Imperial Pumpkin | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pumpkin and spiced bock aged in used oak Korbel brandy barrels. Originally brewed for their 25th Anniversary.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 09-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
247
Reviews:
50
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The best pumpkin beer that I've ever had. The combination of the pumpkin spice, vanilla and brandy barrel notes are incredibly good. I wish I would have bought more. And that Lakefront decides to make this a regular seasonal. Sure seems like it's more than 8% ABV though. Not that I'm complaining.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a great, dense, off-white head that collapses into a nice half-inch head. Overwhelming aroma of sweet malt, tons of spice, and a nice vanilla-wood behind it all. As I swirl it around, I can draw in long drags of a deep, rich, oak atop spiced pumpkin bread. Good god, this smells like Autumn; heavenly. Radiant, transparent, burnt sienna color. A nice thick mouthfeel. Starts with a noticeable booziness (8% ABV!) just as the spiciness ramps up, almost immediately; cut to pumpkin malt; a flash of vanilla; like pumpkin bread or spiced cookies. The finish is lingering spice and oak blended in perfectly.

Wow. This is great. I LOVE the normal pumpkin lager (so this is right up my alley!), and this is just an intense version (reminds me of the Spiced Pumpkin liquor from Great Lakes Distillery). The aroma is absolutely perfect. The flavor is just a fantastic balance of spice, pumpkin, and those brandy barrels. Enough of a balance of all the flavors to really satisfy and live up to the expectations. One of the best things to ever come out of Lakefront.

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A- Looks like the leaves of fall. A deep ruby brown. No head.

S- Lots of pumpkin and cinnamon, allspice. Like thanksgiving. Not picking up a whole lot of brandy.

T- Probably the most complete, well rounded pumpkin ale I have every had. Amazing. I get a little brandy but it's not overpowering.

M- Medium carb and a coating mouthfeel.

D- I WANT THIS TO BE EVERY PUMPKIN BEER I DRINK!

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Imperial Pumpkin from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
4.17 out of 5 based on 247 ratings.
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