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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.42%
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Pumpkin Lager is brewed with pumpkins in the mash, spices added during the boil, and lightly hopped. The rich specialty grains and lager fermentation combine to produce the taste and the texture of pumpkin pie.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Clear amber body. Tastes like pumpkin pie filling but with less sweetness and more of a cooked vegetable and bitter spice flavor. A "gardeny" taste. Pretty light aroma - features more of the organic parts of pumpkin. Not that great overall. I think the aroma has better "pumkin beer" character than the flavor does, mostly due to the cooked vegetable notes.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
I am very impressed with the aroma of this beer. From the bottle it is like Campari and soda; from the glass it takes on a hoppiness and when taken in closer the aroma exhibits malts, elegant womenís perfume and spices. The flavor of this beer is unique to me as this is my first pumpkin flavored beer (figured itís Halloween time so why not). Sort of hard to put a handle on, still a lot like Campari but with some tangy spice elements; perhaps the standard hops and malt elements should be more prevalent to make it seem less like a high-quality wine cooler. In fact, I donít like its texture at all - carbonation is present but seems stifled, and there is a watered-down syrupiness. One thing that strikes me is that pumpkin doesnít seem to figure too strongly anywhere in this beer - since this is claimed to taste like pumpkin pie Iíve decided to deduct 2 Overall points based on this. Note: if you're in Milwaukee I'd recommend this brewpub - truly a fun place with a sense of class, and many great brews to say the least.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 This beer is ok. Some pumpkin in the aroma. Copper color. Flavor of sweet citrus and some spice. Little pumplin. Very nice aftertaste with mild spices and fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Pumpkin Coloring. No Head. Nice Spice on the Nose. Spices and Pumpkin on the Tongue but Very Subtle Throughout. A Little More Oomph and This Would Be a Great Brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 Bright orange/red and lightly hazy body. Small fizzy head that goes away fast. Sweet spicy aroma... cinnamon / nutmeg / allspicemostly. Overall, a holiday spice concoction. Decent taste... better than I remember from back in the day. Pumpkin and spices that are sweet, but not overly so. Slightly creamy, slightly fizzy. I agree it could have more flavor, but it is still nicely done. And like all Lakefront beers though, drink it fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours a burnt orange color with no head. Cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose. The taste has much more pumpkin flavor than most. It seems typical to have lots of spices rounded off with pumpkin; this one reverses that recipie. Pretty tasty treat, but I would like a little more flavor. Not bad by any stretch.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2004
deep orange with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin with muted nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweet veggie flavor with nutmeg and cinnamon on the finish. Not too overwhelming, in fact for a pumpkin beer, I would like the flavors to be a bit more assertive and distinguish itself from a regular bock. This one just seems comfortable sitting on the fence.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 Bottle pours a pumpkin color with a short lived fizzy head and no lace. The aroma is a bit off, sour, and not real inviting. The flavor is much the same, lacking in either much pumpkin flavor or spice. There is a bizzare pumpkin after taste. The pallet is of a mediocre fizzy lager. Overall, less than average.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pexoo (17) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2004
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2004
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 Iíve had.


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