Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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2.78/5 rDev -19.7%
Pours like tea. Dark orange, minimal carbonation.
Smells like cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Aggressively spicy, and pretty generic. It's nice but not really even pumpkiny, just spicy.
Tastes like it smells. Not exactly bland, not exactly boilerplate, but not exactly well-brewed. It's all spice, only those spices are inexpertly measured and there's none of the tangy or mellow pumpkin nodes of other such brews to cut into the aggressive cinnamon and nutmeg nodes.
It's like a pumpkin pie baked by a middle school home ec class. It's edible, since it's pumpkin pie and honestly I'd eat pumpkin pie that had been dropped on the floor. But the seasoning hints towards a complete lack of experience on behalf of the people who baked it, like they just raided the spice cabinet and started pouring things in all willy nilly.
10-17-2012 21:56:57 | More by mynie
3.65/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured into a glass mug.
A: Clear light orange with two-finger, white frothy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.
S: Pumpkin and lots of cinnamon and spice. Nice.
T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. A little too much cinnamon actually. It's overpowering the pumpkin. Not bad though.
M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.
O: This isn't amazing but it was better than the couple of pumpkin ales I had the other night. The pumpkin and spice aroma is great.
10-17-2012 03:30:51 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.1/5 rDev -10.4%
Appearance: minimal head, orange-brown in color, hazy, low carbonation
Smell: big and rich pumpkin spice
Taste: bark, clove, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice
Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness in the background, low carbonation, medium-light bodied
Overall: An average pumpkin beer that smells really good but the taste does not follow up at the same level. Not bad, but nothing out of the ordinary. I will pass in the future.
10-15-2012 17:39:33 | More by tigg924
3.08/5 rDev -11%
Color is a clear amber with an average head. The smell is a mix of spices that's hard to pin down - maybe nutmeg, maybe some cinnamon. The taste is slightly sweet, but not overly so. Cinnamon seems to come through the strongest, with slight grass and bread flavors typical of a lager. Not very complex, but nothing offensive either. Thin mouthfeel. Not too bad, certainly drinkable, but nothing memorable going on here.
10-15-2012 05:24:17 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
3.53/5 rDev +2%
Poured into a standard pint glass.
The beer is a clear amber orange with a frothy cream colored head. The head slowly recedes to a fine film, then eventually disappears completely. No lacing stays on the glass.
The aroma is at first like an orange-citrus note. This gives way to nutmeg and other pumpkin pie spices.
The beer tastes bright and has a very good cinnamon start, even a peppery spiciness becomes evident. On the back end there are clove and nutmeg spices, and a subdued hop presence.
The mouthfeel is very rich and creamy. Smooth. Carbonated.
Overall, I'm not blown away by this, but nor am I offended. It's actually a pretty sessionable affair, and the mouthfeel really is nice. I get cinnamon the most here, and it's got a nice spicy kick to it.
10-12-2012 23:15:27 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.43/5 rDev -0.9%
Pours a clear orange, with a medium off-white head. Smells slightly of stewed veggies, with some pie spice. Taste is an initial candy sweetness, followed by a bit of cinnamon and vanilla. There is a bit of grain after that, and some nutmeg in a semi-sweet finish. Mouthfeel is nicely rich. Overall a pretty good beer.
10-11-2012 21:42:30 | More by tronester
3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
Pours a light copper with a honey hue. The finger of head dissipates quickly. The nose is boldy pumpkin-like and there are spice notes as well. Light flavor, but the pumpkin is definitely there and nice spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg are present on the finish. There is also a pleasant sweetness at the end.
Most pumpkin beers are ales, but this lager offering is a nice spicy treat that is light enough to be sessionable at a Halloween party.
10-10-2012 05:47:14 | More by 57md
3.55/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours transparent amber in color with a minimal white head that soon disappears completely. The bouquet is actually quite nice, with healthy doses of pumpkin and cinnamon, with some nutmeg. There is also a tartness to the aroma, the origin of which I am curious to discern in the palate. The flavor largely matches the aroma, but is more subdued. The pumpkin takes a bit of a back seat to the spices, but the blend works well nonetheless. I think the tartness detected in the nose may actually be afforded by the cinnamon, which is not a spice I have much familiarity with when it comes to beers. The mouthfeel could be a little more substantive, but on the whole this is a well balanced and easy to drink brew, and one of the more palatable pumpkin beers I've tried.
10-05-2012 02:41:04 | More by MaximalC
3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
I've had many a pumpkin brew, but this is my first pumpkin lager. I was hoping it offered something more than all the lighter boring pumpkin ales that are popping up everywhere, and I was decently surprised.
A - A somewhat hazy, copper color. Poured a decent head, but dissipated fairly quickly.
S - Smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, hint of apples, and a very faint pumpkin.
T - Has similar flavors of most pumpkin beers, like the spices and pumpkin flavor, obviously. But it also has a good malt sweetness and balance to it. Tastes more like a decent octoberfest with a pumpkin twist, which is why I like this beer more than most regular pumpkins.
M - Has more body than most pumpkin beers I've had. Carbonation is just enough, not overwhelming.
Overall I would drink this beer again. Not great in the same light of a lot of imperial pumpkin ales, but pretty damn good as far as a lighter pumpkin brew goes.
10-04-2012 19:33:06 | More by BenSilvia
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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