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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Why is there only one time of year – as goblins, ghouls, and ghosts frolic on front lawns – when we embrace THE FEAR? At all other times, THE FEAR dominates us, controls us, and prevents us from greatness. What is there to THE FEAR? Disagreement? Criticism? Humiliation? Whatever THE FEAR is that consumes you, embrace it, along with this Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Only then will the true artist in you rise up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1467) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
A dark, copper orange-brown coloured beer with a frothy but weak off white head. A spicy aroma, cinnamon and herbal, similar to a popular German aperitif! There is also a roasted malt and hint of pumpkin. Dry mouthfeel. The taste starts off with a resinous, tart hop flavour, grassy and fresh. Then the spice and herbs come through from the aroma, cinnamon leads the way, the finish layer of flavour is a slightly sweeter, roasted malt nutty flavour that then enhances the taste of the pumpkin. The end is somewhat taken over by the alcohol flavours, which leads to a long hoppy finish. Bottle from Beers of Europe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch stark röstmalzig, fruchtig, Gewürze. Geschmack intensiv fruchtig, würzig, röstmalzig, wärmend, Kürbis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Dark brown color with ruby reflections. Creamy, fine foam, quickly subsides. Delicate aroma. Gingerbread, jam, spices, cloves, cinnamon - very enjoyable. Distinctive taste. Bitterness mixed with sweetness. A lot of spices, roasted sugar, malt, cloves, cinnamon, baked fruit, plums, jam, gingerbread. Medium carbonation with oily texture. Warming, spicy finish. Good, interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
0.355l bottle from De Bierkoning. This is a near clear deep and dark almost ruby wood-brown colored one with a medium sized dark beige top. Smells really pumpkin sweet with lots of spicy nutmeg and cardamom. Must admit that I don’t have way to much experience with pumpkin beers but this smells really really inviting and good, just hope it’s not as sweet in the taste as the aroma. I glad to say that it’s not! In the taste it’s more licorice spicy. Quite salty as well! It has a average carbonation level and a good oily mouthfeel. Surprised that it’s as balanced between spicy, bitter and salty as it actually is. Lots of spices of course, but it’s not overwhelming or disturbing to the pumpkin. Enjoying the licorice here, as I did it expect that at all. Lots and lots of flavor going on here, and I have to say that this has to be within my top 2 tasted pumpkin beers. Yum! 11.10.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (3012) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours dark caramel brown with a large head. Aroma is caramel, carrots and pumpkin spice. Taste has pumpkin spice and cooked veg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark ruby with finger ivory head. Aroma: Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, raisin, burnt toffee, bread. Taste: Low sweetness, medium/high bitterness with low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, medium body, average carbonation astringent lingering spicy, burnt malty, toffee finish with a bitter edge and alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (937) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
(Bottle). My 700th rating on RB. Pours a clear chestnut-brown complexion with minimal head and lacing. Aroma of dried leaves and autumn earth. Malty flavor with canned pumpkin and spice. Alcohol well noted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3520) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 26, 2014
To mi przypadlo do gustu. Lubie ten amerykanski styl Pumpkin Ale. Mocne ale ta moc niewyczuwalna. Dyniowy smak z przeroznymi przyprawami, gozdziki, moze anyzek. Ale swietnie to polaczone. Piwo ciemno brazowe, metnawe i geste, nieprzezroczyste. Piana srednio wysoka ale twozy pierscienie na szklanicy. Zapach ciekawy lekko biszkoptowo piernikowy. W koncowce rozgrzewajace i o lekkim posmaku migdalow. Polecam szczegolnie jesienia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Draft at Cambridge Blue, Cambridge on 23 November 2013. Poured a clear, dark ruby colour with a halo of off-white head. Strong aroma of pumpkin, spice and brown sugar. Oddly I got a burst of cooked rhubarb on the initial flavour with some honey and cereal. Finish was smokey with notes of dry grain and coriander. Nice stuff, rather different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Flavor of toasted malts, pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, light caramel and had a touch of ginger. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

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