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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
According to Linus there are 3 things never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. Our Pumpkin Ale, on the other hand, has made quite a buzz from New Hampshire down to Florida. Every season has its pleasures. Harvest your own with our Pumpkin Ale and reap all that Autumn has to offer. Brewed with pumpkins from only the most sincere patches, this seasonal brew is golden orange, crisp and delicious, with an innocent hint of cinnamon and nutmeg that articulates our favorite season. Gather with friends and family and enjoy the change of seasons while savoring a pint of Pumpkin Ale. Just like the leaves, itís gone after Thanksgiving.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Not really a lot going on here. Very subtle hints of pumpkin/spice in the aroma and flavor. Sort of a middle of the road pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Pour is a light gold not much head. Smell is sugary medical cinnamon. Taste is light watery candy allspice cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Art (3154) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 Smells of spice. Little taste of pumpkin. Needs more to become a good beer just ok right now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2011
9/26/11. 12oz bottle. Clear amber pour, almost orange, with a khaki head that fades but laces plenty. Faint aroma of pumpkin pie spices and sweetness. Slightly sweet gourd flavor with a bunch of spices as usual for this style. Iím kind of over it, honestly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2011
12oz. Bubble pint. Literally pours out a pumpkin orange with a minimal, whispy white head. The aroma has a descent representation of the traditional pumpkin pie spices, along with some odd vegetal notes. Thin, hot and spicy. Not pleasing. Does not have the malty backbone needed to support such potent spices. This is not an IPA where we want an attenuated, light base to display the complexities of the overtones. Itís a pumpkin ale. I need the total package, and to be like pumpkin pie in a glass, I need some sweetness, some texture and way less prickly carbonation. This seems to be the problem with nearly every pumpkin ale out there. The finish is short, thin, grainy and uninspired. I mean, itís not a bad beer, but based on the label and my expectations, I need more ooomfffff! LI deserves a better pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/red color. Mild head that fades. Smells of sweet potato, nutmeg and squash. Tastes watered down. Not too much body. Not my favorite style of beer to begin with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Aroma is cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is mostly cinnamon and nutmeg. I donít taste any actual pumpkin. Very sweet and cloying. I much prefer the pumpkin ales that use actual pumpkin in the brew, not just spices. They tend to get a vegetal dryness that I much enjoy. Kind of weak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
coldbrewky (1704) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Informal pumpkin tasting yesterday. Weak nose with only one steady carbonation source.... Deeper golden in the glass. tinny acrid finish. Lame body and hardly a bit of pumpkin. Minimal mouthfeel/presence. If this is what people expect from a pumpkin ale in season they are missing out, Boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of light pumpkin, strong nutmeg and a hint of cinnamon. Flavor was lightly sweet with caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spice with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2011
12oz bottle pours burnt amber with a thin white head. Aromas of nutmeg cardamon and coriander, pumpkin pie spices, also light brown sugar and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet and spiced. Body is a bit light and finish has a touch of water

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