RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.42%
Pumpkin Lager is brewed with pumpkins in the mash, spices added during the boil, and lightly hopped. The rich specialty grains and lager fermentation combine to produce the taste and the texture of pumpkin pie.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear golden tea with a big frothy fading antique-white head. Spiced apple and lemon candies. Doesnt taste like a lager. Unripe pears, orange and cinnamon. Smooth body with mellow drying. Enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Hazy dirty copper with no head. Aroma is dominated by spice. Nutmeg, allspice, clove and not much else detectable. Flavor has a strange citrus/orange fruitiness going on, before the spice takes over. Again afetr the spice hits not much else going on. Rather thin and watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (4015) - Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle. Huge aroma, pumpkin (obviously) spices. Pumpkin taste fairly mild, though the spice combination is huge. Keep an eye on the alcohol in this one, its big!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2006
12oz bottle-Dark golden body w a big head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of nutmeg,pumpkin, and spices. Taste was the same. Tastes just like u were eating a piece of pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EithCubes (5721) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Spicy. Pumpkin, cinnamon, citrus, brown sugar, cloves, salt. Clear ornage pour with medium carbonation and a medium-sized, lacing beige head. Taste is moderately spicy (add allspice and nutmeg to the list) pumpkin pie, a little grainy. Medium, slightly oily body. The citrus and coiander/cloves (the Wit notes, essentially) are the interesting tones here. Just a touch of citric sourness and light bitterness in the finish and beyond.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Light apple cider color with tiny particals floating around. Smell of malt, cinamon, some ginger and pumpkin. It has to warm up a little to enjoy the pumpkin smell. Taste of cinamon, clove, sweet caramel, soem ginger and the pumpkin. A nice bitterness and the spice lingers in your mouth for awhile. I didnt like this beer last year but I do this year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Bottled. Beer is slightly hazy, medium-amber colored with an average-sized, frothy, white, mostly and rapidly diminishing head. Pumpkin pie spicing takes the forefront in the nose with heavy notes of ginger, light-to-moderate notes of nutmeg and cinnamon; Malty with a light note of toasted grain, cookie and caramel; Hoppy with a light note of lemon zest; Yeasty with a light note of dough; Light miscellaneous notes of cooked pumpkin, and vanilla. Smells like a well-made pie. The flavor is... oh... damn... the flavor disappoints. Its moderately sour, lightly bitter, moderately sweet with a long, lightly bitter, lightly acidic/sour finish. Not a lot of spicy retors. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is less-than-lively. I just wish like heck the flavor was as attractive as the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 11-Nov-05 in trade with Ughsmash, thanks Jason!) Bottled during Week 1 of October 05. This isnt a bad little pumpkin beer. It has a malty, fruity and spicy aroma without smelling like bad beer masked by spice -- thats a good sign. Similar aspects in the flavor -- the pleasant maltiness, the moderate spices (especially nutmeg) -- but theres a hint of tartness that seems out of place. On the flip side, it does keep the sweetness in check and prevents a nasty aftertaste like the last pumpkin beer I had. Medium-bodied with standard carbonation. Amber in color and completely clear, but the small off-white head dissipates rapidly. Not bad, but it would definitely be more enjoyable to drink without the tartness getting in the way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14072) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Bottle poured a clear orange-amber with a small dissapating amber head. Aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and a faint hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of pumpkin, clove and a bit of citrus with a crisp spiced finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Purchased bottle in Menomonee Falls, WI. This was a decent fruit/vegetable beer, except for the overpowering nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices added to pumpkin pie. This is much like Leinies Apple Spice in that the motto seems to be "The More Spices, The More Flavor". Well, more isnt always better. As opposed to Blue Moons far superior pumpkin beer, Lakefronts lager is too overspiced. The beer looks good, a cloudy orangish color. It smells like Thanksgiving at Grandmas. The flavor was overpowering as previously stated, too much perfume/sweetness in what could have been a nice autumn brew. Definitely not up to Lakefronts quality standards.

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