Holiday Spice Lager Beer | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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310 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
310
Reviews:
144
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
16.18%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of allengarvin
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2012--2 & half years old. I'll make allowances.
A: Dark ruby-brown with a small head.
S: Rather a boozy spice aroma, with cinnamon and other spices, with an underlay of alcohol.
T: Old, sweet bread flavor--little bitterness remains, if there was any--with some faded spices. Cinnamon isn't all that strong, but it's certainly present. A bit of alcohol is detectable at the end. Rather oxidized.
M: Surprisingly well-carbonated given the age.

Not a beer that really stands up to 2+ years, but it's not that bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of don1481
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle for $0.99 on clearance at Groppi's? Why the heck not. Poured into Mr. Pint

Appearance: Deep reddish-brown with virtually no head. Very fizzy.

Smell: Lots of holiday spices. Honey? Check. Ginger? Check. Cinnamon? Oh yes. Nutmeg, cloves, and orange cloves? Yup, yup, and yup. Smells delicious.

Taste: ... something seems amiss here. The spices seem muted compared to the heavenly smell. Flavors are understated. Not bad, but not spectacular like I was expecting from the smell. Sigh. For something that's 9.4% ABV, I'm pleasantly surprised with how well the alcohol is hidden, though.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied for sure. Sticky.

Worth $0.99 for sure. Not worth $9.99 for a 4 pack in-season. Maybe I'll grab another to age for a year, but... eh.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of alphagnome
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Surprisingly dark brown body that pours with a nice, light brown head that has horrible retention. Good carbonation. No lacing.

Aroma:
Here is where this one shines. Very sweet with gobs of spicing. Looking for truth in advertising? Here it is - everything the label calls out is detectable. Nutmeg and cloves are the most prominent. Honey is noticeable with a hint of orange. Very clean.

Taste:
A pleasant bitterness right up front followed quickly by a full on assault of spice. Tons of nutmeg and cinnamon lace a very sweet, lightly roasted malt backbone.

Mouthfeel:
Big body for a lager. Spritzy carbonation. Sweet finish.

Overall:
I found myself enjoying this concoction of spices. It's easy to drink considering its' big body.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Holiday Spice Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.77 out of 5 based on 310 ratings.
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