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Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

468 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Beer Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices

(Beer added by: maxpower on 10-03-2002)
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WheelsPSU

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-27-2013 23:14:23 | More by WheelsPSU
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alexanf

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-16-2013 23:37:45 | More by alexanf
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Satsuma

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-12-2013 13:59:37 | More by Satsuma
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creez

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-16-2012 03:56:55 | More by creez
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KyleFredricks


3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-13-2012 01:03:53 | More by KyleFredricks
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BRD14

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-27-2013 01:42:48 | More by BRD14
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mds1101

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-25-2012 01:20:31 | More by mds1101
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jreindl

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-20-2013 06:14:04 | More by jreindl
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-21-2013 22:09:22 | More by Bowers-Brew
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-18-2013 01:46:44 | More by Ragnarok88
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nickd717

California

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%

Bottle via trade as an extra thanks to boothbeer on BA.

Pours a perfectly clear copper color with a two-finger white head that lasts. Some good lacing as well.

Aroma is nice pumpkin and spices as well as some malty sweetness.

Flavor is surprisingly nice and balanced. Sweet caramel and pale malt, fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

Somewhat smooth on the palate with medium body, just a tad watery on the finish.

Drinkability is good. Overall this is a pretty solid pumpkin beer. I was pleasantly surprised.

01-07-2010 18:25:56 | More by nickd717
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a burnt orange/brown with red highlights. The off white head is fairly light but leaves a smttering of lace.

The aroma is rather pumpkin pie esque. Heavy malt with a dose of cinnamon, nutmeg,allspice and vanilla. Sweet and warm smelling for sure.

The flavor is not as pumpkin as the nose. However this is a non bitter pumpkin beer. Which is a feat of it's own. Smooth malt mixed with cinnamon and vanilla. A touch of pumpkin pie in the finish.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall a very nice pumpkin beer. Granted it's the only pumpkin lager on the market so it's hard to compare. This is one of the least offensive pumpkin beers I've had.

11-28-2009 20:18:43 | More by beerwolf77
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%

Aroma is strong and malty with a good overtone of pumpkin and cinnamon, rather appetizing. It pours a clear coppery amber with not much of a head. Pumpkin flavor is strong, but does not overpower the malt; there are hints of cinnamon and hops. Texture is glass-smooth and just a little tingly. A good fall beer, but enjoyable any time of year.

06-09-2009 00:38:24 | More by Cyberkedi
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BeerAmbassador

Arizona

3.7/5  rDev +6.9%

Pours an orange amber color with a thin off white head. Aromas of baking spice, a little bready and finally some vegetal/pumpkin on the tail end. Spices dominate this beer, especially the cinnamon. I still am able to detect some pumpkin on the palate and as this is a pumpkin lager as opposed to the more popular ale it finishes pretty clean. Overall a nice pumpkin beer and the first one i have had in a couple seasons.

09-14-2011 00:15:41 | More by BeerAmbassador
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SammyDavisJrJrJr

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +6.9%

Served at about 45F after a hard pour into the classic glass Lowenbrau stein. Listening to that Mumford and Sons song...

A - Crystal clear light amber body with two perfect fingers of tight off white head. Quite pretty...

S - Right off the bat the sweet spice aroma is huge, just like my jar of allspice. It settles down after a while to reveal a mild sweet grain and a spice aroma more focused on cinnamon. Nothing here that really makes me think of canned pumpkin however...

T - Nice grainy malt sweetness in the entry with spice presence that seems to focus on cinnamon and clove. Definite mineral flavors in the midpalate that lead to a quaffable, momentarily clean finish. After a few seconds, the cinnamon comes back to remind you that this is a fall seasonal.

D - This beer works for me, its a well made lager, as Lakefront is known to do. Manages to avoid being flabby like most pumpkin beers I've had, while still having the spice to make me think fall. The only complaint would be the apparent lack of actual pumpkin flavor, although I'm not sure if it's possible to naturally add that without taking away that characteristics that I love about this beer. Anways, best pumpkin beer I've had in a sixer so far, although still not quite as good as St. Ambroise The Great Pumpkin Ale and that nice light one.. what was it? Oh yeah, Pumking.

09-22-2010 00:47:09 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
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jayhass

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +6.9%

Color is an orange golden clear color with a white head that fades fast.
Smell is of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. maybe a light bread note from the malt.
Taste- Spices up front light cinnamon and cloves stand above the rest. A bit of grassy or hay like flavor with a tiny bit of malt character of bread and caramel. This is a lager so finishes pretty clean.

09-01-2013 01:20:32 | More by jayhass
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getch

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%

a-golden color, not cloudy, little to no head when poured.

s-faint pumpkin pie smell, really need to drink this out of a glass, not in the bottle, without the smell you are not getting the full flavor.

t-with the smell of pumpkin there really is somewhat of a taste of pumpkin, its decent, hard to explain, because i really would never had tried the beer, if it were not for my gf that likes the beer

m- extremely smooth, no bitterness to the beer, and i really wonder what the ABV could be if any.

d-very good seasonal beer, but its not something that i will look forward to next year, if you are ever in Milwaukee, YOU NEED TO TOUR!!

