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25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

136 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
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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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-20-2013 23:54:48 | More by BrownAleMale
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don1481

Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into my Lakefront glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark orangish color. Little hazy. Very little head when I poured it. Odd.

Smell: Yep. Smells like a sea of spices. Somewhat like a pumpkin pie, I suppose.

Taste: Once you get past the initial shock of boozy taste there's a really nice array of spices that just go and hit you. Reminds me of my grandma's pumpkin pie - yes, with booze.

Mouthfeel: It's got a thicker feel to it, but not obnoxiously so. Helps the after taste linger, which is not a bad thing at all.

Overall: Yeah, I'll have no problems getting through this 4 pack. It's pretty darn good - better than their 25th Anniversary Stout that I had recently for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 01:36:46 | More by don1481
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-17-2013 01:27:23 | More by beerwolf77
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-15-2013 16:25:41 | More by pmoney
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mkennedy119

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

09-15-2013 12:50:10 | More by mkennedy119
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
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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Diotima

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-13-2013 04:12:14 | More by Diotima
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-12-2013 03:00:40 | More by atone315
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-08-2013 01:06:04 | More by Hallertau
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
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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25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.