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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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257 Ratings
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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)
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Reviews by proc:
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proc

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am reviewing this beer on a nice, warm Midwest summer night. The temperature is in the in the upper 70's and I am dining on a plate of boneless pork ribs, brown rice and steamed green beans.

And yes, I am drinking a Winter beer. A "Holiday" beer even.

And yes, this is one fine beer.

It pours out to a nice, amberish-brown in the glass with an aroma of black pepper and spices.

It exhibits tastes of clove and other spices.

And its drinkable. Highly drinkable even, and this includes imbibing it on a warm, summer night far removed from the holiday/winter season. This beer is obviously nearing a year of age and is spicy, sweet and mellow all at the same time. The alcohol is well hidden and the spice level is just right.

This is a very enjoyable beer. I think my palate has been deprived of beers "with taste" this summer season due to drinking so many lager-ish type beers. It reminds me as to why I like to drink beer.

Fantome...Happy Holidays (in August) to you my friend. Thanks for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2005 01:56:08 | More by proc
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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.

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Holiday Spice Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.