DrnkMcDermott (2841) - 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.
kirk36 (155) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
great red amber ale. Chewy, strong swallow, thick, unusual but good unusual. I would buy this if I were a daily red drinker.
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Park Tavern in Rosemont. The pour was a dark copper color with a bit of an amber hue. The head was big and pillowy light tan color with good lacing around the inside of the glass. I tasted lots of caramel malt and a hint of rye, along with some really nice hop flavors.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
36cl, at 6.8%Vol, new American brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, malty/bitter and slightly spicy/fruity, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew
big_ol_dick (4) - - NOV 1, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some delayed stank in the end.
Copper Falls water. Fog, not froth.
The more that I drink it, the less that I like it.
drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy dark amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is pine, resin from the hops, light toasted malts with cereal, biscuit, no esters, balance slightly to the hops.....taste is slightly sweet malts, with light floral tones, moderate pine, citrus leading to a medium bitter finish, no esters, balanced between malt and hops.....mouth feel light of medium body, no alcohol, slightly sticky, carbonation makes a creamy, tingly sensation, with light acid. This is a nice ad-mixture of elements of an APA and Amber styles It is either a malty APA or a hoppy Amber. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7
arnold931 (640) - Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with same off white head. Nose is caramel and maybe red apple? Taste has some hop bitterness. Some spice and dryness in the aftertaste.
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ Keg ][ 5oz ][ Lakefront ][ $1.50 ][ Plastic Cup ][ 8.18.14 ]
>> Clear tea red pour, tan foam. Good lace. Nose is a tad vegetal, spicy cabbage, Munich malt. Taste is bitter, nutty, soapy, dry with lemon. Not offensive, a red IPA of sorts.
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brunzies. Mild sweet malty with neutral fruit and light hop notes. Coppery amber clear with creamy light beige lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with nutty notes. Neutral fruity hops with very mild bitterness at the finish. Smooth after.
helms05 (7) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is honestly now my favorite red. I had this on tap, AT the brewery, many times. Very nice in color and appearance (amber red, as it should be). Complex flavor for a red. Aroma is standard for a red, nothing crazy but not boring.
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Chestnut color with tiny off-white head. Spicy aroma, light pine, caramel malts, mild clementine/grapefruit. My wife says it smells like if a clementine and a grapefruit made sweet, sweet love. (She made me write that. She controls everything I do. Send help. Oh my God, she is watching as I type this.). Flavor is of slightly stale straw, grapefruit flesh, light black pepper. Mildly alcoholic. Reviewed on my 10th anniversary under the careful review of my wife. Hi Lauren!