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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with pureed pumpkins added directly to the mash, and pumpkin pie spices added at the end of the boil, this beer packs a ton of flavor into a malty and smooth amber colored ale. Perfect for when the weather starts to change and ugly sweaters come out of storage.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2025) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2012
bottle. transparent brown olor, darl. not much body and head too it. standard doughey, bready pumpkin taste buta little mre flavorful. decent, but not my favorite

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2003) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours brownish copper with no head. Aroma of sweet malts and slight pumpkin spice. Taste follows, not bad but not in the top five pumpkin ales ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours a clear orange-amber with a thin white head. Fresh pumpkin and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon in the aroma. Also some light cracker and brown sugar notes. The taste is kind of herbal. Definitely picking up the fresh pumpkin and spices with a touch of caramel and bitter hops. The mouthfeel is on the light side with moderate carbonation. A little light on the pumpkin flavor but still very easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8490) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber brown with light off white head. Nose/taste of pumpkin puree, nutmeg, spice, pumpkin pie crust, sweet malt and cinnamon. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pumpkin spices, caramel and toasted malts, The taste is pumpkin, pumpkin spice and herbal notes. Medium bodied. Nice beer,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10849) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber beer witha quite nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy spicy aroma, pumpkin, grapes, pepper, maybe some ginger, caramel, clove, hay, yeasty notes. Spicy flavor, pumpkin, clove, roasted, caramel notes, hops, bready notes, yeasty, some citrus and plum. Nicely balanced, and with a discreet hop finish, spicy, clove and some pumpkin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3975) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 30, 2012
12oz bottle. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel malts, and floral hops. Flavor like a good pumpkin ale. Average texture. A good pumpkin beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2012
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Super fresh seeing as its only mid-August. A - Typical dark yet clear brown body. Two finger high off white head settles down to a patchy cap. Almost no lacing or retention to speak of. S - Roasted pumpkin, light bready malts, a touch of english style hops, smooth spices on the finish with just a hint of brown sugar sweetness. T - Amazingly this has pumpkin flavor to it. Roasted pumpkins with a slight vegetal quality to it, light spices, and a great balance of bready caramel malts and ever so bitter english hops. A great deal of flavor, but it disappears quickly. Mouth feel is medium to light with a crisp carbonation. O - This beer does seem to do things a bit differently than most pumpkin ales. Like other reviewers have noted, this is basically a session ale. A great REAL pumpkin flavor that is never too spicy or sweet. Perfect beer for the transition from summer into fall.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle from Captain Lawrence. Pours deep amber with a tiny white head. The nose is light nutmeg, caramel, toasted grain and black pepper. The taste is thin caramel sauce, allspice, nutmeg, some honeyed bread. Thin mouthfeel, not as rich as I was expecting. Light body, a bit watery. Overall, not a fantastic pumpkin ale. Acceptable, but not one I’d return to quickly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2175) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Sometimes it’s midnight on a Tuesday and u pop a pumpkin ale even though it’s summer. Well this was one of those tuesdays. I have this before but never from bottle. Pours copper with thin head and light thanksgiving spicing on nose. Tastes of nutmeg, vanilla, brown sugar, and butter. It’s thin with not a lot of depth. Not one of the better ones from CL


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