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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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260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 138
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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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-18-2014 19:36:48 | More by wrightst
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allengarvin

Texas

3.49/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

08-02-2014 22:35:10 | More by allengarvin
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-02-2014 07:47:52 | More by Big_Dave
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Iowa

3.86/5  rDev +4%

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.

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

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-09-2014 22:43:50 | More by Goldndomer
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Holiday Spice Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.