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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Timed to coincide with the holiday season, a very special lager is brewed with honey, oranges, and spices. This beer uses two pounds of honey per pound of malt in its brew, making it an exceptional fortified holiday specialty beer which will keep for years. The spices and hops balance the sweetness of the honey and malt to give this lightly hopped beer its perfect flavor.
Alcohol ABV varies from 9.5% to 11% each year


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Ginger, cinnamon, honey, and cloves. Clean and clear. Surprisingly good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2056) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
12 oz. bottle (2012) pours a nice, clear mahogany color, with a fine but too perishable head. Excellent aroma of cinnamon and other "holiday" spicing in good combination. Taste: Citrus, bready malts, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg all in evidence and in rather good balance. I was about to write that the ABV is poorly hidden, then I checked it (ABV = 11%!) so I will instead say that it is partially hidden and that this beer is highly (dangerously) drinkable for the ABV. Although quite fresh, this is sufficiently mellow and smooth to suggest it has already been properly aged a while. O; LB manages to pack a lot of flavor in this holiday lager without going over the top on spicing. I need to try to get a few more for my cellar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjaxson (306) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Two great signs of the holiday season, A Charlie Brown Christmas and the return of Lakefront’s Holiday Spice. One of these years, I’ve got to try them together.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
starewich (146) - - NOV 25, 2012
Clear brown; aggressive pour yields a bare membrane of white head. Honey, cinnamon, clove. Bursts of wine-like tartness at the beginning and end. Lakefront continues to impress; an evocative seasonal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2684) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2012
It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of strong spice with a fruity smell. The taste was similar with a spicy, fruity and honey aftertaste. This was very good..

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours dark mahogany with a thick frothy head of tan foam. Nose is cloves, spice and malt. Very palate pleasing- thick viscosity and creaminess. Taste is sweet- of malt, honey, caramel with hints of ginger, clove and cinnamon. A surprisingly good beer that will leave you wishing for the holidays all year long.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (832) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle. Brown/red pour. Very spicy aroma. Tastes of pumpkin and cinnamon. Great beer for what it is.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Nice beer. This brew would be cool to age in rum barrels. Warms my tummy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2012
12 oz, bottled 3rd week of Nov 2011. Unclouded, deep mahogany with a lasting film of small creamy bubbles. Aroma of clove, banana, dark fruit, dark toffee, light alcohol, and a mixture of earthy spices. Taste is spiced plum, prune, clove, and dark chocolate-covered banana. Lots of earthy spice, but its a good blend, as none are too prominent. They chop down the big malt flavors a bit, to provide an earthy-woodsy finish that is fairly balanced. Medium-heavy body is smooth, sweet, and lightly astringent on the tongue from the spice, and has just a touch of warming alcohol. Nice holiday sipper, even in July.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
On tap at Dexters in Madison, pours a murky brown with an off white head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma is full of spices, almost smells like a Christmas candle, the flavor has a ton of spices on the front end with a finish of dark fruit and sweentess, not a hint of booze at all, dangerously smooth.


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