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RATINGS: 127   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!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark auburn color, slightly hazy, crowned by a small, tight head of khaki colored foam. The head settles quickly to a thin rim, leaving nearly no lacing behind. Predictably, the nose is heavily spiced and loaded with pumpkin. Notes of clove, cardamom, nutmeg, and celery salt lending a winter time feel to the underlying, rich caramel malt. The pumpkin note is fairly fresh and authentic. The flavor is laden with spices, celery salt asserting itself far too much for my taste, teaming with the peppery nutmeg to dominate the toasted pumpkin. Accordingly, the long and spicy aftertaste isnít too pleasant. The palate is substantial and creamy, initially balanced, but finishing on the overly sweet, sticky side. Though I can see how fans of the style would fall in love with this, it represents alot of what I donít enjoy about pumpkin beers (mainly aggressive spicing). This oneís not for me.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Brownish copper color with a small, foamy, off-white head. Aroma: Heavy with pumpkin spice, especially mace, and a touch of vanilla. Taste: Similar to the nose with notes of cardamon, mace, cinnamon, vanilla, and caramel. It actually all works together quite well without being overwhelming. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, pumpkin spice finish. Overall: Definitely one of the better pumpkin beers Iíve had. I think they hit the mark pretty well with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3181) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pours a fairly clear amber color with a medium light tan head...lively. aroma has soft spices, some caramel...slightly doughy. Flavor has nice earthiness, significant spice, caramely malt , and crisp, spicy hops to balance it out. Mouthfeel is lively and the finish is earthy and spiced. Very autumnal!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3178) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Draft at Hellís Kitchen, Norfolk, VA. Clear medium orange body, no head. Nose of nutmeg. Sweet, soft body with lots of allspice and nutmeg. Somewhat flat, but well-balanced and the sweetness is short-lived and not syrupy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2011
From the tap poured an orange color with a small amount of head. Sweet spicy malty flavor with a lingering finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3007) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Drake. Pumpkin malt, nutmeg, and brown sugar aroma. Orange amber with a small ivory head. Slightly sweet roasted pumpkin malt, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg flavor. Medium body. Against the Grainís Flesh Gourdin still remains my absolute favorite pumpkin beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2010
12 oz. bottle via trade with ksurkin - Pours a slightly hazy light brown color with a small off white head. Very little lacing. Aroma is sweet spices. Flavor is the same. Medium body. Not bad for a Pumpkin beer. Thanks Ken.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2850) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Long time want, courtesy of trade with Ernesto987. Iím still looking for any pumpkin beer to compete with Pumking. This isnít it. The nose is strong with pumpkin, spices, cinnamon in particular. The appearance is a translucent if slightly cloudy amber, white head. The flavor is just like the aroma. Medium in body, creamy mouthfeel. The finish is spicy, pine. Solid performer, but it just doesnít ascend above most other pumpkin beers. Thanks Ernesto.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2831) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma of pumpkin, allspice, and nutmeg. Lots of pumpkin flavor with hint of graham with nutmeg and allspice. This is a really good pumpkin ale!

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2012
acquired this in a trade. Shared with friends in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - 1/4 Finger head. The beer is a dark leather with pumpkin appearance sort of an off orange appearance.

S - Pumpkin pie, spices, whip cream and milk.

T - Pumpkin spices, canned pumpkin puree and milk. Very weak taste compared to the amazing smell.

M - 80% carbonation, light bodied

O - Itís a good beer. Maybe better fresh but overall, tasty and worth the trade.



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