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Blackstone Pumpkin Ale
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Pumpkin beer dates back to colonial times. Quality malt was difficult to find them and it was even rumored that several founding fathers were known to brew beer with pumpkin. Our version has a mild pumpkin flavor and a delicate spice character that rounds out to a slightly sweet finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Tap. Pours clear orange, small beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is lightly spiced, cinnamon and nutmeg, a bit of caramel. Flavor had stronger spice, hints of pumpkin flesh as well. Light plus sweet, little bitterness. Light body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6678) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Orange pour with tan head. Herbal, pumpkin, spice aromas. Pumpkin, spice, vanilla, sweet tones.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle:   Amberish, slightly dark and dirty, some sediment floats about, mild to moderate sandy head, little lacing, little carbonation.   Soft spicy nose, cinnamon and nutmeg.   Pretty straight forward on the tongue with the aformentioned spices.   A little mealy, but not bad.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes clean, a little malty, soft spices linger.   Touch of honey maybe.   Solid example, nothing out of the ordindary but clean and a good example of the style.   Does have a bit of a spiced candle like flavor that lingers well after the finish.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
nearbeer (4877) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12 oz. Clear amber with a ring of bubbles. Pleasant nose of earthy leaf and spices - nutmeg, clove, and toasted pecan. Flavor is way too much spice from the get-go. All cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and no pumpkin discernable. Light body is smooth and balanced, with medium carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber with a tan head. Aroma of spices and malt. Taste was heavy spice, pumpkin and malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3456) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12 oz bottle local convenience store Pours clear gold with a average sized white head. Nutmeg and clove aroma The flavor is pumpkin pie spice. Decent, but I’ve had better and many that were much worse.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NachlamSie (3277) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. This is yet another pumpkin ale that is extra heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg flavor and not so heavy on actual pumpkin or beer flavor. I think other people really enjoy this kind of thing as it reminds them of a sweet, spiced pumpkin dessert, though July is an unconventional time to serve such things. The spices completely take over this beer, though it never really gets too sticky or too sweet like others in the style. It’s just not for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2930) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Orangish/Mild Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Yams, Pumpkin, Mild Allspice T: Pumpkins, Mild Sweet Potatoes, Mild Allspice M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, though the carbonation is low (although 6+ months old), the taste is very smooth and balanced, not like some pumpkin ales that are spice bombs to cover up a lack of pumpkin, this one is very nice and easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (2799) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2015
Fat @ Brewpub. Klar bärnstensfärgad med ett rikligt vitt skum. Dofter av säd, malt, majs och örter. Smakinslag av svag kryddnejlika, örter, gräs och malt. Mjuk munkänsla, lätt beska i avslutningen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2633) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Tasted on 12/1/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Craft Brewed. Pours hazy, fiery dark orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to an average collar of lace. The nose is really more cinnamon and traditional pumpkin pie spices than anything else, with some caramel malt. The flavor is the same with the cinnamon really dominating. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice finish. They did a pretty solid job of recreating a pumpkin pie with this beer.


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