1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Holiday Spice Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Holiday Spice Lager BeerHoliday Spice Lager Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

257 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 257
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 16.44%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Spice beer brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, orange peel, and clover honey.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-03-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 257 | Reviews: 137 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Skidz:
Photo of Skidz
Skidz

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a bright amber brown and sits a deep stawberry-brown in the glass with a nice light tan head, few lacings, leaving a light skim on the surface.

Smells rich and malty, filled with spice. Cinnamon, all-spice and cloves wheeze out from the insides. Light hop spiciness and a trace of alcohol in the back of the nose.

Tastes surprisingly sweet up front, rich toasted malt flavors greet the front of the toungue while a thick slathering of spices work along the sides. Cloves and all-spice weigh heavily, while cinnamon dusts the surface. Hints of ginger root glisten underneath. Alcohol noted almost immediately as it begins to dry and further adds to the spiciness of the beer. Finish is well bittered and continues on the path layed down from the start.

Smooth and silky mouthfeel with small, crisp carbonation in a medium-full body. Good feeling on every corner.

Surprisignly delicious. Follows a path similar to that of their Pumpkin Ale, but goes far beyond anything that beer will achieve. Not only is the flavor a welcomed surprise, its body is also quite memorable. Rethinking my holiday strategy once again....

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2004 03:59:38 | More by Skidz
More User Reviews:
Photo of MattSharpless
MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-17-2014 18:04:10 | More by MattSharpless
Photo of green_plastic
green_plastic

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-23-2014 18:15:47 | More by green_plastic
Photo of Lanstrum
Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-21-2014 21:16:13 | More by Lanstrum
Photo of TX-Badger
TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-08-2014 16:49:24 | More by TX-Badger
Photo of Graff
Graff

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-08-2014 01:39:43 | More by Graff
Photo of jharris0624
jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-31-2014 03:03:56 | More by jharris0624
Photo of Latarnik
Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-24-2014 19:22:22 | More by Latarnik
Photo of jschott75
jschott75

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-14-2014 11:44:51 | More by jschott75
Photo of don1481
don1481

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle for $0.99 on clearance at Groppi's? Why the heck not. Poured into Mr. Pint

Appearance: Deep reddish-brown with virtually no head. Very fizzy.

Smell: Lots of holiday spices. Honey? Check. Ginger? Check. Cinnamon? Oh yes. Nutmeg, cloves, and orange cloves? Yup, yup, and yup. Smells delicious.

Taste: ... something seems amiss here. The spices seem muted compared to the heavenly smell. Flavors are understated. Not bad, but not spectacular like I was expecting from the smell. Sigh. For something that's 9.4% ABV, I'm pleasantly surprised with how well the alcohol is hidden, though.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied for sure. Sticky.

Worth $0.99 for sure. Not worth $9.99 for a 4 pack in-season. Maybe I'll grab another to age for a year, but... eh.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 01:20:36 | More by don1481
Photo of capuchinpilates
capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-29-2014 14:11:15 | More by capuchinpilates
Photo of PopnLoads
PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-26-2014 19:36:36 | More by PopnLoads
Photo of jimmygord
jimmygord

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-16-2014 13:35:05 | More by jimmygord
Photo of alphagnome
alphagnome

Iowa

3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Surprisingly dark brown body that pours with a nice, light brown head that has horrible retention. Good carbonation. No lacing.

Aroma:
Here is where this one shines. Very sweet with gobs of spicing. Looking for truth in advertising? Here it is - everything the label calls out is detectable. Nutmeg and cloves are the most prominent. Honey is noticeable with a hint of orange. Very clean.

Taste:
A pleasant bitterness right up front followed quickly by a full on assault of spice. Tons of nutmeg and cinnamon lace a very sweet, lightly roasted malt backbone.

Mouthfeel:
Big body for a lager. Spritzy carbonation. Sweet finish.

Overall:
I found myself enjoying this concoction of spices. It's easy to drink considering its' big body.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 18:58:48 | More by alphagnome
Photo of four91
four91

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-05-2014 03:05:43 | More by four91
Photo of Demon_Lung
Demon_Lung

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-24-2014 22:56:20 | More by Demon_Lung
Photo of Sweffin
Sweffin

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-22-2014 00:58:48 | More by Sweffin
Photo of Mugenlude
Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-21-2014 20:52:59 | More by Mugenlude
Photo of AnthemOfTheSun
AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-15-2014 07:13:36 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
Photo of Thickfreakness
Thickfreakness

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-14-2014 22:53:27 | More by Thickfreakness
Photo of ArtZan
ArtZan

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

02-14-2014 20:49:42 | More by ArtZan
Photo of thinwhiteduke
thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-13-2014 03:20:05 | More by thinwhiteduke
Photo of Goldndomer
Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-09-2014 22:43:50 | More by Goldndomer
Photo of liamt07
liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-29-2014 00:10:13 | More by liamt07
Photo of hilgart1
hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-19-2014 22:46:39 | More by hilgart1
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Holiday Spice Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.