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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3804) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2012
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours ruby/copper with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, caramel, and a little bit of hops. Flavor the same, with a nice blend and a little bit of alcohol on the finish. Smooth texture. A decent pumpkin beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvuej25 (8) - - NOV 4, 2012 does not count
A good example of a pumpkin ale. Great spicy smell and the alcohol warmth is pleasant. Screw Flanders. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
May 4, 2012 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. Bomber c/o blankboy. Bright slightly hazy orange with a small rocky off-white head (4-). Aroma of pumpkin spices and real meaty pumpkin malt, some alcohol. Taste has less of the real pumpkin character, quite OTT with the spice, and the alcohol is fairly assertive too. Average body, astringent and nicely carbonated, dry and a bit warming in the finish - boy does the spice ever take over with this one - a very dry and spicy aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Some spice and vanilla aromas mixed into caramel malt. Copper with lots of orangish hue and almost no head. Sweet with notes of pumpkin and spice, like a very weak pumpkin pie. Full bodied and a touch oily with a sweet warm finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JStax (2858) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a pale, translucent orange with a white head of foam. Not much retention. The aroma is kind of dull with some spices coming through, but not enough to awaken it from it’s blandness. Taste has some spiciness, but it’s really just not doing much for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
On draft at lost dog cafe in McLean Va. Mild spice aroma. Sweet malts, pumpkin and spices. Sharp somewhat metallic bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours a nice orange with adequate head. Some nutmeg and spice on the nose. Taste is bitter, roasted, almost burnt tasting and a little pumpkin and spice. Tastes like a brown ale with some spices, less evocative of the season than most fall seasonals and not as pumpkin sweet as some people like their pumpkin beers.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BMMillsy (1280) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Pours orange with medium head. All I can smell here is nutmeg. Flavor follows with unbearable nutmeg that takes my breath away. This was a drain pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1911) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
A nice orange amber body with a white head that had great retention and some lace. Aroma had a good caramel malt base upfront. Notes from pumpkin and spices followed with nutmeg really sticking out the most a slight sweetness and some alcohol. Flavor had a little more sweetness the I expected. It wasn’t overly sweet in any way. A nice spice note with the nutmeg being dominate pumpkin was a nice bitter sweet accompaniment to the spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
txs (10) - - OCT 13, 2012
Meh. Nothing special. Basic ale with a light touch of pumpkin. Not impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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