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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.42%
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Pumpkin Lager is brewed with pumpkins in the mash, spices added during the boil, and lightly hopped. The rich specialty grains and lager fermentation combine to produce the taste and the texture of pumpkin pie.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5215) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2007
I remember watching the brewmaster spent hours opening all those cans of Libbyís pumpkin pie filling for this beer back in the mid 1990s. Sure enough, todayís Pumpkin lager is just as good as it was back then. Pours a slighly hazy light amber with a nice white head. Aroma is cinnamon, citrus, tasted malt and of course pumpkin. (all it needs now is whipped cream). Tastes more of lightly roasted barley malt and some cinnamon/spices which is present in the finish. A nice light lager beer with a touch of Thanksgiving dessert.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle: Hazy amber, moderate spritzy off-white head, dies quickly, spotty lacing.   Nose of allspice, slight cloves, pumpkin bread.   Spicy on the tongue, not as sweet as others as the nutmeg and cinnamon are muted.   More Pumpkin and Allspice, slight orange rind as well.   Somewhat flat on the tongue, but remains quite flavorful.   Fairly clean finish, lingering spices.   Not as bright as other examples, but still big on flavor. &nbps Thanks Facto for the bottle!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2007
12oz. Bottle Poured a hazy light orange. Small head that faded to almost nothing.Looks really watery. Some sediment floating around along with carbonation coming up from random places. After a few sips head did fall to nothing. Smells of clove, nutmeg and it seems like a touch of cinnamon. I smell a funky yeast in there as well that I associate with an ale. Smells kind of interesting. Canít make up my mind if I like it or not. Has the taste of a mulled cider but at the end I pick up the yeast maybe? A little twang. Not much pumpkin if any though. Which is a little disappointing considering what it is. The mouthfeel is a on the light side of medium. Leaves my mouth a little tingly but itís just average. Iíd probably only drink one of these. Itís an easy drinker but being as plain as it is and the spices present I couldnít see myself drinking more than one. Overall this beer is about as average as you can get. I was hoping for a little more. I always get excited for the seasonals but this was a let down. For some reason this beer drinks more like a cider. Every drink I take I seem to think it needs to be heated up and a cinnamon stick thrown in it. Worth a try if you can just buy a single bottle. Sampled 10/6/06

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle: Clear copper color with a white head. Aroma, heaps of spices, all spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Flavor, is really more of the same, with a bit more pumpkin to go with all the spice. Thin and fizzy on the tounge. Too much like jackís.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5005) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Ofortuna. Pours a clear orangish gold colored body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. Aroma is full of pumpkin pie spices, most prominantly nutmeg and allspice. Lighter notes of cinnamon and pumpkin. Flavor is pretty much all spices, and what pumpkin is there seems pretty artificial tasting. Quite heavy on the cinnamon. Mouthfeel is thinnish with very fizzy prickly carbonation. Texture is just shy of sticky. Overall, this just seemed a little shallow and lacking in complexity. All spice and not much else.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Nice golden color,small white head that had a short hang time then faded leaving little behind.The aroma is the usual pumpkin spice with a bit of a pumpkiny smell some maltiness but faint and little more then that.The flavor was okay with a decent spicy side coming through right away some faint hints at pumpkin and a bit of some malt but mostly there is just spice and little else.Itís kind of hum drum but itís also worth trying atleast once.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2006
12 oz. Bottle, Pumpkin and spice aromas. Dark orange body with head that went flat quick. Milld spice and pumpkin flavors but the was a heavy malt presence that didnít give me much flavor at all. Mild pumpkin beer heavy on the palate, maybe to much mash in mine.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2007 Re-rate. Smells like pumpkin pie. Great. Taste is pretty good. One of the thicker and more beer-like pumpkin beers Iíve had. Pretty nice I think.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Decent body to this one is what stood out the most. Much better than the majority out there, aside from Dogfish Headís version. Pours a nice deep amber hue and the spices of pumpkin pie dance through my nose. A bit too sweet on the palate, but drinkable. Sad to see that the foam quickly clears soon after Iíve had my first sip. Hard time finding the hops in this one where the spice dominates. I understand it is lightly hopped, but perhaps a bit more to help balance out the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Pours gold with a white dissipating head. Smells of pupkin pie and pumpkin spices. Tastes of spices but not as blended as Iíd like. Nothing but the pumpkin spices really shine through on this one.


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