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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This is a subtly spiced Fall ale Brewed with Real Pumpkin that will evoke memories of holidays and family. It is brewed with our own proprietary blend of spices that will make this one of the best recieved pumpkin ales available.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3846) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with faint traces ow wispy khaki head. Nose is a good delicate blend of nutmeg, allspice, coriander, and other pumpkin pie spices. The flavor follows suit very closely and adds hints of lavender and brown sugar. Medium body with a clean, not cloying finish. Very enjoyable pumpkin beer. And kick ass label to boot!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2009
12 oz. bottled in August ’09. Pours a hazy brown/red with a good head. This smells great. Cinnamon, pumpkin, and it is not perfumey or overly sweet. The flavor is smooth and clean. Lots of pumpkin and adequate spices are present without being cloying. This is a rare example of how a pumpkin ale should be done. It focuses on pumpkin and has a decent blend of spices without being a cinnamon bomb or tasting like soda. This is almost as good as Cottonwood’s pumpkin ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2009
On tap at Tyler’s Tap Room in Durham NC - pours a hazy orange with a thin head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Taste of pumpkin, spices and malt. One of the better pumpkin ales I have had in a while but still not one of my favorite styles.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Having a pumpkin sampler night. Very nice aroma, smells just like pumpkin pie. Light brown top and light amber on bottom. Sweet, but balanced taste. On par with dogfish head pumpkin ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours a deep amber, with a retentive 3-finger head, saturating the glass with lace. The nose has some sweet malt and light pumpkin. Flavors of pumpkin, pale malts, and pie spices. The spices continue to make for a drier finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with a creamy texture. Nice overall pumpkin brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours orange with a slight white head. Great flavors of spice and pumpkin and smells just like a pumpkin pie. My favorite of this variety.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Sample from Durham World Beer Fest. Orange pour with average off-white head. My impression was "just like every other pumpkin beer." Really not bad, but thoroughly average, and this is a style I don’t love.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Clear copper pour. Typical pumpkin spice flavor. Dry finish with a lingering spicy after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Courtesy of walleye. Oct ’06. Transparent copper, decent head. Nice clove and pumpkin balance throughout the aroma and flavor. More spice in the flavor, maybe nutmeg? Spice dries out the finish. Tasty for a pumpkin brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
On tap at WBF in Durham, NC. Pours deep orange with a thick tan head. Nose is full with nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie filling. Flavor is full, without being over the top. Spices and pumpkin go hand in hand as kp says. Dry finish. Pretty darn good.


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