25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.38/5 rDev -18.6%
Deep ruby red color in a tulip glass with no head. The smell is amazing... cinnamon spice with a bit of pumpkin. All wonder is lost with the taste, a harsh medicinal body with a lot of syrupy sweetness and booziness to it. I can't drink more than a couple of sips of this stuff.
10-17-2013 01:59:27 | More by x37x
3.65/5 rDev -12%
A - Light brown- almost a burnt orange. translucent, finger of white light head - no lacing. lots of carbonation rising
S - Pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, carmel, faint cherry brandy
T - Immediately has a nice taste of soft pumpkin, vanilla, cherry & warm carmel. But quickly turns to a somewhat bitter spice and a heavy presence of alcohol.
M - Med - low body. Great carbonation. Alcohol is the major presence. Soft burn in the throat.
O - Yes, 8% ABV is considered a 'Big' beer. But there are many beers out there where much much higher ABVs dont come thru as much nearly as this does. That being said - the initial pumpkin flavor is very pleasant. Possibly a bit too much vanilla for my taste- makes for a somewhat bitter finish. Luckily the spice is relatively level is low. Overall, I was really looking forward to the Brandy barrel aging. Unfortunately I'm not gathering much or at least as much as I'd hoped. I'm guessing it was a cherry brandy that most flavors got lost in the pumpkin.
10-11-2013 00:52:37 | More by weonfire
3.74/5 rDev -9.9%
On-tap at The Queen's Kickshaw, Astoria, NY
A: The beer is slightly hazy amber orange in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving only a thin ringer of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pumpkins are present in the nose along with slight hints of nutmeg.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has some sweetness along with additional hints of cinnamon. No alcohol is perceptible. The flavors become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a little too sweet for my taste as a pumpkin beer, except if you wanted to have this for dessert. The pumpkin flavors aren't that strong, but balance out well with the spices. It's not that difficult to drink since it hides its alcohol rather well.
04-04-2014 00:49:13 | More by metter98
25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.