Pumpkin Lager | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
79
okay
649 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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:
649
Reviews:
259
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
15.74%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 649 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of SWChi
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange yellow color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Pumpkin, starchy, pilsner malts, lager yeast, and sugary.

Taste: Same as above. Nothing fantastic here. Sweet and smooth.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, sweet, a little chewy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Decent pumpkin beer. The lager smooths things out too.

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Photo of Schallerpower
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Heavy on the spice, not so much on the beer

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Photo of waiting4lunch
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of lambpasty
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a heavy glass beer mug.

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden amber/straw color with an inch of bubbly white head that very quickly dissipated into a thin ring around the perimeter with no lacing to speak of.

S - Cinnamon, pie crust, pumpkin, nutmeg and a faint egg-nog creaminess. Sweet summer hay and a touch of citrus and vanilla finish the nose as the core pumpkin pie scents linger. Overall fairly standard for this style.

T - Lighter spice than the nose suggests, first coming on with cinnamon and malty crust with the pumpkin meat showing up not long after the initial sip. Finish is surprisingly dry yet sweet, with the spices and pumpkin lingering, joined by vanilla, clove and honey.

M - Lighter in body than one might expect, yet full and slightly creamy nonetheless. The 6% ABV enhances the sweeter flavors a bit with some added body and does a lot for this beer in my opinion.

O - Definitely spiced, definitely pumpkin, and definitely a lager. This beer feels slightly lighter but keeps a creamy body despite the easy drinkability and never feels overpowering. The high(er) ABV lends a bit of warmth to the finish and is reminiscent of classic Marzen-style lagers. Not an earth-shattering experience, but a very nice take on the style and lends enough uniqueness to outshine others in this genre.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured into a goblet......

A - Pours a very nice amber color, fizzy bubbles disappear quickly with no head.
S - Very pleasing aroma of spice & pumpkins.
T - Clean lager flavor, light feeling, with a moderate pumpkin flavor. Not strong on spices at all.
M - Light mouth feel and carbonation, flavor disappears quickly.
O - This beer was better than I expected. Good beer, quite drinkable, a good place to start for pumpkin beer newbies. While it's not at the top of the pumpkin beer list it's a good representation of the style. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of BrewThru_29
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Jobin_24
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Jho3325
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.6/5  rDev +5%

Photo of WestHam973
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

I really enjoy the clean pumpkin flavor on this easy drinking lager, a little lighter in flavor than most but I like that it's different

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Photo of swgwilt
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of absenthero
4.24/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Mike412
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Benson10
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MightyYui
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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 jarrett123
3.12/5  rDev -9%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Piecuch43
4.92/5  rDev +43.4%

Photo of rlovitt
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%

Pumpkin Lager from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.43 out of 5 based on 649 ratings.
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