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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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There’s a place just south they call Frog’s Hollow, brewin’ pumpkin ale in Fall, and they only speak in whispers of the name. There’s a lady they say who has the secret, of spices picked just right. With a crying shout, she’ll knock it out, and hand you the Frog’s delight.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Copper-orange pour. Lots of baked pumpkin aroma and flavor. There’s lots of spice in there too. I get a lot of nutmeg, a little cinnamon and some allspice. The malt imparts a Graham cracker and brown sugar note. Kind of like Pumking but not as dominant. The body is sticky, medium with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
bottle thanks to bman1113vr I believe. amber with a cream head. pumpkin and spices on the nose. smooth on the palate with a pumpkin flavor and some smooth spices in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3753) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Clear light gold pour. Fantastic spicy smell. The right mix of fruit and flowers. A small bit of spice is also around. Taste is lightly fruit and grain infused. Pumpkin is sensed but not tasted.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Finally a beer that can rival pumpking, this one comes damn close, I still think I like Pumking more but this comes damn close. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose has a pumpkin kick. Taste is sweet, rich and quite big. Lots of seasonally spiced pumpkin!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Clear orange pour. Aroma is pumpkin, spice, cinnamon. Flavor is pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin pie. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle via a trade with Brigadier. Pours with a clear golden body and a fading white head. Aroma of cinnamon, florals, sweetness and a ton of pie. Taste is pie, cinnamon sugar, nutmeg, and pretty awesome overall. Medium carbonation. One of the better pumpkin beers out there.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2009 Courtesy of ogglethorp

Bottle: The aroma is very spicy with lots of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a minimal large bubbled head. The flavor starts with caramel and light pumpkin sweetness. The finish has light ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The spice in the flavor is nowhere near as strong as the aroma. Light-medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle from West Lakeview. I thought this was un-good. Nose of pumpkin and nutmeg, but quickly turns into cinnamon, sugar and Christmas spice - way overboard on the Christmas spice. Like drinking potpourri. Pass.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Deep orange w/ thin off-white head. Aroma of nutmeg, allspice, with a touch of cinnamon. Medium bodied, starts slightly tangy and finishes moderately sweet. A good, spicy pumpkin beer, could be thicker and more ’meaty’ but a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to Brigadier: Pours a transparent deep orange with a thin, short-lived white head. Has a nicely spice cinnamon and pumpkin nose with some rich, sweet caramel toffee undertones. Starts with good fullness and sweet toasty caramel malty sweetness with a good balance of ginger and nutmeg with a touch of pumpkin flavor, but nowhere near as much as Southern Tier’s Pumking. Still a pretty flavorful and complex brew.


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