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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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4790) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
bottle thanks to exiled. i must be crazy since this thing is rated fairly high. orange, cream head. pumpkin, light spices. nice palate, big pumpkin up front, light spices, caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2188) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
09/28/2013. Sampled at a local tasting. Amber color with a white head. Aromas of malt, spice, pumpkin. Nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. Good if youíre into this style of beer, but not my kind.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Clear copper coloured body with a caramel and ruby glow and a non-existent head that just leaves the top oily. Aroma of very potent spice - allspice, cloves, pumpkin pie spice, anise and yes - cinnamon. Medium-bodied then closer to fuller-bodied; Strong pumpkin flavour results in a chewy mouthful after the first second. Potent caramel and roasty sweetness also noticeable and the spices hit soon afterwards with a lot of clove and cinnamon, nutmeg too. Aftertaste is potent with the pumpkin strongest, almost acting like a meal! Overall, a very strong and potent pumpkin spiced beer with a bit too much body and spice for me - almost a meal as opposed to a drink. Well crafted, just a bit too much in my opinion - there isnít a balance here - itís simply a LOT of ingredients. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Bon Vivant Market in Smithfield, Virginia for US$1.85 on 14-October-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 28-October-2010.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
This beer was too sweet for my palate. My I held onto it for too long before drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Draft. Murky brown color, small tan head. Aroma of spice. Taste is sweet spice. Thatís about it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle thanks to Dan! poured a clear orange amber with an off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of pumpkin with a strong spice note, particularly cinnamon and brown sugar coming through. The flavor was quite sweet with a strong brown sugar overcoming the pumpkin note and backed by other spices such as cinnamon. Over spiced in my opinion.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark orange-caramel color with a small foamy off white head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was sweet nutmeg, cinnamon and faint tangy bread and caramel. The flavor was strong pumpkin pie spices - mostly nutmeg and cinnamon and had undertones of bread and caramel. Spices overwhelm. Long sweet and tangy finish with lingering spices. Medium body. Decent.

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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
I am reading all the reviews about how this is like drinking a pumpkin pie, Iím not getting that at all. I mean itís not terrible, but something just isnít right. I think Iíll try another and re rate it later.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
robgibbens (406) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2010
aroma: pumpkin spice, not very strong appearance: a very dark amber with a thin head taste: sweet with a cherry bubblegum aftertaste, interesting palate: smooth medium bodied overall: decent but itís a bit sweet for me. does not embody the pumpkin flavor of many others in this category.


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