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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Pumpkin Ale is pumpkin pie in a bottle. Skip the pie after dinner and just have a couple of these! An American Amber Ale flavored with all those fall spices we love!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eberndt (180) - - SEP 2, 2013
Great pumpkin beer. Better than pumpking but not as good as schlafyís. Sweet flavor and aroma. Wife liked it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours an orange/amber-ish with a white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie, cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, vanilla, pie crust. This beer tastes like a pumpkin pie. Great flavors with cinnamon, nutmeg, pie crust and pumpkin. Medium bodied and great balanced for fall!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamT (163) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
12oz bottle compliments of zizzybalubba. Orange hue hazy clarity with mostly diminishing off-white head. Virtually no lacing. Nutmeg, spice & citrus on the nose. Medium spice on the initial taste with an average moderate tspice finish. Watery on the palate. Would try again!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
pours orange with white head. aroma of vegetation, spices, malt. tastes of pumpkin, indistinct vegetation, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel malt. palate is full and well-bodied. disclaimer: iím not a big pumpkin ale guy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopbag (90) - - SEP 8, 2014
Really nice pumpkin pie flavor. Ginger, clove, nutmeg. Canned pumpkin in the finish at the back of the palate. Sweet but not overly so. Red amber color with almost no head. Really nice beer for the category. Executes the concept well at the cost of head retention. Could drink two of these in a sitting before it becomes cloying, which is pretty good for a gimmick beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c_lee_burton (81) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Tastes exactly like the description, pumpkin pie in a bottle. Smells nice with fall spices and not overdone in a sweet way. Pretty good for someone who doesnít like many pumpkin ales.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davetopay (53) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2009 TOP OF THE HEAP! This is my flat out favorite pumpkin this season. You KNOW that this is the real deal when you smell it. This beer is made with roasted cut pumpkin, not pumpkin flavor, not pumpkin extract, but the REAL stuff. The pour is a bright autumn orange with a creamy dense head that maintains a consistent thickness all the way down. The aroma is of mild spices, and big sweet carmelized gourd. The flavor is big on bready toasty malts, hints of caramel, and the slightly burnt sugars of the roasted pumpkin. The spices are there, but no where near the intensity of some other brews that try to mimic a Thanksgiving pie. They compliment the sweetness of the fruit and malt by adding a special earthy nature in conjunction with the hops. The potency of the flavors in this ale, along with its dense mouthfeel make a perfect dessert beer in my book. I only hope I can find more of it!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Reviewed 9-2-10. Iíve heard a lot of good buzz about this one from many of my beer friends. Some say itís even better than Schlaflyís, so... Iím doing a comparison tasting and drinking a Schlafly at the same time. Here goes: Ap: Pours pretty thick, with a slight bubbly head that quickly withers away to nothing, and a beautiful dark dark orange-red (almost bronze) color. The carbonation is moderate. Ar: Deep smell of pumpkin. And I mean HUGE! All the standard spices are there (nutmeg, brown sugar, etc.), but the smell of the actually gourd is prominent. T: Much sweeter than Schlafly and not as much pumpkin "roast" overall. I really love the crispness. The spices are a little more muted than the Schlafly, and the sweetness is a bit more "tart." P: Really good. Nothing offensive about the sugar content. It feels exactly the way it should for this style. O: Since I love pumpkin ales and the harvest time of year in general, Iíll drink this again. Definitely in the top 5 pumpkin ales available! UPDATED REVIEW! The 2011 version is much better than Schlaflyís (the local phenomenon). Itís richer, creamier, and more pumpkin-like. Honestly, I couldnít imagine a better pumpkin ale.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rolltideroll (20) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Great pumpkin beer. With all of the new pumpkin beers on the market this one, and Schlafly stand above the rest. Great aroma, great pumpkin pie spices, great mouth feel, very drinkable. I only bought one bottle, but I will be going back to get more.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rabbe7000 (19) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours with little foam, a deep brown color but not opaque. Aroma for me was almost non-existant. Slight notes of nutmeg, malt, spice. Tastes extremely good; like pumpkin pie in a glass. Very sweet and spicy, and balances that well with pumpkin flavor. Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick, average carbonation and a long finish. All in all, a fantastic pumpkin ale. Up there with the best.


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