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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1973) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap) Light, clear, still orange in appearance; slightly off-white thin head. Lightly gingery; touch of malt sweetness; graham crackers; good degree of spiciness. Fresh ginger; holiday spices; not really sweet at all which was nice; drying; pumpkin pie spices shine at the end. Thinner; dry; prickly carbonation. Nice drinking; actually not all that warming and found it to be fairly refreshing, but I couldn’t do this one too much

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Growler filled at the SFTO Apple Brandy release and consumed yesterday. Appearance: Classic dark pumpkin body with a 1 finger off white crown that shows some retention and lace. Smell: Really nice balanced mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar, clove, pie spice, etc. Not overwhelming, not imperial, but very nice for a standard pumpkin beer. Taste: Absolutely the same as the nose. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and just enough carbonation. Drinkability: Quite sessionable. I was pleased with this pumpkin beer. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 09-24-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
From a growler given to me by a co-worker who recently visited his hometown in NY. Pours an attractive, clear deep amber with a manilla head. Pleasant medium-intensity aroma of nutmeg and a little cinnamon. Very drinkable but with a full/bold flavor. Nice toasty caramel malt base with just the right level of sweetness. Next are notes of pumpkin pie; cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a tinge of vanilla. Has a small presence of herbal noble hops for balance. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Remarkably drinkable. It’s nothing you haven’t had before but it’s so well-done and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
A golden amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice pumpkin spice with sweet caramel malt. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with smooth pumpkin spices notes, not cloying, a bit oily, quaffable. Cask at Syracuse Real Ale Festival, Oct. 23 2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
Syracuse Real Ale Festival. Medium orange colour, average mouthfeel. Interesting carbonation with nice, understated spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3567) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Growler filled at the brewery and consumed the next day. Pours a clear orange amber with a moderate linen white head that faded by the second sip and left scant lace. Pleasant aroma of malt, pumpkin, cinnamon and allspice. The flavor is malt, pumpkin, cinnamon and allspice and noticeably absent of any brown sugar. This is not a sweet beer, and is fact, more on the dry side. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Very easy to drink. Well crafted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2009
(Draught) Amber and hazy. Medium sized white head. Spices and cranberry in aroma. Medium bodied and dryish palate with medium carbonation. Malts, molasses, spices, bitterness and lightly sea water in taste. Malty and bitter aftertaste. Again a decent pumpkin spice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2581) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Draft. Poured coppery bronze. Smells like another pumpkin ale. Not a particularly good one, had all the elements but it didnt’ mesh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (4005) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2009
@Freaktoberfest, pours bronze with a nice head, aroma of pumpkin, marmalade, caramel a vegetable water, flavors of tomato, vegetable water, grain and some bitterness towards the end, watery and almost undrinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
malrubius (2093) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Half (thank goodness) growler from Decicco. Copper with lasting head and lace. Strong clove nutmeg pumpkin spice aroma. Pumpkin sweet caramel brown sugar with bitter gritty spicy nutmeg finish. Undrinkable. Why did I throw away seven bucks? Mouthwash please.

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