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Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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464 Ratings

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -28%

11-13-2013 19:18:48 | More by brez8791
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

11-11-2013 03:44:34 | More by paralyzer
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4.43/5  rDev +27.7%

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.

11-10-2013 22:11:15 | More by woodychandler
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-10-2013 22:06:19 | More by CWVegas
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

4.11/5  rDev +18.4%

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...

11-08-2013 22:34:42 | More by Bernoulli
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-05-2013 03:14:07 | More by GreenEggsHam1
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

11-04-2013 02:29:42 | More by dbrauneis
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3.58/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

11-01-2013 23:23:10 | More by KYGunner
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-28-2013 11:19:13 | More by fredmugs
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-28-2013 00:10:02 | More by Cleaver35
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

10-27-2013 22:51:11 | More by s_wit
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

10-27-2013 20:41:26 | More by jeff96gt
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-27-2013 14:37:21 | More by thegerm87
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3.39/5  rDev -2.3%

Appearance: a light amber color, with a tiny bit of head on the pour and over the surface of the beer. There is no bubbling evident throughout the beer. This is appropriate for a pumpkin ale/lager.

Smell: This is rich in pumpkin smell with some spices definitely obvious. The pumpkin is more noticeable than the rest of the flavors.

Taste: A very sweet pumpkin taste. The spices are very obvious too. Alcohol is also noticeable. It doesn't taste bad.

Mouthfeel: A low carbonation, but medium to thick beer. Definitely a good combination.

Overall: i think this is just mediocre in all aspects. Not above and beyond in any particular way, but more a bunch of okay aspects that make for an okay beer.

10-27-2013 02:45:38 | More by Fergyx825
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-26-2013 01:38:12 | More by muskymike
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-21-2013 07:23:14 | More by crlipnickas81
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-20-2013 23:34:05 | More by olbubba
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3.48/5  rDev +0.3%

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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

10-19-2013 12:41:00 | More by jpaulsen
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

10-19-2013 01:16:36 | More by Hallertau
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-19-2013 00:39:25 | More by Gonzoillini
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

10-18-2013 03:17:48 | More by Brewzma
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

10-15-2013 21:41:38 | More by scottwurst
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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