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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LouisvilleChef (1) - - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
I read reviews here standing at the store and decided to try. I love pumpkin beers, not necessarily the sweet pumpkin pie varieties though. This one has the perfect amount of bitterness as described in so many reviews. Very good if you like that. Not too spicy, not too sweet. I’ll have it again if they still have it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - SEP 23, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a very lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger of white colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The beer has a nice spicy pumpkin pie aroma. There is a fairly large pumpkin spice aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice along with some sweeter aromas of caramel and brown sugar. Along with these smells comes some toasted malt and a decent showing of a roasted pumpkin smell. Taste – The taste begins much less sweet then would have been anticipated from the nose, beginning mainly of just a roasted pumpkin flavor mixed with some more toasted malt tastes. While dry upfront, there are some light notes of sweetness of caramel that is present and with some spice flavors of clove and nutmeg, which are also present upfront, it produces a very smooth pumpkin flavor on the tongue. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade a bit, with more pumpkin coming to the tongue, but in a more raw pumpkin like flavor. This raw pumpkin brings with it some vegetal notes and is also accompanied by some more spice of a cinnamon and clove nature. These flavors take the taste to its end, where a somewhat oddly leafy vegetal and drier pumpkin flavor is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on thinner side overall with a carbonation level that was on the average side. The average carbonation was rather appropriate for the blend of pumpkin, spice, and light sweetness, but a slightly thicker body would have accentuated these flavors slightly better and would have helped to create a nicer mouth coating feel. Overall – An OK drier pumpkin ale. A decent try, but there are certainly better pumpkins to go too over this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle@ trailer. Bright amber color with ivory head. Pumpkin meat, pie spice, pie crust, caramel aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Phenolic, lightly bitter allspice, clove, pie spice flavors with mild pumpkin, and pie crust in a lightly sweet caramel base brew___good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Karl3rd (2) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Not a bad beer. Not great either. I like the bitter taste but it does over take the pumpkin spices a tad too much

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnowThyBeer (23) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014
A bit bitter for a pumpkin ale, which I don’t say as a negative; just a different direction. Full pumpkin flavor with a nice ale delivery. Nothing to remarkable, but nothing forgettable either. After the second and third sip the flavor becomes more subtle so this beer isn’t an overload. A solid seasonal brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (69) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
cloudy golden color. lots of residual particles floating around in it. pretty smooth flavor....Not a ton of pumpkin flavor, but you can tell what it's going for. I'd by it again if in the mood for a fall seasonal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8959) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a small sized head. Pumpkin, vanilla and spices. Blah.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3718) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle: Pours hazy amber with a whipped, off-white head. Pumpkin, nutmeg aroma. Spiced pumpkin mix, dusty spicing, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger. Truly not a bad pumpkin ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (592) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Slightly hazy orange color with a decent creamy head. Aroma of pumpkin and a hint of the usual spice (clove, nutmeg, cinnamon). Creamy malt body with a good hit of pumpkin flavor and spice. Creamy and full bodied, the palate actually reminds me of a pumpkin pie (right down to the gingerbread crust). I’m not a big fan of pumpkin ales but this came in a sampler pack and I was pleasantly surprised. It gets right to the edge of being too heavy on the pumpkin spice but never quite crosses that line. I’m still not a fan of pumpkin ales but if I had to pick one this would be it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Draft at Good Dog. Hazy orange pour with just a slight foamy ring. Actually tastes a bit like real pumpkin (vs. pumpkin pie) which I appreciate. Fairly mild in flavor. Unpretentious and drinkable. Not a work of art, but still pretty damn decent for a Pumpkin Ale.


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