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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Festive holiday pie spices accent this magical brew. Warm and wicked pumpkin squash elements. Taste the ’Fall of Yore’ in a pint glass Good, Friendly malt and hop partnership Strong and slightly spooky surreal sensations

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On tap @ Telegraph Canyon Club: poured a dark glowing orange hue with a thin formation of foam head. The aroma smells similar to that of pumpkin pie that has a heavy base of pumpkin puree and an assortment of spices. The drink is well balanced and carries a strong backbone of malts while dashes of spice come up throughout the drink but aren’t overbearing. I really enjoy how smooth the palate is and how refined the drink goes down the hatch for being a pumpkin beer recipe. This pumpkin beer is one of the better ones on the market and delivers some serious alcohol to the bloodstream. I already know this is for sure going to give me a hangover tomorrow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Re-rated 12-08-2013, previous rating deleted as this ale has completely changed. 650 ml bottle from Sprouts. Pours a cloudy orange-brown color with a small off-white head that soon recedes to a splotchy film. The aroma is quite strong with pumpkin pie spices of nutmeg, clove, allspice and a bit of cinnamon. The taste, like the nose, is over-the-top pumpkin pie spices with nutmeg and allspice in the forefront. Amber malts, and a touch of cocoa, richly fill in the back and sides. The palate was full and a bit oily and the carbonation was lively. Finishes long with lingering cloves. Overall: Since inception this brewski has really intensified--its an altogether different beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Taster and then a growler fill purchased. I think this might be the best crafted beer they have done. I am a big fan of pumpkin desserts. So it is really easy for me to detect allspice, clove, cinnamon, some sweet roasted pumpkin and maybe a little pepper. A good pumpkin ale! I also tasted the IPA again and something has changed since the first time I had it. More hops? I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skmikeg (841) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Pours a amber-orange color with very litte head. aroma is of pumkin, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. taste of pumkin meat, cinamon, cloves, allspiice, carme, and some hop bitternessl. has a medium body with watery mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finnish. overall, a deecent pumkin ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (695) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Strong pumpkin pie spice aroma coming off an orange/amber body with a thin tan head. That spice hits right away with a strong and somewhat overpowering cinnamon flavor along with (I think) nutmeg and a slight vegetal component. It’s hard to get past all the cinnamon and this would be a fairly tasty pumpkin beer if not for that. I’ll be looking for this next year and hoping they back off the cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
The beer pours a an amber color in the glass. I can pickup a some nutmeg and cloves with a small hint of pumpkin. There is some caramel with some sweet spices and pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
One of the more uninspiring seasonal offerings. The fleshy vegetable complexity of the pumpkin is downplayed in this tepid, underwhelming brew from the folks at Manzanita. Coarse spices and full bodied flavors, typical of this style of ale, are nearly absent. Not that pumpkin beers should taste of saccharine and honeycomb, but there should be a happy medium between the thick wedges of pumpkin and the light mouthfeel of a fall brew. Maybe some bolts need to be tightened for next year’s run.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2012
For what it is, it"s a nice pumkin ale.I smell the spice, and taste brown sugar, pumpkin. A nice example

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SmorgasBorg9 (2) - - AUG 28, 2011 does not count
You might get mad at my perfect score but when it was available 5 gallons went down very smoothly.not to mention a little too quickly. Did not feel I was eating pie just drinking a great anytime beer. I will be ready with my keg in hand as soon as it returns!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
todubld (1) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
This beer is excellent. I am usually not a fan of too many pumpkin beers but whatever this Santee brewery did really created something special. I bought a bottle on a whim and have ben back to the liquor store 4 times since and cleaned them out of this one. Grab a bottle and enjoy!

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