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RATINGS: 874   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Mildly spicey when compared to DFH Punkin Head. More balanced in terms of sweetness with the cinanmon and allspice. Definately a Punpkin Beer. Amber color with a thin white head and medium body. Overall, I am not a bit Pumpkin beer fan bu tis' the season. Better than average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
sofey (16) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Spicy, Delicious, tasted much better than I expected. We don't rate labels but if we did, I would give this label a high rating too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Pours a hazy deep amber with an off white head that disappeared at an average rate to leave very little lace. The aroma is one of my favorite parts - smells like pumpkin pie. The taste is like a moderately hopped APA with a pumpkin pie mixed in, without the palate that would result. The palate is really quite average and carbonated. I'm glad I tried this as it really fits the fall day we are having.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5571) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Another pumpkin ale that is orange-brown. Small head. Nose is much spicier than the Post Road pumpkin ale. Almost a cider and cinnamon mixed with pumpkin pie. Strong clove taste as well. Very spicy taste. It seems stronger than the aroma. Dry finish. I think it finishes better than it tastes. Decent but too spicy for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3742) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Pretty golden beer with a small but lasting white head and an aroma that slaps you aggresively with very sharp spices. The body is a little light, especially given the nose. The spices almost burn on the tounge, with a metallic finish. I don't get much pumpkin, only spice and a white sugar sweetness as it warms. Needs more body, but still a very nice seasonal treat.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Intoxicating aroma, spices, pumpkin, not overwhelming. It's a nice reminder the Halloween is around the corner. Taste just like eating freshly baked pumpkin pie. Utterly smooth and refreshing. The spices are perfectly balanced. Not bitter in the end, which is a continuation of a subtle and flavorfull beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
One of the better pumpkin ales out there. Lots of spice and pumpkin flavor in a medium bodied beer. Not overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Crystal clear and the color of... a pumpkin. Warm spicy aroma of cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Tastes like a clove cigarette and antiseptic. Spices do give the beer a nice tangy bite in the finish. Palate is more watery than expected and contributes to the antiseptic effect. The aroma and flavor beg for more chewiness in the body. A fun seasonal; definitely not a drainpour but not great either.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2003
An impressive allspice aroma hit me instantly. Tongue-numbing unsweetened version of pumpkin pie. No salty/sweet malty crust aspect though. Just the vegetable and spices playing a nasty version of tag across my lips and tongue. The cinnamon, cloves, etc. must give it the fairly dark reddish orange hue. I'd really like to give this a shot again if they ever used smoked pumpkin. That might be more creative and tasty and less gimmicky.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2003
pours a fiery auburn; clean head shows enthusiasm for the grand opening, but retreats to a safe distance when the discerning taster approaches-- perhaps to avoid complicity and charges of aiding and abetting. aroma is predictably canned pumpkin with lots of nutmeg, tho if i hadn't been tipped off to it's true identity, i think i would have said woodruff and sawdust, chardonnay--and even more: sweet gherkin pickle relish. not many more sensory marvels to be revealed in the tasting: thin, not much substance or challenge beyond the advertised flavoring agent. some bitterness and moderate sweetness. if i savor a mouthfull and then exhale gently through my nose, the nutty holiday taste of baked pumpkin pie is quite convincing. if that's all you're looking for, well, here it is. perhaps they'll regale us with a holiday rendition of garlic mashed potato beer next year. yee ha.


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