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RATINGS: 865   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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An amber style ale, originally brewed by George Washington, brewed with fresh roasted pumpkins, malted barley. Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are added. Bottled form is brewed under contract by Portland Brewing Co.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubbahollywood (3) - USA - DEC 29, 2003 does not count
Nice spicy aroma and a lovely golden autumn color. Taste like a pumpkin pie flavored beer. I normally don't like flavored beers, but the pumpkin spice flavors blend well with the beer. Not much head on this beer but it taste great.

2.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Immediate and striking aroma of pumpkin spice, almost exactly like pumpkin pie, and so strong and authentic that I can almost taste it. Slightly orange hue with just a bit of haze. Almost no head to speak of. A very weak flavor; almost as if the only real flavor is provided by the bitter after-effect of the nutmeg or cinamon. The underlying beer itself seems almost tasteless. The flavor is certainly disappointing after such a beautiful aroma. Watery on the palate with an almost uncomfortable attack of carbonation. Overall, this beer could have one of the best aromas of a fall specialty beer, but, unfortunately, the aroma alone is not sufficient to carry the day.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1470) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Nice pour, orangy with a puffy white head. Spice, pumpkin pie, cinnamon aroma. Enjoyable to just sit there and smell this brew! Clear as well. Mild pumpkin flavor, sweet, cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices i cannot name. Very smooth, and well balanced. A very nice Fall Beer to enjoy with friends!! Bought this bottle at Norm's Beer and Wine in Vienna, VA.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Dull dark orange color with a thin puffy off-white head that departs fairly quickly, leaves minimal spotty lace. Aroma is much like a sweet pumpkin pie, with spicy cinnamon, vanilla, some baked roastyness and is pleasant to the nose. Well the taste is about what I was expecting, kinda mild of pumpkin flavors with many hints of cinnamon spices, some light roastyness and sweetness of vanilla and molasses but is very short lived altogether, hardly makes a nudge on the palate. Feel is a bit thin, watery in some notions with hollow areas and some small carbonation texture. Not something I'd keep around or go back to again, but was hard to pass up the bomber at .99$ on sale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Thanks to The_Beer_God for supplying me with this brew!
I have been trying to get my hands on this beer for about 6 years now, don’t ask me why, I read about it and have wanted to sample it for some time!
Finally, Pores a sunset of gold and amber, a pillow of tan sea foam. The aroma is pungent with pumpkin and cinnamon, large notes of malt- toasty bread crusts. The pronounced flavor of pumpkin, more so than other beers of this type, some notes of ginger bread… more cinnamon, notes of clove, butternut squash and brown sugar.
Water palate makes it a bit disappointing, I’m surprised it was rated #43 in the book “The 50 Greatest Beers in The World.”
Thanks for coming through Mike!

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2003
a decent brew that you'll only want to have one of. Interesting, but try buy a bottle before the 6 pack

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2003
The initial aroma has a hint of pumpkin pie to it. Of the pumpkin ales, it tasted best to me. Nothing great but not bad either. Interesting for the season.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Looks nice. Deep, golden, hazy ale. Smells like fresh-baked pumpkin pie. Smooth, malty, spicy flavor, but too thin for me. Watery mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2006 Well, this was a decent beer, smells of Pumpkin. Initial taste of pumpkin and nutmeg, but it finishes really weak--almost no hops. It’s like drinking pie!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2003
More pumpkin in the flavor and aroma than the other pumpkin ales I've tasted. Definitely some nutmeg in both as well. Nice orangish-brown color, not much of a head.


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