blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Ginger, cinnamon, honey, and cloves. Clean and clear. Surprisingly good.
chinchill (2056) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mrjaxson (306) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
starewich (146) - - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jandd1983 (2684) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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..
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
dlbeer (832) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown/red pour. Very spicy aroma. Tastes of pumpkin and cinnamon. Great beer for what it is.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice beer. This brew would be cool to age in rum barrels. Warms my tummy.
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nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
cbfobes (2334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.