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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.


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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmw141 (134) - Canton, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2009
(12 oz bottle pour into shaker pint) Pours a hazy orange. Creamy head quickly dissipates to nothing. Love the color, not the head. Aroma of autumn spices. Clove, nutmeg, slight pumpkin, its all there. Citrus fruit. Very strong spice aroma. Very sweet spice flavor. Clove definitely, nutmeg too. Where is that pumpkin hiding? Perhaps at warmer temps? Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation. It actually does leave me wanting another drink, gulp even. Very refreshing. Overall. I really liked this. I mean, there’s not too much malt or hops, but it is still an interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2009 Pours orange with a thin head. Thin mouthfeel, wonderful nose of all the spices you associate with fall and pumpkin pies. Whereas most pumpkin ales are sweet the emphasis here is definitely on the spices. Strong flavor of cloves in particular. Very enjoyable!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksumek (6) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2010 does not count
This beer is a must buy every October. Atleast a case for trick or treating and parties. I hunt for it in stores. It is consistently good. The aroma is like an adult version pumpkin pie, perfect for the first cool weather. I love the slight bitterness along with the strong cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Great substitute for a handful of candy!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1474) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Pretty good for a pumpkin beer. Refreshing beer with a slight aroma of pumpkin and spices. Update: Found a bottle from 10+ years ago in my parents basement. Thought I would give it a try. Had some sediment floating around. The beer seems noticably darker and smells of real pumpkin are overpowering the aroma. Slightly malty aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1049) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Pours an amber orange color with a white foam head. Aroma of caramel, banana, nutmeg and other spices. Sweet caramel taste with pumpkin spice. Very tasty. Carbonation adds a touch. Very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (846) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Pours pale orange with virtually no head. Nutmeg and pumpkin aromas. Flavor is like a pumpkin puree with spicyness from the nutmeg. Very spicy finish. Really classic flavor.


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