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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Ale brewed with pumpkin & pumpkin seeds & fermented with spices. Our original pumpkin ale is brewed with over 7 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle, best by 12/26/2008. Pours a deep orange/brown with a thick. huge white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of baked pumpkin, light spices. Flavor is sweet, light pumpkin and spices. Pretty tasty, but relatively light in the pumpkin. Decent pumpkin, not my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebowman (11) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Pours a beautiful translucent copper color, with a medium head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has notes of cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg; smells very sweet. Taste is pumpkin (of course) with very nice balancing of the spice. Overall, this is a very good pumpkin ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2008
very nice brew, it apper to have aged well but I have not had it fresh. Well spiced and smooth with a whiped cream and pumpkin profile.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 really solid pumpkin ale. A bit milder and more subtle than the Great Pumpkin but still captures pumpkin spices well.

clear orange with a lite head
strong pumpkin spice aroma
milder taste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy amber with a white head. The nose is rather subtle, some pumpkin and nutmeg. Flavor has notes of pumpkin, nutmeg, caramel and earthy hops. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Poured a redish orange color with small head and almost no lacing. Aroma was lots of cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. Flavor was very much like a punkin pie. Not a bad one nothing amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2008
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful dark orange color. The first time I tasted this beer was back in October, and I think this bottle sat on the shelf a little too long. However, my rating is going to be based on my first impression....smooth flavor, with just the right amount of pumpkin.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
NorCal Feb ’08 - Easily one of my least favorite beers of the night. The score reflects a high appearance mark, as it was very nice to look at in the glass. Unfortunately, the aspiriny/vinegary nose was a major turn-off. I got no pumpkin spices in the aroma or flavor at all. Light sweetness turns to said asprin-like aroma with a twist of vinegar. Gave me that damn shiver drinking it. Flavors were also had that aspirin twang to it, and little else. If you gave someone this beer to try for their first pumpkin beer it’d be an utter dissappointment. I would, however, like to sample another bottle with the hopes that this was a mistake somehow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep, dark amber body with small, scant white head. Smell: Nicely aromatic pumpkin and crystal malt scent, with notes of ginger and spices. Taste: Syrupy, sweet malt flavor with toasted pumpkins and that squasy/vegetal twang you always seem to find in these things. Spicy kick. Mild hop bitterness. Finishes with a toasty spiciness and flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and, much to my dismay, some ginger. Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Pretty decent, the beer improves quite a bit upon warming.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Thanks to dirty martini. I should’ve drank this fresh. Pumpkin colored pour, small white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie, yes really. Flavor is a muted pumpkin puree, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Semi sweet and really just lacking complexity. Thin bodied and low carbonation, maybe it wasn’t that good to begin with.


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