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RATINGS: 867   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Bottle. Pours a smallish white head, nice aroma of fresh cloves. Effervescent, causing it to maintain a thin head, but no lacing. Clear orangish yellow. Very crisp and sharp up front with full spice flavor, mostly cinnamon. Nutmeg and cloves come later. Light bodied, but a long creaminess. Faint roasted flavors.I think this is an excellent beer for style. So what if itís a contract brew. Itís tough to mass produce a spice beer and get it right.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Another Ale that is better at the pub than in the bottle. If you like pumpkin pie, then this is for you.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Had this 8 years ago and boy i wish i could get some more.I am rating this from last nites tasting and this is still good stuff.This more of a pumpkin beer not a pumpkin pie beer.Had flavors and color of pumpkin and was not overwhelmed by all the spices.They were there but not dominant.Good stuff

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sfhc21 (74) - Midlothian, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2007
For some reason, this is one of my favorites. Itís one of those beers that goes perfect on a Sunday afternoon on a crisp, sunny fall day. Full of cinnamon, clove and pumpkin spices. Delicious.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3839) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Not really a pumpkin ale, but more of a cinnamon and ginger ale. The aromas of the latters are very apparent and actually mix quite well.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jandd1983 (2745) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2011
It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of spice and cinnamon. The taste was of malt, quite a bit of pumpkin and spice, finishing with a touch of hops bitterness. A very good Pumpkin Ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frecklest00 (7) - Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
My favorite pumpkin ale. I was surprised to see such a low rating from everyone, since I really enjoyed this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1231) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Hazy orange-amber in color, small head. Looks nice. Smells like fresh pumpkin pie- and I happen to love pumpkin pie. Lots of spices in there. A nice, but a bit plain flavor. The taste is much weaker than the scent.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
First off, I only wish that I had tried tihs back in Oct/November instead of late February. Fate is fate though so you just go with it. Anyways, I thought this beer was rather intriguing and canít WAIT to try it again in said months. The aroma wasnít too bad with some soapy aroma and a little pumpkin thrown in. I didnít get nutmeg as some reviewers did. As it warmed up a bit I also got a slight metallic nose too. Appearance was just beautiful with a dark maple appearance and a huge head, although the carbonation was fairly lacking. Mouthfeel was nice and soft, although a bit flat. Flavor was pumpkin, but in a way that was pleasing not distracting. There was some maltiness to it that was also nice, although unlike other reviewers I didnít get (again) any nutmeg or allspice. Perhaps wishful thinking or just that time of year. Overall this was a nice brew that would go wonderfully during Oct/November. Canít wait!


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