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25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 33
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GetTheYayo, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of scottwurst
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

scottwurst, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Balvenie
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Balvenie, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of thampel09
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

thampel09, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of King_KongDCO93
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

King_KongDCO93, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

weonfire, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -3.8%

smartassboiler, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Bobk80
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bobk80, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Rand_ale_Thor, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of ajzy
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ajzy, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Cthulhu
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Cthulhu, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of enelson
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

enelson, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Chevelle66
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Chevelle66, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of RoamingGnome
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lakefront Imperial Pumpkin

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a stemmed tulip. Chilled...

A) It's a bit of burnt orange, like the maple leaves dropping in my backyard. Very little head generated on the pour, and what was there didn't stick around.

S) A nice amount of pumpkin and spice, lightly toasted malt, vanilla, brown sugar, and a little of the brandy. Very nice...

T) Enough pumpkin and spice to keep lovers of pumpkin brews quite happy, but what really separates this offering from other pumpkin beers, is the barrel aging. Nice vanilla flavor, brown sugar, a little wood, and enough brandy to warm you up, but not overwhelm. This is great at room temp.

M) Medium body with very light carbonation. The light carbonation works for me, as I found this quite smooth. Let it warm up, and sip on it like a good brandy. The aftertaste is full of warm pumpkin flavor, and it coats the mouth.

O) I hope Lakefront considers making this a seasonal release, rather than a one shot deal. It is a perfect pumpkin sipper for those colder fall evenings, that start to make you think about the long winter that awaits.

RoamingGnome, Oct 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

hilgart1, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Westuh
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Westuh, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

derkfromwi, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy rusty orange with heavy carbonation activity and a slightly orange hue to the head.

Pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar aromas.

I love the sweet brown sugar and pumpkin spice contrast. Cinnamon, vanilla extract, and slightly boozy.

Medium bodied and soft, smooth. Light alcoholic heat in the end.

I found it to be a fantastic pumpkin ale and the barrels gave it a nice but subtle vanilla and booze quality.

Vonerichs, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Drew26, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

3SH33TS, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

InVinoVeritas, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of jdkitchi
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This wasn't very well carbonated but it was a little too cold out of the fridge.

This ale is like pumpkin pie in a bottle. Slightly sweet and very good spice flavors. The bandy barrel aging adds some nice complexity but still lets the base beer shine through. This is a real good pumpkin ale, yum.

I'm going to cellar a few of these and see what happens.

jdkitchi, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Fireslayer, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had low expectations for this, but was pleasantly surprised.

The taste was certainly different, but reminded me of a mix of rootbeer flavored Bottle Caps candy, booze, and pumpkin beer. As strange as that sounds, it was really quite good.

Overall, this isn't something I would seek out regularly, but I would certainly drink it again, and that's I don't say often regarding pumpkin brews.

thebigredone, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Sep 22, 2013
25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.