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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 173   ABV: 5.77%
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This amber-colored flavored ale is brewed only in the autumn and combines the flavor of vine-ripened pumpkin pie flavor with traditional crystal malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Maybe it's a personal thing with pumpkin ales, but I honestly do not taste any pumpkin or spice. It tastes like a heavier brown ale. Still a tasty brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2003
I can not taste any pumpkin or spice. Plain and simple sweet ale. Too restrained. Not enough fall flavors to make a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2003
A decent beer, even if it failed to "wow" me. Nice reddish amber with burnt orange hints. Decent aroma and flavor, but not as strong as I thought it would be. Light pumpkin and spice flavors (nutmeg, clove, maybe some cinnamon).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2003
not great, there is pumpkin in the nose and taste, kinda, if I were not told that this was pumpkin ale I would have just assumed that it was very watery and un-eventful. But, knowing that it is "pumpkin" probably helped pull out the flavor to me (hindsight bias maybe?).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Aroma has dms and slight pumpkin in it. Flavor is bland and watery, not much going on here. Finishes mild and wet. Eh, seems like a lager with a pumpkin seed in it or something.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dingo (37) - USA - SEP 21, 2003
I really didn't get it...no pumpkin, no spices, no taste. This beer poured and looked nice, but everything to do with flavor was absent. Maybe the flavors were faint enough or maybe I had expected too much...it just wasn't there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Orange to copper color with a modest cream colored head. Faint aroma of clove, allspice and pumpkin, undertones of caramel malt. Initial malt sweetness swept away by a dry clove spice. Remember the spice gum, somewhat like that in the middle. The finish is really like chewing on earthy dry pumpkin roots.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Pours a clear rusty orange with some yellow streaks. Large creamy white head that has some yellow tinges as well. Aroma of actual pumpkin, not so much spice. Some sweet malt aroma. Begins with a cinnamon pumpkin flavor that quickly is backed by a medium to light malt backbone. Has some light sugary tones and a good caramel flavor. Slightly airy and bubbly with lots of carbonation. Texture is actually quite smooth however. Low acidity and slight bitterness on the finish. A little bit of nutmeg and some astringency.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1813) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2003
If you would have given this to me without telling me that it was pumpkin ale, I'm not sure if I would have guessed. Appearance is red-orange, clear, with a medium off-white head that completely falls. Very bubbly. Aroma is of caramel and ripened fruit. Upon first taste, burnt brown sugar and sweet malt is most prevalent, with certain herbaly and viney notes noticeable in the finish, along with a bit of alcohol. Some spices, definitely cinnamon and possibly nutmeg are also intermingled. But pumpkin? Because I know it is a pumpkin ale, I can kinda pinpoint the flavor, but I'm not so sure. A smooth and decent beer with surprising depth. I guess you could call this a pumpkin beer for those that hate pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2003
I think they got what they were aiming for on this beer. This is not an overdone pumpkin ale, like some of the others. The aroma and flavor are subtle. It tastes like Blue Moon Belgian with just a hint of pumpkin. This is a rather enjoyable beer. Most pumpkin ales, are too heavy and not very drinkable.

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