iggynelix (74) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of lager with faint pumpkin fruit notes under clove and cinnamon. A delicious lager that does not overdo the spice footer the season. Bottle from bottle shop.
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A smooth, somewhat light brew that is satisfying and a nice change. Pumpkin flavor at the end is apparent, however I wish it would have been a little more powerful.
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.
hbchrist (64) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I admit bias to this beer. I anxiously await its arrival every Aug/Sept, so I confess impartiality.
The beer hits on all cylinders for me. A nice yeast aroma combines with a hint a of pumpkin scent (from a combo of spices including cloves) to reinforce the nature of this beer. The color is a deep brown-orange, which is what a beer crafted with pumpkin flavor should be. It sits nicely on the palate and sacrifices none of its beer-tasting quality to overwhelming pumpkin flavor.
Lakefront has admittedly tinkered with this recipe over the years, but I believe the 2007 batch is just right. Strong recommendation, especially for the coming holiday dinners.
bilchak (63) - Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
from a 12 oz. bottle, little head and very little carbonation. copper color, a bit acidic? tasts of pumpkin. not bad, drinkable in moderation.
pumpkinheart (63) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into Lager glass. Pours a rich amber to gold color with a decent white head. I experience no lacing. Aroma is sweet spices and the obvious pumpkin. Drinks smooth and refreshing with the pumpkin resting easy on the tongue leading to some hopped bitter in the finish. This is a nicely brewed Fall beer with the requisite flavors of ther season blended in an enjoyable fashion. And it was definately worth the patience to get the benefit of the warming qualities as that was when the beer really took off. Until then it was a bit meh. Not a homerun, but an enjoyable brew still.
whiskeyrocks (62) - 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
algemo45 (61) - - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet inviting aroma, with a successful pumpkin flavor. Light copper color with a minimal white head. I did not expect such a strong pumpkin flavor from this beer, but I am pleasantly surprised. Yeah!
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JonnyMadison (59) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lacking in aroma, but makes up it with a very smooth feeling. Not much in flavor, but hints of apple and spice. Really nothing "pumpkin" about it, but thatís a good thing if you donít really get into "pumpkin" flavored brews. Not very distinctive, but an easy to drink, smooth, unoffensive fall lager.
Herbicles69 (57) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle poured into a pint glass. Sweet, but spicy. That pretty much all there is to it.
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