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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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When Fall rolls around, so does Jack. Provided he stays away from marauding trick-or-treaters, this bright orange gourd-like squash from the genus curcubita (Thanks Wikipedia!) finds his way into the mash of this Flat12 seasonal pale ale. A special blend of Indian(a) spices and pumpkin shine through just enough to complement this slightly sweet and malty tribute to the season of hayrides and bonfires. Flat out fantastic.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
Wasnít expecting much based on the rating. This was definitely a pleasant suprise. Extra from olr...Thanks, Omar! Gusher of a pour. Head becomes pillowy with tons of lacing. Clear orange golden. Pumpkin spice nose and some white wine tartness on the nose. Zippy with some pumpkin flesh and some earthy pumpkin spice, but predominantly a very tart green apple malic finish. This could be infected, but if it is itís in a good way. Sour heads I know would love this. Not acetic at all. Hmmm...Iím going to rate this based on the assumption itís suppossed to be this way, just cause Iím digging it. My kind of pumpkin beer...not sweet and not overspiced. Proceed with caution.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1903) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2013
Had this on tap at the East Nashville Beer Festival. Since this is their fall beer, Iím not sure how fresh it is. The pumpkin pie aroma is certainly the highlight of the experience. I smell cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, all in a very creamy mix.The creamy nature continues into the flavor and mouthfeel. The pumpkin pie spice blends with a little alcohol hit in the finish. Not as sicky spicy as some but I didnít appreciate the noticeable alcohol for a beer that is only 5.7%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1585) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Woah, pour this one slow friends! Poured about 4 oz in my pint glass and the head came right up to the top! Big big orange and spicy nose. Flavorful with a nice balance of pumpkin, spice and hops. Quite good, though over carbonated!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle courtesy of queenholly. I was in Indianapolis last year and didnít get a chance to get by Flat 12, so Iím glad to try this. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a huge foamy off-white head. It seemed like it was on the verge of being a gusher. Nice aroma, sweet and toasted pumpkin notes with pumpkin spice, pumpkin seed and a faint touch of bitterness. The taste is big pumpkin spice, some toasted notes and a spicy finish. Medium bodied, lingering spice and very high carbonation. Overcarbonated, but still nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. Golden body with a frothy white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of all spice, cinnamon, pumpkin. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Plenty of pumpkin spicing in the taste, especially nutmeg, all spice and cinnamon. Would have enjoyed more with the body dialed up and the spice dialed down. One was enough.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Thanks, Chris! Served in a mug. Pours a clear light golden. Huge head. So much so that we thought it might have been infected, but alas, itís just overcarbonated. Nose is a spice bomb with lots of cinnamon and backing pumpkin spice. Flavor is similar to apple jacks and way overspiced. Not a fan at all.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1081) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Great local beer. Lots of pumpkin cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste just like a pumpkin pie

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bullet brought back by a friend. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Huge spice aroma consisting of cinnamon, ginger and clove along with malt. Ginger and cinnamon flavor with some malt before a spicy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhp40219 (305) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Let me just start by saying that this has probably my favorite beer label of all time, (cartoon zombie stabbing an evil looking pumpkin). Pours an amber orange with a HUGE white head initially. I had to pour this in 3 shifts because it kept foaming up so high. Head fades into a thin layer of bubbles fairly quickly though leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma is just as huge with a whole lot of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and spices. Taste is very pumpkin pie-ish! A lot of cinnamon and vanilla (a nice surprise!) up front with the nutmeg, pumpkin, malts and spices coming though afterwards. Finish is slightly dry with a very nice toasty bread flavor coming through. Excellent balance with the flavor! There is a lot of flavor here, but nothing comes through as overwhelming. Medium body, slightly thick and creamy with low carbonation and a nice, long finish. Overall this is certainly one of the better pumpkin ales I have tried this season. Would go well with pumpkin pie, but also seems to go quite well with chocolate halloween candy, as I am finding out! Well done, Flat 12! Yet another reason why Indianapolis should be considered a craft beer mecca!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1312) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2012
12oz bottle, huge carbonation, took a long while to pour without a lot of foam. But otherwise very foamy with lots of nutmeg. You get some pumpkin in the malt base, but really this much nutmeg?


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