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RATINGS: 854   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.


3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spiritsbeerman (47) - Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2009
I love this time of year. pumpkin beer is a little wierd I know but this is so holiday and I am so ready for a celebration, and thanksgiving is a good one.I love america.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cduncan14 (136) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Guest review. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The aroma has very little spice, but smells like pumpkin with hints of caramel. Clear appearance with a reddish-amber color. Very little head. Taste is a sharp bitterness at the beginning, then sweet with a clean finish. Almost no spice to detect, but plenty of pumpkin. Easy drinking. Almost a pumpkin-session ale.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
I love winterbrews - filled with their complex flavors of spices and malts. To me, this falls in the winterbrew category as the pumpkin spice is forfont - you can really taste it. Clearly a change from a few years ago as pumpkin flavors were more subtle and I seemed to enjoy it more back then. Still, its a nice beer for those you like spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2003
Great idea. A very spicy beer but quite nice and tasty. Flavour is great but kind of wears on the taste buds after half a bottle. I will drink this again in October.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Intoxicating aroma, spices, pumpkin, not overwhelming. It's a nice reminder the Halloween is around the corner. Taste just like eating freshly baked pumpkin pie. Utterly smooth and refreshing. The spices are perfectly balanced. Not bitter in the end, which is a continuation of a subtle and flavorfull beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Pours a honey/amber color under a large, white head that dissipates fully. The nose finds a higher concentration of spices than I’ve found in others of this style lately. Clove essence is dry and powerful with nutmeg running a close second. There is a thick, nutty base to the flavor to support all that pleasant spicing... and hearty pumpkin flesh is detectable under it all. Delicate effervescene intensifies the spiciness while a spritz of alcohol helps to clean it up. By no means is this an "everyday beer", but I certainly feel it may be the best of its genre.

<font size=-4>Single bottle purchase from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Chicago, IL 60638</font>

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Orange Amber color. Thin white head. No lacing. Aroma, some spiciness, malt hint of pumpkin pie. Taste. nutmeg, vanilla, cloves pumpkin pie. But not overwhelming. Mouth-feel is surprisingly thinner than expected. Mild aftertaste, not too bad. This is my first pumpkin ale in a long time, Drinkable, not too heavy, nice at a holiday meal or sitting around in the evening.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Sweet spicy. Reminds one of pumpkin pie. Pours clear and orangy yellow in color with a white frothy head. Taste of nutmeg and has a sweet pumpkin spices ending. This stuff does make you think of pumpkin pie better than any pumpkin brew I have had. A good value for less than $8 a six pack. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 Beautiful orange color with a thin white head. Amazing pumpkin aroma with a dash of clove and nutmeg. Great citrusy pumpkin flavor with just a hint of spice. Very rich and smooth. Excellent. One of the better pumpkin ales I’ve had.


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