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Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Pumpkin Lager BeerPumpkin Lager Beer

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BA SCORE
79
okay

451 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | 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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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

12-09-2013 04:38:43 | More by XmnwildX12
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p-wagz

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-07-2013 03:34:00 | More by p-wagz
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - This beer has a burnt orange body with amber highlights. It was topped with an inch of beige head that quickly disappeared.

S - The smell has the usual suspects, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

T - It tastes of pumpkin spice, and that is about it.

M - Thin

O - This is a decent pumpkin beer. The mouthfeel is watered down though.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 21:15:42 | More by buschbeer
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Jackofallbrews

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Surprise! Nutmeg and cinnamon, with a light ginger aroma after some deep sniffs. Mild pumpkin aroma as swirled. Some sweet malt. No hop aroma.

Appearance: Light orange in color. Brilliantly clear and sparkling. Small white head with fine bubbles, mostly from the nucleation site on the bottom of my glass.

Flavor: Malty but not overly sweet, more like a Vienna lager. A good mixture of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger that is not overwhelming but does stay with you after the sip. No astringency. No hop flavors. Finish is crisp and lagery with a hint of pilsner malt. Mouthfeel is a bit light.

Overall: Not a bad beer. I like the crispness of it and the well balanced spices.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 20:01:29 | More by Jackofallbrews
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

11-30-2013 22:40:57 | More by OtisCampbell007
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

11-28-2013 15:51:41 | More by khargro2
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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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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

11-25-2013 17:11:12 | More by DersOne
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csadkins54

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-19-2013 21:49:23 | More by csadkins54
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alphagnome

Iowa

2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance:
Pours a cloudy, pale orange color with absolutely no head. Zip! Plenty of carbonation however.

Aroma:
Nothing but spices. Ginger, nutmeg, and a bit of cinnamon. Has a pleasant sweetness to it although the whole package leaves a lot to be desired. Light pumpkin notes.

Taste:
Light for a pumpkin beer, but everything carries over from the aroma. Spices are dominant in the flavor profile. I was hoping for more than a load of spice.

Mouthfeel:
Medium-bodied lager with hardly any noticable carbonation.

Overall:
Nothing special here. It's not the worst pumpkin beer I've ever had but t's also far from the best. The spice overload is a bit too much to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 02:58:52 | More by alphagnome
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2013 03:40:11 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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fatboy91

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-14-2013 18:48:47 | More by fatboy91
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

11-13-2013 19:18:48 | More by brez8791
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paralyzer

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -42.2%

11-11-2013 03:44:34 | More by paralyzer
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

The Friendly Greek recently had an entire cooler set aside for this year's pumpkin beers. I bought as many different ones as I could and I am now working my way through them between Hallowe'en and Thanksgiving.

From the bottle: "Brewed in Milwaukee for people who like beer."

I like beer, so this should be right up my alley! I gave it a good heavy handed pour, resulting in two fingers of creamy, tawny head with great retention. Color was a pumpkin-like orangish-amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. I know that 8 is between 7 and 9, but my card does not have that shade. Nose was VERY spicy, cinnamon, clove and ginger being prevalent. Mouthfeel was much fuller than the Stoudt's pumkin lager, giving this one a creamy aspect. The spices were just right, not overwhelming and by closing my eyes, I could imagine drinking a cool pumpkin latte. This is a great pumpkin lager, but don't tell Linus or he might be panicked! Get it, a Great Pumpkin lager? Finish was semi-dry, but because they showed some restraint at the spice shelf, it was not as dry as it might have been.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 22:11:15 | More by woodychandler
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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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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-10-2013 00:31:22 | More by Hanzo
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Bernoulli

South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orangish red and a 1/8" head"

An odor reminiscent of a fall or pumpkin cider (a pumpkin pie or candle) but much more restrained ... uses the pumpkin the way a clever woman uses perfume

Has a gentle effervescence.

Sweet and pumpkin flavored, but not overpowered. It's hard to tell it's a lager... something you could use to introduce a cider fan to beer.

I'd rate a cider with these properties higher, but I expected more from a beer...

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 22:34:42 | More by Bernoulli
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GreenEggsHam1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-05-2013 03:14:07 | More by GreenEggsHam1
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

11-04-2013 22:08:31 | More by tommyguz
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear burnt orange to amber in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon and nutmeg stand out - along with some lighter aromas of slightly sweet pumpkin.

T: Upfront there is a slightly sweet flavor of grainy malts with light to moderate flavors of pumpkin. That is followed by moderate flavors of pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon and nutmeg - as well as some lighter notes of cardamon. Minimal amounts of bitterness are perceptible.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with hints of dryness from the spices towards the finish as the beer warms up.

O: This beer has a really nice flavor to it and is quite enjoyable - nice combination of pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, and cardamon. Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Definitely recommend this one for a quite enjoyable brew for a fall evening. Great with ginger snaps after dinner.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 02:29:42 | More by dbrauneis
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This pumpkin had a weaker body and a carrot coloring with a limited head and no lacing.

The scent was weak but nice. Pumpkin spices with a touch of maltiness I yearned for a stronger depth but enjoyed what I found.

Again, the flavors are weak but I enjoyed what I found. The taste and feel are crisp with a profound pumpkin spice dominance. I catch clove, pepper and black licorice with nutmeg and earthy gourd.

I believe that ales are always more flavorful than lagers and the only mistake that Lakefront made here was to introduce this as a lager. I find real flavor and appeal it's just too weak.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 23:23:10 | More by KYGunner
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-28-2013 11:19:13 | More by fredmugs
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Cleaver35

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-28-2013 00:10:02 | More by Cleaver35
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s_wit

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-27-2013 22:51:11 | More by s_wit
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.