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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2002
This IS a pumpkin ale. The only thing I found abit lacking was pumpkin flavor---but I LOVE the pie. Spices are perfect. A great fall brew!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2001
WOW! I have always wanted to try a pumpkin ale, but this exceeded my expectations. The beer has a wonderful pumpkin aroma. The beer itself seems to have a nice blend of pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon flavors. It is virtually bottled pumpkin pie. While this is an especially excellent Halloween and Holiday brew (I imagine it would go well with turkey) it is actually a brew that can be enjoyed anytime, with a beer here or there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2001
Decent brew beneath the pumpkin flavors, with a nice malt/hop flavor. Too much cinnamon though as the ’hotness’ tends to get in the way of the pumpkin flavors. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2001
Aroma of nutmeg dominates. Nice subtle flavor of pumpkin and the finish of pumpkin spices and hops. Best pumpkin ale out there.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2001
pumpkin flavored anything is good for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Minus the pumpkin, this would be a very bland beer. Doesn't taste as good as it smells.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1770) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2003 A nice orange color with a thick head. Smells like pumpkin pie! It says it is brewed with 'spices': I think I can detect both cinnimon and nutmeg, among others.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - OCT 15, 2001
Nice pumpkin pie flavor and aroma, but the pumpkin pie flavor didn’t blend with the beer flavor as well as I would have liked. Even so, I would still say it was pretty good.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
joet (2134) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 10, 2001
An ordinary pale ale, with an orangey color, and some actual flavor of pumpkin as well as spices added to pumpkin pie -- allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg. The sweetness of the spice clashes with the hoppier than average, flatter brew. The effect fails completely. The pumpkin flavored beer might have some chance with a sweeter, less hopped brew. Points for the orange color and an E for effort.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2001
Gross. Loaded with pumpkin pie spice - overdone and doesn’t work in beer. The pumpkin flavor is fine but leave the spices out. Chemically as well - probably due to the spice interactions with the malt. Otherwise very nice orange-copper color.


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