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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zathrus13 (1721) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Orange, with an off white head. Aroma is all spices. Flavor is also mostly spices. Palate is nice, a little creamy. Thanks to OldGrowth for this bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayg1 (561) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2006
I thought this was tasty, Smells spicy and sweet. Pours orange and a little head but didnít last too long. Tastes sweet and spicy full of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. All of these are great autumn flavors. Tastes turns slightly bitter at the end to remind you that your drinking beer and not eating pumpking pie. Good but I think the thing was a bit too thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle, from Raleigh WholeFoods. Good nose, Sweet. Like pumpkin pie. Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel, allspice. Clean orange copper color. Small head that faded quickly to nothing. No lace. Sweet spice flavor, like aroma with nutmeg being most prevelant to me. Got a little sour yeasty taste as it warmed. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Nice Pumpkin brew, Donít know if I could drink this all the time, but I found it enjoyable. Thought the aroma & flavors were best when it was cold.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Sampled at the 10th annual Brewgrass festival in Ashville. Light chestnut color, clear. Light white head. Pumpkin pie allspice is dominant but there are notes of cinnamon in the aroma. There is also a cloying sweetness that is not all that enjoyable. Light pumpkin pie flavors that is marked mostly by allspice (as in the aroma) but with some cinnamon notes hiding in there. Light spicy bitterness at the end and some faintly noticeable grain. Light body, too thin actually. A lightly dry finish. Not my favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Draught. Clear orange color with off white head that laced the glass. Smells of pumpkin bread, cinnamon, and caramel. Tart up front like unripened fruit. The tartness mellows leaving a pleasant grainy aftertaste accented by pumpkin and cinnamon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8002) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Pours hazy dark orangish copper with off-white head. The aroma is pumpkin puree and spices with some caramel malt. The flavor is malty, on the dry side for this style, with a good dose of pumpkin puree and spice flavors. The palate is medium and smooth, but not terribly complex.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 Pours a murky copper color with a decent head. Aroma is mostly allspice with a little bit of sweet malt. Flavor is dominated by spices with a hint of pumpkin. This 2006 version is slightly better than the previous version.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2004
I donít want to take anything away from this beer because i donít like pumpkin flavor...but compared to other pumpkins i have had it was better than most...its not as bad as cottenwood. It pours dark and has the aroma of spiced pumpkin. Nice beer for a change i just canít drink a whole pint of it at a time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Pours a dark coppery orange color with an aroma that smells like spiced pumpkin. Has a flavor that reminds me of pumpkin pie. Not a bad pumpkin brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Nice looking Orange copper colored. In fact, it actually says "delightful" in my notes, and I donít think Iíve used the word "delightful" in reference to beer in my life. Smells exactly like pumpkin pie. Big allspice and cinnamon flavors, plus - and this was interesting - I could taste pie crust, as well. Toned down and restrained, but very good. Sampled at 2004 Asheville Brewgrass Festival.


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