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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6621) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was strong nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor was bitter nutmeg and cinnamon and had a light dry malty undertone and a hint of hut. The finish was long and spicy. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Amber, a bit on the darker side, moderate foamy off-white head, decent lacing.   Big cinnamon and nutmeg nose.   For some reason it reminds me of egg-nog a bit.   Perhaps its heavy on the nutmeg?   I do believe it is.   Flavor is like nut-meg beer for me.   Weird, most beers I think of as Pumpkin beers, but this just reminds me of Egg-Nog beer.   I love Egg-Nog, so its no surprise I do find this tasty.   Not as sweet as others, but remains fairly spicy from start to finish.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, nearly full.   Finish does have a slight astringent bite to it, very very subtle tho.   Nutmeg lingers for quite a while.   Decent, even if it reminds me almost more of Christmas than the Autumn season.   Thanks Chris for yet another good brew!


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Bottle: Huge spice aroma. Loaded with ginger with some cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. About as close to pumpkin pie as your going to get in a pumpkin beer aroma. Maybe a tad too much ginger, but I really like it. Pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that diminishes quickly. Flavor is rather disappointing after the aroma. Very watery up front with light pumpkin. Flavor builds into a spicy ginger and cinnamon finish with light bitterness. A light sourness hides in the background. No doubt the overall score benefits from the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
Draught. At Cole’s, Buffalo NY. Hazy amber with an average diminishing off-white head. a GREAT aroma of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cream and graham crackers - so moreish. Tastes similar, not quite as mouthwatering; Cool Whip ("why are you sounding the "H"?!!!) instead of whipped cream, so dry herbal bitterness. Light bodied, decent carbonation, mild alcohol, a hint of spice-astringency; it finishes quick, but leaves a pleasant spicy/biscuity linger - a solid pumpkin beer, and disturbingly easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Pours amber with a sparse amount of carbonation. Smells strongly of pumpkin pie spice (a little too much so). Tastes of sweet malt and spicy with some peppery undertones. I like my pumpkin beers on the spicy side, but this one is a bit overdone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
(Draught at GABF) clear golden, fine ring of white bubbles. Nose of pumpkin, huge cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet brown sugar, juniper and herbal. Taste of spruce tips, christmas *HUGE* spices, cloves, little bit of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Well carbonated, huge spice linger and allspice on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of cinnamon and cloves is quite strong with light pumpkin notes. Taste is also a nice mix between some strong notes of cinnamon and cloves with light pumpkin and some semi-sweet caramelized malt. Body is average with good carbonation. Well brewed with just about right amount of spices.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2006
2006 bottle drunk on 11/3/06
Foamy, somewhat fizzy graham cracker colored head sticks to the side of the glass, but seems destined to dissipate to partial cover, rather quickly. Deeply burnished brass color with some strong auburn tints and a high clarity with plenty of carbonation.
Not much in the nose, very dry and spicy, with cinnamon and/or nutmeg blanketing much of the other character. Some fleshy, medium-dry pumpkin flavor breaks through and a touch of hard crystal malt (dry caramel and toffee). Reserved aroma, with no alcohol and too much spice.
Though as spicy as the nose suggests, the beer is actually more malty than expected. Medium-light bodied, with more dry, bready and crackery crystal malt (dry caramel again), but without the buttery/creamy sugariness that most in the style have. I actually found some fruitiness, a touch of toastiness and light cherry-cola notes, to go with a bit of sweet vanilla. Of course, the spices do come pretty hard on the finish, though a wetness to the texture helps soak them up. Medium amounts of loose carbonation do not help contribute to the malt presentation, however. No alcohol or flaws that I can find.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle from Pat’s Liquors in Porter, Indiana: It poured a clear golden amber body with a sizeable head that left lots of lace in its wake. There’s no indication if there’s any pumpkin in here, and if there is, I missed it. The aroma is full of pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, etc.) and block any malt that might be there. The flavor is more beery, delivering some sweet caramelly malts followed by a rush of pie spices and a light herbal bitterness. Considering it’s a style that I really don’t care for, this one wasn’t too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5549) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle. Nose is dominated by sweet, overly strong pumpkin pie spice. Way overdone. Clear bright orange body with a large creamy beige head. Watery body is filled with spice but here are some nice earthy undertones and sparkling vanilla accents. Mildly bittersweet. Hard to find a good swig of punkin juice, but this’ll do.


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