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Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

489 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | 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 Beestin
3.4/5  rDev -2%

Beestin, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Appearance: It pours a hazy copper color with amber hues. On top is about two fingers worth of of white head.

Aroma: A tremendous amount of pumpkin spice way up front. Notes of allspice, clove, cinnamon and even a little bit of a cider aroma. Only a slight breadiness towards the back.

Taste: Spice on top of more spice. Cloves, cinnamon, apple peel a floral hop bite and a nice dry finish. The mouthfeel is a little crisp with a buttery texture.

Notes: It's spiced so well all the way around what a tasty beer. Cheers.

horshack7, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of mountdew1
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a slightly orange, dark yellow straw colored. Very slight haze as well. Started with a 2 finger off white head that faded to none after a few minutes. Aroma was a sweet pumpkin with small hints of spice, mostly like a pie puree. Taste was slightly sweet, but fairly bland, akin to a bland bread. Felt a bit over tingly in the mouth, but coated well. Overall a middle of the road pumpkin beer. Nothing outstanding in any direction.

mountdew1, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured into a glass mug.

A: Clear light orange with two-finger, white frothy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Pumpkin and lots of cinnamon and spice. Nice.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. A little too much cinnamon actually. It's overpowering the pumpkin. Not bad though.

M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: This isn't amazing but it was better than the couple of pumpkin ales I had the other night. The pumpkin and spice aroma is great.

SolipsismalCat, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of mitch3114
3.94/5  rDev +13.5%

Poured bottle into weizen glass

A- Although this is a lager, there is some color. It is a dark amber color with a light orange hue. There was a half to 3/4 inch head that billowed up and was very bubbly and carbonated. If there was a category for sound...this one would get loud while there is still head. For two minutes it fizzled until fading out.

S- This smells just like pumpkin pie. I have a slice I am about to eat and I am comparing the two by smell. After the head faded, it smells a bit more like a lager beer. But notes of pumpkin pie spices (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger) are present, gingerbread cookies.

T- Taste is pleasant: cinnamon, pumpkin pie, pumpkin, slight spices, but finishes with a crisp taste associated with a lager (IMO). Not overly spicy, pretty well balanced.

M- Clean, crisp, refreshing, prickly, well carbonated, but not too carbonated. Not too heavy. Quite thin, but it seems to work with this beer.

O- This is actually much better than I thought. I had a beer tasting the other night where eight of us sampled 21 pumpkin beers. This was the onl;y lager and I was very surprised. I am drinking a full serving tonight and enjoying. I expected a Molsen Canadien that tasted like it had allspice and nutmeg mixed in. I was very wrong. This can stand up to the ales, and in some cases beat them any day. Try this, it is a different approach, but a good one!

mitch3114, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

DbbC, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Westuh, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

harrylee773, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Act25
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.

Act25, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of jadler16
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
Photo of chumba526
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Appears light orange in color with a small white head.

It smells slightly sour; there are hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. There are also hints of pumpkin to the beer.

It tastes initially of pumpkin. There is a smooth cinnamon and nutmeg type of a flavor. The beer ends with a bit of a sweet malt flavor. This is a basic pumpkin beer but it tastes pretty good.

There is a crisp mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

The drinkability is ok, but is a little too sweet to drink a lot of it.

Overall a decent pumpkin beer that is enjoyable but nothing amazing.

chumba526, Feb 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DerekQXQX, Dec 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

cmwilliq, Yesterday at 08:35 PM
Photo of BierReise
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%

Clear golden with an orange hue. Head is small and reduces to just a thin white film. Has a nice spicy aroma of cinnimaon, allspice and nutmeg that resembles pumpkin pie well. As others mention, a bit over carbonated and thin. Flavor isn't all that bad but could be fuller. Doesn't match the aroma at all. A little bitter. I haven't had a good pumpkin Ale in years and the last good one I had was BB's several years ago.

BierReise, Oct 15, 2003
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

jagada, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of wmobley
2.5/5  rDev -28%

wmobley, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of tugdriver7
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%

Clear orange to amber in the glass, with a nice cream-colored head that dropped quickly, but left a subtle lacing on the glass. Malty spice (cinnamon/nutmeg) in the nose. Flavor was malty with the fruit and spice you'd expect, but this was unique because it offered the smoothness of a lager (rather than the ales typically "pumpkin'ed" at this time of year). As the glass warmed, the alcohol came out a bit in the flavor; but the spice kept it in check. Not bad. Enjoyable.

tugdriver7, Aug 30, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

nyrblue2, Oct 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

MammothTarantula, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Sampling right now on 9/14/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "CHEERS'S BOSTON" handled glass stein.

Pours a hazy orange-yellow in color with a small white head. Nice 'ring' lacing is seen with each sip and sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. Pretty much for the taste as well with LOTS of good flavor. Medium bodied and perfect carbonation. Goes down easy and really tasty! A EASY '9' if not higher for this one. You can actually count the number of 'rings' from each sip, which turned out to be 11! Love it! :)

BeerWithMike, Yesterday at 08:49 PM
Photo of mattboyer182
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%

A - orange hazy color with a small head that dissipates quickly.

S - very spicy. Cinnamon and nutmeg. A light pumpkin smell.

T - it's sweet up front. A bit of the pumpkin then the spice sets in. Pretty darn cinnamon-y. Decent taste.

M - light to medium body with medium carbonation.

O - ok. Not bad. But it will do in a pinch for a nice fall beer.

mattboyer182, Sep 04, 2011
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3.33/5  rDev -4%

A- Golden amber 1 1/2 finger head faded to a sizeable wisp.

S- Strong smells of pumpkin, cinamon, nutmeg and allspice.

T- Just like Pumpkin pie, in beer form.

M- Smooth medium body carbonation is a bit high.

D- Although tasty, one is enough.

One of the better pumpkin beers ive had, but it has nothing on DFH (so hard to find here)

Pauly2X, Dec 23, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Larrydoherty, Sep 16, 2013
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.