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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
651mL. Pours a clear orange with a giant, off-white, yellowish head. Excellent retention. Nose is decent pumpkin pie with odd maltiness. Citrus overtones. Taste is cinnamon, and spices with not quite the body that you are expecting. Thinner, astringent, dry cinnamon powder. Tastes like decent beer with a spoonful of cinnamon. One dimensional. Too gimmicky. Need to get a good base beer down first before adding a crapload of cinnamon. Thinner than expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2009
Cask at Blind Tiger. Amber pour with no head. The nose is fairly spicy. A bit of light herbal character. There is a bit of herbal hoppiness initially with a soft fruity character as well. A touch of ginger and allspice with some clove and cinnamon. A very nice spicy note with a soft herbal pumpkiny character with the light hoppy spiciness on the back. Very lovely pint.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8497) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bomber from Caponeís. Pours copper with nose of pumpkin spice, puree, cinnamon. Tastes of smooth pumpkin, spices, malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
2012-05-04. Bright orange body, small beige head. 3+ sweetish aroma, light alcohol, muted pumpkin. Flavour is quite pumpkiny, sweet, light alcohol on the tongue is warming in the throat. Not super complex but enjoyable. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate. Enjoyable. Bottle shared by Blankboy.

"I donít like OTHER peopleís asparagus pee, letís be clear."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8329) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 22oz bottle. Mildly hazy orange color, active-looking carbonation. Thin, nice off-white head, leaving a nice row of lacing. Great pumpkin nose, sweet, but not too much. You can actually taste the alcohol in this one, which isnít awful... it actually kind of works. Good, crisp carbonation, easy to drink. 6 / 4 / 7 / 4 / 14

Re-rate, 9/12/12: Thin off-white head. Clear darker orange color. Some lace. Almost a balance of pumpkin and spice. Smooth lighter carbonation. Dry texture. Spicy taste, light bitter. Light spicy bite. Cinnamon, nutmeg. Solid double pumpkin. Kegs Iím seeing this year are labeled as 9%, but bottles are still 8%, which is odd... 6 / 4 / 6 / 4 / 13

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (7945) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle shared with others. Poured a clear deep orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of strong intense spice that overwhelmed any other note trying to come through. Flavor was similar with over powering cinnamon and other spices dominating the whole beer and note allowing the pumpkin to come through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle via a trade from Cletus (I think). Pours with a white head and a hazy orange body. Aroma of pumpkin pie, spice, nutmeg and bready notes. Taste is a bit of a let down. Sweet over all with light spice and a large vegital note. Light bubbles and a dry mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Justin. Pours a just clear orange, with a slight touch of haze under a medium sized beige head. Spice, a bit of pumpkin and vanilla. Medium bodied and smooth. Spicy light bitter finish. Pretty good, but the bourbon version was much nicer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2010
On tap at the 2009 Great Pumpkin Festival, Cambridge Brewing Company, Cambridge MA on 31 October 2009. Orange colour. Falls into the "not outrageously spiced but not enough else going on to maintain my interest" category of pumpkin ales. Which is to say, for me, acceptable but uninspiring. Aroma is spicy but relatively restrained. Less spice on the palate. Could use more hops. Sweetish. Did I say Iím not a big fan of pumpkin ales?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Thanks James (Mr. Tampa Pourhouse). Bomber pours clear copper with off white head. The aroma has nice fresh and organic smelling pumpkin pie and graham cracker to go along with a modest amount of cinnamon and faint nutmeg spices. The taste is pretty smooth with notes of sweet pumpkin, a nice layer of graham cracker and growing sharp spicy notes. To midway it picks up a sense of brown sugar and malty sweetness. Well done pumpkin.


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