julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 One of the best smelling beers I’ve had, it’s very tasty and thick with tons of spices. It tastes like they shoved pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies in a beer form. The honey isn’t too prominent but I do agree it balances the malt taste and makes for a very smooth feel on the tongue (especially on the finish). The alcohol is masked perfectly where it isn’t overwhelming. I would buy it again if I want a very "pumpkin spicy" type beer. starewich (170) - - NOV 25, 2012
Clear brown; aggressive pour yields a bare membrane of white head. Honey, cinnamon, clove. Bursts of wine-like tartness at the beginning and end. Lakefront continues to impress; an evocative seasonal. delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2003
wow...dat’s watt i’m talkin’ about. for a holiday beer, anyway. VERY heavy clove/cinnamon aroma and a cloudy cinnamon brown color. thin head. tasted like an unsweetened apple pie, heavy on the spices. really, really good. i had no idea what the alc content was til i hit this review page, and the alcohol taste was well-hidden, no vinous taste at all. i’d want to drink more than one, but it’s fairly rich. sorta like a jaegermaister/eggnog combo. yummy. thanks ecvrich!! balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Pours a cloudy orangish amber color with a thin white and quickly dissipating head. The aroma is like a kitchen during Christmas...full of wonderful smells of nutmeg, orange spice, corriander, and ciannamon. All of these aromas become apparent in the flavor as well, especially the cinnamon. Surprisingly the higher alcohol content is masked by these wonderful flavor...I think it would actually be slightly better if the alcohol flavors were allowed to shine through, this is my only criticism. What a wonderful brew for a cold Wisconsin winter around a blazing fire. steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Unbalanced lots of nutmeg, and pumpkin flavor. If this is trying to be like Anchor Steam Special Ale it falls well short. Mainly taste the alcohol in it and it does pack a pretty good punch, Wouldn’t seek this out was not impressed with their Pumpkin beer when I had it years ago. Nice try but it misses the mark.
UkrainPubCrawler (121) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
This is a very delicious seasonal beer. This beer probably has the best blend of flavors of a holiday seasonal I’ve had. Delicious blend of spices contribute to the amazing flavor of this beer. Nice foamy head and great hoppy flavor! Excellent! deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2004
12 oz. bottle Unbelievable! An aroma of baking gingerbread adorns this dark golden brew. Despite the amazingly heavy spicing and intense fragrance, this beer maintains a balanced body and proper flavor, with no cloying aftertaste. Quite simply the most dramatic yet drinkable spiced specialty beer I've had. I hope you like cinnamon! meisterbrauMHB (69) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Pours an appealing red with a nice foamy head, kind of like Santa. Nice spicy aroma. Fruity orange with a great ginger aftertaste. Nice blend of malts, spices, and orange. Good job Lakefront! arojewski (58) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Truly a holiday beer! Strong cinnamon and spice notes in both aroma and taste. It’s like Christmas in a glass! beerwolf77 (42) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2009
This beer pours a dark red/brown color. The head is at least two inches. It leaves a spot of lace around the glass after settling. The aroma is quite spicy. I also smell fruity hints. A kiss of hops is present as well. The flavor is cinnamon all the way. A bit of clove and a definite alcohol flavor bites on the backend. This beer feels substantial. Which it should since it’s a winter warmer. I’ve spent a few christmas get togethers sippin on this beer. I will most likely be pickin it up again this year.