Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.43/5 rDev -0.9%
Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly to a ring, leaving traces of lace. Almost clear amber color. Pumpkin malt nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is a malty pumpkin, some sweetness. Bottled Sep 2009. $1.90 for a 12oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
01-11-2010 23:35:42 | More by jdhilt
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
3.23/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
10-06-2007 03:23:18 | More by plaid75
3.23/5 rDev -6.6%
A: Bright pumpkin orange, good clarity with a diminishing dirty white head that turned to a washy covering. Strong show of micro-effervesce, weak show of lacing.
S: Cinnamon sticks, applesauce, pumpkin puree and toasted pie crust on the nose are most evident upon immediate opening and pour. Strength quickly diminishes to a weak offering.
T: Flavor of sweet pumpkin, nice level and balance of spicing of cinnamon, all spice, toasty pumpkin and sweet malt. Pie crust, ginger spicing and a honey toffee sweetness.
M: Mouthful was of medium bodied, slightly malty and syrupy texture with a decent level of carbonation. Dry fade of spicy pumpkin finish.
O: Not going to bowl you over in the end, drinkable, spiced enough to give you some appreciation of that pumpkin feel and easy enough balanced for multiples. worthy a single try.
11-14-2012 01:26:45 | More by beerthulhu
2.7/5 rDev -22%
Hazed dark golden tone. Just a skimming of a white head. Lacing is minimal. Nose is all about the spices. Pumpkin Pie spice, clove, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. A little sweet malt underlying everything. This beer's got some spice on the buds, but it's pretty weak in the malt department. Pumpkin taste is lacking. It's a little phenolic/medicinal as well. Not really that enjoyable.
10-31-2004 04:40:50 | More by Bighuge
3.61/5 rDev +4.3%
A nice little suprise from a Pumpkin Ale. Looks like nothing special, kinda dark brown, but the aroma, is genuine pumpkin and nutmeg? Taste, more of the same, but there is something that livens the ale, makes it a little less heavy than a big slice of pumpkin pie.
That levity brings a great finish/aftertaste to the beer, pumpkin spice maintains, you may even detect a sprinkling of vanilla? I dunno, but whatever it is, I like it. Remains drinkable, but I can't see having more than 2 in a sitting, due to the sweetness.
01-07-2010 19:03:01 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.06/5 rDev -11.6%
12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours a hazy orange (pumpkin)/amber with an off-white head that soon disappears.
S: Pumpkin pie spices (mainly cinnamon and nutmeg), pumpkin puree and some biscuity malts.
T: A nice mix and balance of spicing, but too strong. It masks the pumpkin until the finish and leaves little detectable malt/grain flavor. Interesting sweet/tart mix.
M: Medium bodied, with a level of carbonation that seemed a bit aggressive.
O: yet another over-spiced pumpkin beer, and this one is of the more subtle lager variety, making the imbalance more of an issue. Nonetheless, the well-chosen mix of spices will appeal to those who like spicy pumpkin beers.
03-12-2013 01:15:57 | More by chinchill
3.13/5 rDev -9.5%
12oz single, bought a 6 pack at Woodmans...enjoyed on opening saturday of the college football season, 1st pumpkin of the season for me
appearance: poured into a Sweetwater pint glass...orange-amber body, creamy beige head with decent lacing
smell: aroma is heavy on the holiday spices, cinnamon and nutmeg dominate, pumpkin is covered up by the heavy spice aroma, sweet malt
taste: Well...I dont really think this is bad but its a bad pumpkin beer. Its mostly a spiced beer with a heavy cinnamon nature, strong ginger, clove, lemon, pumpkin, sweet syrupy malt, nutmeg
mouthfeel: strongly spiced, medium-light body
09-02-2006 19:17:08 | More by dirtylou
4.74/5 rDev +37%
12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial pint.
6.0% ABV, Bottled 08/29/13
A - The brilliant color is a light amber pumpkin orange and crystal clear with pale yellow highlights and lazy but steady bubbles rising up. A cream-colored head billowed up to two fingers and slowly went down to a thin blanket of foam leaving a ring of legs.
