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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Malt beverage brewed with spices and fermented with pumpkin.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a traditional orange amber and slightly hazy. Has a nice creamy head of off white foam that settles to a think layer on top and refreshes with each turn. Leaves sheets of wet lace behind to look at as they slide down the glass. Has a golden hue underneath and it surely is a handsome beer.

Nose is fragrant and authentic pumpkin. There’s a touch of sour yeast, lager yeast. Then the fragrant spices come forward. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and clove. There is a biscuit malt in that is light and has the scent of pie crust on it. A touch of brown sugar. No alcohol on the nose.

Taste is so delicious. The taste is pumpkin and not pumpkin pie. There are spices that give a richness to the nose and to the palate but the taste is authentic pumpkin. The body is creamy and there is is even the taste of light cream. The malt is fluffy and light and reminds one of graham cracker pie crusts. No alcohol on the palate just a tiny warming sensation. I detect a slight note of vanilla which really enhances all the flavors. It is not the least bit heavy like pumpkin pie. Toasted grain comes out as it warms to a delighted palate. In fact rather than say "pumpkin pie" I would say spiced pumpkin. The clove gives a depth to each of the sweeter spices and really makes this beer something to enjoy.

Horseheads can really put a a beer together. I have had real greatness from them and I like this beer a lot. It’s mild and the spices do not outdo the pumpkin flavor. The malt is kissed by a touch of sweetened cream and it drinks light. The lager yeast is perfect on this and has a slight twang. Carbonation is medium but it drinks softly. It’s crisp yet smooth and finishes dry with a nice little bite to it. Flavorful and easy to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
Sweetish pumpkin beer. Doesn’t really do much for me. A typical version of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle: Poured a coppery brown with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy pumpkin and spice. Taste is nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin and spice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
werberski (18) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Very pungent aroma of cloves and allspice. Hints of cinnamon. Slight sour pumpkin taste. Easy to drink. Not the best pumpkin beer but close.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rabbe7000 (19) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours with little foam, but very carbonated. Aroma of nutmeg and perhaps allspice. Tastes delicious; very strong pumpkin pie but not pumpkin; flavors are all pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves. Quite good indeed!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1825) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2012
22 oz bottle from Finger Lakes Beverage Center in Ithaca. Pours out a light orange color. Little to no head, but decent carbonation. Aroma of sweet spices and some alcohol. Body is on the lighter side also. Lots of cinnamon, clove and maybe nutmeg spices. Not too sweet though. Easy to drink.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shaff01 (1) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2011 does not count
This is a great pumpkin beer from a smaller brewery. a little harder to find but worth it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
Deep golden pour. The nose is a little bit spicy. A touch of cardamom and a little bit of almost creamy aroma. Lightly honeyish with a nice soft sweetness. A great balance of soft sweet malt and nice spiciness. Lightly cinnamon and nutmeg. Lingering sweet and spicy finish. Has a nice creamy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3579) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Poured a nice translucent orange with a small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma had plenty of pumpkin spices. Flavor had plenty of cinnimon spices upfront just like a pumpkin pie. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to Jay - huge cinnamon, lemon and clove. Very savory, baking pie, pumpkin. really tasty uniqe yet this really what a pumpkin ale should taste like!


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