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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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BA SCORE
84
good

262 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | 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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2/5  rDev -45.9%

BeccaH, Monday at 04:46 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

wrightst, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of allengarvin
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2012--2 & half years old. I'll make allowances.
A: Dark ruby-brown with a small head.
S: Rather a boozy spice aroma, with cinnamon and other spices, with an underlay of alcohol.
T: Old, sweet bread flavor--little bitterness remains, if there was any--with some faded spices. Cinnamon isn't all that strong, but it's certainly present. A bit of alcohol is detectable at the end. Rather oxidized.
M: Surprisingly well-carbonated given the age.

Not a beer that really stands up to 2+ years, but it's not that bad.

allengarvin, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Big_Dave, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

green_plastic, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Lanstrum, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Graff, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jharris0624, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

jschott75, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of don1481
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

don1481, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

capuchinpilates, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

PopnLoads, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jimmygord, Mar 16, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

alphagnome, Mar 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

four91, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Demon_Lung, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Sweffin, Feb 22, 2014
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Mugenlude, Feb 21, 2014
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AnthemOfTheSun, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Thickfreakness, Feb 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

ArtZan, Feb 14, 2014
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Holiday Spice Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.