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The secret is in the 2.5 pounds of spice per barrel for this fall brew. We add the pumpkin during the mash at precisely the right time to create just the perfect balance of malt, hops, pumpkin and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10961) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden-amber color with a thin layer of off-white foam. S: Not surprisingly, the pie spices are the dominant aroma. Quite a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, plenty of all spice too. There’s a good sweet caramel note and some bread/pie crust going on too. Maybe a little alcohol. T: Big bread and malt flavor and some toffee and caramel. Again, the pie spices are the main component here. Cinnamon, clove, all spice, and nutmeg are the primary ones. Strangely, I get some sweet apple type notes. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: I think I preferred the bourbon barrel one, but this wasn’t bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2011
The brew on tap pours light, clean orange amber in color. The aroma is subtle, some spice and subtle pumpkin notes. There is a nice pumpkin flavor with soft spice notes on top of a smooth, but lighter body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured a medium amber-orange with a large white creamy head that was mostly diminishing and had good lacing. The aroma hits you right of the bat with the scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and pumpkin with notes of a cookie malt and a sweet doughy yeast. It tastes mildly sweet with strong notes of nutmeg and cinnamon right off, then became more of an almost Pumpkin pie flavor with a mild alcohol tinge near the end. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall one of the best pumpkin ale’s I have tasted to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2533) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Pours a cloudy deep golden with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spices. Medium body, sweet caramel and fruit with nutmeg and cinnamon spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gpekar (467) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Poured a hazy orange amber with a 1 inch creamy light beige head that eventually dropped to just a film and left very little lacing. For a pumpkin ale the aroma that hit me right away was egg nog. Lots of nutmeg and a mix of other spices. The texture of the beer was pretty creamy with a good amount of alcohol right away. The alcohol left a nice warmth down the throat. The flavor had nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and a good amount of malt sweetness to balance a bit of a hops bite through the middle that faded to a lingering alcohol warmth on the finish. This was pretty good, but I would just get The Greater Pumpkin from now on after trying both.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours a copper orange body with a white head and poor retention. Strong spices incense like, hints of pumpkin, soft cinnamon notes. Modest warming seems a bit grainy. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (816) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours orange-red color with a very small head. Decent aromas and flavors of mostly spices with a little bit of pumpkin. Nice thick mouthfeel with a slight alcohol tinge. Overall a pretty good pumpkin beer but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
marlin322 (61) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2010
The smell is strong of spices cinamon in particular.. you get the reall taste of pumkin especially the finish ..orangey pour i liked it full of flavors taste great want to try the greater pumkin by heavy seas

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber with two inches of off-white head. Smells of rich spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, as well as some pumpkin. OH a nice strong spiciness, lots of pumpkin pie flavor, including crust. Finihses with a creamy pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bomber from Calvert Wine & Spirits in Cockeysville, MD. Pours a slightly hazy glowing orange with a thin fizzy white head. Aroma is a powerful blast of Fall spices, mostly allspice and nutmeg with a touch of pumpkin and cinnamon stick. Flavors follow suit, but the spice mixture dominates nearly all traces of pumpkin and a funky twist at the end leaves you with a slightly down note as a memory.

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