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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Have your pie and drink it too! Bold in flavor with a deep amber color, our big Baked Pumpkin Ale is sure to remind you of Grandmaís pumpkin pie. Its lasting vanilla finish will leave your taste buds craving another.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3405) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2015
On tap at PHL
The deScription caught my attention but the resulting beer kept me hooked. Instead of feeling like a consolation prize for other drafts which recently kicked this fine release takes the pumpkin seasonal and makes it something unique.

Aroma / Appearance - A fluid cherry base brightens the table as the mahogany core casts light in all directions. Pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream and nutmeg sprinkles gives this a distinctively autumnal feel. Almost like Thanksgiving dessert in a glass it smells like the dessert table at family dinner.

Flavor / Palate - Nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices tickle the tongue. The immediate earthy transition remains grounded as it washes a wave of pumpkin cream across the palate. The refreshing finish feels ideal - not too chewy but with enough presence to make a mark. If this comes around in future years give it a shot if you like the proliferation of spicy pumpkin beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours clear amber with aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and some pumpkin. Full-favored with just enough spice-cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, with some pumpkin and vanilla sweetness. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin spices. Flavor of pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and some brown sugar.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Art (2695) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Clear orange Amber pour with a white head. Aromas of pie spice and vanilla. Taste is fairly sweet. Viscous mouth feel. Didnít enjoy the taste I had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Tastes like pumpkin pie, dry spice, nice roasted pumpkin, and caramel malt, but not too sweet. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like pumpkin pie spices, roasted pumpkin, caramel, and bready malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20841) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Draft @ DAS BEST Oktoberfest, Baltimore. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty spicy pumpkin and vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin and cinnamon finish with hints of vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElCapitan22 (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Pours a clear amber color, but has no lacing whatsoever or head retention. Smells malty, sweet and spicy....all the things that remind you of fall. Tastes of pumpkin and clove. Not too bad, but simply average on the pumpkin beer list.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1468) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
One of the better pumpkins. Lots of pie and a nice clear dark amber Distinguished

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pumpkin87 (181) - - SEP 19, 2015
Pours attractive, clear red-amber with small tan head that disappears with no lacing and almost no skim. Cold, thereís not much of a nose, but like many spiced beers, this is better closer to room temperature. Warmer, itís still restrained but definitely hits pumpkin pie notes as opposed to just pumpkin, with baked crust and vanilla prominent. The taste follows suit. As it warms, pumpkin and spice notes come out. But at its best, this combines vanilla, crust and pumpkin puree creaminess. Squash sourness cuts the sweetness, but your appreciation may vary. Overall, a beer that requires more patience that some other pumpkin brews, but is a decent representative of the genre.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsporrer (307) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Pours a light brown with a small off white head. Not too much of an aroma or pumpkin taste for that matter. I was disappointed. This was the first Pumpkin ale I have tried and if I didnít know it was pumpkin I never would have guessed it. The flavor was earthy and woody. Could have been the vanilla beans but I didnít taste any thing similar to pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, graham cracker, etc. Not sure if I want to even try other pumpkin ales if this is what Iím expecting.


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