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RATINGS: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1803) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (4738) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2003 Batch:
Perfect amber colour with a very thin and fast fading off-white head. Smells of sugar and malt. The sugar being caramely. Medium-bodied; Strong maltiness in the flavour as well as a subdued sweetness. Aftertaste fairly mild, but still showing a bit of the malt and opening up to some spicey flavours. Overall, a decent beer, a bit worse than average for a style that i'm already not fond of. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York on 17-September-2003.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Blind rating. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, grain), with light notes of metal shavings and dirt, hints of allspice and pumpkin. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic. The worst of a blind flight of 4 pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2003
This was a good beer. Nice subtle hints of pumpkin without being too overpowering. My girlfriend likes Blue Moon Belgian White, and I like this too. I will have to get her to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Pours a clear orange-coppery color with a mild to moderate quickly dissipating off-white head. Nose is of slight hops and pumpkin of course. Start is very hoppy and bitter, but the finish has a nice hint of pumpkin to it. I was scared that this would be too pumpkiny, but it is definitely not. This is too hoppy if anything. The hops and pumpkin do not mesh well together at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2606) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Appearance is a dark amber. Aroma is faint pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon. Flavor is a little weak with pumpkin showing through but not dominating. This is a plus for me because I don't like the taste of pumpkins generally. Not as spicy and sweet as I expected. Very much like a Killian's with pumpkins used in the brewing proccess. This could be a decent beer for the Fall season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Pours a deep ruby amber hue. Whitish head. Strange, sweet pumpkin nose. Starts sweet, light bodied, not much flavor, yet it has subtle pumpkin notes, and is very drinkable. No depth, sort of thin, yet isnt as sweet and spicy/nasty as other pumpkin brews...Not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2003
This one has a pretty good pumpkin aroma, but really lacks enough of the fruit and spice in the flavor. Overall, flavor is just lacking, and the beer has no real depth. Fairly typical Blue Moon, in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Very sweet amber ale. Spicy undertones to compliment its pumpkin flavor. Very good slow-drinking beer.

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