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RATINGS: 396   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Pours a translucent copper with a small creamy white head that left some slight lacing on the glass. Aroma of pumpkin pie spicing, pumpkin, nuts and bready. Flavor was again a lot of that pumpkin pie character you would expect. Actually getting more actual pumpkin flavor in this beer more so than I really ever had with any other pumpkin beers. Even getting more texture in the mouthfeel. I wonder if part of that is due to the fact that this is a lager. Not sure I had many pumpkin lagers..usually ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4609) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours a burnt orange color with no head. Cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose. The taste has much more pumpkin flavor than most. It seems typical to have lots of spices rounded off with pumpkin; this one reverses that recipie. Pretty tasty treat, but I would like a little more flavor. Not bad by any stretch.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4570) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
In my little hd mug. Pour is like pale lager but with a touch of haze and perhaps even a little darker. Smell is sugar pumpkin. Stronger somewhat rude personality. Does not hide alky well. Malty and sumthin going on here. Reminds me of some stronger aged high gravity beers. Almost irish in nature. Pumpkin is not pleasing in this brew. On style for a veggie spice brew. Does not have the texture of pumpkin pie, heheh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
$1.50 12 oz. single from Green’s (Buford) in Atlanta, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-hued body with an inch of fizzy, whitish head. Smell: Aroma of lightly toasted and caramel maltiness with a fragrant note of blended pumpkin pie spices and pumpkin meat. Taste: Light toasty and caramel malts with a restrained sweetness that makes way for a squashy pumpkin flavor and distinct tastes of cinnamon, clove, allspice, and nutmeg. Light spicy hop character and bitterness. Finishes crisp and dry with a lingering taste of earthy, Autumn-minded spices. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Worth a bottle or pint. A solid, easily drinkable pumpkin brew, though liking pumpkin beers may be a prerequisite.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (4509) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Fall 2001. Very clear orange (pumpkiny!) body with a medium-sized head; aroma is deliciously Thanskgiving, pumpkin and cloves with just a hint of chocolate; flavor is on the light side but malty with pumpkin running throughout. Little hop presence; a bit thin and weak, but worth a try. Probably the brewer’s least impressive offering, but still miles better than a lot of fruit/veggy beers. 1/1/2002 rerating -- liked this a bit more 2nd time; pumpkin flavor needs a little warming to come through strongly; if it had a touch more body it would be up there with some of the brewery’s other (world-class) offerings. Oct 2002. Seems thinner and weaker this year; aroma still wonderful, and overall still above average.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Bottle. Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished, very little lacing, hazy, carbonation observed, and a golden and pale yellow hue. Nose was pumpkin, sweet, subtle hops, spicy, and cinammon. Ditto for the flavor plus some clove and finishes dry. Fairly smooth, slightly tingly and dry mouthfeel. Light-medium body. Quaffable, but nothing to write home about IMO. Balanced and not over-the-top pumpkin tasting as others that I’ve had, but the flavor of this beer just didn’t leave me wanting more.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Clean golden amber with one finger of wispy off white head. Nose is spicy and pumpkin-y, as one would expect. I kind of lost interest in trying to describe these beers. It is just what you would expect, a little less punch you in the face with the spices than it could be. Medium body, clean enough. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2010
12oz bottle. SLightly hazy orange color. White foamy head. Aroma of pumpkin spice. Very creamy texture. Like pumpkin pie. Flavor of freshly cooked squash, with very light spice. I love pumpkin beers. The ones that taste like squash, smell like spice(not the other way around!), are the good ones. This one is just that. I love it. So smooth and creamy. Very well balanced. Very lightly hopped, medium dryness. Medium bodied. Very well done.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2007
UPDATED: APR 18, 2010 The aroma has caramel malt, hops, spice, and a tiny bit of pumpkin and dirt. The appearance is light amber gold with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall it’s OK maybe even better than OK but not something I would like to drink more than seasonally.


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