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.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty solid beer, I would say that it has more of the spiciness that is associated with Pumpkin pie, than the actual pumpkin flavor, kind of a spicy sweet flavor, no real hops to speak of, good but not really a style that I would repeat much
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong scent of nutmeg, and some cinnamon. Also a scent of chai that lingers. taste is of pumpkin and the chai taste comes through again with some nutmeg and a little citrus. finish is smooth with a spice after taste. I would probably purchase this again.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Pours a clear copper color, with some spices on the nose. Tastes of ginger and nutmeg, but not so much pumpkin. Decent.
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden orange color. A good size head that dissipates quickly enough to question whether it was even there or not. Minor retention, but decent lacing.
Spices hit the olfactory sense with a hammer. Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove dominate. Smells like a fresh pumpkin pie.
Sadly, the taste does not compare to the smell. All of the elements are there, they are just subdued to the point of blurring. If anything, Iíd say that this beer is over-balanced. I can tell that there are multiple things going on in here. I just canít pick them out and seperate them from one another. Thereís too much overlap. This is the taste of "bleah!".
Once again, this beer is disappointing to me. The body is weak and lifeless. Nothing to excite me. Just thin and watery.
Here is a time that a beer started off very promising and couldnít quite pull it off, in the end. I wanted this to be so much more. Iím not in a hurry to have another one.
AdamT (228) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Brewmasters in Wilson. Golden brown hue, normal clarity with off-white fully diminishing head. Virtually no lacing. Nutmeg & spice on the nose. Light citrus, pumpkin & alcohol up front, light citrus & nutmeg on the finish. Oily texture with flat carbonation on the palate. It was okay.
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - OCT 28, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Clark St. Ale House, Chicago. Definitely tasted the pumpkin flavor, although the overall body is very light. I wish it had a little more malt to beef up the beer-- I guess itís just a light lager with pumpkin flavor.
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a hazy orange with a tiny white head yet has that constant carbonation like a glass of Sprite. Kind of an odd smell to it. pumpkin type spices, maybe cinnamon or apple pie even a bad potpourri smell. something very sweet and spicy about the aroma. Flavor is not that great, lots of nutmeg/ginger flavors. I may be biased ícause Iím not a fan of ginger. Pumpkin, herbal flavors. Slight sweetness .Light body, thin mouthfeel, long finish taste stick with you but I donít like it very much. Go try Dogfish Punkiní Ale if you want a good pumpkin flavored beer.
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is ok. Some pumpkin in the aroma. Copper color. Flavor of sweet citrus and some spice. Little pumpkin. A bit astringent as it finishes. Good not great.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange brown body has no head. The aroma is spicy with cinnamon and cloves. The flavor has a lot of cloves and a bit of pumpkin with a bit of honey.