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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Poured from bomber into glass. Pours a dark cloudy-ish orange. Small white head, no carbonation. Straight soapy aroma, strange. Pumpkiny flavor and alcohol present for sure. Pretty good but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2009
22 oz - The Wine Source. Dark clear orange-amber, thin white creamy head. Sweet cinnamon graham crackers and vanilla nutmeg spice ride a soft bready foundation. Spicy cinnamon and ginger-nutmeg flavors balance on lighter vanilla pie crust tone. Medium bodied and slick, soft carbonation, spicy finish. Very nice, but I hope next years version dials the spices back a touch...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with golden orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy white head. Good retention, leaving sporadic lacing throughout. Sweet pumpkin pie aroma with hints of cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla. The spiciness is however not overpowering, blending well with the pumpkin notes. Nice medium body with lots of pumpkin pie spice. Pretty malty for the style with a lot of pumpkin flavor, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, ginger and nutmeg. The spiciness is pretty prominent but doesn’t overpower the pumpkin lasting into a dry finish . This one is thick and complex and the ABV is very well masked making it pretty drinkable. Not the best example of the style but pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Another pumpkin beer shared by emacgee. Thanks dude. Tasted much like the last with the usual suspects- nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin. Better than the last, but I would never drink this voluntarily.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2009
For the most part I was surprised with this one, because it is a style that I rarely like. However, the spices and sweetness were balanced and it made the beer drinkable. The alcohol was hard to detect also. The only major spice complaint that I have is that the nutmeg was a tad bit too strong for my liking.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1813) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Orange brown with a bit of white head, and nice lacing. Aroma is beautiful chord of spices blended nicely into the sweetness. Taste is pretty spice heavy, and tannic, and kind of lacking in base *beer* flavor. $6/22oz

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours a clean orange amber with a one finger light orange head. The nose is sweet, spicy, strong nutmeg and allspice, pumpkin meat, pretty pungent. Flavor is spicy and sweet, nutmeg and allspice again, mild spice astringency with some allusion to alcohol. Spicy on the palate with some warmth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3831) - - SEP 25, 2009
22oz bottle. slightly hazy orange with no head. pink bubblegum, clove, nutmeg aroma. smooth with light carbonation and a medium body. really tastes a lot like pink bubblegum and some nutmeg.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Pours copper with a lasting white head. Smells of pronounced pumpkin pie spice, rice pudding caramel. Tastes of caramel, bubblegum, pumpkin pie spices, brown sugar. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 21, 2009
Bomber. Pours a nice clear copper with a slow building white head that creaps up and almost overflowed. Great white creamy long lasting lacing head. Aroma is all fresh pumpkin and spice with some doughy cake notes. Very enticing, thought still not up to par with pumking. The exact same can be said for the flavor. No alcohol to be found in the flavor, but nice and warming on the tummy to keep one cozy in the cool late fall months. Medium bodied with low carbonation and silky smooth. Overall: one of the better pumpkin brews out there.


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