel was smooth, thin, and refreshing. Light body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2006
In the bottle. Pours a deep gold/light amber color. Aroma of caramel and yeasty lager dough. Quite sweet with a good mouthfeel. This reminds me a little of the modern-day Dixie, but not the original one.


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