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Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

492 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | 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 DaveHS
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%

A-Pours an earthy orange/amber color with almost no head and minimal, soapy lacing.

S-Heavy aromas of clove, almost smells like clove cigarette smoke. Some light cinnamon.

T/M-The nose had me excited but like many other pumpkin beers, it falls apart in the execution. No pumpkin flavor whatsoever, weak malt profile, and a thin, unsatisfying body make this beer a failure on almost every level. Tasted like an average marzen lager with some cinnamon in it.

D-Don't ever need to try this again.

DaveHS, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -13.5%

gwiedman1, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Kaveman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Kaveman, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%

My buddy Paul has been talking this brew up the last few falls, so I'm finally giving it a try.

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A) Amber in color, about 1/2 inch of head, which was gone before I could get my nose into the pint. No lacing.

S) A combination of beer and spices. The smell is like pumpkin pie. In fact, I said to my wife, this smells like pumpkin pie.

T) Not as spiced as the smell led me to believe. A combination of malt, nutmeg and cinnamon. It really reminds me of a cider.

M) Light to medium/light. Actually, this is quite smooth, with just the right amount of carbonation to liven it up.

O) I have found most of the pumpkin beers I've tried to be a little to spiced for my liking. This one really hits the spot. It pains me to say this, but... Paul, you were right.

RoamingGnome, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of Hallertau
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Hallertau, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of WakeandBake
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

Notes Oct 12, 2008
Bottle from Pauly's. Orange in color with a minimal white foam head.Ginger,cinnamon,and nutmeg spice aromas. Tastes like grandma made pumpkin pie with some lager in the mix, very nice very subtle. Nice mouthfeel, some lacing. Solid offering.

WakeandBake, Dec 31, 2008
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Ispeakforthetrees, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%

A slightly hazy orangish copper colored lager, with some little floaties throughout. Nothing unappetizing at all though. Based on the pour I'd say this beer is bottle conditioned. Decent tan head was high and tight but faded fast.

There's a pumpkin and spice aroma with some hops complimenting the fall spices nicely. Some sweet caramel malt is detectable as well. The taste is of pumpkin and spice as well, but the spices get a bit perfumey which borders on unpleasant. Not noticing the hops here at all, but there is a but of an earthy malt behind all the pumpkin spice.

Decent body, a bit of a carbonation bite in the end, the beer finishes clean with just a hint of the spice lingering for a few seconds.

I was disturbed to see this in a mixed pack purchased in March, but the bottling date was late November. guess they brew this one year round or at least late in to the season.

Not bad...drinkable and all but a bit too heavy on the spice.

ZimZamZoom, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of cardinals22
2.5/5  rDev -28%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of wattoclone
5/5  rDev +44.1%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of nheinzie57
3/5  rDev -13.5%

nheinzie57, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of scootercrabb
4/5  rDev +15.3%

scootercrabb, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

HumphreyLee, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of martyl1000
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

martyl1000, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Skidz
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%

Pours out a nice clean yellow and sits radiant amber in the glass. Cool looking gradient in my particular glasss (bright yellow to to deep amber brown). Small white head is gone almost as soon as it appears and only leaves a trace along the edges.

Smells of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and all-spice...the usual pumpkin spices. Some notes of raw pumpkin and baked brown sugar. Very nice aroma.

Tastes stongly of cloves and all-spice. Lightly sweet with almost no detectable hops to balance it off. Only a slight amount of bitterness exists in the finish. Flavors of warmed pumkin flesh ooze out from the spices and lends a vegetal aftertaste.

Smooth and stringy in the mouth, carbonation on target, medium body. Body pushes out all the flavors you could hope for.

A nice pumpkin beer, though there's a bit too much cloves for my particular tastes. Still, probably one of the better ones out there.

Skidz, Oct 14, 2004
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%

This bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Best part of the look is the body,it is a deep auburn with burnt orange highlights. The unfiltered body has a slight amount of carbonation. The head was a bright white that built to a finger and died slowly to a ring. There is no lace.

Smell- It's a really nice balance of spicy and sweet. There is cinnamon and some other herbal spiciness. A little bit of vanilla and nutmeg comes through. Actually really nice for a pumpkin.

Taste- The first sip was a nice mixture of biscuit malt that was reminiscent of a pie crust. There was a little more cinnamon and nutmeg than vanilla.

There are some bitter hops in the finish that are a little out of place, and the wheat is too noticeable. It gives the lager an adjunct feel that detracts mightily how well this one starts out.

Mouth feel- This is a real clincher in pumpkin's, and this one falls much too short. It is almost medium-bodied. So, so close. And it is not smooth enough by a long shot. That weird adjunct / bitter hop in the finish makes things really rocky.

Overall- As far as pumpkin beers go, it starts out really promising. It smells good, but it doesn't translate on the palate. There is an adjunct wheat quality in the finish that throws this thing off kilter, and the spices are not nearly noticeable enough.

Pintofbrown, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of costanzo_mike
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of ethanmc12
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

ethanmc12, Yesterday at 03:13 AM
Photo of Golden2wenty1
2.7/5  rDev -22.2%

Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison. The Original Pumpkin Lager Beer Pumpkin Ale itself.

Pours an uninspiring orange/amber with a bubbly head that doesn't stick around for long. Smell is heavy on the all-purpose pumpkin pie spice assortment, mostly cinnamon and nutmeg and some sugrary sweet caramel notes. Taste continues with the canned spice extract and sweet pumpkin/caramel malt, but unfortunately entertains an astringent, medicinal bitterness that turns it all foul. Mouth feel is thin but slick. There's just a lot going on here that doesn't mesh together. It's all a little artificial, no real substance. Dogfish and O'Fallon are oth far superior to this timid offering.

Golden2wenty1, Oct 13, 2005
Photo of tmars13
3/5  rDev -13.5%

tmars13, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of mdwalsh
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%

I got this beer as part of a wedding present from my cousin in Madison. I had one and wasn't too fond of it. I will try and review to style as much as possible.

A: Half a finger head of just off white sits on top of a very orange orange body with a decent amount of carbonation on the sides of the glass. By the time I have written this, the head is gone, but it looks like there's still good carb in there. Beer is mostly clear, maybe a tough of haze.

S: I can smell pumpkin pie for sure. Just like the bottle says, pumpkin and spices. There doesn't seem to be any hops, but it does smell fresh, it was bottled the last week of July, so less than a month ago. It smells a little sweet, like soda.

T: It tastes like soda too. Like pumpkin pie soda. I suppose that's sort of what you're looking for, but I think it's too sweet and artificial tasting. It isn't very strong, just so unique you can feel it all over. I get pumpkin, obviously, but maybe also nutmeg and cinnamon? It's not as bad as the first time I had it, but still, I think you could have a more enjoyable beer.

M: Like pop, thin and bubbly. I think pumpkin beers should be heartier, fall beers. It's the carbonation that really kills me

D: If you really like the flavor, its good, if not, not so much. A beer that could go either way.

mdwalsh, Aug 26, 2009
Photo of CreightonSM
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

CreightonSM, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Lexluthor33
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%

Clear,Orange color with a decent head. Patchy,bubbly lace.
The aroma of spices,pumpkin and malts.

The taste was sweet and full of spices with malts and a touch of alcohol.

The feel was smooth,medium body and carbonation with a crispy finish.

Notes: The malts were too mild,but it was a fine beer and worth it. I suppose that while this beer lacked in spices/malts it made up for in balance.

Lexluthor33, Oct 15, 2008
Photo of Beestin
3.4/5  rDev -2%

Beestin, Sep 07, 2014
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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