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Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
80
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586 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 11
Gots: 55 | 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 added by: maxpower on 10-03-2002

Beer Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices
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Ratings: 586 | Reviews: 248
Photo of Goldopelgt
3.22/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured an orange-ish copper color with a slightly off-white head that disappeared relatively quickly with little to no lacing...

S- A decent amount of pumpkin and some spices, but seems to be predominantly grainy malts with some sweetness to it...

T- Similar to the smell...nothing too overwhelming, you get the maltiness and sweetness with the pumpkin notes coming through in the finish...balanced for what it is, but something seems to be missing...

M- On the thinner side with decent amount of carbonation...

D- Not my favorite of the style, but not bad either...I'd try it again...

Photo of Beaver13
3.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, bottled wk1 of August. Pours hazy golden copper with a fizzy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is spices - cinnamon, nutmeg and other pumpkin pie spices.

The flavor is a bit off. Spices are present, but there is a sweet vegetal malt and some earthy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I really liked the smell of the beer - the flavor, not so much.

Photo of KenC
3.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured clear orange/copper with two fingers of foamy, pure white head. Good retention and good lacing.

S- Cinnamon, bready malt and a little citrus are the first noticed aromas. Complex and a bit unusual. Not sure what to expect from the citrus note.

T- Bready malt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and clove. Reasonably good balance, and as it warmed, the citrus was undetectable. But nothing jumps out or wows me.

M- Feel is thin (which I like) with medium carbonation. The finish is clean, with the end note being nutmeg.

O- Seems like a routine fruit beer. Nothing made me think of pumpkin really, and there is certainly nothing objectionable about it.

Photo of SleepyDrunk
3.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle from the 2013 seasonal release poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours a clear rusty orange. Very little lacing and a quickly disappearing white head.

Nutmeg and cinnamon in up front in the nose, not much for pumpkin in the aroma.

One thing that makes this pumpkin stand out is the notice yeast strain taste that underlies the spies. Definitely more of a spicy pumpkin beer, I do much get much for the sweet or full pumpkin taste found in other beers.

Very dry mouthfeel - not much to it really. Flavors fade fast.

Average pumpkin beer - I don't think I would purchase this again.

Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of weonfire
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Schallerpower
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Heavy on the spice, not so much on the beer

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of plaid75
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light bright copper hue with a one finger creamy white head. There was good retention and decent lacing.

The smell featured elements of pumpkin flesh and rind with some cinnamon and nutmeg.

The taste consisted of some upfront pumpkin spices with a mild sweetness. Some grainy malts as well. The flavor was a bit weak for the style however.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side with an awkward creaminess at the finish.

Overall a decent spiced pumpkin lager. It seems to me that the fuller body of an ale is better suited for the style.

Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of DaveHS
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours an earthy orange/amber color with almost no head and minimal, soapy lacing.

S-Heavy aromas of clove, almost smells like clove cigarette smoke. Some light cinnamon.

T/M-The nose had me excited but like many other pumpkin beers, it falls apart in the execution. No pumpkin flavor whatsoever, weak malt profile, and a thin, unsatisfying body make this beer a failure on almost every level. Tasted like an average marzen lager with some cinnamon in it.

D-Don't ever need to try this again.

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of pstam87
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Basshooker
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of davek72
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of KevMo84
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of s_wit
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Jho3325
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.