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Whatís that bite of tartness doing in a pumpkin beer? Adding the unexpected kick of cranberry juice to brighten this traditionally spiced seasonal ale. PUMPKICK is brewed with plenty of pumpkin juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, but itís the cranberries and touch of lemongrass that send your tastebuds sailing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (406) - - AUG 29, 2013
Light aroma. Fruit and spice. A hint of yeast. Clear orange gold with slight effervescence and a thin off white head. Light bodied, effervescent mouthfeel. Vegetal, slight fruit flavor with crisp tartish finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. Itís a hazy, golden-orange beer with a dense, finger-thick off-white to light beige head leaving curtains. Itís slightly berry-sour on the nose, with a spiced touch and something citrusy. Some caramel maltyness too. Itís very soft on the palate, a bit too carbonated actually, and if it werenít for the light tartness, it wouldíve been way too much. Itís medium to thin bodied. Spices, some bitterness, a touch of caramel and citrus peel in the flavor, finishing lightly sourish and with a nice combo of caramel, spices and citrus. Quite interesting this one, adding the cranberry juice and using less spices than everyone else seems like a good idea to me. 130829

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Amber with small head. Iím picky when it comes to pumpkin beers. This really missed the spot for me. Thereís plenty of pumpkin, but everything else is just a complete mess.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jemiard (4) - - AUG 28, 2013 does not count
This beer was very complex. Started with a nice kick that deepened into a nice, rich pumpkin taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Draft pour on our tour at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Smells and tastes like youíd expect for a pumpkin ale- cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg, lemongrass, and sweet malts that replicate a pumpkin pie with a crust. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a really dry mouthfeel. I enjoy pumpkin ales and this delivers on what most would expect, but just falls a little short of other, richer examples of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbastard (754) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2013
12oz. bottle, rich looking amber with a thin head. Mild aromas of pumpkin pie. Smooth flavors of spiced pumpkin. Some tartness from the cranberries that barely shows up in the background. Finish isnít that well blended. Pumpkin pie follows into the closing. I still like it, the flavors are not too dominate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2830) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with slight lacing, over a very slightly hazy dark amber (SRM 15) body.......nose is very light pumpkin, hints of pumpkin pie spice.....taste is sightly sweet to start with light cranberry, then mild pumpkin/squash tones, minimal spice notes, very light hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, carbonation low, adding a bit of acid. This is a different on the pumpkin type, with very low spice tones and the squash being partially hidden. The cranberry adds hints of sour and a mild sweetness resulting in something that wanders into the vast Belgian realm. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3289) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
SA fuge bottle. Bubbly orange and copper pour with a thin khaki head and nice lacing. Aroma is vegetal pumpkin and a little spice. Flavor is spicy with a little caramel apple sweetness. Fall is almost here. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Hazy orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of cloves and cinnamon and not too much else. Smells like your classic, spicy American pumpkin ale. The flavor is also very familiar. I get a lot of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice notes. I read on Ratebeer that there is lemongrass and cranberries in the beer but I donít get any of that in the aroma or flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Not a very potent pumpkin and the cranberry feels out of place. Would not buy again.

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