arminjewell (5994) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is slightly hazy orange with nice bright white head, aroma has nice sweet notes of pumpkin, biscuit, and toffee, some nice hints of cinnamon and clove, touch of caramel as well in there. Taste is much heavier on the spice but has notes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg for sure, hints of toffee and caramel, some sweet bread notes along with a touch of pumpkin, finishing slightly bitter, dry and spicy. I liked this!
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Another solid offering from lakefront. You can taste the actual pumpkin a lot more in this beer, unlike some others where it is mostly pumpkin pie spices and cinnamon. Easy drinking and great for the cold October nights.
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: A good deal lighter than most pumpkin beers in body, but not light on flavor. Way better than I was expecting. I thought they just made a lager to be different, but it was really a great tasting beer. Incredibly easy to drink.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy, light to medium, orangey copper with a large, off-white head that pretty much fully diminished. The aroma had light grain; moderate caramel; slight hops; and mostly sweet pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices.The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter and sour; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet and slightly bitter and acidic with a sort of short duration. There was caramel malt, sweet pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and light and crisp hops. The light to medium body was slick and creamy with fizzy carbonation. It went down so easy.
iggynelix (68) - 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.
gschrade (525) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orange with a white head. Taste pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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austinpowers (2826) - 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.
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.
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.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2005 Rerate based on two follow-up tastings: one was a fresh bottle from the 2005 batch, the other from the Autumn 2004 run in the spring of 2005. I would swear that this recipe has changed for the worse over time. Nowhere near as good as it is fresh on tap at the brewery, or newly bottled in 2002 and 2003. Regardless, my original review, slightly tweaked to reflect what you’d get today, is below...
One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had. Glorious aroma of pumpkin paired with spices - nutmeg and cinnamon are the most prominent. Cleansing, crisp and slightly spiced on the palate. Creaminess is interrupted by an acidic bite, distorting the other wise similar flavor to pumpkin pie with a scoop of buttercream on top. Always a tradition to get a sixer of this when it’s in season.
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.