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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Brewed at our original Capitol Hill location in Seattle. silver medalist at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Fruit and Vegetable category, the world’s first Imperial pumpkin ale. Brewed with pale, Munich, Cara-Hell, Cara-Vienne, Cara-Munich and Crisp 45° L Crystal malts. Roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash, and extra pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Formerly at 9.5%.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark golden/copperish, no head. Pumpkin, spice, vanilla in the nose, alot going on. Flavor much the same, very rich pumpkin, vanilla, perfect amount of spice, cinnamon and nutmeg come through the most. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Really well done.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma on this is incredible...pumpkin, caramel, graham cracker, nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon. It pours a hazy brownish-orange with a small off-white head that is pretty much just a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with pumpkin, caramel, and graham cracker. The finish has cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and faint vanilla. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Probably the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Elysian Great Pumpkin Fest 8 (2010) Pours orange with little to no white head. Nose is awesome...pumpkin pie, allspice, nutmeg, Ginger, pumpkin flesh, sweet malt, slight hops. Taste is similar with a wonderfully sweet pumpkin flavor and all the same spices. Slightly subdued hops as well. My favorite pumpkin beer besides Dark o the Moon stout. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdrinker79 (1861) - Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2010
22 oz. bottle- Pours clear amber with a thin head, aroma is pumpkin spice. The flavor is similar to the aroma, pumpkin pie with spices, very mellow, tasty stuff. Palate is creamy, medium carbonation, full body, best pumpkin beer so far, but next is the pumking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bomber pours hazy dark orange with a foamy head. Aroma of graham cracker, spice, pumpkin, brown sugar, good moist pumpkin bread, not the dry shit. Taste is milder than Pumking but has similarities, lots of crackery malt and sweetness. Definitely not as bitter as this years Pumking. Very easy to drink, not overly sweet or spiced. Medium body, low carbonation, silky.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Orange color and no head. Not much aroma. Candied sugar and a little allspice. Spice and pumpkin. Flavors blend well. Good amount of sweetness for balance. A little alcohol on the finish. A respectable challenger to Pumking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2085) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bomber into Sam Adams lager glass. Beer #2 in our Halloween pumpkin beer tasting. Pours orange (slightly hazy), with a small head that disappears too quick. Leaves a collar of foam full of big bubbles. Aroma is pumpkin pie--no surprise--but not as in-your-face as the Southern Tier I drank before this. Along with the hallmark pumpkin pie spices, I can smell some caramel. Taste is sweet and meaty with little bitterness. Carbonation is medium and so is the body; a little tang in the finish. Not as good as the Southern Tier Pumpking.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Dark orange, thick white head. Mild pumpkin and pie spice aroma. Moderately rich body with strong pumpkin, spice bread, roasty nutty flavor and clovey pie spice. Very loaded with pumpkin flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (11115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at TCBF, pours hazy orange. A potent strictly pumpkin aroma reveals itself in a huge pumpkin blast flavour - definitely one of the best in this style that I’ve tried.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanBrew). Poured amber color w/ cream top. Aroma was of ginger, spice, and pumpkin. Taste was of sweet pumpkin and spice. Yummy beer!


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