donbusa (13) - Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2005
A clear, amber colored beer with a distinct aroma. Not overpowering and good after-taste. One of the better seasonal offerings by Lakefront. ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2005
2005 bottle from Liquor mart drunk on 9/29/2005. A clear, filtered amber-to-light-mahogany colored beer, with a quickly dissipating off-white head, no lacing. Rather bubbly. Aroma of raw pumpkin meat, brown sugar and cinnamon. Very sweet, with some buttercream qualities, don’t get any of the hops, definitely not any lager yeast. Pretty much a sweet cream and pumpkin pie aroma. Flavor is more of the same; very sweet, brown sugar-meets-heavy cream flavor, moderately carbonated, with a raw pumpkin meatiness, that may be authentic, but seems to overpower the otherwise lighter characteristics of the mouthfeel, especially being that this is quite filtered. Looking for the lager qualities, I find none. Cinnamon/nutmeg and light allspice on the end, some plant-like, vegetal notes and more buttercream. I appreciate that it’s not overspiced, and there is a definite sweetness to it that at least gives it some body, but the mouthfeel is weak. I’m not so sure a creamy-sweet pumpkin beer works well with a lager, I’d prefer to stick to an ale. I did have this only chilled (and the first half straight from the bottle), however, so that may be a problem. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Tap at Benno’s. Pours to an amber/bronze body with a white head. The aroma is light. Pumpkin and spice. Cardamom? Too light! This is the lightest tasting pumpkin beer I’ve had. Nice sweet pumpkin, very light spices. The palate is creamy and medium bodied. Nice and good carbonation. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2005
I believe they pour the pumpkin pie mix right into the mash during the brewing process. It is a very spicy beer with lots of pumpkin flavor. Quite good - for a beer with Pumpking in it. hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2005
This wasn’t bad at all. There are lots of spices in both the aroma and taste, being dominated by cinnamon and nutmeg. Pretty creamy with a strong pumpkin aftertaste. I thought it was a fun beer for the season.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 1, 2005
Pours a clear amber color, small white head quickly disapearing. Aroma is of cinnamon, like "liquid atomic fireballs". Flavor is sweet, lots of spices, with a sweet malt body. Not a big fan of the style. balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Orange color with a white head...nothing too impressive. Strong pumpkin and clove aroma with some pepper, nutmeg and ketchup? Bready flavor as well as the obvious pumpkin and sweet malt with a dry finish. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Copper orange pour. Thin off white quick settling head. Pumpkin aroma as soon as I opened the bottle. Also spices, especially nutmeg, with alcohol underlying it all. Not much carbonation in appearance. Pumpkin is the first flavor, spices in the middle of the mouth, and a sour finish. Cannot drink more than one of these. Novelty beer. Not for me but well worth the rate. GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Pretty solid beer, I would say that it has more of the spiciness that is associated with Pumpkin pie, than the actual pumpkin flavor, kind of a spicy sweet flavor, no real hops to speak of, good but not really a style that I would repeat much
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Thin white head with a dark, cloudy body. The aroma is fairly spicy with nutmeg and mace. Also the pumpkin and soem earthy must comes out. The taste has a funky tartness under the pumpkin. It is hard to get past the tartness. A lame lager beer and probably the worst pumpkin beer I have had. Thanks Secret Santa.