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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This high-gravity gob of gourd-y goodness incorporates pumpkin in the mashing process and then gets wicked with the spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pumpkin season! Bottle. pour dark orange. two finger head. Aroma - an unfortunate abundance of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, cream?) that seems to overpower the pumpkin. Appearance- a mix of cherry red and pumpkin orange. This beer tastes like a pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (499) - - AUG 16, 2016
Lots of spice. Some malt. Some bread. Dark opaque amber with a thin foamy light tan head that leaves a film of foam on the surface and a coating on the glass. Vegetal. Lots of pumpkin. Perfect level of spice. So much pumpkin. Smooth. Sweet. Velvety. A hint of bitterness on the finish and just a smidgen of booziness at the back of the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2626) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Blue session 20160513. Sweet, spicy and caramely, vanilla, bourbon, cinnamon, coconut. The finish is sweet with bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1426) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016. Dark caramel with a tan head. Tons of cinnamon, caramel, vanilla and toasted coconut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1489) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Sample @ CBC-16, Copenhagen 13/5-15. A lot coconut, also vanilla. Some notes of raisins. Coconut in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6614) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear burnt umber, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is spiced pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, squash, yams, nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3413) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Yep, a pumpkin beer found it’s way into the Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Golden orange pour with a light fluffy khaki head. Nose is bright pumpkin pie spice and a little vanilla. Tastes sweet and moderately spiced. Cinnamon and nutmeg of course. Enough body and sweetness that it’s not a spice burn nor artificial tasting. Well done pumpkin brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5847) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. pours out a golden topped with a sand head. Nose is great big pumpkin pie spice a nice light sweetness. Taste is more of the nice pumpkin pie spice nutmeg and some allspice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5333) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brownish orange with a nice khaki head. Aroma of spice and pumpkin. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and pumpkin. One of the best pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gpekar (490) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Poured a cloudy dark copper color with about a 2 inch khaki creamy head. The head dropped to a clingy film in a few minutes. The aroma was full of fall. A good hit of nutmeg, pumpkin pie spices, caramel malt, cinnamon and ginger snaps. The beer had a thick creamy texture. There is a nice malt backbone with all the flavors to match the aromas. Good pumpkin pie spice flavor, nutmeng, cinnamon and towards the finish a light bitterness of ginger snaps. All the aromas & flavors of Thanksgiving in a bottle. As a side note I had this about a month ago at The Icehouse in Punta Gorda, Fl. It was on a nitro tap and you had the option to get the rim coated with cinnamon sugar. The nitro made the beer more creamy. I tried it with and without the cinnamon sugar rim. The coated rim made it more of a dessert beer. Great either way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a very hazy and very dark copper/burnt orange color that spears almost chestnut brown in the glass with dark orange edges and a two finger, off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic streaks and spots of soapy lacing left behind. Spicy, autumnal aroma with lots of sweet pumpkin along with tons of earthy, zesty spice. Smells like an aggressively spiced pumpkin pie puréed into a glass. Has a similar dessert-like quality as Pumking with more malt and complex spice profile and less sweetness. Hints of roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pie filling, nutmeg and vanilla along with clove, ginger, coriander, cinnamon, brown sugar and allspice. Sweet caramel malts underneath with hints of toffee, tobacco and leather. The spice profile is very musty, earthy and is a nice counter to the sweeter pumpkin pie characteristics. One of the better smelling pumpkin beers that I’ve had. Full bodied for the style with a nice balance of pumpkin pie sweetness and earthy, zesty spice notes. Strong organic tasting pumpkin and pumpkin purée/pie filling up front with prominent nutmeg, vanilla, brown sugar and allspice countered by a more musty, rustic spice profile that has hints of peppery clove, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. There’s a nice malt backbone giving off more sweetness with hints of caramel, toffee, toast and biscuit. Slight boozy sweetness in the finish but there is no heat at all. Drinks incredibly well for 8.5%. In addition to the complexity, there is incredible balance. The spice presence is really strong taming the pumpkin pie/dessert sweetness and there’s just enough sweet malt and pumpkin character preventing it from feeling overwhelmingly spicy. I can see how this could be a bit too much for some but I think it’s a great take on the style. One of the better examples of what a pumpkin beer can be.

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