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On Nantucket a Pumple named Drumkin, brewed up some great ale with his pumpkins. One and all came to savor the delicious flavor, then wobbled around quite like bumpkins. At Cisco they thought, "The is De-Lish! Letís make some more because we wish, to please all the tourists, and locals and purists, with the best ale that we can accomplish!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1667) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Sample at Julioís NE Beer Festival. I liked this one but canít provide much more detail than that as it was towards the end of a many a sampling at the fest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4293) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head recedes to skim surface. Pumpkin and nutmeg aromas. Thin- to medium-bodied with spiced pumpkin bread upfront turning to toasted hops in the lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
My first LIF win! Thanks to corey0212 for this one. A- Very foggy, robust pumpkin colored body. Head fades quickly. completely. S- Spices are dominant in the nose. Pumpkins (of course) are behind this with a bit of a biscuty overtone. T-Cinnamon spice and nutmeg upfront and a nice moderate strength pumpkin background. The finish adds a shade of roasted bitterness as the end of the spices come through. P-Medium carbonation and medium-weight body that is quite smooth. O- This is really good pumpkin ale. Has to be up in my top 3 with ST and Weyerbacher. I like my pumpkin ales on the spicy side. It was a great opportunity to try this! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-16-2008 00:52:57

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MeadMe (1284) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Thanks to markwise for this one. A: Pours a nice dark shade of orange with a small cream colored head. No real retention or lace. S: Aromas of mostly spice. Hints of pumpkin, and a dash of roast. T: Fairly heavily spiced, pumpkin, light bready malt, and a bit of a chemical taste. M: Medium in body, fairly smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours an orange amber color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with notes of ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin, wet perm, caramel, apples. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, apples, nutmeg. Medium body with a spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Thanks to jayli for this one in a BIF. Pours amber orange with an off-white head. Nose is pumpkin, brown sugar, sugar, slight bitterness, and water. Flavor is similar with a light body and some off-balance notes towards the watery side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2010
pours a deep orange. Nose is pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, caramel. Flavor is very spiced up, mild vegetal an caramel malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours deep copper with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma is spices, apple, mild pumpkin spice and faint pumpkin flavored Kool Ė Aid. The taste is pumpkin spiciness followed by mild spiced apple and a smooth faint note of sweet maltiness as well as a touch of roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2010
On tap at the 2009 Great Pumpkin Festival, Cambridge Brewing Company, Cambridge MA on 31 October 2009. Bright, clear copper colour. Some estery candy floss in the aroma. The spicing is not too strong on the palate (good for me). Sweetish. Some tangy hop noticeable but not a huge amount going on. Pleasant enough but this rather highlights one of my issues with pumpkin beers. Iím not a huge fan of the pumpkin spices so too much of that and I donít like it. But, if the spicing is restrained I often find a lack of other elements to sustain the interest. Getting the balance right for my palate is tough. Easy drinking and certainly didnít seem like 7% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1522) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a 1/2" creamy beige head. Aroma is cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Moderate in body with average carbonation. Flavor is a nice mix of cinnamon and ginger with the pumpkin flavor being there, but in the background. Not overwhelming, like some of the pumpkin brews. One of the better pumpkin brews that Iíve had.

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