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25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

137 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 137
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 23
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pumpkin and spiced bock aged in used oak Korbel brandy barrels.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 09-05-2013)
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-23-2013 21:29:29 | More by Synergy87
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-21-2013 04:45:31 | More by lowbit
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-03-2013 04:46:02 | More by hilgart1
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

09-16-2013 01:49:36 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-21-2013 03:26:55 | More by CreightonSM
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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aubzachsyd

Iowa

4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The best pumpkin beer that I've ever had. The combination of the pumpkin spice, vanilla and brandy barrel notes are incredibly good. I wish I would have bought more. And that Lakefront decides to make this a regular seasonal. Sure seems like it's more than 8% ABV though. Not that I'm complaining.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 03:35:22 | More by aubzachsyd
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a great, dense, off-white head that collapses into a nice half-inch head. Overwhelming aroma of sweet malt, tons of spice, and a nice vanilla-wood behind it all. As I swirl it around, I can draw in long drags of a deep, rich, oak atop spiced pumpkin bread. Good god, this smells like Autumn; heavenly. Radiant, transparent, burnt sienna color. A nice thick mouthfeel. Starts with a noticeable booziness (8% ABV!) just as the spiciness ramps up, almost immediately; cut to pumpkin malt; a flash of vanilla; like pumpkin bread or spiced cookies. The finish is lingering spice and oak blended in perfectly.

Wow. This is great. I LOVE the normal pumpkin lager (so this is right up my alley!), and this is just an intense version (reminds me of the Spiced Pumpkin liquor from Great Lakes Distillery). The aroma is absolutely perfect. The flavor is just a fantastic balance of spice, pumpkin, and those brandy barrels. Enough of a balance of all the flavors to really satisfy and live up to the expectations. One of the best things to ever come out of Lakefront.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 00:51:53 | More by TheSSG
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront tulip
8% ABV

A - A fleeting head isn't surprising from a beer with elevated alcohol, but this one maintains a ring of foam above the deep, clear copper beer.

S - Warming brandy barrel alcohol and soothing vanilla is a beautifully inviting way to usher one in to a big and robust pumpkin aroma and the perfect spirit to pair with this beer's melange of spice. Roasted pumpkin rind and sweet caramel malt finish out this clean lager wonderfully for an exceptional aroma.

T - Though imperialized, this pumpkin lager doesn't go for heavy pumpkin or loads of spice. Instead, maltiness prevails with sweet caramel and toffee flavors, exceptionally accented by pumpkin and spice and capped off by traces of wood and brandy with a trickle of vanilla on the back end.

M - Light carbonation gives this imperial pumpkin a heavier-feeling body than it really has but warm, soothing alcohol keeps it in check, finishing with a smoothness that perfect for a cold fall day.

O - Bottled the day of this review, a confession that the brandy is a little heavy is in order, though, that's relative considering some barrel aged beers don't get this smooth with out a minimum of two years of age on them. This imperial pumpkin sets the bars for pumpkin beers up a notch with it's wonderful lagering, interweaving the sweet malty base together with the pumpkin and spice beautifully. The addition of vanilla and ingeniously choosing brandy barrels for aging this imperial pumpkin puts the finishing touches on a beer that will not only fly off the shelves but reward those who are patient enough to wait for the coldest days of fall to indulge.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 11:49:27 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Minnesota

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.