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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Malt beverage brewed with spices and fermented with pumpkin.


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.

4.3
   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. Thereís 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. Itís 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. Itís crisp yet smooth and finishes dry with a nice little bite to it. Flavorful and easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeanCunningham (6) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle that I brought to Andyís place. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Big pumpkin pie, vanilla and pie crust, very soft cinnamon. Lots of pumpkin - this actually tastes like pumpkin pie filling. Not just spices like most pumpkin beers taste like, but pumpkin flesh and spices. Lightly spicy bitterness on the end. Best pumpkin beer Iíve had in ages, possibly ever.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2207) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Golden Orange Hue, Passes Most Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing S: Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Mild Allspice T: Pumpkin, Cinnamon M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Sweet Overall, a very nice pumpkin flavor with a mild spicy flavor that doesnít overpower beer and Pumpkin flavor is subtle enough to not make you want to gag either.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1809) - 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!

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1822) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
bomber split with the wife while chilling, pours translucent orange amber with a quick head. vanilla, nutmeg in the nose. taste begins with light sweetness that gives way to nutmeg and cinnamon. body is solid but creamy smooth. excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2228) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Received in trade. Reviewed from notes. She pours a hazy bronze orange and leaves a slightly amber colored body with a slim half finger of a white foamy head that dies immediately. There is some light clingy lacing that sticks and does not spider web. The aroma has a large amount of pumpkin up front, and then the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and clove enter in to make it the typical pumpkin ale sort of aroma. The taste has all of the previously noted aromas combine and give it a biscuity maltiness in the flavoring, not necessarily pumpkin pie like in "Pumking" but just comes across with the spices I already talked about just a tad stronger. There is a huge "pumpkin" spice aftertaste with a dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable, and the carbonation seems a bit sharper than most pumpkin ales Iíve had, but no worries still good for the most part. Overall, for the most part, this is a pretty well done pumpkin ale that I would have again if it was available in my area.


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