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Holiday Spice Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
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293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-03-2002

Spice beer brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, orange peel, and clover honey.
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Ratings: 293 | Reviews: 143
Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/29/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, honey, toast, brown bread, plum, fig, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and herbal/spice earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, spices, and dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, honey, toast, brown bread, plum, fig, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and herbal/spice earthiness. Slight spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, honey, toast, brown bread, plum, fig, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and herbal/spice earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, spices, and dark fruit flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small-moderate warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent winter spiced ale. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, spices, and dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of MillerMan16
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faunland
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BDeibs
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stezz420
4.78/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Interesting take on a Christmas beer.


Tan colored lager with small head retention.

Smells heavily of cloves, cinnamon, Christmas popery.

The taste is pretty much just like the smell. Lots of cloves and cinnamon, definitely a bit tangy and spicey.

Not a lot of carbonation in this one, but the booze is very well hidden for how thick it is.

Overall not the best, but still tasty for how strong it is.

Photo of EddieJoe
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of msquared36
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grantab369
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbmdbm
1/5  rDev -73%

Root beer flavor. Excessively sweet.

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of JeffSK
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of shoretaxi
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jj1221
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Mild flavor, smooth, subtle hints of spice. This will be my go to this holiday season.

Photo of jwc215
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at 3 Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours amber with a thin head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of "holiday spice" - cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, clove.

The spices blend together well. Not too overspiced, but certainly present. A firm malt backbone that is slightly toasted pulls the spices together. Honey sweetness mixes in. Alcohol warmth is noticeable in the finish, and adds more than detracts.

It is lager smooth.

A well-made, well-balanced (for the style) "Holiday" lager. The spices do grow as the beer warms. Alcohol is very well-integrated, adding a bit of "winter" warmth rather than "heat". Nicely done!

Photo of Oops
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of rjp217
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of InVinoVeritas
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Holiday Spice Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.