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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
King Don’s Pumpkin Ale is named for one of the original North Carolina brewers who lent his pumpkin prowess to this collaboration beer in 2001. This complex beer uses five separate barley styles, an artistic touch of hops, spices normally used in baking, and fresh pumpkin! The caramel, spice, and pumpkin flavors meld into a wonderfully smooth, orange-hued beer that sports a luscious, creamy foam head. Long live King Don!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Smells like nutmeg, tastes spicy, clean/crisp finish, easy drinking but full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
on tap @Brewers Jam-pours a rich light tan head and cloudy copper color. Aroma is spice, medium malt. Taste is over spiced nutmeg, medium malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010
On draft at Bier Garden. Not too good. Very, very heavy on the spice. Very light and watery on all else

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Really clovey, giving it a pretty rich flavor and making for a slow drinker. But otherwise, a really nice pumpkin loaded with flavor that I really enjoyed. Strong recommendation to try, although you may be satisfied with just one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2009
This beer is really great for the first couple of sips. Taste like a liquified pumpkin pie with a nice spicy kick. Very flavorful and the pumpkin smell is great. But the beer gets old fast and is too sweet to enjoy more than one and getting thru the first one was a challenge for me because it was just too damn sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap @ Asheville Pizza. Deep copper color. Flavor is a very perfumy, Yankee Candle Co. of cinnamon, Big Red aroma taste. A hint of squash. Lots of cinnamon. Finishes with an ’Already Been Chewed’ Big Red sweetness. Aroma of loads of nutmeg and loads of cinnamon.
27 Oct 09

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13594) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Draft sample at KBJ 2009. Poured a orange color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy spicy tart pumpkin aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and pumpkin sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good seasonal beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Sampled at the 13th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Amber red, beige cover. Aroma is all spice, caramel. Taste is more spice, cinnamon, caramel, bready, too much spice overwhelms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Hazed orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice. Pumpkin pie flavor with a large finish of clove. Medium bodied with foamy carbonation. Not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2008
On tap. Poured a clear orange/amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of spices and pumpkin, with caramel notes. Flavor was heavy pumpkin, with a slight bit of spice.

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