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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
devilben02 (275) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
It pours from the bottle with a nice, deep, semi-transparent amber color, but without much of a head. The aroma is an expected combination of seasonal spices and a thin sweetness. The flavor has more depth, with a fruity sweetness and some dry herbal hops, but it certainly feels over-spiced since the underlying beer is difficult to identify. The texture doesn’t do much to counteract my disappointment, with a medium-thin body doing little to add character. Overall, the heavy-handed use of spice makes me wonder if the brewers just really love pumpkin pie or if they are covering a forgettable, bland beer.


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (89) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2014
One of my favorite pumpkin beers! Out of a bottle pours a cloudy light brown with a small white head. Not much lace. Flavor is cinnamon and nutmeg and no clove. Gets better as the beer hits room temp. Great beer for the fall!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Can. Nice aroma of spice with some earthy notes as well. Very tasty, spices are well integrated. Very nice. (from notes)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2400) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Overall good pumpkin beer, on tap at a small cafe in raleigh, nice sipping beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
bottle. golden orange with half-finger of head. medium malt with mild pumpkin and spice (cinnamon and nutmeg are a proprietary blend, apparently). aboverage.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4544) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle, thanks to one of my friends. Poured a orange, copper color with a small white head. Aroma was notes of nutmeg, cinnamon. Nice caramel and pumpkin notes in this. Flavor had plenty of pumpkin pie filling, nice spice balance in this one. Really enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

11/21/2010: Big Boss Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale... Aroma: Big nose of ginger. Appearance: Light amber color; cramy off-white crown; fine sediment suspended in the beer. Flavor: Ginger, clove, allspice; nicely spiced without being overwhelming. Palate: Body is medium; soft, smooth feel. Overall: Not too bad.

12 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #88 for this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Hazy amber appearance with an average sized white head. Aroma is of ginger, grain and malt. Taste is of ginger and grain.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Clear amber with short lived white head. Smells of corriander and nutmeg. Mikd pumpkin with spices. Unusual, but I like it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
morrdt (684) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12 ounce single bottle from Food Lion in Huntersville, NC. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is pumpkin pie aroma with cinnamon, nutmeg. The flavor has a nice dose of pumpkin that is balanced by the spices. This is somewhat thin and watery. Flavor fades into the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (781) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that was mostly diminishing, reducing to a light film and small collar with fair spotty lacing. The aroma was of a light bread malt and a mild doughy yeast with notes of pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar, clove and a bit of cinnamon. The taste was sort of thin with a light brown sugar sweetness and a malty pumpkin flavor early on, then became infused with a mild dose of spices and had a slight astringent taste towards the finish. The flavor was short lived, fading almost immediately after the swallow and leaving nothing behind. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall this was like drinking a “Light” Pumpkin Ale, if there is such a thing. It did however possess a decent drinkability and a nice refreshing taste...


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