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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Ale brewed with pumpkin, yams, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena and birch bark.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Spicy on the nose, lemon and citrus, bright pith, caramel. Malty, bitter, a rather weird bitterness. Toast and a bit of chocolate, herbal bitterness and a touch of quinine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12oz bottle pours clear brown with ruby red hues and a semi loose tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a little bit of dark roasted malts and coffee flowing into ginger-ish sort of herbal notes and a berry sensation. The taste moves from moderately roasted malts and then to a bit of berry, cherry and raisin fruitiness. Above that is a sort of spicy woodnote and maybe some ginger root. At times it seems a little chocolate like and coconut cut with very thin lemon peel like notes. Pretty nice but it seems to struggle to hold all of the flavors together.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle ? ml
Aroma: citric fresh notes with light hop. Medium light gentle dryness.
Appearance: garnet-brown with medium plus of white top. Some lace shown. 4-
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Mild, fresh easy going. Zesty with chamomile and citric hop. Lemongrass , black tea. Very drinkable combination. Solid collaboration.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Deep amber with orange highlights and a thick light golden head. Aroma is fantastically complex-- rye bread, pumpkin, crushed nettles, verbena, and black pepper. Sweet entry, again suggesting light rye bread, pumpkin, caramel, perfumey spice, with a surprisingly assertive hop bitterness finishing it all off. A really interesting beer that does not get lost in the creative process. It is not only interesting and complex, but is surprisingly drinkable, even sessionable for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), with medicinal notes of clove, cardamom, menthol, orange peel, sage. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Well, it’s certainly overspiced. Not much "beer aroma" to it...it smells like chai tea or perhaps something you would apply to a sore to reduce inflammation. Not unpleasant exactly, but it’s strong and medicinal. The mouth experience is tart and overly bitter. It’s a novelty beer, after all...something you buy once, take a few sniffs and sips of, mutter "oh, that’s interesting", and then pour down the drain.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle:   Blend of copper and ruby, deep in color, moderate frothy beige head, little lacing.   Is that toasted fenugreek I smell?!   Lets just say this has some unusual spices on the nose.   I smell the yams, and pumpkin, but the rest is very new.   Its like a dull earthy cinnamon.   Not as spicy on the tongue as suggested by the nose.   Getting perhaps that birch bark on the tongue.   It has a slight earthy/tree aspect that seems akin to bark.   Not your sweet cinnamon/nutmeg type of Pumpkin beer.   More earthy and... shall I say "alternatively" spiced example.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Mild sweet earthiness and yams on the exit.   Interesting... and not what I expected.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a pumpkin aroma. There is a very unusual complex flavor that includes pumpkin, sweet potato, lemon and unidentifiable spice tastes. It’s Thanksgiving dinner in a glass. An odd yet drinkable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread and earthy pumpkin with a hint of citrus and light birch. Flavor starts with bread and slight roast and has a bit of earthy fruit and citrus in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2012
1/4/12. 12oz bottle thanks to ratebeef. Light brown pour with a small tan head. Earthy, vegetal aroma with spices that remind me of Indian food. Sweet entry that again reminds of Indian food - basil, bay leaves, veggies, etc. A bit wacky, but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (5929) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2011
12-oz. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that disappears immediately. Loose stringy lace. Big dark peppery spicy nose, more ashed out and toasty than the usual pumpkin pie spice bombs you get with so many pumpkin beers. Probably a little too darkened out and ashy, really. Creamy medium body with restrained carb. Toasty gingerbread and pumpkin pie spice on the mid palate, but leaning more toward an unusual blend you would put in your pepper grinder than to something that seems like a holiday dessert pie--more savory than sweet by far. Long peppery ashy finish. All the toasted spices and bark and whatnot make this kinda seem like a brown ale with black patent malt--and too much of it--in the grist.


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