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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This trick or a treat of a Pumpkin Ale begins with roasted pumpkin that is splashed into our cauldron where malted barley and handfuls of cascade hops are stirred in with a pinch of cinnamon & clove. A tasty pumpkin brew which will enlighten your soul, throughout the haunting Halloween season.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love (1048) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Pours a dark orange close to copper with no lacing. Pungent cascade hops and pumpkin spices dominate an otherwise typical pumpkin session ale. Hints of grass and pine with a faint notes of caramel and vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11588) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
cloudy olden, small whit ehead. aroma of pumpkin, malts, wheat. flavor is bitter malts, faint bitter caramel, very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borup (8532) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice and pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber colored with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, spices and pumpkins. Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel, pumpkins and spices. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30970) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
Bottled. A hazy red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, pumpkin and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, and pumpkin, leading to a bitter finsih

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and breadish. Bitter, herbal and mil spiced. Dry and spiced, nutmeg, finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5173) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Rich caramel coloured body with a light brown glow and a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pumpkins (duh), allspice, canella, cardamom and bunches of nutmeg - very nice, all with some pleasant malt alongside. Medium-bodied; Strong spice flavour at first that mellows out and shows a light caramelised sugar flavour with a nice hop flavour at the very end. Aftertaste shows a sweet and malty character with some pumpkin depth, but mainly spicey in a good way. Overall, a nice beer with a good amount of spices, yet easy to drink - not a bad option for the holiday! I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 19-June-2015 for US$2,25 sampled in my hotel room here a day later on the LES of New York on 20-June-2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - FEB 11, 2015
On tap at Breukelen Beer Merchants, Brooklyn. Pours orange with almost no head. Spices, caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
e303 (280) - - DEC 16, 2014
Decent reddish orange pour. Little off white head. It smells like clove and pumpkin pie spice. Taste is similar. Pretty sweet. Okay pumpkin beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6164) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear orange with zero head. Nose is solid, some spice, ginger, nutmeg, some all spice, some brown sugar, a little earthy cinnamon. Flavor is sweet, cinnamon, ginger,some root veg, brown sugar, punchy peppercorn, a little orange. Watery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chad9976 (1471) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
I used to be a big fan of pumpkin beers, but lately Iíve been having a difficult time finding one I like. Iíll often give a new brewery a try if they make a pumpkin beer since they tend to be generally likable, but in the case of Great South Bayís ďSplashing PumpkinĒ it was most definitely not a good first impression. This drinks like a bad batch; if this is what they were going for I just donít get it.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $2.75 ($0.23 per ounce).

Appearance: Pretty copper/orange hue; crystal clear body; no visible carbonation. Pours to a one-finger, beige, foamy head which mostly dissipates and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Smells of cooked vegetables with a slight acrid component. I can tell itís supposed to be pumpkin beer, but itís not nearly as pleasant as it should be.

Taste: This beer is the type of pumpkin ale thatís of the squashy/spicy/potpourri variety rather than the sweet pumpkin pie type of brew. Right away thereís an odd off-flavor of canned green beans or some kind of raw vegetal character (possibly DMS). The label indicates itís brewed with roasted pumpkin, which is definitely interesting, and perhaps that accounts for this strange flavor. However, it doesnít taste like toasted squash, nor is it smokey in any particular way. I do get some distinct piney hop flavor and bitterness through the middle, and just a subtle spice character on the finish Ė mostly of clove. Thereís a tang on the backend that becomes more acidic and harsh as the beer warms. I tried really hard to focus on the good characteristics of this palette, but the flaws are just too distracting.

Drinkability: There isnít a lot to enjoy about the taste of Great South Bay Splashing Pumpkin, but at least itís not a challenge to get down. The mouthfeel is a little thin and noticeably calm, but it finishes clean with just a hint of spice in the aftertaste. For a 5% ABV beer it probably could have a little more flavor to it, though itís light enough in body that itís a breeze to throw back quickly.

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