drywallman (357) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The caramel malt was very apparent. Almost overdone. This is a very ’sticky’sweet beer. Not a lot of hops. I prefer more, but this is a good lakefront beer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full malty and hoppy. The best of both worlds. Very well balanced and incredibly smooth. I agree that this is Lakefront’s best.
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber color with a thin but persistent off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and almonds. Flavors of chocolate toffee and a slight astringent finish. No hop feel that I could detect.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great malty aroma, roasty caramel flavors, smooth and easy to enjoy. Great clean, hop-balanced finish.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lively Vienna/Marzen, beutiful amber with amazing clarity. Flavor is a superb malt-hops balance (malt almost flawless). Good stuff-reminsicent of Victory Fest-Dominion Octoberfest.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled First Week Of September) These lakefront beers have great clarity. Nice malty nose, it is like I stuck my head into a bag of grain. Sweet, but not too sticky. I like it but I find it hard to categorize.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2003 Bright glowing amber in color, nice frothy head that cling to my glass. Light caremel malty aroma, flavors of sweet caramel, very balanced, smooth clean finish, great for the vienna style, great session brew.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
crystal clear amber color, very simple smooth taste. A good session beer
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nothing like the changing of seasons to get me revisit styles I haven’t in a while, well that and access to a hyped beer. This guy is definitely work the effort to find. Attractive (if subdued) malty aroma. Flavor is smooth and wonderful. I wouldn’t classify it as particularly complex, but it is a wonderfully nutty, slightly anisey flavor that is backed by a nice hop kiss. Nice mouthfeel, without being particularly thick in the mouth, which for something short of a bock is definitley an advantage. I wish I had more easy access to this guy, as it would go wonderfully with many a fall evening.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber color, with a thick long lasting head. Malty smell, with a bit of fruit. Fantastic mouthfeel, light and crisp. The taste is subtle and hard to define...slightly caramelly, but with a sweeter bite to it. It feels like the opposite of the Belgians I’ve tried. While those club you over the head with a variety of flavors, here the flavors are in the background, blended together well. A laid-back beer, if that makes any sense. Goes down very smooth, and I could see making this one of my everyday beers.