Here is a picture of a glass full of lager I made a few months ago. It never actually lagered as long as it should have. I was too impatient.
Since the winter months are upon us here in Minnesota and my lagering fridge is in my unheated garage, I was looking at the possibility of shutting the lagering portion of my brewery down for a while. No way!!! I went to Walmart and spent $10 on a really crappy heater. I connected it to my temp controller, switched it to the heating setting and I continue to lager by using a heater in my fridge to get the 52°F temp needed.
Right now I am fermenting a clone of Grain Belt Premium and a doppelbock.