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RATINGS: 859   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with a very strong aroma of spice. Taste is smooth and spicy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5284) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Medium gold color, medium head. Pumpkin and spicy aroma. A mild tasting ale, flavored with pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. The malts and spices clash a little, but combine for a rather interesting taste. Would not want to drink a lot of this beer, but one once in a while would be OK. Mouthfeel is full and a little flat. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is a little sweet and spicy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2005 Rerated a couple months later. This is unbalanced with a dirt tasting finish that covers up any pumpkin or nutmeg. Not a pleasure to partake. Nice dark golden coloring with a very small head. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin and maybe leaves of fall or am I imagining that? The taste has some pupmkin with a nutmeg finish. Fairly light and refreshing. Interesting, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2007
An almost orangge pour with light off white head and lace. A huge spiced aroma reeks of a clovelike aroma. A spiced flavor that matches the aroma. It almost reminds me of pumpkin pie. Sweetness that hints of malt and an almost warm cinnamon finish. A bit foamy but palate is smooth and reasonalby full. A beer that is good flavorful and well spiced. I don’t think I could drink them all the time or if I could drink a lot of them.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a copper brown color with a very thin off white head. The nose brings a ridiculously overloaded amount of spice. Taste brings ever so slight hints of caramel and sweetness sitting behind ginormous amounts of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, clove, and probably every other spice man has ever found. Way too spicy and a bit thin overall. Poor drinkability. The epitome of what not to do with a spiced beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-20-2010

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2007
12oz Bottle - Gravity Room - Olympia, WA
Aroma – Deep pumpkin and malt aroma with some subtle spices
Appearance – Deep amber orange color, clear and nice head
Flavor – Thisi was a great pumpkin beer with some great spices with the nutmeg and peppery also.
Palate – Had a dry finish and was easy to drink
Overall –This was one of the better Pumpkin beers to drink. Had some flavor and character.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2006
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, and a little malt. Nice scent. Poured dark amber/orange in color with small, off-white head that diminished very quickly. Hazy and sparkling. Tastes of pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. A little musty initially, but nice spice finish. Lots of clove. Light body. Thin, watery texture. Soft carbonation. Overall, not that good. Tastes like a pumpkin cider rather than a beer.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4943) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a small fizzy off-white head that vanished quickly. The nose is heavy on the spice with lots of cinnamon, some clove, nutmeg, and some nice, albeit light, caramelized pumpkin meat. The flavor is so heavy on the cinnamon that it almost burns the tongue, reminds me of red-hots candies. The clove emerges on the finish more than the other spices. There is some actual pumpkin flavor here, but I wish it were a bit more center stage. About on par with the majority of Pumpkin beers, but heavier on the cinnamon than most.


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