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RATINGS: 442   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Pours a dark brownish orange with a thin somewhat dense white head. Not much of a nose to it. Faint smells of malt and pumpkin. Not a ton of spices in the taste of this brew, which is a good thing. Nice and mellow pumpkin flavor and some malts. Not much spice whatsoever. Nice body, not too thick, not too thin. Good carbonation. My second favorite pumpkin brew after DFH Punk.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Thin, fading white head. Lightly hazy, bright copper body. Nice aromatic pumpkin aroma with pleasant notes of roasted seeds and sweet pie spices plus a biscuity malt underbelly. Good pumpkin pie flavors. Interesting how a decent pumpkin ale can render that concept so much better than pumpkin pie-inspired teas, coffee, etc. Does have an odd cherry note and somewhat thin, juicy palate. Very solid pumpkin beer overall. I appreciate when brewers go whole hog and donít cut corners on this style. Thanks to dirty_martini.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2863) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle from 5000/Larry Pitonka. Pour was ruby orange in color, average initial head, thins to a very thin covering, goes to a ring after that. The aroma was significant spicing, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, some pumpkin. The flavor brings the pumpkin malts, pie crust, breadiness to the fore with the spices in the background, yet still significant. Overall, fairly balanced, not nearly as spicey as the aroma suggested. Mouthfeel was a little malty sticky, but probably not much more so than the rest of the pumpkin brews. A decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Thanks to msubulldog25 for the bomber. Ok, so this is weird. Sour, wild yeast flavor. Like a pumpkin lambic. Believe it or not, itís not too bad.
You can really taste the pumpkin in this, and the pie spices are very understated. I pick up some coriander. And intensely sour (at least for what it is).
Most likely the bottle is infected. I need to rerate when I manage to get another. But dammit, I like this flavor. I donít think they could recreate the ípumpkin lambicí if they tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Brilliant copper, with a thin white head. Nice pumpkin pie aroma, plu I swear I got a touch of banana bread, too. Sweet flavor at first, then hints of oatmeal and raisin, then finishes with cinnamon and nutmeg. Nicely quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle. Hazy dull orange with little head. Looks under carbonated. Tart pumpkin aroma with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Tart in flavor upfront, moving mellow pie spices Finishes very fast. Is a little watery. The malt flavors are very muted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2007
draft @ Falling Rock called Night Owl. Cinnamon and spices on the nose, smooth malt aromas. Pours cloudy brown/dark amber. Great pumpkin beer! Spicy but not overpowering, extremely smooth with great pumpkin flavor. Excellent beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy copper orange with a thin linen white head that faded to a film before mid-glass. Pleasant aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The flavor is again pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. A bit light bodied. While this a decent pumpkin ale, it is still a step behind Southern Tier, Weyerbacher and Southampton. Could use a little more oomph in the flavor and more richness in the mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
Pours a clear copper with a small head and a sweet, carved-pumpkin aroma. Pulpy with plenty of spice, creamy with lots of vegetal notes in the finish, along with a nice chipotle pepper spiciness - bold! Body is smooth with good carbonation. I have had this beer three times now, itís one of my favourite pumpkin ales. Sampled & rated at the GCBF.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
Cinnamon and nutmeg in the sweet and fruity aroma. It certainly does smell like pumpkin pie, but thereís not really much in the nose that tells me this is a beer. Or perhaps Iím being picky. Hazy burnished copper coloured body is topped by a low, fine bubbled off white head that recedes to a partial cover. Spices and sweetness are strong up front but allow room for some toasty malt character before fruity sweetness sets. Spices linger in the aftertaste. Medium body with decent carbonation that engages the tongue and smooth texture. Definitely a well crafted beer, but Iím thinking pumpkin beers arenít my thing. Tulip glass. Allowed to warm from fridge temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Oct-07).


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