Pumpkin Lager | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Pumpkin LagerPumpkin Lager
BA SCORE
36%
Liked This Beer
3.51 w/ 652 ratings
Pumpkin LagerPumpkin Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beer Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices

Added by maxpower on 10-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,740
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
652
Liked:
235
Avg:
3.51/5
pDev:
15.1%
Alströms:
3.52
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
76
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 652 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of krisandajt
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of my last pumpkin beers of the season...

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, deep copper color with only a slight amount of head that really doesn't hang out for very long.

Smell: Nothing really out of the ordinary here, smell is a nice balance of pumpkin and typical autumn spices.

Taste: A crisp shot of pumpkin balanced with some spice. Very run of the mill for a pumpkin beer. This is more enjoyable than some pumpkin beers simply because the spice isn't the dominant flavor, but rather acts to balance the pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, smooth, medium bodied brew. Not bad.

Drinkability: While this is (IMO) a very balanced pumpkin brew, I was hoping for a bit more of a sweet pumpkin taste as that is my preference. That being said, this beer is rather drinkable, however not my number one choice when reaching for pumpkin.

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Photo of Jason
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear tawny hue, minimal lacing though it does not dissipate at all. Smells of pie spice, faint pumpkin meat and dried hay. Smooth with a light to medium body, dry maltiness has a few layers that unfold underneath the spicing. Toasted grain, a little bready and grassy as well. Pie spicing is quite prevalent yet not over powering, clove is more upfront than others. A bit of pumpkin flavor rounds the brew out. Finishes semi-dry with a tingle of pic spice.

Just beery enough and spicing is controlled, clean and drinkable for a spiced beer.

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Photo of BuddyZ
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single bottle for a couple bucks at Princeton Liquors. The beer looked great after pouring - clear pumpkin orange with a tall white head. The aroma and flavor are heavily spice, like most beers in the style, but not over the top. It can be a bit hard to pick out the pumpkin in between the nutmeg and cinnamon, but it's here with a creamy candy pie taste. It reminds me of a slightly better Jack's Pumpkin Spice from A-B. All in all, a respectable pumpkin ale, but it could use more actual pumpkin flavor.

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Photo of BigRed10
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 12/25/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, brown sugar, toasted bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin/spices and dark/bready malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, brown sugar, toasted bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, brown sugar, toasted bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and solid robustness of pumpkin/spices and dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish; and very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good pumpkin lager style. All around good balance and solid robustness of pumpkin/spices and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into NB Globe. Appearance is a clear orange with a layer of white head. Some lacing present. Nose pairs familiar pumpkin spices along with a grainy lager base. Cinnamon and all spice come through the most. One significant difference between this and other pumpkin brews is having a lager as a base. This provides a grainy and bready profile instead of a sweet base. The taste features some brown sugar sweetness along with cinnamon. The spice is present but not in your face. The flavor tapers off and has a dry bready finish. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, I prefer my pumpkin brews in the form of ale, but this isn't a bad by any measure.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serviceable pumpkin beer, served Labour Day weekend t the brewery. Light colour,lacey with almost no head. Spicy pumpkin and cloves. In the style and better than some pumpkin beers, though not the best representative. OK drinkability, must be in the mood to finish a half pint.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 1/22/16 12oz bottle pouted into a snifter

A- pours a clear Amber color with a small fizzy white head that disappears almost immediately, leaving nothing behind

S- nice bouquet of pumpkin spicing with an emphasis on cinnamon & nutmeg, but they all blend nicely

T- the spicing doesn't quite translate to the taste. Rather mute up front, with a malty sweetness kicking in mid-palate, hints of cinnamon near the finish, toasted finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- the aroma was nice, but the flavors just don't seem to mesh

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

The beer is a clear amber orange with a frothy cream colored head. The head slowly recedes to a fine film, then eventually disappears completely. No lacing stays on the glass.

The aroma is at first like an orange-citrus note. This gives way to nutmeg and other pumpkin pie spices.

The beer tastes bright and has a very good cinnamon start, even a peppery spiciness becomes evident. On the back end there are clove and nutmeg spices, and a subdued hop presence.

The mouthfeel is very rich and creamy. Smooth. Carbonated.

Overall, I'm not blown away by this, but nor am I offended. It's actually a pretty sessionable affair, and the mouthfeel really is nice. I get cinnamon the most here, and it's got a nice spicy kick to it.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy honey orange with a 1 inch foamy off-white head that settles to an oily film. Small areas of lace slide back down into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is very spice heavy with cinnamon and cloves being most prominent and some light pumpkin pie aromas. Taste is cinnamon forward with some light malt and somewhat artificial pumpkin flavors on the finish. Aftertaste is pretty much like you get after chewing cinnamon gum and then spit it out. A higher level of carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good pumpkin beer. Interesting to see this is a lager and therefore doesn't quality under the pumpkin ale category.

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Photo of mattboyer182
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - orange hazy color with a small head that dissipates quickly.

S - very spicy. Cinnamon and nutmeg. A light pumpkin smell.

T - it's sweet up front. A bit of the pumpkin then the spice sets in. Pretty darn cinnamon-y. Decent taste.

M - light to medium body with medium carbonation.

O - ok. Not bad. But it will do in a pinch for a nice fall beer.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #58 (November 2011):

LOOK: Clear pale amber

SMELL: Pie spice, cinnamon, pumpkin meat, cookie dough, clean

TASTE: Moderate body, crisp, pale malt, bready, pie spice, vague tartness, pumpkin, dried hay, flour, alcohol, more spice

A very well-spiced Pumpkin Lager. Oh yeah … it's a lager. Easy to drink for what it is. When it comes to spiced beer, it's pretty subjective on whether you want more than one—but we could see having more than one. There is depth, but lightness as well, two worlds that should have met a long time ago perhaps.

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Photo of zldjn97
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MightyYui
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

I was introduced to this when it came out last year, but didn't realize it was a limited edition. When I came back it was gone and they said: try again next year. This year, I barely got the last six pack, or I would have bought more. I'm not usually a huge fan of pumpkin beers because they usually taste like somebody got out of hand with some pie spices and I can't really find the pumpkin in it... that is not the case here. It actually tastes of pumpkin. Good fresh lager and pumpkin. One of the things I especially like about this beer is it's elegance. There's not 1000 things going on to keep you from noticing the few that didn't go well.

It's cloudy in appearance, it's got a fresh pumpkiny smell, crisp apple notes at the front of the pallet, malty as it warms, strong pumpkin finish.

I'll be buying it again next year. :)

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Photo of tugg407
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TheLevi4000
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Damian74
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of eliz108
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of crlipnickas81
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Pumpkin Lager from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 36% out of 100 with 652 ratings
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