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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
An orange colored, harvest beer. Made with honey-roasted pumpkins, and subtly spiced with Ginger Cloves, Cinnamon, and Allspice. Finishes with a tasty, residual malt sweetness and lingering pumpkin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6028) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2006
GABF 2006. Called Greenpoint Smiling Pumpkin. Orange body. Nose is pumpkin pie, light spices, cinnamon, and a hint of gingerbread. Taste is pretty much the same. Itís like drinking a pumpkin pie. Light spice, cinnamon, some gingery notes, and a touch of nutmeg. Body is light medium with a controlled carbonation feel on the palate. Ends with more pumpkin pie flavors and cotrolled spices. Light gingerbread. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (1253) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Sampled on tap at the brewery on 51st Street. The aroma was nice, but too faint. I did pick out a lot of spices, like cinnamon, and there was a good brown sugar type pumpkin smell. Appearance was perfect for this type of beer: a rusty-orange color that was not completely clear and had a big, creamy, off-white head. The flavor was good and full of pumpkin, cinnamon, honey, and spicey flavors. It did well on the palate as it was delightfully creamy and had an active, fizzy carbonation. A bit dry at the end, but very smooth and silky. Overall it was a good seasonal brew, and well done, but not in the top tier of its style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 12, 2007
On Tap at 51st
Appearance :Sunny copper like brew with medium long lasting creamy top.3+
Nose :Classic rich pumpkin nose , hint of clove .
Flavour/Palate : Soft bodied ,medium rich in character. Clean set up with winning pumpkin flavors. Pleasant seasonal ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Looked almost exactly like the Octoberfest, a nice orange. Good pumpkin spice aroma. Very strong pumpkin spice taste. Highly recommended if you are a fan of pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Seen ads for this sucker all over the city on phone booths and such. The guy with 2 teeth freaks me out. Tried on tap at empire state location. Pour is a copper amberish with some collective white head atop. Decent amounts of nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Wasnít lacking in flavor as I expected. Body could have been a bit meatier but over decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at Heartland, New York. Nice dark cloudy orange color. Nice spicy taste with cinnamon and nutmeg aroma...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"pretty much what was expected for the style. nice mix of cinnamon, clove ginger, and pumpkin on the nose. the ginger was a nice touch. "honey roasted pumpkin"...maybe that was it...this one was good, slightly better than the average pumpkin beer"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Looks like Iím the first one to rate the 2004 batch. Tasted at times very much like the meat of the pumpkin, as it would be in a pie. Light creamy taste at times. Very light spices. An intimately drinkable beer, but more can be done to innovate for a spicy fall pumpkin beer. Great name and logo though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2005
This was much better than expected. I was not a huge fan of some other pumpkin ales I have tried, but this one hit the spot. It was a nice orange-tan color with a hint of white head. Malty, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin (obviously). Thin and clean finish, easy to drink, smooth going down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Good solid brew with obvious flavors and smells of herbs and spices. I have had other pumpkin ales before and I think this is the best of all the ones that I have had. Light orange color with tastes of spiced pumpkin and cinnamon. Good solid beer. A definate try if you can.

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