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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4707) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
GCBF sample. Copper beer. Good foam head. Spicy pumpkin pie scent complete with the spices. Liquid pumpkin pie flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2007
On tap at Capital Hill Brewery. Nice amber color. Spiced aroma. Malty with the subtle spices in the background. This would be great with pumpkin soup. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4613) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 7th, 2007. Good nutmeg nose. Flavour of nicely mixed pumpkin and nutmeg. Smells fantastic but tasted pretty average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2007
The Dan Journal #42. Sampled 10/22/06. Concluding the Pumpkin beer aspect of the tasting. Hazy with a deep copper hue. Toasty bready nose with little spice. Nuances of vanilla cinnamon and ginger. Similar flavors. Medium bodied. Lively and nice. Short lived finish. Nice melding of the spices. This took the bronze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2007
[22oz Bomber - Rocky Top Homebrew Shop] A great overall color deep amber orange with a light head. The aroma was sweet smelling with the spices of pumpkin pie. This was a good subtle spiced beer wthat was easy and great to drink. This was a great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2007
Copper with a large creamy head. Lots of nutmeg and ginger in the nose and in the flavour. Lots of malts are backing this one up throughout and there is a lot of spice carrying this one right though the finish. I still have not had a pumpkin ale that tastes like creamy pumpkin pie but this one surely has the spices right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Multiple draught pints at Redbones, late Nov ’06
Pumpkin colored body has graham cracker, auburn and beige hues as well. Medium-high clarity, though some light haziness. Creamy beige head is immovable, yet small, contributing consistent lacing in rings down the glass. Gentle carbonation carries upwards.
Very crisp hops, though light and hay/straw like strike a clear, somewhat bright note. Quite refreshing for a pumpkin ale. Spices and sweet caramel malt do come, inevitably, but a light breadiness and touches of biscuity/grainy malts help keep things very well balanced. Vanilla cream, cinnamon sugar and fresh, sweetened pumpkin meat all seem well-done and authentic. Very clean, without any spice astringency or strange phenolics. You can tell it’s going to be quite comfortably malted from the nose. No alcohol or flaws, very aromatic.
Pumpkin and vanilla bean flavor assert themselves initially, but sweet caramel and soft honey malt notes prevent any spiciness from overdrying or overwhelming the palate. Interesting caramel, bread and light biscuit character from the malt is supportive and lasting to the finish. Spices slowly climax, in an invigorating way, on the finish, while a grassy/hay-like hoppiness helps keep things mildly bitter and adds a slight crispness. Very soothing, nearly creamy texture with medium to medium-low carbonation, quite tight. No flaws. Maybe still a touch too sweet overall though still one of the better pumpkins I’ve had. I’d really like to find a pumpkin ale that tended a little more dry. Obviously this would prove a difficult feet, having to balance the dryness from the spice. I think even more hop crispness would have made this stuff phenomenal, as that would have added to the dryness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2006
22oz bottle. This is the best pumpkin ale I’ve had so far. Tastes spice and pumpkin but not over powering. A well done seasonal ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2006
22oz bottle via trade with indiana_red - Thanks Ken! - pours cloudy amber with a short tan head that fades back to a ring and laces a little from there. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, and clove. Flavor is nutmeg, pumpkin, clove, and caramel. Lots of earthy notes there as well and some kind of sour twang. Medium body with a slightly acidic mouthfeel. Not bad.. but these beers aren’t my favorite..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 18, 2006
This spiced ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22 oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is malt, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, clove and pumpkin. A medium bodied spiced ale. Malts are caramel and fruity, with a very definite pumpkin flavor. Hops are kind of mild and earthy. Nice spicing. The gingerbread and pumpkin pie flavors are well balanced and just about in the right proportions. Nice beer. Pumpkin pie in a bottle, well sort of.. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.


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