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RATINGS: 239   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - 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 (1779) - 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 (4024) - 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 (3768) - - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
phrygian68 (9) - Columbiana, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2009 does not count
Poured a nice Med copper,into my St bernardus chalice Smell was a little spicy,but i get very little if any pumpkin, Taste is of clove and nutmeg,at the start,finishes very sweet with a nice spicy aftertaste of honey ginger and all spice The secret is in the 2.5 pounds of spice they use per barrel I think its a nice balance of malt, hops, and spice but as with most pumpkin beers i just dont get the amount of pumpkin i think should be there! overall a nice fall beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1310) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Hop City in Atlanta, GA. Just arrived today me matey’s. Nothing gives me the pleasure more than being the first scalawag to rate this here beer, arghhhh. Ok, enough pirate talk. Dark cinnamon brown in color. The head fades away a bit too quickly. The beer looks average for a spice/herb/vegetable. I am excited about the bottle advertised 8% ABV. Nice spice on the nose. Fairly pungent sweet cinnamon spice aroma. A a subtle malt aroma backing to it. Subtle sweet nutmeg as well. Not overly impressed with the aroma, but it is fairly decent. Taste is not extremely nuanced. The flavor follows the aroma i.e. cinnamon sweet spice flavor with some malt. Spices make more of a presence as the beer warms up. The beer is a bit too thin for me. Thought this would have a much creamier texture. Alcohol is well hidden under that blanket of spices. What I do appreciate about this beer is the use of spices in terms of the flavor. Pumpkin flavor is noticeable, along with that cinnamon subtle nutmeg spice. Slight bitterness and alcohol flavor as well (hard to pick up on, but you will notice it one way or another). Overall, fairly decent, just wish it would have a better texture to make those spices really pop.


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