Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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2.94/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
09-06-2013 00:14:55 | More by Act25
3.15/5 rDev -9.2%
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
09-05-2013 23:01:07 | More by beatenbyjacks
3.4/5 rDev -2%
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.
09-02-2013 03:20:40 | More by spokeydonkey
3.7/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
09-01-2013 01:20:32 | More by jayhass
4.74/5 rDev +36.6%
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
3.84/5 rDev +10.7%
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!
08-25-2013 05:12:17 | More by workingclassbrew
3.64/5 rDev +4.9%
Pours an orange-red, totally clarified, with a waifish head that fizzles away quickly. On the nose you've got cinnamon first and foremost. If you really get in there it's like a stick of Big Red. Underneath that is that is an earthy, leafy aroma. Smells sweet and spicy. Man, you can really taste the pumpkin in this, and the spice, and I think I'm getting the alcohol coming through pretty prominently for...what is this, a six? Sweet and a little malty otherwise. Nice mouthfeel, good flavor but light and refreshing - I think you could have a few of these without getting burnt out. I like this one quite a bit, really goes down easy. Not like an amazing pumpkin beer, but worth picking up for the season. I'll probably buy some more while it's out!
08-18-2013 01:25:41 | More by BeerWizard
3.65/5 rDev +5.2%
This was my favorite pumpkin beer. I have tried other pumpkin beers (not a lot) but I really appreciated this one because the style of this beer (lager) and the notes of pumpkin seemed to come together really well. At each sip, my sense tells me that this beer and the pumpkins were brewed together from start to finish -- in unity if you will. The pumpkin flavor is not overwhelming but you know it is there when you take a sip. Definitely refreshing and I usually grab a second one.
I have tried other beers - pumpkin ales (not lagers) - that seem to fall short in pumpkin flavor that I'm looking for; it seems it only add a tiny dash of pumpkin pie spice and nothing more. However this may be what it's supposed to be and maybe my preferences are different than others who enjoy pumpkin beers. This beer never fails to please me.
03-26-2013 17:10:54 | More by Benish
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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