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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma is spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is a bit harsh and spicy, with cinnamon noted. There is a note of alcohol once this one warms. Finish is bitter and long. Overall and OK beer, but there are many better pumpkin ales. Too much spice for my liking. Cannot really taste the pumpkin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. 7/28/13. Pours a clear light-orange with a thin white head. Aroma is pumpkin, banana, spicy, yeast, vanilla, bubblegum, cloves. Taste is pumpkin, bread, alcohol, roast malt, touch of smoke, floral; finish is lingering fruit rind bitterness and a hint of spruce. Light lacing. Medium carbonation. Oily mouth feel. More aggressive bitterness than expected. Not bad. Looking forward to trying The Greater Pumpkin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2011
A high up there pumpkin beer. For one i like to see the pushing of abv in this style. This beer pours orange with a finger head, cloudy in the body with some particles in there. Really well balanced with actual malt coming in past the cinnamon spice. But i get actual taste of pumpkin along with touch of lemon and tinge of alcohol, giving this beer some balls. Sweet in taste with a gentle spice linger in the finish. A good buy for pumpkin beer fans.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has its ABV (8%) and a short description but no freshness or born on date. Appearance: Its body has a very nice deep honey amber color with about an inch of off white foam head. It has some visible carbonation and fine yeast sediment suspended in the body making it hazy. Its head fades to just a wispy thin layer and leaves a little spotty lace near the top of the glass. Smell: The nose has heavy pie spice and sweet honey like notes with bready malt, a slight vanilla note and faint hops. Taste/Palate: There is a sweet maltiness with notes of honey and vanilla up front with heavy cinnamon and pie spice right behind it. Under that there is just a hint of pumpkin or squash like flavor. In the finish I get a mix of pie spice and hop spice with some mild bitterness and acidity. Notes For me it was a little heavy on the spice but still good overall.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Decent beer that’s somewhat pumpkiney but not to the likes of Pumpking or Weyerbacher. Decent, but not great. Can’t see what the rave is about. Some sour beer tastes otherwise drown out other tastes that could have been done up in a more refined beer. But perhaps that’s why those others are higher rated. Glad I tried it none the less.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bblack99 (527) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2010
22oz. pours a hazey copper with thin off white head. aroma has some malt and a touch of pumpkin pie spices. mouthful has a tone of spice put it is hard to find the pumpkin. seems a bit over spiced as the spices linger on a long finish. I love the pumpkin ales... but i like more pumpkin in the mix.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gpekar (470) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle from Crown#6. Pours cloudy/crystal dark orange with rising bubbles and minimal white head. Nose is slight pumpkin spice and some spicy hops. Taste is relatively smooth, slightly carbonated, slight pumpkin flavor and a decent amount of hops. A little odd overall, not my favorite pumpkin brew.


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