Capitol City Pumpkinator Ale
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
It’s that season again, time for giving thanks, eating lots, and pumpkin beer! We made this batch of pumpkin ale with about 75 pounds of pumpkins that we chopped up and roasted ourselves, in addition to pumpkin pie spice to add to the aroma and flavor. This beer has a medium body and a low hopping to let the pumpkins to shine through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Tap @ Capitol Hill.
Light amber color, white head. No carbonation. A bit more fuller bodied than the other Capitol City beers, to not allow force carbonation. The bartender / day manager informed me that this beer was brewed with 100lbs. of cooked pumpkin in the kettle. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor has a nice toasted squash flavor lingering in the finish along with pumpkin spices. Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg. Medium bodied.
26 Oct 09.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2009
(Cap Hill) Frothy beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, clove, allspice/nutmeg. Taste is medium sweet, clove, nutmeg, some allspice, ginger. Light-mediun body, light effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2007
This was dissappointing. Served ice cold with a butterscotch nose after letting it warm a little. Copper color and low clingy head. Cough syrup flavor, some spices (cinnamon). Leaves a sugar coating on the lips. Oily mouth feel. Medium body. Not so good overall. My own Pumkinator homebrew was better....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Smells strongly of pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Even pours to the color of a pumpkin, albeit a pumpkin with virtually no head. The taste has quite a bit of pumpkin in it, although it comes close to being overpowered by strong spices. The fatal flaw in an otherwise perfect beer is the extreme dryness and pucker factor that comes with the excessive spice, leading one to need a glass of water to go with the beer. Good with dessert, but don't drink it alone.

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