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25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 28
Gots: 17 | 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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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-15-2013 14:36:58 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

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
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

11-26-2013 08:14:31 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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oline73

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

The beer pours a clear reddish amber color with hardly any carbonation at all. What carbonation you can see goes away completely really quickly. The nose is full of pumpkin, dark fruit, and booze. I'm also getting some spice as well. Very nice smelling beer. The taste is really aggressive and pretty darn good. I'm getting pumpkin and some spice with a lot of brandy sweetness. Vanilla shows up as the beer warms. This one is a bit hot, maybe it could use some time. Surprisingly, there is a lot of carbonation, even if it looks like there won't be any. The finish is hot, warming, and a but buttery. This is a good one on a cold night.

10-22-2013 01:32:13 | More by oline73
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

12-09-2013 04:36:46 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-17-2014 20:43:48 | More by imperialking
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-20-2013 01:03:54 | More by Gonzoillini
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

11-05-2013 18:38:31 | More by sendbeer
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-22-2014 02:07:55 | More by liamt07
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-26-2013 21:11:09 | More by tobelerone
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

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

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%

12oz bottle into a FW teku glass. 9/4/13 bottling date.
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dark orange color, fairly small head. Smell is very intense and i get it even from aways off. lots of nutmeg and pumpkin flavor as well as a lot of cinnamon and a ton of vanilla. the taste has a lot of pumpkin flavor at first with a lot of vanilla, then even some bourbon? flavor. its a big ABV beer and very full bodied. goes down smooth but definitely a sipper and one of the most intense pumpkin beers ive had to date.

overall this is a terrific beer! and the best ive had from lakefront

11-01-2013 23:04:24 | More by Axnjxn
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-22-2013 00:58:39 | More by Duff27
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aasher

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%

Thank you to Jonathan for this bottle.

This beer pours a light bodied dark, burnt dark copper in color with a slight off white lacing. The nose is sweet and malty with plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg with just a touch of brandy. For being barrel aged, there isn't much alcohol at all. The flavors are big and creamy. There is a lot of spice but they may have been necessary to take away from barrel character. There is a lot going on. The pumpkin aspect is in pumpkin spice latte territory. It drinks very smoothly with mild carbonation. I enjoy this beer a lot. It is both different and true to style. I love its barrel aged. I couldn't recommend this enough.

10-21-2013 00:52:58 | More by aasher
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-05-2013 19:45:42 | More by enelson
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-04-2014 17:38:41 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-10-2013 01:01:11 | More by smartassboiler
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a vibrant amber/reddish orange with minimal head and lacing. Has viscous apperance and nice clarity. Nose features familiar pumpkin spice notes with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice very forward. The brandy elevates these notes and brings on a brown sugar like sweetness along with some vanilla. No booziness from the brandy, just the essence of brandy which works well with the base beer. The taste is sweet up front with brown sugar, cinnamon, and all spice with notes of vanilla in the background. This is a nice array of fall flavors and would make for a nice dessert beer. The finish has a nice notes of cinnamon and vanilla. Mouthfeel is sturdy with mellow carbonation. Overall, this is a well executed brew. Lots of big flavors and spices which could easily become heavy handed, but they work nicely and strike a nice balance.

11-02-2013 02:17:10 | More by homebrew311
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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-11-2013 04:27:23 | More by Dicers
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-09-2013 03:23:51 | More by bobsy
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-22-2013 06:26:44 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-12-2013 17:16:11 | More by IrishColonial
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-26-2013 22:28:19 | More by st9647v3
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-22-2013 04:57:47 | More by egrace84
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

10-03-2013 04:46:02 | More by hilgart1
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25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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