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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!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2013
bottle thanks to ygtbsm94: Poured a murky brown orange with white thin head. Aroma is sweet spicy pumpkin. Taste is a sweet ginger and cinnamon with a pumpkin spice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of autumny-orange with a moderate cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger with a hefty sweetness beneath.. candied honey, caramel, and a touch of pumpkin meat.. focus was mostly on the spices. The flavor found similar stuff.. honey and pumpkin sweetness at the core with nutmeg and cinnamon spices around.. there was so much sweetness that booze was not evident.. finished sweet with plenty of pumpkin spices. Medium-bodied with decent balance on the palate.. I was in the mood for candy and booze, so this worked.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 355mL into a weizen glass, which I have decided is the best glass for this beer after having it 4+ times. The cloudy amber beer at first looks like a dunkelweizen complete with a nose big on cloves, nutmeg, and weizen yeast not unlike banana bread. The head is not as rambunctious as a hefeweizen and really doesn’t want to lace nor billow out. However, the beige/yellow head has very good retention and protects the beer indefinitely. The nose opens up to pumpkin pie, maraschino cherries, sweet tea, cinnamon, slight candied yams. Taste is creamy pumpkin with lots of sugar at first then moves to quite a bubbly, astringent, bitter graininess that has more alcohol than pumpkin spices. Suddy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear brown with a touch of orange with a small white head. Aroma was cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Flavor was a nice, sweet pumpkin pie beer with graham crackers and a hint of clove. Alcohol is higher than I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) Pours a full orange color. Smells sweet and buttery, cinnamon, white sugar, banana. Taste has even more spice- cinnamon, clove, a touch of buttered rum. I can get the pumpkin too. It’s a little more spice than I would like but a good dessert beer. I could drink some more of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Big thanks to billab914 on BA for sending me one of these out of nowehere. Pours orangish-copper with a small, fading off-white head. The aroma is nice big pumpkin and spice, along with sweet caramel malt. The flavor is good despite a slight cardboardy (oxidative?) note that I also got in Southern Tier Pumking. Big pumpkin flavors, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Slight caramel malty sweetness. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and a pretty standard mouthfeel. Enjoyable, but not amazing, pumpkin ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Flavor of pumpkin, roasted malt, caramel, some clove, and cinnamon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
12oz bottle courtesy of Drake. deep amber in color. nice aroma of all the scents you’d associate with a pumpkin brew; pumpkin, clove, nutmeg & allspice. taste follows the aroma to the "T", all while staying well balanced. this is a very tasty beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2611) - 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 Grain’s Flesh Gourdin still remains my absolute favorite pumpkin beer.


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