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RATINGS: 868   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 4, 2002
This beer is not for me, too much clove and allspice at the end. The aroma is great, but over the top on the taste. Its worth a try though!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaseonem99 (19) - USA - OCT 2, 2002
Good beer, but it smells a lot better than it tastes.

2.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Smelled like fall. Pumpkins, cloves... mmmm. Looked like pumpkins. Tasted like ginger ale with some ass thrown in for flavor. Horrible, putrid taste. The aftertaste was that of warm pumpkin pie. Everything but the actual flavor was a winner with this beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Absolutely beautiful aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Really wierd. I like pumpkin beers, but this one was kinda dry and bland. I’d prefer it to be a bit more spiced out, but overall it was good. I thought it was an original take on the pumpkin ale thing. I wonder if it would taste better when it’s cold outside.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2002
An ordinary amber greets you on the pour. Take a whiff and you’ll be drifting into nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin pie. This actually smells much better than it tastes. The mouth is a mix of the nutmeg, but the hops kind of confuse the issue a bit. A nice nutmeg spice aftertaste says goodbye on the way out. I’d like this with a slice and some whipped cream please.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2004 Re-Rate 01/16/04: Clear amber, beige head and decent lace. Nose is what you would expect, 'Pumpkin', sweet, hints of malt. Front is sweet, the top light, the finish is dry, acidic, sweet, and drinkable. Ranks #807 on my current 1000 beer master list.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 1998 bottle This is an outstanding Pumpkin ale, though i havent had it in a while so its tough to compare it to my current favorite, Empire Pumpkin Ale. It has a nice strong spice aroma that leaves quickly to make room for a medium full body and good hearty pumpkin taste. 2003 bottle Well, either I didnt know good beer 5 years ago, or they just dont brew this like they used to. Probably a mix of both. Whatever the case, this is now a drainpour in my opinion (I poured mine out in bitter disappointment). This beer can be easily replicated by taking club soda and stirring in some sugar, and lots of pumpkin pie spice. Enough said.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leapinbass99 (15) - Goleta, California, USA - JUL 22, 2002
A good alternative to Harpoon’s Winter Warmer since Harpoon is not yet distributed on the West Coast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2002
A mild pumpkin taste, moreso in the aroma and aftertaste. A very nice gimmick and sells well around Halloween. Really, it’s a decent beer that you should try in any season.


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