Holiday Spice Lager Beer | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Holiday Spice Lager BeerHoliday Spice Lager Beer
BA SCORE
57.2%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 311 ratings
Holiday Spice Lager BeerHoliday Spice Lager Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
lakefrontbrewery.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spice beer brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, orange peel, and clover honey.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,512
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
311
Liked:
178
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
16.22%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Krusader
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brown appearance, doesn't bring the head though. Disappointing. Gives you all those holiday spice notes and spice rack, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin.

Smooth taste, its a strong beer, but I think they got in trouble for saying it was 11% before, it was nowhere near that. Anyways, is there a little orange and chocolate malt in here? Nice.

I don't know what it is about this one, but its one of my favorite xmas beers.

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Photo of AuntBea
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, 9.6% ABV, 2015. Pours transparent light amber with a large off-white head. Smells of clove, nutmeg, orange peel, and light malt. The taste follows closely with spices, orange peel, malt, and some honey. The spices linger into the aftertaste. Medium body and higher carbonation. Overall, there's a lot of holiday spice in this beer, so grab it if you want a tasty wintery drink.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npendres
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pugi13
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Get_Lowell
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grinky
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant garnet amber, ¼” cream colored foam cap, dissipates to a thick film.
S: Malt, honey, orange and spice aromas.
T: Rich deep honey flavors blending with rich malt, orange zest and spices.
F: Medium body and medium high carbonation but comes across soft giving the beer a little creaminess.
O: This is a stealth beer – it does not taste the least bit alcoholic and certainly does not taste like a 9.4 % abv beer.

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Photo of Nurt20
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oNSXo
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sendbeer
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spify
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/29/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, honey, toast, brown bread, plum, fig, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and herbal/spice earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, spices, and dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, honey, toast, brown bread, plum, fig, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and herbal/spice earthiness. Slight spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, honey, toast, brown bread, plum, fig, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and herbal/spice earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, spices, and dark fruit flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small-moderate warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent winter spiced ale. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, spices, and dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of MillerMan16
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faunland
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BDeibs
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stezz420
4.78/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Interesting take on a Christmas beer.


Tan colored lager with small head retention.

Smells heavily of cloves, cinnamon, Christmas popery.

The taste is pretty much just like the smell. Lots of cloves and cinnamon, definitely a bit tangy and spicey.

Not a lot of carbonation in this one, but the booze is very well hidden for how thick it is.

Overall not the best, but still tasty for how strong it is.

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Holiday Spice Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 57.2% out of 100 with 311 ratings
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