SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle from Total Beverage. Seriously, this is actually the orange color of a pumpkin. Has a big white head. Strong aroma of pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is a bit on the vegetable side. Has a good pumpkin taste, but lacks the over sweetness of many such beers. This does not taste like boiled cabbage as do many pumpkin beers. The spices are strongly pronounced in the finish. Smooth palate is not spicey burning hot. Not as good as OíFallon, but way better thanCoors in the punkin department.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottle. Nice orangey amber color, smells like pumpkin pie spices. I felt this beer compromised itself by going for both a pumpkin and a spice flavor. I felt it ended up rather squash-y, with a weird zucchini flavor. Perhaps this means they just went all-out and added more pumpkiin than the others; if so, kudos for the effort, and just either add more or take out the cinnamon, please.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangish in color, this light colored brew has a slightly spicey aroma, mixed with a bit of vegetation. Low malt, heavily spiced, with a nice light hop bite near the end, this is an easy drinking, light pumpkin beer that isnít great, but is tasty enough to try again!
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Iíve been seeking pumkin beers this year, and I believe this is my 3rd rating so far. This one pours an orangy brown with a disapearing pop like head. Aroma is pretty well dominated by cinnamon, but there is slight notes of other spices. Flavor comes in with some pumkin, loads of cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, all appropriate pumkin like flavors. Not getting any hops but thats okay, itís not needed. Tthe finish comes in fairly dry and short. Palate on this is thin, watery, but I guess itís supposed to be being a lager and all that. Slightly out of balance in my opinion and improperly spiced this one is coming in last so far on my pumkin spree. DFH is winning right now, I wish I could get my hands on some of that southern tier stuff or Oífallons, but still.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fittingly pumkin orange hue, foamy white head, no bubbly showing. Tasty pumkin and spice - really good aroma representing the label well. Thick type palate acceptable for a seasonal specialty flavor. Pumkin seed flavor comes to the front then a th ick buttery taste. Malt makes a limited appearance but takes a backseat to pumkin. Hops never showed up. In summation Lakefront gives exactly what the label advertises - pumkin and spice perfect for a holiday brew and one of the finest of a growing popular seasonal style.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was going to a fall party, and picked up a six-pack of this to round out my other beer selections I brought with me. This is not the best pumpkin beer Iíve had (that would be Southern Tier Pumking), and it is not the most pumpkin-y (I think that would be OíFallonís pumpkin - but I havenít had it since last year), but it is a crowd-pleaser of a beer; a good choice for people used to drinking American lagers but looking for something festive.
Color is light lager color with some haziness. Aroma is definitely pumpkin-pie like; there was a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon spiciness and some suggestion of canned pumpkin pie filling. Flavor is more of the same, with a more pronounced suggestion of its pumpkin ingredients than I got from Jackís or DFH Punkiní (whose tastes didnít really inform me that they were pumpkin beers). Mouthfeel it is a bit thin, but given that this is a lager, appropriate. Not bad, and made me feel like it was fall.
I would argue that pumpkin pie is one of those items where there is not that much difference between the best and worst youíve ever had. I would suggest that the same might be said for pumpkin beer.
Still, I enjoyed this one. Recommended.
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light, cloudy orange with thin wispy head. Sweet caramel in the nose with some funky pumpkin notes. Light fizzy mouthfeel. Sweet caramel notes up front with some medium pumpkin meat. Taste is oddly vegetal. Finish is rather flat. Slightly clean and lager-like finish, not much bitterness to speak of. Suggestion of pumpkin guts.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2010 The aroma has caramel malt, hops, spice, and a tiny bit of pumpkin and dirt. The appearance is light amber gold with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall itís OK maybe even better than OK but not something I would like to drink more than seasonally.
Palidor19 (3168) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
decent, it has some very good points with some definitive flavors of pumpkins, but its a tad on the tart side at the end of the finish, malts are good with a bit of caramel, definitely a seasonal
SturmWulf (65) - USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Poured a pumkin orange with a small white head that quickly disappeared into a very thin fizzy cap. Left a very thin lacing on pint glass. Flavor of pumkin, hops, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg. A medium body, with medium to thick texture, lively carbonation with a slightly bitter ginger ale finish that was long. This is nice beer. Perfect for a cold blustery fall day. While I wont add it to my favorite rotation, I would definitely drink again. Nice job by LakeFront. If you like Pumkin brews definitely give this one a try.