TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a nice clear straw yellow color with white head. Cereal grains, a hint of corn, bread, and some pine hops on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little malt backbone. Frank (4194) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
This is a curious beer. It seems to be lightly tart and yet it’s a lager. Say what you will about Capital but they are not the kind of brewery that lets infected beers out the door and this is a summer seasonal drank in the summer so it’s not old. I am not sure how that all works but at least it is tasty. It is a cloudy orange color w/ a quickly dissipating white head that leaves behind a good, patchy bit of lace. The nose is slightly fruity--lemon zest mostly--w/ a slight lavender/baby powder kind of character. The taste here is light and very slightly tart. This strikes me as being kind of saison-like w/ lots of interesting floral notes from the yeast and whatever else spent its time eating the wort. It is medium bodied with crisp carbonation and rather refreshing. There is a slight cereal grain character here and a touch of sweetness as well. It finishes w/ a very light touch of lemon juice tartness and a touch of banana. I really don’t know what to make of this. Given the purported style, I would say this is probably infected and yet it tastes really nice. I might classify this beer as it is as a Berliner Weiss or something: mildly tart, mild flavor, crisp and refreshing. It is a good beer but seems to be that way accidentally. As a lager, this is all kinds of wrong, but as a beer I like it a lot and I chose to rate it as the latter. Lupulucid (189) - - JUL 29, 2013
The honeyed character of grains provides the appeal of Lake House Summer Lager. There is a bit of wonkiness that seems to come from the grains as well but it does not significantly detract from pleasant aspects. There is some complexity and sweetness while pronounced is not unreasonable. CardsPackHawks (173) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Picked up one during a visit to the brewery. It tastes as advertised. A light summer beer with a hint of lemon. I would pick up more of these for some easy summer drinking. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle
akoeninger (755) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Another pick up from Steve’s, this one caught my eye as different from the normal Capital styles I am used to. A fine light session beer is drinkable. While it might not be unique it at least felt worth the $1.99 that it cost. If offered one at a picnic I wouldn’t turn it down.
Aroma / Appearance - A rose gold base is bright and cheery. Dense white head settles over time to a thin layer of dust. Rye, oranges, and wheaty feels chewy for something under 5% ABV.
Flavor / Palate - Rye and lemon glaze sweetens the tongue after just one sip. Orange peels dried until brittle transition into a wheaty finish. The background carbonation keeps it light and lively. Just a cut above average it is decent without being unique. Pick up one, see if you like, and then maybe go back for more.
Golden with foamy white head lots if bubbles. Bread and toast aroma with slight grassy hops. Biscuit and honey taste with slight hop cut. Light and slightly fizzy. Easy drinking and great summer outdoor working beer. Picked up a 12 pack of cans of this for myself, my brother, and dad to lay a new walkway to my house and it was great fuel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Can shared poured a slightly hazy yellow with white head. Light malt nose no hop action at all and I get whiffs of honey. The flavor hold true very smooth very mild light malt and honey. Decent enough to drink. Scipio (1082) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma has honey, bread, grassy hops, and a little bit of lemon. The main impression here of honey makes this a bit unusual. The taste retains the heavy honey notes that are complimented with a healthy amount of lime. There are minor flavors of bread and grassy hops in here as well. Aftertaste is mostly honey. Light in body with a thinner texture. Average carbonation. This is worth trying. Its different and good enough, but I think I would get tired of this if I had a few of them in a row. madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Can - Golden pour with a foamy white head. Nose is a bit metallic, light honey bread malt, a bit of sticky grain, and just a touch of herbal hoppiness. Taste is light graininess, real rustic, a touch of herbal hoppiness, and a long, grainy finish. Medium-thin, with medium carbonation. Decent for a pale lager...great maltiness. fidelis83 (2441) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Nearly clear gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma is toast, mineral, light toasty and sweet corn, biscuit, skunk, floral and grassy hops. Flavor is toast, mild sweet corn, mineral, light floral hops, a hint of fallen autumn leaves, skunk, grassiness, faint spicy hops and crisp minerality. Light body, creamy, but crisp entry, light to medium carbonation, and still creamy but much more crisp and mineral laden finish. Damn good for a Pale Lager.