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RATINGS: 871   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2004 Good stuff, not overly sweet but no bitterness. I like it I wish it was a little more pumpkiny but it has the spices just right. Very complex it has hints of nutmeg allspice, cinniman, even pumkin(lol) Anyhow this is a great brew but a little thicker and more pumpkimy would make it great. It may be a little off puting to some but I like unusuall beer.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Aroma is full cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, pumpkin is subtle though (which is a good thing). This one is just like a nice pumpkin pie but with a slight bitter dry finish. I really like this one but I wouldn't try it again unless it's thanksgiving or something.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 5, 2003
I was a bit nervous about this ale. It was though very good. Just like pumpkin pie. Cloves, allspice, nutmeg. Somehow this beer works nicely.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Portlant Brewing. Not quite amber color with a cream colored head that leaves a think sheet of lace. All the spices are in the aroma - clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, even a undetone of pumpkin. Thin spicy start that tent to end up with the finish of just having eaten a gingerbread house. Lacks malt depth and spices tend to taste more chemical than natural after a few sips.

2.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2004 Cannot compare to Olde Peninsula's Pumpkin Ale. Great bouquet but has a tendency to taste like flavored soda water toward the end of the beer. The finish is smooth but leaves a taste of spices in your mouth for hours. Re-rate, the more I have the more I disclike it. Too bad I bought a six pack. Re-rate: I cannot finish the six pack and must lower the rating. The aroma and appearance are great so I really can't lower them but overall the beer is just too much. Fizzy flavored water. Blah.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 This beer is a copper orange color and pours with a cream colored thin head. It smells strongly of pie spices, strong nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice aromas. Quite a dry beer, not much sweetness at all. The spices in the beer are mostly evident as an aroma as one is tasting, though they also come through a bit in the finish. A fairly light beer, which is basically a vehicle for the pumpkin pie spices. The spices seem to add a bit of astringency in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2003
nice pumpkin aroma. watery when cold, but more flavor comes out as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Alcoholic liquid pumpkin pie. Very interesting and very pleasant. Smelled exactly like pumpkin pie and had a lovely taste that was similar.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JazzNorm (3) - USA - JUN 17, 2003 does not count
My overall impression is higher than the individual components because I've learned to mix is about 50-50 with Rogue Chocolate Stout and to enjoy the mixture with some high-fat grilled sausages. Hard to drink all six on its own merits, but mix in the chocolate (Rogue or Youngs Double) and you can finish them all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
Allspice, cloves, nutmeg aromas, (taste will tell the tale.) Orangey, dare I say it? pumpkin coloured, custard head. Mild pumpkin pie taste,has a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Creamy, chewy, full bodied. Pumpkin pie in a bottle!


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