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RATINGS: 387   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.


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2003
I was surprised to find this at Frog Bear Wild Boar, a bar/club not really known for the beer selection. Amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is almost spicy enough to make your eyes water. Ginger absolutely dominates, with a little pumpkin and malt crying for attention. This was a little hard to drink because of how robust the spicy flavor was. I would have welcomed more hops or malt to balance out the spice assault. Dry finish. An interesting attempt but not something I am going to search out again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8103) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Slightly murky orange with a huge foamy tan head but it dies quickly. Sweet pumpkin syrup and candy smell, a bit artificial. Taste has some rye, cardamom, soap and some sweet peach. Too candy-like.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Bottle from Capone’s. Dark straw toward copper pour with nose of pumpkin puree, spice, and a slightly sweet, natural pumpkin flavor with spice and malt. Fairly rich palate and a good balance. This one is decent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7588) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 12 oz bottle. Brewed not a week ago. It pours a clear orangeish gold with a foamy off-white head htat leaves some rings of almost ghost-like lace. The smell isnít that great in imo. It is pickly and vegetal. It is just the wrong spice/veggie combo for me. The flavor is better. It has notes of cinnamon and spice. The pumpkin is subdued and the malt gives a crust flavor. Really tastes like Pumkin Pie, not exactly, not even close but as close as I have tasted in a pumkin beer. The added hops are nice. I am not a fan of this beer style, it seems like it is just some novelty that grew out of proportion but this isnít bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottled 10/05. Poured a clear medium caramel with a rather well-retained cap of off-white head. Nose was of baked pumpkin, nutmeg, and an unidentifiable sourness... decent. Flavor was pumpkin-based, with brown sugar, cinnamon, an odd sour and tangy metallic twang to it. Tacky on the front of the palate, watery across the middle, and tacky again at the finish... odd feel to it. OK pumpkin with a solid (not overbearing) spice complement.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2002
A unique style, and very fitting to the season. This has very distinctive taste of cinnamon and maybe nutmeg that seems to compliment the pumpkin very well. Iím not a big pumpkin fan, but I could definitely drink this with ease.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Light amber. clear, average white head. Aroma and flavour deliver mild pumpkin with light caramel and light spice. Kind of a middling profile all around, slightly earthy. Okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (6737) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle. Poured an orangish amber with minimal head. Aroma is full of pumpkin notes with a sugar sweet undertone. Flavor begins pumpkin, but sweet flavors tend to over power by the finish. Not bad as pumpkin beers go.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6622) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber orange pour with a very small head. Aroma is pumpkin and lager yeast. Decent palate. A bit of spice in here as well. Pretty solid fall beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6612) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a rather clear orange with a medium sized white head that falls off rather quickly. Smells of sweet canned pumpkin, spices, and caramel. Medium bodied, sweet, but with a weird off flavor. Toast, malt, a good amount of graininess comes through quickly before being overtaken by more spices and pumpkin sweetness.


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