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Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Pumpkin Lager BeerPumpkin Lager Beer

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535 Ratings

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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -13.8%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Standard golden orange as I recall. Decent foam and lacing.

Smell: More pumpkin spices. A bit mellower than HornyCopia. Still good though.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Mellow spices, particularly cloves. Thinner than HornyCopia, but still pretty tasty. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and cloying at the end and there is a vinegar-like sourness.

Overall Drinkability: Pretty good. Started out better than HornyCopia, which I was sampling along with this. Lacked a good finish.

tjsdomer2, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of RobertKeith
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

RobertKeith, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head, minimal retention on a hazy amber with slight golden hue body.

S: mild aroma for the style with mostly pumpkin pie and some spice.

T: spices, caramel, pumpkin pie and fresh pumpkin. Not as sweet as some of the others in the genre.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: I tried about 5 or 6 of these over the last few days and they all run together and seem to taste the same with subtle differences. This is on of the more bland ones, but still just another pumpkin beer.

kylehay2004, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

noyellowfizzbeer, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of SouljaSaia17
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this beer as part of another mix a six, and I did judge it by the cover so I'm hopeful.

A: This pumpkin beer pours a dark reddish/orange color with a very thin head that dissipates quickly.

S: Aroma is of cinnamon, spice and pumpkin peel with a hint of dark brown sugar on the back end.

T: Up front the flavor brings significant amounts of cinnamon and sugar, pumpkin spice is present through the middle of the flavor and ends with a tangy spice.

M: Beer hits the palate with a sweet, flavorful, pumpkin texture that is followed by all the sugar and spices that make up a pie.

O: Pretty good pumpkin beer, probably overlooked due to the lack of art work and familiarity with the brewer. But this beer is spot on for the season purpose, not the best pumpkin, but far from the worst.

SouljaSaia17, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured thsi beer into a pint glass, it has a nice deep, rich coper color body, with a small tannish head that hanged around for a little while. The aroma is mainly pumpkin pie spices with a little bit of pumpkin flavor. The taste is almost like a pumpkin pie but has a little more malt flavor towards the bakc of the tongue. The mouth feel is good and overall a decent pumpkin beer.

chefhatt, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of wattoclone
5/5  rDev +43.7%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of outdoor7or24
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

outdoor7or24, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of JonathanSuarez
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

JonathanSuarez, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of BrownAleMale
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Capital Maibock pint glass.

Appearance- A hazy orange with a half finger of off white head.

Smell- Lots of cinnamon and pumpkin with some all spice.

Taste- Taste just like a cold October day. Lots of bready crust like flavor with gobs of pumpkin, some clove and smokyness.

Mouthfeel- A medium mouthfeel with a great warming sensation that almost gives you a fresh pumpkin pie mouthfeel.

Overall- Lakefront does another quality job with a spiced beer. A pumpkin lager that gives a spot on representation of a warm pumpkin pie. The slight warming is a magnificent touch.

BrownAleMale, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

HumphreyLee, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of UnoMasBelgian
4/5  rDev +14.9%

UnoMasBelgian, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of SammyB
4/5  rDev +14.9%

SammyB, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of sbricker
3/5  rDev -13.8%

sbricker, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

LeeryLeprechaun, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Kubrickx
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Kubrickx, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

crobinso, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of m0ntels
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

m0ntels, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of rocklibster
3/5  rDev -13.8%

rocklibster, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +14.9%

enelson, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of aflyershckyfan
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

aflyershckyfan, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of scm2787
3/5  rDev -13.8%

scm2787, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of harrylee773
3/5  rDev -13.8%

harrylee773, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of WillD
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I have not seen a Lager pumpkin flavored beer before. It was pretty close to what you would think it should taste like. (Brewed with pumpkin spices)

Appearance: Beautiful clear golden color with and hint of orange to get you in the mood for "pumpkin".Head remains after a couple minutes but very low 1 mm. Extreme light to no lacing on the glass

Aroma: Cinnamon. Maybe a hint of nutmeg behind that but cinnamon is predominant.

Taste: I'm not a hug Lager guy so I'll do my best to be fair. The spices added a little extra hit of flavor after the initial not pumpkiness of this beer. Its a light and taste like college.

Mouthfeel: light, like a lager should but with a little bight from the spice to match the flavor aspect after the initial smoothness. I rather like the mouth feel and is appropriate for a flavored lager.

Overall: I feel this beer's best quality is it is visual very attractive. Great color, clarity and good head for the style. Next is mouth feel smooth with a spicy bite at the end. Not surprised of the lack of pumpkin in this beer. The rest is solid but nothing to write home about. Overall average not my favorite as far as the pumpkin category but ranks high in my lager category. I'm just not a lager guy.

WillD, Aug 22, 2012
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.