Holiday Spice Lager
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Holiday Spice LagerHoliday Spice Lager
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Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 16%
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
313
From:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
Holiday Spice LagerHoliday Spice Lager
Notes: Spice beer brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, orange peel, and clover honey.
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4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1-finger tan head that fizzes and crackles away until all that is left is a thin dusting covering a blood clot-red body. Lacing is nearly non-existant.

The first thing noticed is bananas. They are ripe, ready for eating, and beckoning. A sweet maltiness, and some spices (nutmeg and clove, specifically) are also noticed. Which is rather odd as I can normally pick up cinnamon.

Dark and sweet malt flavors hug your taste buds leaving little (but some) room for the spices. Clove and cinnamon are quick to join the party but fall into the shadow of a long-lasting banana note. Odd though it may be in a dark lager, I really enjoy the banana as it plays quite nicely with the spices and sweet malt.

Thick and full bodied, this beer hits your mouth hard. Sticky and somewhat syrupy, it coats your mouth very well, but decent carbonation helps to prevent this brew from being too sticky.

The 11% ABV is completely masked and is nearly undetectable. The thick mouthfeel makes this a definite sipper but the excellent flavors and smells keep me wanting more. This will definitely be in my glass next Christmas morning.

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Appearance- A mahogany color with tiny white bubbly head have widdles down to a cloud like layer.

Smell- Lots going on here. Reminds me of Christmas in September since that is when I'm drinking it. Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, all spice are heavy in the nostrils.

Taste- Pretty much a heavily spiced lager with a slight char flavor on the back side. Spices include clove, all spice, cinnamon. Also nice tiny booze taste on the back.

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Holiday Spice Lager from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 313 ratings