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
3/5 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.
02-28-2011 00:08:07 | More by chumba526
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.
10-15-2003 16:31:02 | More by BierReise
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.
08-30-2008 01:13:52 | More by tugdriver7
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)
12-23-2007 19:50:49 | More by Pauly2X
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.
09-04-2011 23:45:47 | More by mattboyer182
2.65/5 rDev -23.6%
I've recently become enamored with various seasonal selections and begun snatching up every Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Ale, etc I can get my hands on.
With that being said, this particular selection is easily the oddest of the bunch. Its pours very cloudy, deep brown/orange with an unsatisfying, almost nonexistent off-white head that fades to nothing in around two seconds flat. Nothing I've seen yet is characteristic of a lager.
The aroma is again, a little off. Some spice and malt are present. Nutmeg and a bit of pumpkin, but mostly a dirty kind of spice and dull malt.
I wouldn't say that it's bland, but the flavor is not what I expected at all. All spice and nutmeg initially that is a bit dull and again rather 'dirty' on the tongue. A bit of pumpkin in the background. At first sip I was pleasantly surprised to try something that was totally different, but as I drank the flavor became increasingly unpleasant.
Throughout the experience, this beer was very uncharacteristic for a lager. Almost no carbonation and an odd grainy texture. The starchy malt lingers on the palate. Probably my least favorite of the dozen or so pumpkin ales I've tried this fall. I will however try it again next year and reevaluate.
10-16-2007 15:06:54 | More by letsgopens
3.3/5 rDev -4.9%
Pours a clear amber/dark orange color with a very shortly lived white head.
The scent is sweetly spiced, the spicer really dominating the nose.
On the tongue the spice again dominates, though it does blend nicely with the (pilsner?) hops and bready malts.
Not bad. Haven't had many spiced/flavored lagers, but this is one of the better ones.
Generally with pumpkin ales/lagers the spice is done improperly and leaves me with a distaste. This is one of the few exceptions. Not something I'd seek out, but I drank the whole thing.
09-02-2010 04:28:43 | More by donteatpoop
3.58/5 rDev +3.2%
A. Pours a clear orange with a whispy off white head that quickly dissipates to a thin foam.
T. Lots of spice on the nose: allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove.
S. Spices come through on the tongue along with some graham cracker and some malty sweetness - I don't really taste any pumpkin in there.
M. Medium bodied with a high level of brisk carbonation.
D. While you don't really get much pumpkin out of the beer, the spices are enough to make you think of fall. All in all I have to say that this is one of the more solid pumpkin beers I've had this year, which is saying something considering this is my 8th or 9th pumpkin beer.
10-07-2010 00:58:26 | More by BeerAndBourbon
3.65/5 rDev +5.2%
Light amber to red in color with barely noticeable prickle and a faint wispy head. Very mild nose of pumpkin, spice and "chalk water." By "chalk water" I mean it smells similar to the water in a bucket after washing the blackboard in grade school. Mild attack. Flavor of pumpkin and malty grains. Clean finish but mildly sweet grain aftertaste. This is a very complex beer compared to many pumpkin ales and lagers. I would say pretty good and call it a B.
08-07-2008 14:55:16 | More by Ragingbull
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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