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5 Seasons North The Great Pumpkin Ale

5 Seasons North The Great Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
Pumpkin beers are a complete pain in the ass to brew - but also a lot of fun I have to admit. I got almost 100 lbs of fresh pumpkins from a local, organic farm. I cut them up, baked them off, and then scooped their flesh directly in the mash tun to a base of Maris Otter and 5 different specialty malts to give the beer a sturdy malt backbone. Traditional pumpkin pie spices were added in the kettle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Cloudy yellow orange with tho h persistent white head. Thick pumkin/spice/fall aroma. Med-bodied palate is very spicy with a good pumpkin falvor. Nice, not sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
draft at west side. pours hazy gold with white head. nose has pumpkin, vanilla, and nutmeg. flavors are loaded with nutmeg and pumpkin. dry finish, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2010
I had the Westside edition. Hazy amber body. Spicing here is perfect. It’s evident enough to immediately bring to mind pumpkin pie without any of the harshness that often comes from spices in beer. This is fairly light in body and flavor but very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3434) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
On tap at the westside location. I was a day or two late to get this straight outa the pumpkin but it was a decent mostly pumpkin version of the beer. Only complain was the lack of carbonation. It just fell a little flat. There is a good, well balanced, bit of spice, cinnamon but mostly clove. The pumpkin presence is definitely there and working all through the background and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Poured out of a giant pumpkin: Pours slightly hazy copper color with a slight tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast, cinnamon, pumpkin, vegital, earthy, and some spice. Flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, toast, earthy, and a nice spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Hazy orange, white froth. Nice allspice, pumpkin pie spicing. Taste is clove, a bit of spice, heavy with sweet malty base to hold it up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2009
on tap from a 300 lb pumpkin on 11/5/09. pours a light orange color with no head. big pumpkin / spice nose... which continues through the body... light to medium mouthfeel... big malt character with nutmeg and more spices... the pumpkin is much more prevalent on the nose than through the body. somewhat of a lighter finish. enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Deep warm amber, not much head. Mild spicy aroma. Nice notes of nutmeg, not vegetal at all but the body has some of the pumpkin squash character. Low carbonation, rather thin in finish. Spice flavors are all up front and then vanish out at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2009
Golden amber. No head. Pumpkin nose with nice spiciness. Smooth body. Good balance. Fresh cinnamon, clove and a nice gourd character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5121) - Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Comes out of the tap a beautiful clear coppery orange with a thick, pale orange-beige head that hangs around for a bit. Aroma is spicy and has a decided overtone of pumpkin. Flavor is richly of pumpkin and malt with hints of cloves and cinnamon and a hoppy undertone. Smooth texture makes this beer refreshing and satisfying.

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