Pumpkin Lager | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Pumpkin LagerPumpkin Lager
BA SCORE
3.51/5
657 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:
#40,136
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
657
pDev:
15.1%
Bros Score:
3.52
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 657 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of KLHBB
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm liking this a lot. A cloudy caramel color, a taste of pumpkin pie spice and pretty sweet. Medium bodied, light carbonation, overall quite enjoyable and maybe my mass-market favorite.

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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 dabear85
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: A light copper orange. Poured with almost no head which quickly dissipates. It did leave lacing all the way down the glass.

S: No spices. A little caramelly, bready, pumpkin aroma.

T: Bready and a little pumpkin. No spices.

F: Light bodied. Clean and crisp. Went down smooth. A real easy drinker. A reminder how much different lagers can be.

O: A real treat. I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of couchsitta
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's not saying much, but this is the best pumpkin beer I've had.

Beautiful aroma coming from this with a cloudy appearance and quick dissolving head.

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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 Eman17
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffSK
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ottoj55
1.76/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Ugh, why a pumpkin lager? It looks okay, a bit orange, but not bad. Smell is almost offensive, pumpkin beers don't need pumpkin pie spices. The spices by the way make it taste and feel like you're drinking the unfortunate child of a beer and a pumpkin pie. Overall, just a bad idea.

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Photo of chillin
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kestrel452
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rypkr
4.42/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timmie
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeak81
2.32/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is apple cider, smoke and apple spice.
The taste is smoke, cinnamon, muted pumpkin and grain.
The texture is gritty.
Nice.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALC82
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of beerdrifter
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy pour with a quickly fading one finger foamy off-white head with no lacing. The nose is big on pumpkin spices with hints of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and caramel. The taste follows suit with pumpkin pie spices dominating. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, squash, ginger, caramel, and clove. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and syrupy with light carbonation and a sweet finish. Overall, this is a pretty mediocre interpretation of a pumpkin beer. A little too sweet for my liking.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 mcthfg
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pumpkin Lager from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 657 ratings
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