Pumpkin Lager | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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79
okay
651 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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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
Ratings:
651
Reviews:
259
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
15.74%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 651 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of jgiordano88
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Comes out brown, 1/2" head on it, tan. Aroma really kicked down the pumpkin pie and nutmeg jams. Even a little cinnamon.

Holds pumpkin smoothly the entire mouthfeel. Vanilla? Whip cream? There's a little bit of sweetness to it, nothing massive. Nice 12oz/6 pack format, decent pricing for sure. Well carbonated, a relatively light body despite the color that packs a lot of pumpkin into it. Mild caramel and brown malt underpinnings.

I'd say definitely better than your average pumpkin beer.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
4.05/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong spice (cinnamon, and nutmeg), slight pumpkin, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Pumpkin Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight pumpkin, strong spice (cinnamon and nutmeg), sweet malt, hint of spice, and a hint of yeast. Overall, weak appearance, but strong aroma, body, and good blend.

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Photo of bjm2133
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vyvyan
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason_cs
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shoretaxi
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Angerhaus
2.69/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JackieKu
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Best by 2016-02-05.

A: Hazy. Amber. Poured with 2 fingers high of head with short retention.
S: Banana. Pumpkin. And little spices.
T: Pumpkin. Banana. Hints of sourness and sweetness. Low bitterness. Dry.
M: Medium bodied. Crispy carbonation.
O: Elegant spices addition, I don't get cinnamon bomb. The pumpkin is working well. And the banana character makes it quite balance and flavorful.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
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 DavoleBomb
3.16/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Murky peach color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.

3.25 S: Mild pumpkin spices with nutmeg and allspice most prominent. Light caramel and toastiness. Not really anything else going on. It's pretty tame, but it's not bad.

3.25 T: Tastes like the nose. Mild spices with notes of caramel and toastiness. Not a lot of flavor, but enough to make it a decent enough brew.

3.0 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch watery and lacking creaminess.

3.0 D: Tame but decent.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smells great but the taste is too much like lager; wheat and general ickiness.

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Photo of EdwardIV84
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of V1per41
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

DATE TASTED: November 4, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Schneider Edel-Weisse pokal... OCCASION: enjoying the prelude to Teachers' Convention weekend... APPEARANCE: bright orange-amber body with minimal effervescence; clear throughout; thin, dissipating white head that subsides to minimal run of bubbles akin to iced tea... AROMA: cinnamon and nutmeg to start, with the hint of syrup and sweet malts at second scent; some evergreen spruce makes for an air freshener experience... PALATE: surprisingly vibrant, with an initial shiver to the throat; upon second sip, the mouthfeel mellows to a light-bodied, slightly textured presence--not the feel of pumpkin pie, label be damned,... TASTE: a lager, through and through, with slight suggestions of the odd yet intriguing aroma; mostly wet malty base with some phenolic yeasts...again, not exactly pumpkin pie... OVERALL: not the experience that other Lakefront brews offer--but not by much...an otherwise average attempt at a flavorful seasonal...

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Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nurt20
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marraybay
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: Typical pumpkin color: Slightly cloudy: No real head to speak of: Same with lacing.

Smell: fruit, lager yeast, spice

Taste: A light malty flavored lager with some seasonal spice and pronounced sweetness throughout. Nothing in the way of bitterness.

Feel: Somewhat thin.

Overall: Another fairly enjoyable "non-threatening" seasonal that pairs well with food: Similarly would be good for those who wish to partake in a beer of the season without being overwhelmed.

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Photo of SteveLimoncello
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pumpkin Lager from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.43 out of 5 based on 651 ratings.
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