Lakefront Beer Line
Lakefront Beer Line is an American Barleywine. This was left for us at work from vacationing brewery rep Justin, thanks for the bottle!
It is kind of hard to gauge the appearance from a third of a 12 oz bottle, but it looks a bit like a muddy Amber Ale. Not too bad for the style. The aroma on this is simply fantastic. I’m getting some butterscotch, toffee, brown sugar, sweet malt & alcohol. The taste is a bit more typical for an American style Barleywine with only a little age on it. Big and malty with a strong bitterness that comes close to overpowering.
A bit of a quandary beer, the aroma is so good right now, but it could use some age on the taste. Justin commented that there was a Barrel Aged version, and I fell like that would be a good addition to the taste profile.