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RATINGS: 274   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHANER4 (481) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Poured a dark crimson color with small head. Initial aroma I could detect was oranges along with honey and also ripe banana. Taste is ripe banana with cinnamon and more cinnamon. Really a nice brew when I first took a drink but the aftertaste is overpowered by cinnamon and ripe banana. Reminded me of eating gingerbread cookies.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
This beer poured a murky amber color and formed an off white head that formed a nice circular lace as it subsided. An aroma of cinnamon(?sp) and nutmeg that kind of sneaks up on you. The flavor is of cinnamon, nutmeg and some citrus. An interesting finish to the beer that features element of the nutmeg and is a touch astrigent.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2008 I enjoy many Lakefront beers but this is not one of them. I even tried it twice just to make sure. Thin white head with too much spice and not enough lager almost like drinking a ginger beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (453) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says hmmm most be alcohol content warm and thicker nicer malt unsure if she likes the spice it gets a 3.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2003
This smells fantastic! Just honey and cinnamon all over. It doesn't taste quite as amazing as it smells, but still very good. A pleasant surprise.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2005
I got this for $0.39 and can understand why it was marked down, over and above the typical seasonality basis. This is a beer with a somewhat drab brown appearance yet has a great head and very thick lacing. Aroma starts off pleasantly spicy but mutates into a malty version of the smell of changing a vacuum cleaner bag. Flavor is very Campari-like at the start but mutates into a very unpleasant, cloying honey-and-grits finish. Perhaps a good beer for intelligent winos who want to try something different and get smashed on a cheap 6-pack, but beyond this Lakefront Holiday Spice is nothing to write home about.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnymusky (368) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
not my thing at all....cloves honey and cinnamon....way to sweet...after taste was awful.did smell good though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Notes from 12/23/2010 12 oz. bottle Ar: Heavy spice aroma, cinnamon & nutmeg. Cloying but in this setting it’s fine. Ap: Deep brown, 1" creamy head lasts a while. No lace. T: Huge spice sweetness - almost cloying, but it works here. Cinnamon, orange, clove. For 11% the alcohol burn is mild. P: Sticky, chewy body with mild carbonation. O: Surprisingly enjoyable. It’s cloyingly sweet and cloyingly spicy, but overall enjoyable on a cold winter night.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Drinking this is kind of like putting a few juicy oranges into an old sock (for that spicy kick!), pouring in honey until it begins to ooze out the heel, and then smacking yourself with it in the face. This is the most extreme over-the-top OMG’d bloody saccharine beer I’ve ever tasted. In order of noticing: Orange, honey, nutmeg, licorice, alcohol, molasses, raisin, apricot, cinnamon, ginger, pine. Smells awesome, though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Thanks to the Dallas crew! Medium to dark brown with thick white head. Nose of clove, cinnanmon, and malt. Heavey mouthfeel with drying spicey finish.


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