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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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We propose a toast to Nick and Bambi Venetucci. Over the six decades that they ran their family farm, they gave away literally millions of pumpkins to school children all across the Springs. Just before he died, Nick made plans to donate the farm to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, that it might be preserved forever as a rich community resource. And, yes, so that hundreds of children wouldn't go empty-handed each fall. The Venetuccis taught us to give back. That's why 100% of the profits from this beer will go to support their farm. So enjoy this subtly spiced, malty treat. And here's to Nick and Bambi, and the great legacy of generosity.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10201) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, clove, allspice, cinnamon and light pumpkin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cove, allspice, cinnamon and light pumpkin with a smooth lingering spiced finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2007
22-oz. limited edition bottle. Pours clear amber with a small fizzy off-white head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, roasted), average hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (dough) with notes of clove, allspice, nutmeg, cooked pumpkin and cinnamon. Medium bodied, mineral texture, lively carbonation and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity and bitterness; slightly bland cooked pumpkin flavor. The cloves are abundant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2007
22oz bottle. Poured a deep amber color with a larger sized tan head. Aromas of vanilla cream soda, pumpkins, and spices. Tastes of pumpkins, vanilla soda, and various spices. I think this bottle is a little old, but it is still holding up nicely and was pleasantly ’different’ from other pumpkin beers.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6433) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Mark for the bottle! Dark reddish brown pour with nice fluffy white head, dissipates pretty quickly however. Aroma brought nice notes of toasted pumpkin, slight cinnamon, ginger, hints of earth, grain, nice vanilla, cracker, nice smelling brew! Taste is a nice mix of pumpkin, vanilla, cracker, nice caramel, toffee notes in there as well with a slight ginger, cinnamon that balances instead of overtakes. This is some nicely done stuff, probably my favorite out of Bristol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle:   Deep amber, strong copper hues, moderate off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Spicy nose, lots of pumpkin up front, pumpkin pie, with a soft nutmeg and cinnamon background.   Similar on the tongue, slightly mealy, malty, not too strong or too soft.   Lots of pumpkin like flavors, spices are a little neutral.   As it warms the spices come out a bit more, but they dont get any stronger on the tongue.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Lingering pumpkin pie like flavors.   Reminds me of the first time I had Pumpkin, yet more subtle.   Doesnt seem fake, seems like a good representation of the style.   Thanks Austin for the bottle!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3883) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bomber from Doodler, brought out by Ratman in his luggage for me! Nose is heavy nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin. Clear medium rust brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is light bitterness mixed with a very spicy pumpkin pie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2007
22oz bottle-A medium to dark amber body with a head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of spiced pumpkin pie. Taste of pumpkin, nutmeg, pumpkin and more nutmeg with a hint of vanilla and cloves. A great tasting brew from Bristol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2008
bottle. A dark brown color with an orangish hue to it. A subtly sweet aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, and vanilla. A nice thick mouthfeel with subtle earthy pumpkin, strong vanilla and mild nutmeg and other spices. A great beer for a worthy cause.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Had this beer on 2/17/2007. Aroma is a rich scent of vanilla, nutmeg and pumpkin, this may be the most interesting scent I have seen in a beer. Color is a deep amber with light carbonation and a tight head. Taste is light and spicy. Starting with a light body it goes down light and crisp. Finish comes on spicy then fades to a creamy nutmeg flavor that reminds me of eggnog. This is an amazing beer and by far the best pumpkin I have ever had.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2007
22 ounce bottle from BeerandBlues2. Pours amber brown with lasting tan head. Nice pumpkin spice aroma, with vanilla and crust apparant. Lacking in the flavor of even some of the pumpkin pie character, but it doesn’t taste bad. Middle of the road on the palate as well. I’ll bump it a couple of point overall for the charitable aspect of this beer. If you see it, buy it. I imagine its for a good cause. Thanks Brad.


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