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Brewed using real pumpkins and savory pumpkin pie spices giving hints of natural cinnamon and nutmeg. American hops balanced with Pale, Aromatic & Caramel malts create a full-bodied taste and exceptional flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4849) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2015
12oz bottle from Spirits Lakewood. Poured an orange-amber murk body under a smaller off white foamy head. Aroma/flavor is soapy to start, pumpkin pulp, vanilla, cinnamon, orange juice. Flavor is minus the oj plus all-spice and nutmeg. Medium-full body with average carbonation and a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (664) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
DATE TASTED: September 25, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Sam Adams lager.. OCCASION: Shark Tank Season seven begins!... APPEARANCE: light, soft orange-colored body that is hazy; a creamy white head that matches the creamsicle theme; head retention is great; ... AROMA: nutmeg, apple, pumpkin, and toasted bread make for an appealing aroma; gingerbread and cinnamon are also present; some alcohol late... PALATE: initially, creamy at the froth; thin, slightly bubbly at the throat, reminiscent of ginger ale...reasonably easy-drinking... TASTE: the aroma is indicative of Big Muddy’s offering--pumpkin, nutmeg, apple, cinnamon, with caramel, gingerbread and soft, floral hops...a veritable garden of flavors that leaves a soft, tangible aftertaste... OVERALL: a spice beer that flirts between an ale and a lager--I lean towards a lager in the mouthfeel and strength...the beer is Autumnal, no doubt, and packages the better flavors of the season in a palatable way...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1400) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Cloudy, orange-brown pour with a frothy, off-white head. The aroma is a mixture of pumpkin pie and snickerdoodle cookies with cinnamon. It has a medium body with slick texture and average carbonation. The taste is moderately sweet with a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbbeyRoade (472) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Pretty good pumpkin ale! Plenty of caramel, pumpkin flavor and not too much sweetness. Not artificial tasting with plenty of body to hold it all together. Good choice amongst a sea of otherwise nasty pumpkin ale attempts by other breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (195) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Pours hazy orange/brown with an off white head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, malty, earthy, herbs, spice, bread, pumpkin pie, herbal hops, cooked vegetables, brown sugar, molasses and slight ginger. TASTE: malty, cinnamon, nutmeg, earthy, pumpkin, spice, peppercorn, hop spice, herb bitterness, roasty, caramel, cooked vegetables brown sugar, molasses, honey, slight ginger and leaves. AFTER TASTE: hop spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin with a watery mouth feel and spice warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
From a trade. Thanks Doran. It poured pumpkin colored with an off-white head. Nose of of pumpkin and nutmeg/cinnamon. Medium body. The flavor is just like a liquid pumpkin pie which is good. Very nice drinking and well executed for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. Not the most attractive pour - murky deep orange with a small soapy white head. I could smell this one as soon as I poured it into the glass, though. Cinnamon, nutmeg - smells just like pumpkin pie. Palate has a little density to it. Pretty solid drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 017: Pumpkin-tastic 02 on 10/13/2014. Cloudy amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing. Aroma of nutmeg, roast malt and caramel. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt and pumpkin spices. The finish is sweet with a malt and nutmeg aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3432) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2014
6% a bottle picked up at Bottles & Cans in Chicago(great place to make mix 4 or 6-packs!). Served in a pint glass. It pours a light amber with a thin fizzy off-white head. The aroma is a fruity apple cinnamon though less so than O’Fallon’s Pumpkin Beer. This has a bit more pumpkin and nutmeg in the nose. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. This beer is a candyish cinnamon monster with gingerbread cookies, nutmeg and pumpkin as well. Good but very sweet. Think halloween cookies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
As of October 2014, there are only two beers on RateBeer called Pumpkin Smasher. I was expecting there to be a hundred. In anycase, this Pumkin Smasher is a decent take on the ubiquitous fall style. It is ruddy orange w/ a ring of white head. It smells strongly of cinnamon w/ a hint of apples which may be either implied by spices used or could perhaps be from the yeast. There is a bit of a buttery character to this, not so much in how it tastes or smells but in the kind of oily, slick, thick mouthfeel. Combined w/ the heavy spice, it is actually not altogether unpleasant at all--though I have my doubts if it’s strictly intentional. Still, a pretty nice, slightly sweet, spice focused beer. It is a touch heavy handed but it doesn’t cloy and I could probably drink a few bottles of this before I got sick of it. This is worth trying if you are a fan of the style.

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