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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Nice golden orange color. A good size head that dissipates quickly enough to question whether it was even there or not. Minor retention, but decent lacing. Spices hit the olfactory sense with a hammer. Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove dominate. Smells like a fresh pumpkin pie. Sadly, the taste does not compare to the smell. All of the elements are there, they are just subdued to the point of blurring. If anything, Iíd say that this beer is over-balanced. I can tell that there are multiple things going on in here. I just canít pick them out and seperate them from one another. Thereís too much overlap. This is the taste of "bleah!". Once again, this beer is disappointing to me. The body is weak and lifeless. Nothing to excite me. Just thin and watery. Here is a time that a beer started off very promising and couldnít quite pull it off, in the end. I wanted this to be so much more. Iím not in a hurry to have another one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - OCT 28, 2007
On tap at Clark St. Ale House, Chicago. Definitely tasted the pumpkin flavor, although the overall body is very light. I wish it had a little more malt to beef up the beer-- I guess itís just a light lager with pumpkin flavor.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with a tiny white head yet has that constant carbonation like a glass of Sprite. Kind of an odd smell to it. pumpkin type spices, maybe cinnamon or apple pie even a bad potpourri smell. something very sweet and spicy about the aroma. Flavor is not that great, lots of nutmeg/ginger flavors. I may be biased ícause Iím not a fan of ginger. Pumpkin, herbal flavors. Slight sweetness .Light body, thin mouthfeel, long finish taste stick with you but I donít like it very much. Go try Dogfish Punkiní Ale if you want a good pumpkin flavored beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
This beer is ok. Some pumpkin in the aroma. Copper color. Flavor of sweet citrus and some spice. Little pumpkin. A bit astringent as it finishes. Good not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2008
orange brown body has no head. The aroma is spicy with cinnamon and cloves. The flavor has a lot of cloves and a bit of pumpkin with a bit of honey.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark gold, with a decent off-white head. Lots of tiny little bits of stuff floating about. No lacing. Aroma is fairly nasty...like a bad aftershave. You can discern some spice, but whatever it is, it isn’t pleasing. Flavor is fairly flat, with some pumpkin (fresh pumpkin not pumpkin pie), maybe a bit of cinnamon, and some pepper. Palate is light-medium body, with a bit of spritz. Finishes slightly bitter and dry. Not particularly refreshing. Overall this was an interesting beer, but a disappointment for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
aroma- pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar, grass. pours hazy gold. taste is very well balanced pumpkin, spice, brown sugar, with a clean lager finish. Not too sweet and light in body. i really enjoyed this pumpkin session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Orange in color with a brown tinted head. Lightly spiced, and sweet aroma. The big and malty flavor holds the spices in check and the body makes this feel like a meal. One of my two favorites in the pumpkin beer category.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamT (158) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12oz bottle from Brewmasters in Wilson. Golden brown hue, normal clarity with off-white fully diminishing head. Virtually no lacing. Nutmeg & spice on the nose. Light citrus, pumpkin & alcohol up front, light citrus & nutmeg on the finish. Oily texture with flat carbonation on the palate. It was okay.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Orange color with a white head...nothing too impressive. Strong pumpkin and clove aroma with some pepper, nutmeg and ketchup? Bready flavor as well as the obvious pumpkin and sweet malt with a dry finish.


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