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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Pumpkin Spice Ale
It finally happened. Jerry made a pumpkin beer. He hates pumpkin beers. Good thing this is the best pumpkin beer in the whole damn universe. A healthy dose of gourd-flesh in the mash and a bit more in the boil pair well with the spice-sac we dangled in at the end of the boil. Some gentle German hops help bitter up and balance out this ale. Suck the flesh. Pumpkin flesh.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4125) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On tap in a sampler glass. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and light chocolate malts, a little pumpkin and spice, and some floral hops. Flavor a nice blend of everything without too much pumpkin. Average texture. A pretty good pumpkin beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3969) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Growler: Nearly clear, deep red-brown with a small, off white cap. Pumpkin, coffee and wood smoke aroma. Flavour is roasty pumpkin, coffee malt, earthy spice. Wonderful....the coffee works beautifully with the pumpkin..... Excellent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2201) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Tap @ Against The Grain: Brown-ish body with a ruby tint; very dark, semi-clear & topped with an off-beige collar around the edges. Mild aroma of toasted grains, light cocoa dust, & some caramel-like malt. Honestly not much pumpkin in the aroma, almost smells more like an original brown ale. Taste has some pumpkin spice, though. Gummy cocoa notes & toffee malts with a hint of gingerbread, clove, & faint cinnamon. Finish is mostly toasted malt with a light bit of earthy bitterness. Makes for a decent brown ale but the pumpkin spice is not prominent enough for a "pumpkin spice ale".

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1366) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2014
draft that poured a medium brown color with off white head. the smell of pumpkin, smoke and coffee of all things. nice aroma of pumpkin though very pleasant. the flavor is more of the same nice pumpkin flavor with a touch of smoke and coffee. very rounded and tasteful.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5737) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft to taster at AtG. Looks good; a fairly opaque brown with sticky off-white lacing. Smells and tastes like pumpkin and hops with some coffee in there (which throws off the balance a bit). Average on the palate. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3050) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
On tap at brewpub
Finishing up with a bonus pint I had to try this based on the name alone. The result was not disappointing at all. It might be one of the better regional pumpkin beers I have tried. A good balance between sweetness and earthiness makes it hard to put down.

Aroma / Appearance - Long spindly legs sweep downwards after an aggressive swirl. The yellowed head floats like flecks of newspaper. Underneath a chocolate brown base sits idly. Nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, and other fall spices sweeten the air. The base that holds it all together is charred pie crust.

Flavor / Palate - Pumpkin, coffee, nutmeg, and allspice rolls across the tongue. The dry roasted finish hangs like seeds on the back of the throat. This was my favorite and a beer worth returning to if it ever is brewed again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
queenholly (3007) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Tap at brewery. Strong ginger, smoky roasted pumpkin malt, light coffee aroma. Deep brown with a small off-white head. Ginger, smoky roasted pumpkin, ash, nutmeg, light coffee, and subtle bitter flavor. Medium body. One of the more unique and exceptional pumpkin beers I’ve tried. I liked the coffee touch, and the fact the brewer didn’t try to go all pumpkin pie with it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ContemplateBeer (1554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Aroma of fresh pumpkin, light nutmeg and other spices. Appearance is caramel/amber with bone head. Flavor matched the nose; the finish came off as a bitter/spiced combo. Palate was bubbly and soft. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7872) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Draft. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin malt aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Mildly sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin malt flavor. Mildly bitter grass finish. Very nicely blended. Tasty.


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