pexoo (17) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a nice pumpkin flavor and nice color. It lacks aroma and depth. I really enjoyed the flavor, but it fades to quickly, which leaves it wanting.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very aromatic pumkin aroma, nice. Slightly cloudy amber color. Taste has a nice, round pumkin flavor and is medium bodied. Not too fizzy either. A very good job done on this beer, better than other pumpkin beers I’ve had.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange in color with a brown tinted head. Lightly spiced, and sweet aroma. The big and malty flavor holds the spices in check and the body makes this feel like a meal. One of my two favorites in the pumpkin beer category.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly murky orange with a huge foamy tan head but it dies quickly. Sweet pumpkin syrup and candy smell, a bit artificial. Taste has some rye, cardamom, soap and some sweet peach. Too candy-like.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lakefront's pumpkin effort is one of the better ones of its ilk. A fairly spicy little ditty this is and chock full of gourd goodness. Like with most other things Lakefront does, this is done right with enough ingredients added so that the flavor is rich and full. Also, the underlying lager is moderately-malty as well, so I think residents of Milwaukee can be proud of this locally-brewed Halloween beer.
psychoanalyst (16) - USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Having had other pumpkin lagers I was dissapointed by this one. Pumpkin taste was lacking and the carbonation was too powerful for me.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was not expecting to, but I enjoyed this beer. I am far from a spiced beer fan, but this is the second spiced beer from Lakefront that I enjoyed (the other being Lakefront Holiday Spice). It has just the right amount of pumpkin, it sorta reminds me of munching on pumpkin seeds.
Frank (2224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2004 This one pours a slightly cloudy light amber with a nice white ring of head. Nose is mildly spicy with a hint of sweet malts. Somewhat lacking in texture--a bit thin with maybe a tad too much carbonation. Slightly tart with a touch of bitterness. The spices are well done but I find myself craving a stronger malt profile to hold them up. Though I’m generally a sucker for these spiced winter beers, this one doesn’t quite do it for me.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured and orange-copper color, small white head. Smell of pumpkin, cinnamon and other spices. Tasted very pumpkin pie like. Probably would be better mixed as an ale instead of a lager. Decent beer.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2004 Light amber color with a small white head. Strong cinnamon aroma. Flavor of cinnamon, other spices and a little pumpkin. Pretty watery.