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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Happy Halloween! This pours a hazy, opaque rusty orange, with a finger-thick head of white foam. The aroma is pure autumn, with an apple spice kick. In the flavor, it comes across as a spiced cider more than a pumpkin ale, with a body thatís much lighter and juice-like than any other "imperial" brew I can recall. Enjoyable on a cold trick-or-treat night. (#3723, 10/31/2009)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5850) - Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Draft to tulip. Looks good; a transparent burnt-orange with off-white head. Smells solid; pumpkin and appropriate spices. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5712) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Conyers, Ga. - Sigman Bottle Shop - 22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a light off-white head that sticks around a while. Aroma has some nice spicy hints with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Bold flavor with some boozy notes mixing along with the autumn spice flavors - cinnamon, nutmeg, you know the drill. Some pumpkin notes in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. A little on the heavy side, but a good sipper.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2010
( 22oz bomber thanks to BMan1113VR) Pours clear orange with nice oily bubbles. Nose of sourness, pumpkin mash and cinnamon. Taste is heavy on cinnamon, bad/rotten pumpkin and lingers the same way on my tongue. Really not very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours a copper orange body with a white head and poor retention. Strong spices incense like, hints of pumpkin, soft cinnamon notes. Modest warming seems a bit grainy. Alright.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5342) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle. Murky orange-amber pour with a short, dense white head. Big spice nose to this - cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some ginger. Pumpkin pie notes as well. Taste is a bit lesser on the spice, though it still is present. More clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin, ginger, candy notes, caramel and soft bread. Body is creamy and smooth with a soft carbonation. Very slick in spots and only slightly warming. Ends with more spices notes, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, brown sugar, light caramel, ginger and candy. Very tasty! Spices are not overdone and thatís always a plus!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5107) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper orange body with a very minimal off-white head that completely vanished within seconds. The nose is spice heavy with mostly nutmeg but a lighter note of cinnamon. Thereís a fairly hefty caramel and toffee maltiness below. The flavor is very sweet with lots of caramel under the heavy nutmeg and allspice. I like that thereís not as much cinnamon as there is in many pumpkin beers though. Long lingering spice and caramel on the finish. Fairly heavy and thick on the palate with a little stickiness. Very prickly fizzy carbonation. Overall this wasnít bad, but not as enjoyable as Weyerbacher Impy Pumpkin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5076) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle: The aroma is very heavy on cinnamon and nutmeg along with pumpkin and a touch of caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that fades to a medium ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts sweet with caramel and pumpkin. The finish has notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, but not nearly as much as you would expect from the heavy presence in the aroma. The alcohol is noticeable in the finish and definitely has a warming affect. Medium-full bodied that I would stop short of calling sticky since the somewhat lively carbonation really cuts through it. I really like pumpkin ales...and while I dig the aroma, the flavor is a tad sweet for me and the alcohol flavor definitely needs to be toned down. The lively carbonation in a "sticky" beer doesnít really feel right to me either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Cloudy and the color of peach tea. A small late forming golden head. Nose is cinnamon spice and pumpkin. Flavor is pumpkin with some nutmeg. It is surprisingly dry. After the beer warms some there is some pepper in there. Not sure where that came from. Alcohol is tasted and I question why the level is so high. This is fairly close to a pumpkin pie, but one with a lot of alcohol in it.


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