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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Blind rating. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), with notes of nutmeg and pumpkin. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Unpleasant sourness hurts this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Clear coppery orange with a small white head. Aroma smells like nutmeg and some fake pumpkin purée, ginger and allspice. Tastes of pale sweet malts, pumpkin, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, and some overt sweetness. A little too much on the ginger and spices, but goes along well with thanksgiving’s dessert.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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. I’m not a big pumpkin fan, but I could definitely drink this with ease.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
12 oz bottle from the brewery (Milwaukee, Wi) from my February trip. Pours a striking amber pour, clear and well carbonated, with decent offwhite head that dissipates entirely. Aromas are a nice light bready malt body, with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and light brown sugar making a good showing. Quite inviting, really. Initial is light bodied, bitter with some pumpkin bite, moving to very vague cinnamon and nutmeg body. Light, bitter. Stays away from malty dominance. A little unfriendly late palate, decent aftertaste. It tries, but it doesn’t quite do it for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
Clear light amber with no head. Nice smell is ginger, cloves, sweet malts. Medium body and smooth. Nice spiced up pumpkin pie flavors mirror the aroma with cloves, pale malts, ginger, nutmeg. Enjoyable, no off flavors/aromas.10157

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6724) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with minimal head and little lacing. Aroma is light spices, pumpkin, caramel. Flavor about the same. Light body, watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a medium sized foamy tan head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was semi sweet caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The flavor was dryish and spicy with strong nutmeg and cinnamon and moderate caramel and nut undertones. Long cinnamon and nutmeg finish. Medium body. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - 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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - 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 I’d like. Nothing but the pumpkin spices really shine through on this one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (6181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Julio’s and a second bottle in trade with queenholly. Clear orange in color, thin head with spider web lace. Nose is indeed pumpkin and spice. Good carbonation making for a lively effervescent palate. Very light body (well it is a lager) Pumpkin spice and nutmeg are the only real flavors to speak of. Not bad just really light.


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