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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhiner41 (188) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Aroma of pumpkin pie mixed with wet bread, almost a cinnamon mildew. After the glowing deScription of smell the beer is surprisingly good. Subtle hints of spice and a nice balance of malt. No real notes of hops in the brew. Color is a hazy orange. Not the best pumpkin on the market but drinkable. Slight alcohol burn on the finish.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bomber bought from belmont. Poured a nice orange color with little head. Nice aroma of spice and herbs. Really good beer especially for fall. Haven’t tried the Greater yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours a dark orange with some light white head. Smells like spices and banana and tastes of spices pumpkin and is syrupy sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2011
22oz bomber poured in snifter. Hazy burnt orange color with thin, creamy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is full of cream, toasty/bready notes, and caramel. Taste is great with pumpkin, nutmeg, and other spices before giving way to a creamy dry finish. Boozey all the way through and nice on the palate too. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Pours from the 22oz. bomber bottle a medium amber-is color with a half finger head that quickly dissolved into a light lacing. I see almost ZERO carbonation going on, I can practically count the bubbles on one hand. The aroma is malty and slightly sweet, with hints of pumpkin pie spices and maybe just a hint of brown sugar. 1st sip brings a strong hint of pumpkin (yes, you can actually taste the pumpkin), malt, and spices. There is a strong bitterness on the finish from a combination or hops, alcohol & spice. The mouth feel is smooth and neither heavy or watery. Drinkability is pretty good...I could see myself downing a few of these on a Saturday or Sunday while watching football. Overall, a very good beer, IMHO. A nice take on a style that seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it type of beer. I, for one, love it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2012
22oz bomber bottle. Pour is a hazy dark orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma is full of spice with small notes of pumpkin and light alcohol. Up front, the palette is splashed with spices and mild hop bitterness. The pumpkin comes in about halfway with a booziness that kind of washes the good flavor away. No lacing at all. Overall, it’s a solid offering, but would like even more if the alcohol was dialed down to create better balance in the mouth feel.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanyjim (84) - - 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 I’ve had in a beer. A bit of a bitter finish with a little alcohol warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Poured 22 oz into an imperial pint glass. Amber color with a creamy head that dissipated quickly. Nice CO2. Has a great pumpkin (no pun intended) flavor with a slight sourness. This ale is a true pumpkin beer, light spices bring out the fall flavors and make it taste like a pumpkin ale and not a pumpkin pie ale.

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