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RATINGS: 874   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBunker (927) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a quickly dissipating off-white head. There is quite a bit of sediment floating around in this brew. Aroma is of muted pumpkin and spice. For some reason it smelled like plastic. This one isn’t going to be good. Taste is of spice, slight pumpkin, plastic, and water. Mouthfeel is very watery and carbonated. Bland, tasteless, and watery. This is not a good beer.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2010
I really love pumpkin beer but I can see now why some people might dislike this style. When people hear "pumpkin" they think of the fall season, spice, and maybe a little something sweet, that’s what comes to my mind anyway. This one is lacking in every category. The aroma has maybe just a little bit of pumpkin in there and the taste is pretty bland and flavorless. It might be a good "intro pumpkin beer" to give a first timer, but for me it really falls short of what I think a pumpkin beer should be.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
poisoneddwarf (1951) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2011
12 oz bottle into English pint. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a fast disappearing head. Has a faint pumpkin pie aroma--should be more prounounced. Taste is sweet and sour with no bitterness. Has pumpkin pie flavor, but not as much as the best examples of the style. It’s like a pale lager with faint pumpkin pie spices thrown in. Medium-high carbonation, light-bodied. Definitely one of the worst pumpkin beers I’ve ever had.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
anderson01 (235) - Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2011
This beer has strong aromas of spice, orange, caramel, and pumpkin pie. Orange in color with a slight cloudy appearance. Absolutely no head and no lacing. Hint of orange flavor but mostly taste like the raw pumpkin pie filling you buy in a can. Very oily in texture with no carbonation. Very watery for a pumpkin beer. Overall was excited to try after the awesome aroma but turned out to be a huge dissappointment.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Absolutely beautiful aroma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Orange/amber colour with a fairly thin white head. Smells of pumpkin (duh!), malt, spices and even a bit of sugar are clearly evident in the aroma. Light-bodied; Very subtle tastes of pumpkin & malt are basicaly the only flavours that come across in the taste. Some metallic twang is noticeable in the middle of the taste. Aftertaste is almost nothing, but there is some residual bitterness from the pumpkin spice and from the malt. Overall, not a good beer for the style or in general. If you are looking for Pumpkin, take a drive to Post Road and stay away from Buffalo Bill! I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia and sampled it on 12-September-2003.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 Watery, no head, did it have alcohol? tastes like ultra-bland beer with a bottle of pumpkin pie spice thrown in.You would think that if they went through the trouble to use pumpkin in the boil it would add body, but this beer is devoid of body. makes me wonder if it in reality contains essence of pumkin or some "natural" pumpkin flavor. I will keep looking for a good commercial pumkin ale. perhaps these things are just better left to homebrewers.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2004
very orange befitting of a pumpkin ale, entirely to spicy with overpowering nutmeg taste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Bright and murky soft orange glowing color with a small white head, but an overall attractive appearance. Nose is pumpkin-soap and potpourri, craft-store or bathroom store smells... perfumy oranges, ginger, apple, pumpkin and overripe peaches. Dear lord it tastes just downright horrible... like sucking on designer soap, the stuff that you’re not supposed to use as soap... waxy, syrupy and soapy, this is pretty god damn disgusting... end of rating.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Pours amber, white head that vanishes quickly. Aroma is mostly nutmeg, with some cloves. Flavor starts with the same nutmeg, cloves, guess there is some pumpkin in there. Very thin, hops are mild, not sure you’d want alot of hops with all the other stuff going on here. I don’t care much for pumpkin pie and I don’t care much for this beer.


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