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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanyjim (65) - - DEC 2, 2011
Orange/amber color. Very nice pumpkin pie and spice nose, no alcohol apparent. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel despite the moderate carbonation. Taste is about as similar to pumpkin pie as Iíve had in a beer. A bit of a bitter finish with a little alcohol warming.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1399) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden with a fine bubbled off white head in this glass - The nose is spicy, with some pumpkin pie crust notes, and sweet caramel malts, I suppose. The flavor profile isnít quite impressive - but I feel like it has appropriate elements for a pumpkin ale; sweet and spicy, decent mouthfeel, mild hop note, and a pumpkin pie feel overall - not bad at all, really.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
One of the better pumpkin beers I have had in quite a while. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a medium sized orange-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was moderately strong sweet caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The flavor was strong sweet caramel, cinnamon sugar, nutmeg and clove. There was a lightly boozy undertone. The finish was long with cinnamon sugar, caramel and nutmeg lingering. Fairly full bodied. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bomber. Pours an amber color with a shade of orange. A thick fluffy head develops on top before settling to a thin layer. The aroma is pretty nice; a mix of pie crust, pumpkin pie filling, brown sugar, assorted spices, and caramel. This doesnít taste like a lot of other pumpkin beers Iíve had. Itís toasty, malty, and nutty, almost like a big Amber Ale, with some pumpkin, but a lot more spice mixed in. It gets very spicy in the finish; clove, ginger, nutmeg. Not a bad beer at all but the spices in the finish could be toned down a bit. Also, while thereís a lot of the spices in this normally associated with a pumpkin pie, thereís really not a lot of pumpkin specific flavor. Itís an interesting beer. Iím glad I tried it, and enjoyed it enough, but Iím not sure it gets a revisit.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dredmond (176) - Long Island, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2011
cloudy orange pour, drank from pint glass, mix of flavor more potent than aroma, Tastes like a mutiny

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (720) - Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pours amber but more on the orange side with a small cream colored head.Aroma is spicy,yeasty and bitter but not heavy at all.Good flavors but more on the spice then the pumpkin side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours a nice translucent orange with an average bubbly white head. Spicy pumpkin aromas. Sweet nutmeg aromas. Big malty flavors at first. Spicy cinnamon, clove and pumpkin flavors. And a bit of nutty sweetness before washing down with a slight bit of bitter hoppiness to it. Also a slight tinge of alcohol gives it a little heat to add to the spice. Medium bodied. with a creamy and soft texture. A little watery diminishes the finish but a pretty solid pumpkin ale. A little unique with a more hoppy finish than you would really expect in a pumpkin beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1234) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pour from a 22 oz bottle. Hazy orange brew with frothy head. Aroma dominated by spice - cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. Taste is nice malts and hints of pumpkin at first, transitioning to a full spicey witches brew. If you like spice this is for you - no fake íatomic fireballí stuff here - you can tell it is brewed with fine spices. But, if like me, you donít care for spice except as a flavor enhancer... or spice melange... well, not so great. Palate is a little watery. Great for the spice lovers.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redtechnj (239) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Apperance- Hazy, dark amber color with a nice, fizzy off-white head. Aroama- Allspice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon Flavor- Pumpkin, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Malt, light biitter & alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bomber. Pours slightly hazy orange color with smallish white head. Aroma is mostly spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, with some biscuity malt background. Tastes mostly spicy, sweet caramel also with just a hint of pumpkin/squash/earthy notes. Not very pumpkin, but the spice profile is there. Good, but not great.


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