Pumpkin Lager | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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79
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651 Ratings
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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 beerwolf77
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a burnt orange/brown with red highlights. The off white head is fairly light but leaves a smttering of lace.

The aroma is rather pumpkin pie esque. Heavy malt with a dose of cinnamon, nutmeg,allspice and vanilla. Sweet and warm smelling for sure.

The flavor is not as pumpkin as the nose. However this is a non bitter pumpkin beer. Which is a feat of it's own. Smooth malt mixed with cinnamon and vanilla. A touch of pumpkin pie in the finish.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall a very nice pumpkin beer. Granted it's the only pumpkin lager on the market so it's hard to compare. This is one of the least offensive pumpkin beers I've had.

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Photo of neenerzig
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I must admit that this is the first pumpkin lager I have ever tried. Up to this point I have only had pumpkin ales. It cleary says "lager beer" on the bottle's front label. I had never heard of this beer or brewery before and just decided to take a chance with this one. This beer pours a fairly light and clear copper/orange color with a light tan head about one finger thick. The head has some nice staying power indeed, especially considering how small it is to begin with. Little lacing though. Spicy aromas of pumpkin, sweet malt, yeast, and cinnamon are present. It has a moderately sweet taste with fairly strong hints of pumpkin, cinnamon, and citrus present followed by some malt, yeast and spice. Has a nice smooth yet creamy and smooth mouthfeel with mild to moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink in a good way.

Eric

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Photo of rudabegga9
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dgherm
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of falloutsnow
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dense two-finger head, off-white in color. The beer itself is amber-orange that is unique among pumpkin beers. No lacing that clings to the sides, but a thin ring of bubbles around the glass.
S: Sweet, musty, pumpkin-like smell with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. No detectable hop scents, though the brewery claims Hallertau are used.
T: Unsubtle yeasty, pumpkin flavor upfront, joined with malt sweetness and followed by cinnamon and clove tastes. After taste of weak cinnamon red hots, somewhat artificial.
M: Perhaps a bit over-carbonated for the light to medium body with an otherwise smooth texture. Slightly dry in the finish, likely from the hops, yet no detectable hop bitterness.
D: Average to slightly below average pumpkin beer. This is a lager and not an ale, so the brewery is trying something different here. It's too bad the results aren't that spectacular.

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Photo of BrownAleMale
4.14/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Capital Maibock pint glass.

Appearance- A hazy orange with a half finger of off white head.

Smell- Lots of cinnamon and pumpkin with some all spice.

Taste- Taste just like a cold October day. Lots of bready crust like flavor with gobs of pumpkin, some clove and smokyness.

Mouthfeel- A medium mouthfeel with a great warming sensation that almost gives you a fresh pumpkin pie mouthfeel.

Overall- Lakefront does another quality job with a spiced beer. A pumpkin lager that gives a spot on representation of a warm pumpkin pie. The slight warming is a magnificent touch.

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Photo of CreightonSM
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Yancey82
3.6/5  rDev +5%

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 DaPeculierDane
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oh what a difference "on tap" can make.

This beer smelled and tasted like pumpkin pie and was infinitely better than the bottle I had sampled two weeks ago.

The strange pickle relish odor and taste that was so present in the bottle was completely absent in this brew when I had it on tap.

This sample is all cloves, cinnamon, and pumpkin. It’s delicious but...still not for me.

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Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was going to a fall party, and picked up a six-pack of this to round out my other beer selections I brought with me. This is not the best pumpkin beer I've had (that would be Southern Tier Pumking), and it is not the most pumpkin-y (I think that would be O'Fallon's pumpkin - but I haven't had it since last year), but it is a crowd-pleaser of a beer; a good choice for people used to drinking American lagers but looking for something festive.

Color is light lager color with some haziness. Aroma is definitely pumpkin-pie like; there was a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon spiciness and some suggestion of canned pumpkin pie filling. Flavor is more of the same, with a more pronounced suggestion of its pumpkin ingredients than I got from Jack's or DFH Punkin' (whose tastes didn't really inform me that they were pumpkin beers). Mouthfeel it is a bit thin, but given that this is a lager, appropriate. Not bad, and made me feel like it was fall.

I would argue that pumpkin pie is one of those items where there is not that much difference between the best and worst you've ever had. I would suggest that the same might be said for pumpkin beer.

Still, I enjoyed this one. Recommended.

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Photo of Kubrickx
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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

Photo of ralphw56
2/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of jjanega08
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A= orange color just like a pumpkin small head that dissipates quickly leaving very little lacing
S= Whew, I really don't like it much, the first thing I smelled was pumpkin all spice which was nice... then there was a sort of ketchup smell that took over. ick. ketchup??? then a small malty character came in. Still smells mostly like ketchup in my opinion
T= malty character with just enough all spice pumpkin taste finishes very doughy
M= extremely light! low carbonation and very smooth
D= Pretty high but I think the ketchup smell would turn me away before I had to many but the taste is right on

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MammothTarantula
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of rypkr
4.42/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of prisdefer
3.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of jwps214
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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