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RATINGS: 239   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber with two inches of off-white head. Smells of rich spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, as well as some pumpkin. OH a nice strong spiciness, lots of pumpkin pie flavor, including crust. Finihses with a creamy pepper.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (872) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-23-12 Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep amber orange color with some nice highlights of red. Upon pouring there is a huge white head that fades fast to a head of one finger. The one finger head has a good level of retention but fades over time to give a medium level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet pumpkin pie smell. A strong pumpkin aroma greets the nose with a large amount of caramel sweetness. Mixed with these are aromas are some of pumpkin pie spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Taste – The taste begins sweet with a lightly roasted tasting pumpkin and some flavors of caramel and brown sugar. Spice flavors quickly come to the tongue. They are heaviest of nutmeg and allspice with some flavors of cinnamon mixed within. Most of these flavors remain relatively constant throughout the rest of the taste but as the flavor advances to the end the cinnamon gets a bit stronger and a big alcohol flavor comes to the tongue. In the end a tingly alcohol flavor mixed with a nice pumpkin pie flavor are left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather creamy with a carbonation level that is just below average. The feel is quite nice for the pumpkin and spice flavors of the brew and make for a nice pumpkin style beer. Overall - A tasty pumpkin brew. It has a nice warming feel with a nice flavor profile. A good holiday brew to sit back with and sip during the fall season.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
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. The nose has heavy pie spice and sweet honey like notes with bready malt, a slight vanilla note and faint hops. 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2220) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
9/23/2010. From bottle. Pours light orange with a white head. Malty aromas with spice and pumpkin. Light hops, spice, pumpkin and hints of alcohol. Good beer for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1581) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
On tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Pours an amber gold. Thin white head. No lacing. Aroma is pumpkin and cinnamon. Placer is all pumpkin spice. Pretty good pumpkin ale.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small paperthin white head. The aroma is nutmeg and spice. Light spice and cinammon. Not much going on with this one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROBC3366 (596) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deaconmike (375) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve tried. Pumpkin, brown sugar and spice with a subtle, unobtrusive and pleasant hit of hops. Maybe a bit a the syrupy sweet side for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (640) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Overall a very good pumpkin beer. Not overall spiced and not overall carbonated. One of the better ones I’ve had

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2072) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bomber - pours slightly hazy orange with ivory head and decent lacing. Nose is pumpkin spice and maybe ginger. Flavor adds bread and a complex spice finish with a light boozy kick. White pepper aftertaste. Spiciness makes it hard to detect exact taste, but there is obvious sweetness. Grassy hops show up as the beer warms. Fairly tasty though dominated by the pumpkin spice.


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