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25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

143 Ratings
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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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Sweffin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-28-2014 06:07:21 | More by Sweffin
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 09/04/2013 printed on the bottleneck. Another new beer to me from Lakefront Brewery, and my first encounter with a barrel aged pumpkin beer. I've been seeing this beer on the shelves for months now, so I'm excited to finally have it. I honestly have no idea what to expect.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours about the usual appearance of a typical pumpkin beer. Pours a dark coppery ruby orange with some ruby hues. Less than a finger of bubbly beige head that falls to a fluffy ring.

S - The smell is very pleasant. Typical gourdy pumpkin aromas: buttery diacetyl, cinnamon, brown sugar, creamy earthiness / woodiness, vanilla extract notes, and some alcohol fumes. Doesn't smell too much different than a regular pumpkin beer, but there is some noticeable syrupy qualities & vanilla imparted from the brandy barrels.

T - Taste follows the nose, with all the attributes of a regular pumpkin ale - cinnamon & brown sugar, lightly grainy, but with added syrupy brandy alcohol presence, earthiness / woodiness, and vanilla extract. The vanilla doesn't always taste entirely natural, but it works very well with the rest of the flavors.

M - Feel is smooth, clean, lightly syrupy and with lots of sticky vanilla / burnt brown sugar spice lingering on the palate. Body is a hefty medium with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice pleasant introduction to the world of barrel aged pumpkin beers for me, and by far my favorite beer that I've tried from Lakefront Brewery so far. Glad to have tried it, and I will be sure to grab the other beers in the 25th anniversary series while I still can.

Lakefront Brewery 25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin ---4/5.

02-26-2014 23:49:41 | More by mfnmbvp
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-17-2014 03:58:28 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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biniek13

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-13-2014 17:41:34 | More by biniek13
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-11-2014 22:20:07 | More by TubaDan
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Kyleisdesign

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-28-2014 03:18:49 | More by Kyleisdesign
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-27-2014 14:52:59 | More by Bunuelian
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stortore

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-25-2014 03:33:42 | More by stortore
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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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FFATS

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-20-2014 04:36:12 | More by FFATS
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Docrock

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-04-2014 05:52:35 | More by Docrock
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SHerninko

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-03-2014 22:03:42 | More by SHerninko
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-27-2013 05:34:31 | More by Stinger80OH
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darthvohn

Texas

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%

Glass Used: Nonic pint

Appearance: Hazy orange-brown with a brown sugar cream head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving only a ring around the surface of the glass.

Smell: The intoxicating aroma plumed from the pour of this one. Cinnamon, nutmeg, tons of vanilla and pumpkin-sweet potato. Right at the tail end of the inhale you get the oakey brandy. Excellent aroma off this one.

Taste: Wow. Vanilla and brandy right up front, while the pumpkin-sweet potato barges in mid palate. Oaky-boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and sticky but in a good way.

Overall: Another great discovery thanks to my friend Pintofbrown. I have had my fair share of pumpkin ales this fall and would gladly put this in the top two with no qualms giving it a blue ribbon.

12-21-2013 03:49:04 | More by darthvohn
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-20-2013 01:55:46 | More by Evan
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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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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-05-2013 04:29:41 | More by NonicPanic
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p-wagz

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.5%

12-05-2013 01:48:14 | More by p-wagz
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jaqo4

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Indiana

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larbush

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Halluxone

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

11-28-2013 17:53:35 | More by Halluxone
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-27-2013 00:06:29 | More by plumcrazyfx
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-26-2013 22:03:55 | More by emottram
25th Anniversary Imperial Pumpkin from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.