Lakefront Brewery – Holiday Spice Lager Beer 2014

Lakefront Brewery - Holiday Spice Lager Beer 2014

Lakefront BreweryHoliday Spice Lager Beer 2014

Lager brewed with honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves & orange peel
ABV: 9.4%
IBU: 19
Tasting on: 12/17/14
Glass: Craft Pint

Aroma: Overtones of berry, malt and honey-like sweetness, and warm spices. Undertones of floral hops. 8.5/10

Appearance: Deep copper body with bright white head. Excellent clarity.  9/10

Flavor: Warm spices on a sweet, honey-like background begin the beer. Toast and bread notes appear in the middle as the beer shifts towards malt sweetness. Cinnamon and cloves become particularly noticeable in the end as hints of bourbon and mint also make an appearance.  Lingering warm alcohol and minor mint in the aftertaste. 16/20

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with warming alcohol noticeable. Moderate carbonation. 9/10

Overall Impression: Surprisingly sweet, with noticeable spices and plenty of cheer (9.4% to be exact). The sweetness and spices can be a little much at times, but might be just what you’re looking for at Christmas dinner. 41.5/50

Final Score: 84%

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