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Holiday Spice Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Holiday Spice Lager BeerHoliday Spice Lager Beer

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256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
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)
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Reviews by Winter:
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Winter

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uncapped one of these while putting up the Christmas tree the other night. Bottled the first week of November, 2002. Poured a hazy dark ruby brown with a large rising light tan head. Festive aroma consisted of nutmeg, cinnamon, plum, ginger and malt. Medium bodied and smooth with a slight tingle upfront. Hint of orange zest. Intringuing gingerbread-like malt finish. The heavy alcohol is transformed into an almost brandy-like flavor in conjunction with all the spices. A very delicious and potent winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2002 13:24:40 | More by Winter
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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.

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Holiday Spice Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.