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Catawba Valley King Dons Pumpkin Ale



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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed using an original recipe created jointly by brewer Scott Pyatt and guest brewer Don Richardson. Available in the Fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4832) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Draft at Revolution Pizza and Ale House, 1/7/15
It is a darker orange-brown in color. I thought this was a solid, on-style Pumpkin beer. It wasn’t a favorite for me in the style, something fell a little short of that, but it’s decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Received from a NC friend by surprise -- Can pours a beautiful orange with a fizzy, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is pronounced nutmeg and cinnamon with a hint of malt. Flavor is similar, cinnamon is a tad bit too strong, the malt profile compliments everything nicely. Overall a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2691) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Can. Pours an orange color with white head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, spices, nutmeg aromas. Flavor is a little over spiced with a little too much nutmeg (and ginger maybe?). Below average pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (3124) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2014
12 oz can poured slightly hazy; deep red-amber body; good size bubbly head quickly dissolves. Aroma: nice malty and spicy mix with a hint of pumpkin. Flavor: Over-spiced with little sign of the pumpkin, although the malt base is still evident. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation and a slight astringency.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1362) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Can.not one of the better pumpkin ales but not bad. Orange in color with a small head.aroma is cinnamon, clove, usual pumpkin pie spice. Taste is the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2014
12oz can into a pint glass. Pours a clear deep copper with a tiny fizzy head that quickly disappears. No lacing at all. Appearance is less than stellar. Aroma is really really good. Loaded with nutmeg and cinnamon with some nice light caramel undertones. Almost a little creaminess in there. The flavor also hits the spices really hard and closely matches the aroma with cinnamon and nutmeg. A little caramel and toast along with whipped cream. Very light hoppiness in the background and a slightly chalky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very nice pumpkin beer that hits the spices really hard. While not the best out there it is certainly enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Tap. Amber with small head. Light body. Sweet with some clove and nutmeg. Nice pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1726) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
draft clear orange color white head. nice spice aroma which seemed very balance between the cinnamon and nutmeg and pumpkin. flavor is medium spice yet balanced with the pumpkin coming in on the end. thought it was pretty darn good. good malt character

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4236) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pint on tap. Clear amber with a small but lasting head. Mild aroma of pie spices. Tastes of pie spices, with some light pumpkin-squash, caramel and dry leaf. Light-medium body is to the sweet side but has a dry-spicy flourish on the end. Borders on too much spice as do most pumpkins, but shows a bit of restraint and even some pumpkin. Still I couldn’t even contemplate a second pint due to the accumulation of spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (782) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 On tap at the Mellow---hmm, maybe the best pumpkin ale I’ve had. Aroma is all nutmeg and cinnamon. Soft brown color with no head and carbonation. The pumpkin flavor is in the background while the nutmeg dominates and I like that. Tastes like a fresh, homemade pie as opposed to a store bought pie. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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