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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 silverking:
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silverking

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a dark, clear red/brown with a tan head with poor retention. lacing is moderate while the head lasts. It reeks of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The malt, however, shines through that dense jungle of spice brilliantly. The taste is nice and malty with all of those wonderful holiday spices. there is also a moderately bitter hop presence. The finish is very bread-like, almost to the point that you can chew on it. There is moderate carbonation with a moderately full mouthfeel. The finish is a bit on the dry side, but it's quite pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 18:57:03 | More by silverking
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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.

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04-02-2014 01:20:36 | More by don1481
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Appearance:
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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:
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Mouthfeel:
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Overall:
I found myself enjoying this concoction of spices. It's easy to drink considering its' big body.

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