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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4117) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2009
22oz bottle. hazy reddish orange. Aroma of pumpkin spice. a good bit of sweet potatoe pie aroma as well. Flavor has an odd bitterness and a sharp peppery spice. Tastes like rye malt. Medium bodied. a bit of chocolate malt and a lot of rye spice, clove, nutmeg. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours a clean orange amber with a one finger light orange head. The nose is sweet, spicy, strong nutmeg and allspice, pumpkin meat, pretty pungent. Flavor is spicy and sweet, nutmeg and allspice again, mild spice astringency with some allusion to alcohol. Spicy on the palate with some warmth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Another pumpkin beer shared by emacgee. Thanks dude. Tasted much like the last with the usual suspects- nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin. Better than the last, but I would never drink this voluntarily.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2009
22 oz bomber from EZ Liquors. Pours an orangey/amber with a smaller white head that quickly and totally disipates. The aroma on this one is the best thing about this beer, lots of spice, pumpkin, vanilla extract and alcohol. Fuller bodied with lots of alcohol warming, a bit too much if I may say so. Flavor is lots of spices, lots of alcohol and the pumpkin is present but not as apparent as the overspiceing and over kill ABV. The overpowering alcohol on this one really takes over the aroma, palate and flavor...spicey pumpkin alcohol bomb.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. The look is clear, orange in color, and has an off white head. The taste is sweet, puimpkin, and spices. The smell is nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnammon, and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2012
22 ounce. Big pumpkin aroma and spice. Heavy carbonation. Given that it was probably bottled last October, it’s held up really well and the spices are all dominant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle on 09/10/2009. Very clear orange body with a small off-white head. Big allspice and cinnamon aroma. Sweet allspice, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Location: 22 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 11/16/09

Aroma: The aroma has some of the nice pumpkin spice and other spice characteristics I like in this style
Appearance: A mostly clear orange color with a thin lasting head, and light, drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is also lots of spice malts with a nice hop backing, spice is more cinnamon and nutmeg then pumpkin
Palate: The carbonation is pretty high for this beer, the mouthfeel is pretty nice, and a bit dry, and a bit of alcohol feel
Overall Impression: This is a pretty good Pumpkin beer, but my main complaint is that the pumpkin spice is not as predominant as I would like it to be. That is only a minor compliant though, as I did enjoy this beer. As winter beers start to show up more, and this style is less available in stores, I can already tell I’m about to start missing the pumpkin beers. This is a quite good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Clear orange pour. Bit of a tart smell with some spice. If you think pumpkin then it will come out. Taste is spicy to say the least. The drying aspect of pumpkin is felt later on. Finishes with some autumn spice and dryness. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3745) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2012
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours ruby/copper with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, caramel, and a little bit of hops. Flavor the same, with a nice blend and a little bit of alcohol on the finish. Smooth texture. A decent pumpkin beer.


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