S - The immediate realization from the first sniff is that this pumpkin lager is much different than the usual pumpkin ales. It's muted aromas are more crisp and mellow with spice being the most prominent on the nose with dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg and a pumpkin aroma following closely. A touch of caramel malt is in the back, grounding the beer with no hops evident.
T - The taste closely mirrors the aroma with spices being the first noticeable flavor - nutmeg and cinnamon - but the pumpkin flavor is the most prominent and lingering aspect of the beer. A touch of caramel and a light kiss of hops are present, leaving the beer orchestrated very well; think diet pumpkin pie - great, natural flavor but not incredibly rich like normal pie.
M - Lakefront's Pumpkin lager is smooth, on the verge of being creamy, but still crisp and refreshing. A small carbonation bite gives a little kick at the end of this medium bodied lager which has just a slight dryness to the finish and lingers with pumpkin and spice on the tongue.
O - Lakefront Pumpkin Lager is a exceptionally crafted pumpkin beer that takes the richness of pumpkin ale and drops it back a few notches, creating a great start-of-fall beverage that's still drinkable and refreshing in warm weather but, with the pumpkin and spice, remains great when it cools down. Also a good "beginner" pumpkin beer for those who want to get their feet wet, and one of my personal favorites of the season!
08-30-2013 21:53:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.13/5 rDev -9.5%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a clear texture. There was a thin, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing at all.
S: A decent aroma of pumpkin, spices and malt.
T: Tasted of some pumpkin up front, with a little cinnamon and malt in the finish. This is a pretty thin, watery beer. Could have been better than it was.
M: An okay amount of carbonation with a zesty, prickly finish. Medium-bodied.
O: This is one of those inoffensive, mostly forgettable beers.
10-29-2011 13:29:30 | More by avalon07
2.98/5 rDev -13.9%
I was surprised to find this at Frog Bear Wild Boar, a bar/club not really known for the beer selection. Amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is almost spicy enough to make your eyes water. Ginger absolutely dominates, with a little pumpkin and malt crying for attention. This was a little hard to drink because of how robust the spicy flavor was. I would have welcomed more hops or malt to balance out the spice assault. Dry finish. An interesting attempt but not something I am going to search out again.
02-03-2003 07:24:56 | More by Dogbrick
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
3.13/5 rDev -9.5%
I like the nose on this one....spices evident (in some regards smells like a cigar humidor) but so is the pumpkin which is lacking in some of these pumpkin beers...hazy orange color...some nice pumpkin flavors..perhaps one of the more 'true" pumpkin flavored beers but then there is a dimension that includes some sour/green apple notes..not strong but you can tell it's there...maybe it's the yeast they use since several of theri beers have this sourish dimension...Body is medium to light..a little creamy...
Overall not a horrible beer...i like some aspects of it and will enjoy the other two bottles I have but the sour/green apple notes bring this score down(even though they are not AS strong as some of the Lakefront litter I have tried)
11-18-2004 06:16:31 | More by ZAP
3.28/5 rDev -5.2%
A- Pours a light amber color with a quickly dissipating white head. A few stead streams of carbonation rises to the top.
S- Smells of cinnamon.
T- Cinnamon. Slight biscuit taste. Pumpkin. Not as many spices as I have had with previous pumpkin beers.
M- Not much carbonation to this one and a bit on the watery side.
D/O- Aside from the mouthfeel complaint this isn't a bad little pumpkin beer, especially for a lager. Quite refreshing. Would have been better to have this one and a couple more perhaps in the fall.
02-02-2011 00:03:39 | More by Duff27
3.25/5 rDev -6.1%
A: Hazy orange/amber color. Pored a 2 finger off-white lumpy head with good retention. Few patches of lace.
S: Big allspice notes. Pumpkin and a little citrus note.
T: Allspice up front and through-and-through. Pumpkin comes through in the middle. Light bitter finish.
M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. A little harsh with the allspice and a little dry.
D: Easily drinkable, just not very special. Would benefit from a little better balance.
09-05-2010 23:06:06 | More by Haybeerman
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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