kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Vaughn's. spicy and pumpkin aroma. Dark orange pour. Crisp and flavorful pumpkin beer. Tasty for the style.
BeerKurve (520) - - NOV 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very Dark Cloudy Orange. Scent and flavor are a line up of Pumpkin, Spices, Yeasts, Barley and an average malty backbone. The palate is very crisp and light, thanks to a nicely balanced carbonation. Overall a solid Pumpkin Ale.
scefer (8) - - NOV 2, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very clear orange with a whispy head that goes away quickly. It is very bubbly. The smell (and taste) is of pumpkin pie and cinamon. Overall I think it is a solid tasting beer, for me the turnoff (a little one at that) is that it is very thin on the palate. I just wish it had a little more mouthfeel. Overall it is a solid beer from one of my favorite breweries.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a rather clear orange with a medium sized white head that falls off rather quickly. Smells of sweet canned pumpkin, spices, and caramel. Medium bodied, sweet, but with a weird off flavor. Toast, malt, a good amount of graininess comes through quickly before being overtaken by more spices and pumpkin sweetness.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a medium orange with a slight chill haze. White half finger head settles to a thin cap over the beer. No lacing at all.
Aroma is extremely spicy. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice are extremely prominent. A little bit of gingerbread and citrus in the way of apples comes through as well.
On the taste, spice are once again up front really overwhelming all other flavors initially. Tons of cinnamon and allspice really lending a candy apple character to the beer. As the beer warms some more pumpkin character begins to come in with some graham cracker along with a bit of a "squashy" character. It is subtle however. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp like a lager should be and isn’t too sweet or sticky.
Overall, a unique take on a pumpkin beer but the spices are a bit too much. I think if the spice was toned down it would allow more subtle characters to come through. Really nice job by Lakefront.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2012 Bottle at craft ale house. Pours hazy copper with virtually no head. The aroma has a very big spice nose.. Cinnamon, nutmeg.. Nice. The taste is spicy to the max and very enjoyable. Loved it.
TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Strong clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in the aroma along with subtle pumpkin pie notes. Taste is mellowed spices with pumpkin pie, light brown sugar, faint caramel and grass/straw notes. Body is light-medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more pumpkin pie notes, spices, light caramel and brown sugar.
UncleKorm (1205) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured a hazy orange hue w/ a small quickly dissipating off-white head. Solid aromas of pumpkin, malt, cinnamon, clove, and ginger. Taste is a light sweet initially to a light acidic on the finish. Flavors of fresh pumpkin almost uncooked, ginger, cinnamon and toffee. Medium body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation. A solid pumpkin lager.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Another solid offering from lakefront. You can taste the actual pumpkin a lot more in this beer, unlike some others where it is mostly pumpkin pie spices and cinnamon. Easy drinking and great for the cold October nights.
whiskeyrocks (88) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice but a little to sweet. To much spice for me. Not that its spicy but its to much like a really sweet pumpkin pie.... No where near as good as ichabod