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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
clear amber with a small white head that fades quickly... spicy aroma, cinnamon and allspice dominate... some mild graham in the flavor which is the key flavor component for quality pumpkin beers in my opinion... Some nice spicing, not too heavy on the spices, and a touch of actual pumpkin comes through... medium body, good, lingering spice, very very good...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2009 12 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours brownish-orange with a thin off-white head. Strong pumpkin pie aroma as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Noticeable cinnamon flavor upfront with pumpkin pie flavor underneath. If you are a fan of pumpkin beers this is the one you have been waiting for. In my opinion Southern Tier Pumpking is too sweet whereas this avoids that. Iím amazed at how much flavor is packed into this beer. Williamsburg AleWerks just may be one of the best kept secrets around right now. This is another fantastic addition to their lineup.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
very nice Pumpkin ale at the trellis in williamsburg, cloudy nice frothy head and full mouth with malt and spices a plenty

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - SEP 13, 2011
pours copper hue with thin white head, it has caramel aroma with hint of spice. slight vanilla bubblegum flavor with floral aftertaste, this brew is well balanced and hides alcohol well.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a clear brown-amber with an inch of head. Aroma of pumpkin spice, caramel, cinnamon, ginger, and crust. Flavor of gingerbread, pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon, and pie crust. A bit on the sweet side - a tad too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
(bottle from ksurkin) Pours a clear dark amber with no head. The aroma has a bunch of baked pumpkin, plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bit of pie crust as well. The cinnamon is quite strong in this pumpkin ale, which sets it apart from other pumpkin ales Iíve had lately. Another aroma that sets this apart from other pumpkin ales is a bit of hay, which was quite a surprise. The flavor has a little baked pumpkin and sweet caramel, that switches to a nice spice finish, with the cinnamon carrying on long after sipping. Mouthfeel is medium to full, and carbonation is smooth. This is a better than average pumpkin ale, but my only complaint would be that there isnít enough of the rich baked pumpkin in the flavor. Thanks Ken!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2009
12oz from suzygreenberg. Copper clear amber with thin white ring of a head. Big cinnamon, nutmeg, grahm, pumpkin, banana, bubblegum...very much a thick pumpkin pie nose. All of the aromas from the nose are happening in the flavor. So balanced and such a wonderful beer. The little bit of banana jus works to tie everything together. Last year the best pumpkin beer I ever had was ST pumpking...this year, this is it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1049) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours an amber orange color with an off white foam head. Aroma of caramel and pumpkin spices. Sweet caramel taste with notes of cider and brown sugar. Nice nutmeg and cinnamon spice flavors mixed in. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 1st rating for this brew! 12oz bottle from grape & gourmet, batch 91009. pours a very nice clear, dark copper with a whispy, off white head and a solid ring of lace. aroma is great and very similar to pumpkin cheescake with big, sweet pumpkin notes, graham cracker crust, and pure spice notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg, with a touch of caramel malts. flavor is excellent as well with natural pumpkin flavors blended with sweet vanilla, big spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, orange peel and clove, and a touch of nutty, carrot cake with a lingering, spiced finish. palate is medium bodied and very well carbonated with a great balance of sweetness and fall spice. overall, another great new brew from Geoff and AleWerks!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle via bobertkuekn, thanks Robert! Pours a much lighter orange, almost blond, than I was expecting from this style. Good carbonation. The taste is of pumpkin spice and TONS of cinnamon. The finish is almost cough syrup sweet/viscous. More of a typical pumpkin beer and while not bad, wasnít anything that really stood out to me.


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