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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Finally, a pumpkin ale that I like. About damned time on this one. Thanks to my good friend Hopscotch for this one! Pours a cloudy deep copper color with medium off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma obvious of pumpkin, herbal hops, decent but not overdone spice, just a nice balance of nutmeg, coriander, and an herbal balance. Flavor matches well and only gets better as it warms to room temperature. This is just a great beer that doesnít try to make pumpkin pie out of a beer. Itís a beer. Not pumpkin pie. Want me to say it again? Thanks CC!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PartyFowle (487) - - MAY 13, 2015
Draft. Slightly hazy burgundy with a finger of silky tan head that deposits a bit of thin lacing. Aroma of a just- opened pumpkin pie filling. Sweet pumpkin purťe, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple, plus splashes of vanilla and toast. The flavor is almost like mulled apple cider in spice character. Tons of cinnamon; lots of clove; roasted pumpkin. Lingering toast with a touch of caramel. Alcohol flavor is in there as well. Medium body, mild massaging carbonation. Smooth alcohol heat in the nose. One of the best pumpkin beers ever. Complex, slightly sweet and delightfully spicy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (940) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
From notes. Finally found the long-lost notebook from the 4 Elf Party at Dark Horse on December 13! So, thatís where this was found. Shared by someone as I was wandering around the line making friends. The pour is a darker brown with a lint of lighter amber in there somewhere. Not a true brown. There is an off white head that just leaves a couple soapy spots on the glass. The aroma is typical pumpkin beer. Heavy on the cinnamon and allspice. This one has a little more pumpkin and marshmallow going on with a decent graham cracker crust. I like the aroma on this more than I like most pumpkin beers. The flavor is very similar. There is a nice toffee addition on the flavor, and thatís about the only addition. The mouth feel is pretty decent. Itís not as thick as I would like it to be, and the carbonation is just light. The aftertaste is lingeringly spicy and then rolling though a surprising sweetness. Not too bad

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (501) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Smell is super nice pumpkin pie. Taste is pumpkin with fall spices, but itís not really sweet like pumpkin pie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1804) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber, orangish-red color with off-white head. Pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and caramel and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes like a nice piece of pumpkin pie.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3051) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of pumpkin, cinnamon and caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with some booziness. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sampled at ESBLS. Reddish brown. Pumpkin pie spices with pumpkin aroma. Nice. To me the best pumpkin beers taste like pumpkin pie and this one excels. Alcohol on the exhale. Just a little hops under and they really arenít needed. I like this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34584) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
From tap. Pours murky orange with a small to fully gone head. Aroma is vanilla and mild citric fruity. Biscuity, cinnamon and caramelish. Dry, wooden and slight spiced flavoured. Bitter and slight herbal finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4158) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
22 oz bottle. Deep copper with an average off-white head. Aroma is of pumpkin, citrus, florals, toffee, cinnamon, and ginger. Taste is of pumpkin, herbs, cinnamon, ginger, and toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4336) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. The look is clear, reddish ok colored, and a light eggshell colored head. The smell is pumpkin, spiced, nutmeg, pie, and good. The taste is pie, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, crust, and good gourd.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3379) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
Draught @ All In Beer Fest 2014. Pours deep brownish golden with a small goldenish offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is vegetal and spicy with graham crackers, pumpkin gourds, pie crust, hay, allspice, cinnamon, caramel and hints of pecan nuts. Taste is sweet, vegetal and spicy with caramel, toffee, pie crust, pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, hay, soil and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, tiny spicy astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter, vegetal and spicy with caramel, pie crust, pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, soil, hay and lemon zest. Nicely balanced. Usually not a huge fan of spicy pumpkin beers but this one is good.


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