jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Orange-copper with decent, creamy tan head / Nose of fresh pumpkin / Light body and finish / Simple flavors of fresh pumpkin and cinnamon with undertones of cloves and nutmeg / Very light - a pumpkin pale lager. Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Amber pour with small white head. Nice seasonal beer. Spicy flavor of nutmeg, cloves, and pumpkin. Light body. twindadplus2 (715) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Clear brownish orange with a small fizzy head. Aroma of pie spices and pumpkin with flavors to match. Nice medium body and carbonation is good too. I wouldn’t drink it every day but it’s a good holiday brew. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Like pouring punkin’ juice. Nice color w/ a medium sized froth. Good head retention w/ a nice lasting lace. Smells just like grandmas pumpin pie. Medium nectar w/ soft residual effers. Very malty and round w/ defined pumpkin pie spice. The bittering unit is bright and refreshing. The finish has a lingering malty spice. This is what pumpkin beer is all about. A great specimen. Highly recommended. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
This may be the first pumpkin lager that I’ve had. I’m not sure. It’s so much like most of the rest of the pumpkin beers. The body’s a deep gold with a touch of orange. The head starts big then fizzles out quickly. It smells of nutmeg and allspice and whatever one usually tosses into a pumpkin pie/cake/cookie/etc. Tastes that way, too. Okay, meaning as good as the others.
Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Rating number 3 X 666!!!!!
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12oz bottle. Orange body, huge rocky off white head. Smells of metallic pumpkin spice, coriander, cinammon and sweet malts. Flavor falls apart, not enough pumpkin notes to please me. Finish is bland and brief. Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Very average. hbchrist (76) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2007
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. prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
This is OK, but I’ve had mixed results despite multiple attempts at trying it. Weaker taste than I want for what it is. Weaker color than I want. Spicy, and a little yeasty, and there is a little pumpkin, but just not that great. Would only drink one. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2007
12 oz. bottle (bottled 10/06) courtesy of Bockyhorsey - I believe this is the last of the 30 beers Wendy and Bill gave me. It pours a hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. No lacing. Has a strong cinnamon aroma. Flavor is light toasted malt, pumpkin, and spice. Light to medium body. This is actually a pretty good pumkin beer. Thanks Wendy and Bill. JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2007
This beer poured a light copper color with a decent head. The notes of pumkin, cinamin, and nutmeg showed well and gave the palate a decent flavor as well. On the palate the flavor of corriander seemed to show up a bit as well, but the nice things was that the lager actually held up well and enhanced the nice complex flavors.