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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

448 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | 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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allisonastra

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

09-18-2013 19:15:01 | More by allisonastra
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metter98

New York

3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin yet dense beige head that never completely faded away.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pumpkins and pumpkin spices are present in the nose—nutmeg seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell but has a bit more complexity with slight bits of initial sweetness and hints of cardamom spices towards the finish.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied, clean and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be an easy-drinking pumpkin beer that has a good balance between the pumpkin flavors and spices. It would make for a good beer to pair with an autumn-themed dinner.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 00:23:06 | More by metter98
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bcsbeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-17-2013 17:48:42 | More by bcsbeer
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

09-16-2013 23:16:02 | More by Larrydoherty
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npendres

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-15-2013 04:58:36 | More by npendres
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davek72

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

09-15-2013 02:36:51 | More by davek72
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a huge, dense, white head that collapses into a soapy white, half-inch foam. Wonderfully spicy aroma dominated by spice, with a touch of pumpkin behind it all. Amber-orange color. Starts off with spice and carbonation, the clovier-spice takes hold until the biscuit malt comes into play with the pumpkin; pumpkin pie or spiced cookies - this is the main flavor profile. The spice mutes as the finish comes on, then it's lingering pumpkin malt.

I absolutely love this one. One of two (Southern Tier "Pumpking") pumpkin biers I will drink. The addition of pumpkin to the mash allows this lager to showcase the pumpkin with a clarity that is unparalleled. This bier made me like pumpkin pie. When I drink this, I know it's Autumn.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 01:15:38 | More by TheSSG
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-14-2013 20:35:09 | More by smartassboiler
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badelsman

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-13-2013 03:31:10 | More by badelsman
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Trevormcraig

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

09-13-2013 02:33:22 | More by Trevormcraig
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-12-2013 11:38:28 | More by Chevelle66
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-09-2013 15:36:58 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Rhettbuck

Colorado

2.91/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had this in a bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Perhaps the most impressive part of this beer and that should tell you where the rest of the review is going. Dark coppery color, reminds me of a dark apple cider in look. The bubbles streaming to the top would suggest a lot of carbonation and while there is some head, it dissipates rather quickly.

Smell: Hardly anything to report here. Kind of a sweet smell to the beer.

Taste: Good, clean and not much if any after taste. The whole of the beer has this light feeling to it, and perhaps that is what you are looking for in a pumpkin beer. I wanted a little more out of it. I would recommend this for a football game tailgate.

Mouthfeel: Despite the presence of clearly a lot of carbonation, doesn't actually overwhelm you. Like I said above, clean crisp beer.

Overall: I wouldn't recommend this one for someone looking for the ultimate pumpkin beer. But if you wanted a taste of the season without getting full, then this would be your beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 21:42:45 | More by Rhettbuck
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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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huddyball

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-08-2013 00:30:18 | More by huddyball
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Act25

New Jersey

2.94/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a short lived off-white head of wide bubbles and little lacing.

S: More spices to it, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon. A bit of overdone, overripe stink, like cider. Almost a wheat beer quality, yeasty.

T: Very fruity and sweet up front, again like a wheat beer, then spiciness follows. More spicy and yeasty, than pumpkiny. A bit metallic, slightly off flavor, not inviting another.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. Goes down thin and leaves a metallic feel on the tongue, not a great finish

O:One of the lower rated pumpkins I tried in 2013.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 00:14:55 | More by Act25
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - light orange caramel color with a little to no head or lacing

Smell - light nutmeg smell, but nothing over the top

Taste - very light beer with very subtle spice flavor

Mouthfeel - this is best quality for this beer. Nice spice flavor ends as the beer easily leaves the mouth with minimal carbonation.

Overall - not a bad fall pumpkin beer, but perhaps if it wasn't a lager some of the spice smell and flavor would be stronger

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 23:01:07 | More by beatenbyjacks
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-03-2013 08:24:31 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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spokeydonkey

New York

3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with little head and carbonation. Smell is of cinnamon and cloves with a bit of caramel. Tastes sweet and a little cinnamon spicy up front, followed up by cloves, ginger and nutmeg. Not much malt going on other than a mild sweetness. Very little bitterness. Silky mouthfeel probably helped by very little carbonation.

Overally -- a nicely balanced pumpkin beer. Not much going on other than some malt sweetness to balance out the spices, but that's what I like from a pumpkin ale. I'd buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 03:20:40 | More by spokeydonkey
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KellyScottMad

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

09-02-2013 01:53:48 | More by KellyScottMad
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jayhass

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color is an orange golden clear color with a white head that fades fast.
Smell is of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. maybe a light bread note from the malt.
Taste- Spices up front light cinnamon and cloves stand above the rest. A bit of grassy or hay like flavor with a tiny bit of malt character of bread and caramel. This is a lager so finishes pretty clean.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 01:20:32 | More by jayhass
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gwiedman1

New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

08-31-2013 20:48:35 | More by gwiedman1
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 21:53:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
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workingclassbrew

Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one flavored beer I truly enjoy every year in fall. It is out early this year Aug 24. I fist had it on tap at The Mason Tavern a few years back, and what stood out was that it was easy drinking, full of flavor, and for a spiced beer, I could have drank it all night.

I poured it into a lager mug, color, pumpkin-orange, hazy, cloudy, very nice.

It had a initial aroma that was tart, sharp spice.

The flavor is beautiful, a nice lager with a mild yet full of flavor pumpkin, that sits on the back of the tongue, thick, bready, like you could chew it. Better even when the carbonation dissipates. This is one of the best pumpkin beers out there. They use real pumpkin, not just flavorings.

A excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 05:12:17 | More by workingclassbrew
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doublepneumonia

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

08-24-2013 22:23:15 | More by doublepneumonia
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.