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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2009
Draught at the brewpub, Downtown location
Hazy golden color. Light cinnamon aroma. It has a weak body, poor flavor, a bit soapy, with light cinnamon touch; dry final, the bitterness is a bit harsh then. Poor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13477) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
Draught at the brewpub. Saftevand aroma. Hazy grey amber colour. Small white head. Mildly spicy pumkpin pie spice flavour. Well-balanced, not too sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
(Growler, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor of pumpkin, Tang, nutmeg, and clove.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11316) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Tap at Capitol City - Capitol Hill. Pours hazy amber with a medium, creamy beige head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of cinnamon, raisins, nutmeg, ginger, and vegetables. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of cinnamon, raisins, nutmeg, ginger, and vegetables. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2009
The name makes me think this should be a pumpkin doppelbock. That concept intrigues me. Sampled on draft at the Shirlington brewpub. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is very spicy with cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. Actually reminiscent of eggnog. Also notes of lime and pumpkin. Taste is a very similar spice mix to the aroma along with pumpkin. Slightly tart finish. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Growler dkachur. Thanks for the DC rate (and, yes, Dallas Crew, I did handbottle you some). Hazy orange pour with a slowly fading off-white head. Good lace. Spice, eggnog, soap, pumpkin cookie aroma. Taste is dry and a bit bitter/astringent finish. Spicy and wheaty. Nutmeg. Decent. Dry mouthfeel, medium bubbles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Growler courtesy of billab914. Pours copper with a reddish tint and a lasting, tan head. Smells of spice, caramel, some citrus, sweet. Tastes of fresh pumpkins, some spicy elements, light citrus, earthy. Full bodied and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy amber with a thin off white head. Toasted malty base, lighter spices, nutmeg, and light pumpkiny sweetness. The finish is malty, with just a hint of floral hops. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Growler thanks to bman1113vr. gold with a white head. nutmeg, pumpkin and other spices on the nose. smooth on the palate with a nice pumpkin flavor and no real focus on the spices.


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