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Lakefront Cattail Ale

Formerly brewed at Lakefront Brewery
Style: Mild Ale
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This recipe is a true craft ale brewed with only water, yeast, hops and malted barley, in keeping with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. We have designed it with a vibrant golden amber hue and a refreshing body. The mild addition of Kent Golding hops balances the generous amounts of caramel malts to give it a malty rather than a bitter finish. A special strain of California Ale Yeast gives the brew a slight hint of fruity aroma.

Blatz King's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Not too bad. I had been drinking Milwaukee’s Best Light all night so trying this one was a pleasant change of scenery. i just remember it not having too much taste. But what taste it had wasn’t bad, but wasn’t really good. I would probably try it again if somebody offered it to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Not bad, not something I’ll likely have again. This mild ale is obviously pretty light in aroma, body, flavor...hints of earthy matiness, dark fruit and a hint of hop bite."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (5558) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
12 ounce bottle from local store. Can’t tell year, hope it wasn’t too old. Pours an orange gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt and grass. Taste is mild hops, citrus and some hops. Average at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2016 Had at Lakefront brewery. Not a particularly complex ale but if you needed a easy drinking session beer and didn’t want a pale lager this would be a nice bet. Too bad it is retired. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2010
botle from apossibly aged 8 pack. medium golden pour, medium dose of caramel malt in the aroma, taste was mild malt sweetness, fruity with a hint of a sour twang

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle from a mix 8 pack. Says that it was bottled in late December (week 4) of 2009, so I don’t think it is retired. Pours with a hazed golden body with minimum white head. Aroma of earthy and a bit bitter. Slight spicy hop, and a similar lactic quality to the one found in Guinness of all things. Taste is slightly fruity, lightly lactic, grainy and watery. A bit of pitted fruit. Not much going on. Medium bubbles. Dryish finish with a touch of sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MeadMe (1611) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2010
A: Pours a nice light clear yellow hue with a tall foamy white head. Okay retention with just a spot or two of lace. S: Very sweet malty aromas. Lots of fresh bread with hints of cream of corn. T: Malty sweet up front. Mildly doughy with the corn coming through. There is a wonderful hop addition though to balance all the sweetness. Mild citrus notes with a nice bit of bitter floral and grassy hops in the finish. M: Light in body, smooth, sparkling carbonation. D: Good, for a lighter beer this one really packs a punch. Too bad they retired it cause it is the best Lakefront beer I have ever had. Beats all the light Macro swill by a mile. For what it is, a real solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours an orangeish color with a huge foamy white head. Head stays at around 1.5 fingers. Nose is grassy with a light straw and toast malt note. Palate is fizzy and stingy with a medium feel. Flavors are grass and straw, hay, etc with some light toast and lots of foam and fizz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2009
12oz bottle. INFECTION!!! woooooo INFECTION! but its seems to be a positive thing for this beer so I shall rate it! The description of this beer is quite odd. Pours a very clear glowing golden with a medium foamy sudsy white head. Aroma is fruity, lightly sweet and tangy, some sour, touch of acidity and maybe some brett. Wow... It’s almost lambic-like, which make sense as its now a funky low-alcohol blonde ale. Flavor is fairly sharp, some acetic, loads of funky cheesy brett, light hard-candy caramel glassy sweetness, but mostly dry. Med/light bodied with larger somewhat corse soda carbonation, quite dry. Happy infection here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Appearance is yellow, slightly orange color with mild off white head. Aroma is bitter, yeasty smell with a grassy, malt, sharp hops taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Had this from a mix 12-pack I picked up while visiting Milwaukee. A solid ale, but nothing special by any means.

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