deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle Unbelievable! An aroma of baking gingerbread adorns this dark golden brew. Despite the amazingly heavy spicing and intense fragrance, this beer maintains a balanced body and proper flavor, with no cloying aftertaste. Quite simply the most dramatic yet drinkable spiced specialty beer I've had. I hope you like cinnamon!
steve1966 (83) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unbalanced lots of nutmeg, and pumpkin flavor. If this is trying to be like Anchor Steam Special Ale it falls well short. Mainly taste the alcohol in it and it does pack a pretty good punch, Wouldn’t seek this out was not impressed with their Pumpkin beer when I had it years ago. Nice try but it misses the mark.
meisterbrauMHB (69) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an appealing red with a nice foamy head, kind of like Santa. Nice spicy aroma. Fruity orange with a great ginger aftertaste. Nice blend of malts, spices, and orange. Good job Lakefront!
beerwolf77 (42) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a dark red/brown color. The head is at least two inches. It leaves a spot of lace around the glass after settling. The aroma is quite spicy. I also smell fruity hints. A kiss of hops is present as well. The flavor is cinnamon all the way. A bit of clove and a definite alcohol flavor bites on the backend. This beer feels substantial. Which it should since it’s a winter warmer. I’ve spent a few christmas get togethers sippin on this beer. I will most likely be pickin it up again this year.
kegmeister (25) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is Lakefront’s best seasonal beer. I try to lay a few down each year, and they do get better with age. I still have a few ’93s and 94s. Just like a fine wine.
burica2020 (22) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Amber color with off-white head. Strong spice, fruity smell. Taste is quite good with kinda what you smell; spice, fruit and honey.
Bootus (14) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, licorice, woody, tan foam, brown, lightly bitter, medium sweetness
donbusa (12) - Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great initial aroma and flavor. Pours a dark orange/amber color. Strong hints of nutmeg, giner and cinnamon and sharp alcohol notes.
mrbarylski (4) - USA - DEC 4, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good holiday brew. Pours dark. You can smell the cinnamon and spices. Excellent taste.