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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Bottle: burnt, hazy copper with some lighter amber-orange hints near the bottom; large, chunky beige head lasts for a while & leaves nice spots of fat lacing all down the glass. Aroma is heavily spiced; moderate nutmeg, cinnamon, & clove with a hefty dose of toasted malts, brown sugar, & sweet molasses. I puck up some light red apple & lemon rind notes somewhere in there, too, bordering on small but sharp tartness in the finish. Taste is kind of yammy up front with the excpected spices of nutmug & clove, lighter on the cinnamon. Some brown sugar notes fade into a strong, mid-palate bitterness that comes along with ashy leaves & mild, charred tobacco... what ?! Spicy cinnamon & nutmeg finish, still with a lasting, strong bitterness. Mild metallic notes, too. Yikes... smells alright, but the flavor was a deal breaker. Not so keen on it.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle:   Uh oh, that is one huge head, super foamy... Musty spicy nose, a bit like an old cupboard.   Muted spices on the tongue, spritzy, a little astringent straw in there as well.   Guessing this one got a minor infection.   Spices are muted, a bit over carbonated, with some astringent straw aspects.   Unfortunately didnít hold up over time...


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2014
bottle - Pours hazy orange with a big light tan head and ample lacing. It has an interesting fruity aroma. Because I know itís a pumpkin beer, thatís what I was expecting, but perhaps because of how it combines with the hop aromas it almost smelled like berries to me. Thereís also some spice. The flavor is moderately bitter with pumpkin and spice in the background. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
red-brown pour w/ a thin off-white head. Floaters in the beer. Aroma is pumpkin, spices. Taste is clove, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Little spicy aftertaste. So-so lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (611) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with an off white head. Aroma is of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other other spices. Taste is the same. Very nice palate. Not too light. Plenty of spices here, but unlike some other pumpkin beers I think this is more beer then spice, meaning that its not really overdone. It works pretty well. Just bought this as a single, but since its April Iím assuming this bottle is a bit old. Appears to have held up pretty well. Might have to add this to my list of fall beers to buy. Greenbush continues to impress me. Might be worth of a road trip.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (568) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
From notes. 12 oz bottle shared during a sharing of the Advent Calendar (conclusion!) on March 30. The pour is a copper-ish with a nice ring of white head and a spotty lace. The aroma is pretty strong on the pumpkin, with good cinnamon and nutmeg. There might be a little allspice on the back end. The pumpkin is a little thin, but itís probably shelf-life related. The flavor is very good for a pumpkin beer. There is the pumpkin dominance and then there is a light spiciness.Not too much else on the flavor, but itís nicely balanced. The mouth feel is solid. A little thin, but a nice carbonation brings it together, and there is a good spicy aftertaste

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Campy877 (167) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep ruddy, cloudy orangish red. Thick white head that really lingers leave a nice filmy tracing. Taste is a pumpkin nutmeg spice with a sweet hop finish. Unique look and taste bit gets more aspiriny as you go. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from trade, aged 14 months. OK pumpkin beer, not too pumpkin and balanced spices. Drinkable, above average mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flylips (10) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Perhaps my favorite pumpkin ale. Great balance of spice with a deep and strong pumpkin flavor. A bit cloudy, but well worth it. The lack of an obscene amount of ginger makes this a true ale, not liquid pie. Great job guys. You rocked this one!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (395) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Orangy pour with a creamy off-white this pumpkin beer surprises with a big Belgian type flavors of funk and sour, but also has subtle spice and pumpkin flavors that make this one of most complex and tasty of the fall offerings. Outstanding!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5304) - Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of pumpkin and related spices. Tastes like it smells with a slightly off-putting mouthfeel. Eh.


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