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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2005
On tap at times square November 2005. Poured semi-clear amber coloring with a mix of spice and hops in the aroma. Taste was very light at first. Then a small bite of bitterness, followed by an some pumpkin. Aftertatse was almost like orange spice with some other spice coming in, the ginger I guess. A decent beer. The batch I had didn’t have a "lingering pumpkin finish" more of a hint of a one, and overall it was mostly light with some spice underneath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4544) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Sampler at the Radio City location. Love the artwork they put together for this one. Pours a translucent golden with an average creamy off white lacing head. Aroma of you got it...pumpkin pie. As the description states the standard ginger, cinnamon, allspice thing going on. I did pick up the honey in both the aroma and flavor though which was a twist since most pumpkin ales don’t tend to have that touch. Flavor was very up front pumpkin pie spices with a touch of hop bitterness. Decent pumpkin ale...but nothing ground breaking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
On tap at the Union Square location on 9/15/07: Clear orange bronze with a thin ring of wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of pumpkin cinnamon spice and butterscotch. Body has a decent balance of toasty malt and pumpkin spice but has too much diacetyl character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2008
On tap at Empire State Building. Orange color. Sure there is fruitiness, but they have also used the whole spice rack, which is too much for me. I will never be a strong pumpkin ale fan!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6349) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Draft. Pours golden orange with a thin head. Sweet malty aroma with nutmeg and other spices. The flavor has nutmeg, ginger, and a light sweetness. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
sample: definitely better than anticipated, thought this would have been lifeless. The brew’s got all the usual pumpkin pie ingredients in taste and nose. The body is very thin while making it very drinkable, for this style particularly weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4792) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2009
(Draught at HB Union Square) Amber and clear. Medium sized white head. Spices, treacle and malts in aroma. Medium bodied palate with medium carbonation. Sweetness, malts, treacle, spices, roastedness and bitterness. Treacle, roastedness and malts in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
BEcause of the plethora of pumpkin beers I’ve had this fall, I’m going to stick my nose up at this one. Everything about this beer passed the pumpkin ale test, but it failed to amaze me. My wife digs the pumpkin beer so we both has this a few times on our visits to New York. Cloudy reddish amber colour. Meidum whitehead. Some initial clove, pumpkin and allspice on the nose . Taste was soft with the spices, not as much as i expected and was hoping for. Decent fruit and breadiness on the palate. But overall, just another passable pumpking brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
algemo45 (61) - - NOV 2, 2012
Well balanced pumpkin beer. Just enough spices to let you know they are there. Multiple drink ability qualified. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5704) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2005
On tap at the location near Times Square. Dark copper pour, good thick white lacing. Aroma is slighlty phenolic and medicinal - mellows out to a ripening vegetable scent. Flavor has some Christmas spice, a bit of caramel, finishes with a sweet cinammon candy like flurry. Decently thick mouthfeel.

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