julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 One of the best smelling beers Iíve had, itís very tasty and thick with tons of spices. It tastes like they shoved pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies in a beer form. The honey isnít too prominent but I do agree it balances the malt taste and makes for a very smooth feel on the tongue (especially on the finish). The alcohol is masked perfectly where it isnít overwhelming. I would buy it again if I want a very "pumpkin spicy" type beer.
starewich (168) - - 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.
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow...datís watt iím talkiní about. for a holiday beer, anyway. VERY heavy clove/cinnamon aroma and a cloudy cinnamon brown color. thin head. tasted like an unsweetened apple pie, heavy on the spices. really, really good. i had no idea what the alc content was til i hit this review page, and the alcohol taste was well-hidden, no vinous taste at all. iíd want to drink more than one, but itís fairly rich. sorta like a jaegermaister/eggnog combo. yummy. thanks ecvrich!!
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orangish amber color with a thin white and quickly dissipating head. The aroma is like a kitchen during Christmas...full of wonderful smells of nutmeg, orange spice, corriander, and ciannamon. All of these aromas become apparent in the flavor as well, especially the cinnamon. Surprisingly the higher alcohol content is masked by these wonderful flavor...I think it would actually be slightly better if the alcohol flavors were allowed to shine through, this is my only criticism. What a wonderful brew for a cold Wisconsin winter around a blazing fire.
steve1966 (131) - 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, Wouldnít seek this out was not impressed with their Pumpkin beer when I had it years ago. Nice try but it misses the mark.
deprogram (115) - 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!
UkrainPubCrawler (109) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a very delicious seasonal beer. This beer probably has the best blend of flavors of a holiday seasonal Iíve had. Delicious blend of spices contribute to the amazing flavor of this beer. Nice foamy head and great hoppy flavor! Excellent!
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!
arojewski (51) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Truly a holiday beer! Strong cinnamon and spice notes in both aroma and taste. Itís like Christmas in a glass!
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 itís a winter warmer. Iíve spent a few christmas get togethers sippin on this beer. I will most likely be pickin it up again this year.