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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   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 mťlange 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 Ė Perfect for Fall and the approaching holiday season. Look for this seasonal brew coming out in the Fall of 2013


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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stumpyiliz (213) - 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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6211) - 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.   Didnít go bad, just faded.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (757) - 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 itís 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7007) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - 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 Iíve ever had. A couple of my ratings could have gone either way, but Iíd try it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a shiny red with some orange highlights. Head is a thin white layer of tiny bubbles in different densities. Aroma is lots of pumpkin pie spice with some little amounts of pumpkin. Lighter body, but not too light for the 5% alcohol. Pretty clean. Itís certainly not going to win any awards in my book, but it is easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours copper with a beige head. Strong nutmeg aroma. Med body or close. Flavor is nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon. Maybe a touch of chocolate. Or not. The spice is the game. Pretty decent version.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6160) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cocoa powder), with notes of nutmeg/allspice/cinnamon, pumpkin/squash, chile pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not too bad...considerable pumpkin aroma, which is not terribly common with these kinds of beers; usually the nutmeggy spices overwhelm everything else. Even some chile pepper-like aroma, oddly enough, although mild. Ok balance, but a little bland and watery. Decent for this sorta thing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
badwhale (352) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle to glass shaker. pours a ruby / dark orange color with a sparse yellowish head. Obvious aroma of spiced pumpkin. Good mouthfeel, creamy with lots of malt flavors, and the pumpkin overtone. Good rendition.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Draft at the Paris NYC . Pours a bright glowing bronze color. Taste is spices and herbs with a nutmeg cinnamon taste. Surprisingly ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockey9930 (80) - - OCT 22, 2013
Dark auburn with a thin lasting head. Warm autumn spice aroma. Taste has dark chocolate, cinnamon and cloves. Pumpkin is more subdued for a pumpkin beer. Medium bodied.


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