DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Taster at Standard Market in Westmont, March 10, 2012. The server told me about using Centennial and Cascade, and this does have a nice hoppy smell. A little cloudy reddish brown, ring of foam. Nice big hoppy taste, too. Malts just slightly in the background. Stands out differently than an IPA, just a nice hoppy red ale. 7-4-7-4-15<hr>
Sample from the 2011 Midwest Beer Fest thatís still on my phone. Sample poured from a bottle with a nice short layer of foam, a little hoppy smell. Just a straight hoppy beer smell. A little fruity backing from a warm ale fermentation. A nice combination that I havenít had from Lakefront in the past few years. A good hoppy red ale with caramel malts. Quite frankly one of the better Lakefront beers. 6-4-7-4-14. So both rating total 3.7. Glad to see I was consistent.
abysterical (1) - - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Good beer that will get you drunk quick, only have to hold your breath for the swigs of the first 1-2 bottles, after that just rolls down your throat.
IOzh (97) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - MAY 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Pours deep amber with medium white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pines, malts, caramel. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is moderate sweet with medium bitter finish.
nickel (944) - - MAY 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: grass, pines, walnuts
Taste: dry and tart taste of hops and nuts.
Interesting but not impressive
euniceradio (388) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2016 12oz bottle to tulip. Pours ruby/amber, solid beige head. Aroma of biscuit, orange rind, grapefruit, mango, perfume. Taste of same with astringent bitterness barely balanced with a huge malt bill. Lots of rye to balance. Mouthfeel is heavy syrupy.
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt umber color with a moderate, manila folder colored head and decent lace. Aromas of stewed fruit. Some sweet caramelized malt and herbal hops in the background. I keep sniffing, but not much more to this one. Sweet toasted malt in the front. Some mildly rancid nuts work their way in along with some licorice and bitter herbal hops. Just not my type of brew. Iíd call it a IIA (imperial Irish ale).
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice clear brownish orange. Aromas of caramel, hint of fruit and hops. Nice creamy malt taste with a nice finish.
slowrunner77 (9221) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
ThIs amber had a sweetish nose and flavor with a bit of citrus/orange and pine to go along with ample caramel. Mouth is weak like most lakefront beers Iíve had, but otherwise good.
basaywhat (154) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with an inch of off-white head. Aroma of caramel and bread crusts, pine, oranges and pepper. Smooth, medium-bodied. Toffee sweet with pine-tinged bitterness bursting through towards the finish.
ozzy70 (477) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured mahogany with a tan foamy head. Aroma was citrus and sweet grass. Taste was slightly bitter.
rproff78 (177) - - FEB 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It's okay...strong taste which is good. This brewery doesn't seem to excite me much.