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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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Redrover

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz brown longneck that indicates date of bottling.

Beer pours a nice orangish brown with a ½ inch tan head. Hardly a trace of lace.

Beer smells like a pumpkin pie, lots of spice notes (nutmeg, all spice and cinnamon). Some malt lingers in the background.

The taste can not live up to the hype (the smell in this case). Spice is slightly faded, but present. Some sweetness that could come from the pumpkin or the malt.

Funny, the carbonation seems right for style, but the mouthfeel is kind of thin. Perhaps this is due to the fact that it is a lager and not an ale.

I enjoy this beer, but there are better pumpkin beers out there

11-15-2003 01:30:29 | More by Redrover
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Clear golden in appearance with a half finger of an off white head.

S- A stronger aroma then I was expecting. A lot of pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, and a lot of banana. A nice spicy aroma.

T- A lot of cinnamon in this beer. A bit of apple and banana in this beer surprisingly. A slight bit of pumpkin. A spicy and stinging beer. A lot of flavor and a very clean finish.

M- A very disappointing feel. A sort of silky slimyness. The pumpkin doesn't add as much feel as you may expect from a pumpkin brew. Easy drinking.

O- This is an ok beer. Nothing bad and its different but doesn't push any boundaries.

12-10-2012 23:39:32 | More by TwelveOunces
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Lakefront- Pumpkin Lager

A- Clear bronze orange with a small filmy head.
S- Light touch of pumpkin spices. Nutmeg, Vanilla, and Caramel malt.
T- Spicy, Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and graham cracker with brown sugar. Slight touch of lemon in the end.
M- Light and malty sweet with a dry bitter spicy finish.

Overall- Light easy drinking. Sessionable and modest.

10-25-2008 18:21:08 | More by NJpadreFan
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Light fiery orange in hue, two fingers of On the nose is cinnamon and caramel.
Sweet but not cloying, definite holiday spices, some heavier malts, which is good, less pumpkin than other beers yet more flavor overall than most. Medium body, tingly carbonation, and some stickiness is delovely. Yup delovely. Like it a bit. Recommend it.

09-29-2011 00:37:07 | More by JoeAmerican77
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ClearDog

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Served in a pint glass.

This is my second time around rating this beer. This time around, the bottle of beer has been out of the fridge for about 15 minutes so it can warm up before I serve it. I figure it's got to be a little warmer to bring out the spice and pumpkin flavors. Here goes . . .

Appearance -- It was nice for about thirty seconds. The color is nice and reminiscent of orange pumpkin pie. I would have given a better appearance rating however the head only last thirty seconds then disappeared. No lacing is evident.

Smell -- The smell is nice with spice overwhelming. In a way it reminds me of apple cider. I cannot identify any pumpkin here.

Taste -- It definitely tastes better warmer although I still cannot taste any recognizable pumpkin. Tastes more like spiced beer.

Mouthfeel -- Light to medium-light; not much here.

Drinkability -- I can only drink this beer once in a sitting. This will most likely be my last Lakefront Pumpkin for the year, although a buddy of mine tried it on tap at the Landmark 1850 and he said it was awesome. He had three in one sitting.

09-16-2005 02:15:19 | More by ClearDog
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Pours a hazy peachy copper with a white fizzy foam that retains well. Light aroma of pumpkin spices and bready lager yeast. In the taste, crispness of lager yeast upfont, spices mid palate, and finishes with pumpkin flavor. Light cinnamon and allspice. Crisp, solid pumpkin lager.

10-20-2013 00:00:11 | More by Stinkypuss
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slyke

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Pumpkin Lager pours a golden-orange color with a quarter inch of white head that falls to a thin cap quickly. No lacing.

The smell is a mixture of pumpkin, cinnamon, and a standard lager. None of these aromas is objectionable.

The taste replicates the smell. A standard lager with flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon. I like this brewery's approach, a beer with other flavors rather than "pumpkin pie in a glass."

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a slight aftertaste of the pumpkin.

Drinkability is good. This will not be my "go to" beer, but I'll grab some next fall when foods accented by these flavors will be featured at Thanksgiving and the like. Worth a try.

04-27-2008 16:39:25 | More by slyke
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Rayek

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured into a perfect pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy amber with mild carbonation. A fizzy eggshell cap comes and goes quickly as it retreats to a ring at the edge of the beer. Leaves no lace.

S: Pumpkin pie spices dominate. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and allspice all vie for predominance. The pumpkin can be sensed, but only slightly.

T: A raw pumpkin flavor starts things. It's backed up by a mild husky malt flavor. The aforementioned spices come on in the middle and linger through the finish.

M: The medium body is dry and could stand having the carbonation turned down a notch.

D: This is an OK pumpkin beer. A good autumn offering from Lakefront.

09-19-2010 00:38:05 | More by Rayek
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #58 (November 2011):

LOOK: Clear pale amber

SMELL: Pie spice, cinnamon, pumpkin meat, cookie dough, clean

TASTE: Moderate body, crisp, pale malt, bready, pie spice, vague tartness, pumpkin, dried hay, flour, alcohol, more spice

A very well-spiced Pumpkin Lager. Oh yeah … it's a lager. Easy to drink for what it is. When it comes to spiced beer, it's pretty subjective on whether you want more than one—but we could see having more than one. There is depth, but lightness as well, two worlds that should have met a long time ago perhaps.

05-02-2012 03:52:44 | More by BeerAdvocate
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zldjn97

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-27-2013 19:19:33 | More by zldjn97
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tugg407

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-07-2012 00:27:47 | More by tugg407
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TheLevi4000

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-08-2013 04:20:44 | More by TheLevi4000
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-25-2013 23:04:31 | More by DerekQXQX
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Serviceable pumpkin beer, served Labour Day weekend t the brewery. Light colour,lacey with almost no head. Spicy pumpkin and cloves. In the style and better than some pumpkin beers, though not the best representative. OK drinkability, must be in the mood to finish a half pint.

09-08-2011 01:22:18 | More by Sammy
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-10-2013 22:06:19 | More by CWVegas
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-08-2012 00:01:51 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-19-2013 00:39:25 | More by Gonzoillini
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eliz108

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-17-2013 15:19:14 | More by eliz108
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crlipnickas81

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-21-2013 07:23:14 | More by crlipnickas81
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-28-2012 00:54:54 | More by Kunstman
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nyrblue2

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-08-2012 03:11:07 | More by nyrblue2
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-21-2012 23:07:07 | More by liquorpig
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Jman_01

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-15-2012 13:56:03 | More by Jman_01
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muskymike

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-26-2013 01:38:12 | More by muskymike
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jlee185

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-04-2014 15:37:51 | More by jlee185
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.