03-19-2008 03:49:48 | More by getch
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%

Appearance: hazy orange in color with a one finger head. Some light lacing paints the glass.

Smell: cinammon and other spices are most notable, with some caramel sweetness in the background.

Taste: light caramel, cinammon, nutmeg, and some pumpkin flavors are balanced with some mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light crispness to start, smoother towards the end. SHort-lived aftertaste. Lighter side of a medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: this one is not fake in flavor like some other pumpkin beers, and with this being a lager is a lighter and somewhat refreshing. Worth trying this one.

10-26-2008 15:54:46 | More by Gavage
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CaptainIPA

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%

A: Poured into a Smithwick's pint. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a two-finger head that settles to a frothy lace with moderate stick.

S: Aroma is comprised primarily of classic pumpkin pie spices.

T: Sweet malt complemented by subtle dashes of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. A touch of vegetable squash. Balanced by a welcomed bite of Hallertau hops.

M: Rich and creamy mouthfeel.

D: Very sessionable. Its subdued spiced nature and crisp, refreshing character make Lakefront Pumpkin Lager a worthy harvest beer.

10-26-2008 20:03:31 | More by CaptainIPA
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%

This poured out as a Clear looking amber color. The head was a little on the soapy looking side. The lacing was minimal and the retention wasn't overly impressive. The smell of the beer has some lager yeast aromas as well as the traditional pumpkin spice notes. The taste of the beer has an earthy spiced flavor through that mixed with the sweetness of the malts. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side with I feel it should be heavier. Overall this isn't a bad brew, just not one of my favorites.

08-18-2012 05:36:32 | More by Knapp85
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minnunderground

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%

Bottle poured into a tumber.

A-Golden orange color, clear, No sed., off white head a finger or two.

S- You can smell the malts and pumpkin / spices kind of cider/Esq smell

T-Has a good flavor really the spicing in this reminds me of a cider. In the middle some mild pumpkin flavors. Tasty

M- Mildy carbonated nothing very special in this department

D- Pretty drinkable, not very heavy kinda on the lighter side. The spices might get mildy annoying after a couple

Overall a nice offering at a pumpkin. A good job by Lakefront

11-21-2009 01:59:39 | More by minnunderground
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Ragingbull

California

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%

Light amber to red in color with barely noticeable prickle and a faint wispy head. Very mild nose of pumpkin, spice and "chalk water." By "chalk water" I mean it smells similar to the water in a bucket after washing the blackboard in grade school. Mild attack. Flavor of pumpkin and malty grains. Clean finish but mildly sweet grain aftertaste. This is a very complex beer compared to many pumpkin ales and lagers. I would say pretty good and call it a B.

08-07-2008 14:55:16 | More by Ragingbull
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MaltyGoodness

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%

12oz. bottle

Pours a hazed orange color with a small white head that thins. Decent lacing on the glass.

Aroma is all pumpkin spices. Doesn't smell extremely spicy, but no other notable aromatics.

Taste is light and consists largely of pumpkin pie spices with a very faint hint of malt and yeast. Finishes very clean and dry.

Light body, zippy carbonation.

Another interesting take on the pumpkin thing, and it works well. The mild spicing is enjoyable and works well with the clean and dry lager base. Especially good on these 80 degree October days.

10-23-2007 02:36:11 | More by MaltyGoodness
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Benish

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%

This was my favorite pumpkin beer. I have tried other pumpkin beers (not a lot) but I really appreciated this one because the style of this beer (lager) and the notes of pumpkin seemed to come together really well. At each sip, my sense tells me that this beer and the pumpkins were brewed together from start to finish -- in unity if you will. The pumpkin flavor is not overwhelming but you know it is there when you take a sip. Definitely refreshing and I usually grab a second one.

I have tried other beers - pumpkin ales (not lagers) - that seem to fall short in pumpkin flavor that I'm looking for; it seems it only add a tiny dash of pumpkin pie spice and nothing more. However this may be what it's supposed to be and maybe my preferences are different than others who enjoy pumpkin beers. This beer never fails to please me.

03-26-2013 17:10:54 | More by Benish
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Domingo

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%

This is one of the few times you'll see a spiced lager. In fact, I think it's the only pumpkin lager I've seen, too.
Pours an amber color headed toward a burn orange, but not completely there. Head is minimal and the head laces for a little bit, but doesn't really stick.
Allspice, cinnamon, and sweet malts are really the main focuses of the nose. A sulfuric whiff here and there, too...but nothing a typical lager doesn't have. If anything it's dialed back compared to most pumpkin beers.
The flavor starts off sweet with caramel malts and spicy with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ans cloves. The cloves offer a hint of numbness, but only for a second. The finish fades to a more sour flavor...which reveals they likely actually used some real pumpkin in addition to spices.
Mouthfeel is slick and makes this beer pretty quaffable if you want.
As with ALL pumpkin beers, you're not going to want more than 1 or 2. I'd say this is one of the more easy drinking variations, though.
One of the better pumpkin beers out there just because while the spices run the show, they aren't overwhelming. The sourness in the finish also helps to keep things moving, too.

08-23-2010 19:49:27 | More by Domingo
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.