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RATINGS: 855   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.


2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2002
The strong aroma of pumpkin and ginger was really promising on this one, but the flavor really didn’t deliver. With a little more pumkpin flavor and a little less carbonation I think it would have been a "must-buy" every year around Halloween. As it stands though it was like a lot of fruit beers I have tried where the bark was better than the bite. I am going to try to hunt down a Pumpkin Stout!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7247) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle from Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia 17-11-08 Pours a hazy orange amber with no head and no apparent carbonation. The pumpkin is a little syrupy sweet, its good but possible a bit contrived there are spices aplenty, a real spicy nose and a real autumnal feel to it, its fine but just too, too spicy. A7 A3 F6 P3 OV13 3.2

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Thin, slightly sour, this is just a trainwreck of a beer. Pumpkin pie spice is blunt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Pours clear copper with gold edges and thin off white head. Pretty full aroma of cinnamon and spices, pumpernickel, faint ginger bread, some pumpkin and mellow sweet dark fruitiness. The carbonation creates and initial punch of harshness that quickly rolls into pumpkin, cinnamon and all spice. By midway smooth mild pumpkin and maltiness give way to another wave of wintery spices and ginger bread. A little out of the can pumpkin feel and a bit heavy on the spices for my taste.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a big off-white head. Big pumpkin-pie spice aroma with some backing malt. Astringent malts and pumpkin pie spice flavors. Lighter bodied. Lingering nutmeg, cinnamon, etc

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2008
bottle pours golden/copper with a thick white head. Aroma of light spices, cinnamon, aroma reminded more of a mix between orange/pumpkin. Taste, malty, sweet. Maybe too sweet for a pumpkin ale. Very weak taste of pumpkin. As with the Buffalo Bill’s Orange Blossom, you get this mix hops/yeast that gives you the impression of drinking a soapy soda. I am still wondering where the pumpkin and the spices went? Just too weak, missing a good kick.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2009
Orange amber.Intensely spicey aroma and flavour, mostly cloves and mace. Caramel malt lends a sugary pumpkinish quality I suppose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Bottle courtesy of 5000. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, some pie qualities. Tastes of pie spice, sweet malt, earthy, some tea, some peppery splashes. Finishes slightly bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours orange with a thick beige head and a pumpkin aroma. There is a harsh pumpkin pie flavor with lots of spice. A bit overwhelming.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Bottle pours translucent orange, small white fizzly head that quickly fades, good carbonation, with slick lacing.   Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice on the nose... quite strong too.   Nutmeg & cinnamon galore, with minor pumpkin like flavor on the tongue.   Good body, decent mouthfeel.   Finishes rather quickly, which I prefer.   I look forward to this one each year, and this year is just about perfect.   Not overly spiced like it was a few years ago.   Defintely comparable to last years batch.



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