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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Fall brings out the best in in nature. Almost overnight trees that looked acceptable in their majestic coats of green, now don the brazen hues of brass, gold and burnt crimsons. Thanksgiving is perhaps the best of holidays, for it is a time for sharing and enriching our lives. To honor Fall we offer our deep mahogany hued Pumpkin Ale, bursting with a robust roasted malt flavor. To this mélange we add copious amounts of pumpkin and embellish that further with nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. This would have been ideal, but perfection is our preference and so we diligently add cocoa nibs as the beer conditions and intensifies the depth of flavor. This melds magnificently with the pumpkin and spice. And as a fitting finale we gently introduce hops to compliment this complex potion and the result is a finish that is clean and brilliant. At 5% alc./vol., this is a Pumpkin perfect session ale – Perfect for Fall and the approaching holiday season. Look for this seasonal brew coming out in the Fall of 2013

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Dark orange pour, no head. Aromas of pumpkin spice and cocoa. No real flavor nailed down on the palate. Light body, slightly pumpkin taste that turns into tart dry cocoa nibs, but you have to let the beer warm up to even get that note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1262) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. A very dark copper color with a medium to small head. Aroma is faint pumpkin spice with a touch of roasted grains. Taste has notes of a porter with a light pumpkin spice finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours copper orange with a thin beige head. Aroma of nutmeg and faint pumpkin. Flavor of nutmeg, cinnamon, light pumpkin and had a hint of cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (920) - PERU - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle - Pours a deep copper with 1 finger of creamy head. Aromas of nutmeg, ginger, and pumpkin, nice. Nice malt base and a good balance of spices. Well made and enjoyable seasonable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1560) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle. Light pumpkin beer. Medium body, mild flavors and not too spicy. Overall fine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1241) - Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear red/ orange with off-white head. Aroma is very pumpkin, cloves, earthy. Taste is spiced, chocolate, floral. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1201) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
A decent pumpkin, not the best, not the worst. Pours a nice clear red. Smells of pumpkin and nutmeg. Taste is subtle, a little bit of pumpkin upfront, with a balanced but bit boring finish. Had on tap at Tiburon Taps Beer Festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle:   This one also reminds me a bit of old Chicken in a Biscuit like crackers.   Spices turned a bit south, not much spiciness.   More of a stale Amber Ale.   Fairly muted, quick finish.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes very... light.   Was hoping this held up over time, but nope.   Didn’t go bad, just faded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (855) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2014
This pours a reddish orange color with only a slight head and some floaties mixed in the beer. The aroma is mild with pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, and other spices. The texture is bold and smooth with good pumpkin flavor that it’s too thin or watery like other pumpkin beers. A delicious, sold seasonal beer just too bad I found this past the prime pumpkin beer drinking season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Funny how all of the extra shit breweries seem to make good oddball beers. This is honestly the best thing they make and its a crap style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card) Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013 Consumed: Jan. 3, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured an amber orange color with three fingers of khaki white head that shrunk pretty quickly. A decent amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Very good layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass on the way down. Great and thick retention all the way down. Smelled pumpkin seeds, peppery spices, cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate and faint peppermint. Tasted a bit better than the smell. First thing I noticed was cocoa, chocolate and fudge chips. Also pumpkin, nutmeg, caramel, toffee pumpkin rind and faint cinnamon. Maybe even some chili peppers in there late? Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, spicy finish. The most different kind of pumpkin beer I’ve ever had. A couple of my ratings could have gone either way, but I’d try it again.

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