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25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 35
Gots: 23 | 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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Ratings: 181 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Vinithing, Sep 15, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +2.2%

elliott1184, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

einman, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

CTJman, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

DaftPatrick, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

A little light on the brandy influence....

bowzer4birdie, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Bshaw22
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

One of my favorite pumpkin beers. Good move by Lakefront bringing it back. It actually seems a little boozier this year. Definitely taste the brandy. Bit of pumpkin too. More pie than actual pumpkin.

Bshaw22, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of djhowell
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Pumpkin pie and a boozy, warm kick from the brandy barrel aging. I'm glad Lakefront brought this back this year; it's an interesting take on pumpkin beers.

djhowell, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

cl3, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of mjpolzin
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

Once the calendar turned to September, I am willing to drink pumpkin beers. This one hit Madison right after Labor Day so I thought it would be a fun way to kick off pumpkin beer season.

This is the first beer I have had that is brandy barrel aged The smell was of fairly strong brandy which I rather enjoyed. Initially I tasted brandy as well but as it warmed, more pumpkin pie spice came through. The only real negative thing I can say about this beer is that it was a little dry. Don't know if the brandy barrels would do that?

Overall, a really good pumpkin beer.

mjpolzin, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ChicagoNick, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of robear
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

robear, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

teamwiggum, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

A-dark reddish amber color with a smallish cream-colored head and a little lacing

S-caramel malt, pumpkin, spices, vanilla

T-caramel malt, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, Brandy, oak, vanilla, brown sugar

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth

O-I really liked what the Brandy did for this beer, subtle but complimentary, wish they made more of this

MDDMD, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of kkleu357
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

From notes on 10/7/2013

Tried a sample of this at a beerfest in Madison. Thought it was great, probably best I tried at the fest. Nice pumpkin and spice flavors. What really added to it was the subtle brandy flavor brought out by the aging process. Really added a nice sweet finish to it. This is a little rich in flavor though, and I think the sample I had was perfect. Don’t know if I could drink a whole one by myself. Perfect beer to share after a nice meal.

kkleu357, Aug 27, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -6%

LaurenRJ13, Aug 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52%

Chap-12, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Bert00
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Bert00, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

polishkaz, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Zuidman, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of TATURBO
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

TATURBO, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Eman17, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Deep, reddish mahogany body houses plenty of sediment and is plenty cloudy. No head to speak of, even after a hard pour. Decent legs for being 8%.

Aroma:
Heavy on the allspice... in fact, that's pretty much all I get. A very sweet malt profile houses a hint of nutmeg and even a bit of booze.

Taste:
Solid pumpkin pie profile, is quite sweet, and plenty boozy. Plenty of spicing from the usual suspects in the style; allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The barrel-aged character shines through with a pleasant sweetness (ALMOST too sweet) and plenty of vanilla and warming alcohol. I highly recommend enjoying this one at a warmer temperature, you'll definitely get more flavor out of this one.

Mouthfeel:
Heavy bodied beer and lightly carbonated. Sweet finish. Easy to drink, but it will warm you up.

Overall:
A pretty solid pumpkin ale that I definitely enjoyed more the second time I had it. The booziness of this one might turn some off, but it's definitely worth a shot if you're a fan of the style.

alphagnome, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jryanj927, Jun 25, 2014
25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.