Lakefront Pumpkin Lager

Lakefront Pumpkin Lager

Rated 3.017 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Milwaukee, WI, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

6% Alcohol by Volume

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In 1989, Lakefront Brewery owner, Russ Klisch was reading dusty brewing tome, tipping one of our fine lagers and came across a beer recipe that Thomas Jefferson had brewed with pumpkin at his home in Monticello. Pours a light orange with an off-white head. Flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves meld well with a slightly sweet background that actually does taste a bit like pumpkin. Caramel and Munich malts reinforce this beer's mouthfeel and lend to the malty sweetness. Serve our Pumpkin Lager with holiday meals the spice characters really bring out the depth of full-flavored meats and vegetables.

ID: 5041 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank35813
Overall Percentile22.3
Style Rank919 of 1202
Style Percentile23.5
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.021
Weighted Score3.017
Standard Deviation0.444

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  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 3.3 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This is a nice beer. Pours flat and lifeless, but the color reminds me of a harvest moon. I smell pumpkin, hay and spice. Mouthfeel is flatter than the pour but the taste more than makes up for it. Delicious nutmeg pumpkin and cinnamon. It only gets better as it warms up. Spicy finish. What a great beer.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 2.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel and pumpkin. The taste also contains some caramel and pumpkin but also some spices present as well . Overall more like an amber with some spices present than a true pumpkin beer.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    A pretty straight forward Pumpkin Spiced ale. And in that pretty good. Bright orange colored with a small foamy textured white head. Not much hang time. It settles quickly leaving no lacing. The profile is cloves, cinnamon and some pumpkin. Light effevescent body.

  • CYBERCAT 9429 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Aroma is strong and malty with a good overtone of pumpkin and cinnamon, rather appetizing. It pours a clear coppery amber with not much of a head. Pumpkin flavor is strong, but does not overpower the malt; there are hints of cinnamon and hops. Texture is glass-smooth and just a little tingly. A good fall beer, but enjoyable any time of year.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Ok - I'm a sucker for pumpkin beers - I love pumpkin - this one from pfoxyjohn. This treat pours a slightly hazy amber-orange with a nice initial head and some thick lacing. Decent carbonation. Pumpkin and spices are the predominant aroma with a slight tartness and not much on the hops end. Taste is like sweet moist pumpkin bread with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and malts and then a bit of sour-tartness maybe form the lager yeast? Still an excellent pumpkin beer. Thank you John.

  • BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
    rated 2.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Poured a cear golden color with a thin head. Has a strong spiced nose with pumpkin nuances. Strong bread flavor up front with intense pumpkin flavor on the finish.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    12 oz bottle, bottled wk1 of August. Pours hazy golden copper with a fizzy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

    The aroma is spices - cinnamon, nutmeg and other pumpkin pie spices.

    The flavor is a bit off. Spices are present, but there is a sweet vegetal malt and some earthy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

    Overall, I really liked the smell of the beer - the flavor, not so much.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 2.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Aroma is of some pumpin and some strong cinnamon and nutmeg and is reminiscient of gingerbread and some Holiday spice. Appearance is a cloudy, amber to orange when held to the light with a full, creamy head on top that is well-carbonated and bleach-white in color and leaves lacing. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied wih some decent malty balance with a palate that is clean and crisp and wet-like. Flavor is of strong spice and pumpkin and some nutmeg and cinnamon with an aftertaste that is spicy and refreshing and a finish that is clean and offers some slight brown sugar. Overall, decent Holiday lager here and would probably be better if it were colder outside, recommended...

  • PFOXYJOHN 676 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Poured lightly hazy and a gold-tinged pumpkin color with a very slight white head with no retention. The nose is more spice than pumpkin - nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Full smooth mouthfeel and surprisingly pleasant flavors; this is not an overdone or overspiced version of this often-attempted and often-failed style. There is a solid malt foundation under a tart and mildly-spiced faint pumpkin presence and a sweet-sour finish. The combination works for me; I was expecting more trick than treat but was rewarded with the latter.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A slightly vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a fat, three-finger thick, pale tan colored head that sits atop a brilliantly clear, reddish, copper colored beer. The beer is obviously spiced with the typical pumpkin pie spices as the aroma even as I pour it is quite redolent of cinnamon, nutmeg and perhaps a touch of ginger. A deeper sampling of the aroma yields nothing more than these spices and perhaps a touch of dusty malt.

    Fairly dry, with perhaps a hint of sweetness that just peeks through a tart spice character. Spice flavors of nutmeg & cinnamon dominate, but there is perhaps a touch of character that might be attributed to pumpkin, but only just barely. There is a ginger note noticeable in the finish as well as a slightly astringent spice bitterness. Crystal malt contributed caramelized sugar flavors and a medium / light malt fullness help convey the pumpkin pie analogy a bit further.

    This is certainly an enjoyable version of a Pumpkin beer, and it does have actually have some pumpkin flavor to it, despite the slightly heavy handed spicing. This is a touch richer, and a bit more like desert that say something like Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin ale, but it still is to light to really be anywhere near representative of pie in a glass.

    Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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