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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

Acknud's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Not impressed! It looks nice but the addition of cranberry juice was a miss. I think the juice overwhelmed the taste and the aroma of the spices. It also muddles the pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2528) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Clear copper pour with a thin white head and light lacing .... aroma of nutmeg mostly, but also cinnamon and allspice ..... taste is a mix of tart cranberry, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice .... has a dry bitter and tart cranberry/nutmeg finish ..... refreshing .... has a hint of lemongrass to it more on the back end

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (624) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Ok light pumpkin. Aroma is low, but the spice hits right away at the first sip. The pumpkin flavor sinks in later. Pale orange color. You can actually taste the beer in this which is rare when you get a pumpkin beer this day and age. Tap

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsporrer (92) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Pours a medium dark orange color with a thin off white head. There is a noticeable spicy aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. It tastes like an oatmeal or molasses cookie with cranberries. The spices are more prevalent than any pumpkin flavor. Better than others I have tired but not that great. As it warmed up it seemed more watery and only the stronger spices came through. This one needs to be drank cold. OK but not that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arn8897 (159) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2015 Pours a clear golden orange color with a quickly dissipating head. Aromas of pumpkin. Taste the same with, herbs and cinnamon. Light palate. Overall nit bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (983) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Draft/Fest. A- Pumpkin, spices, subtle fruits, wheat. A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head. T- Pumpkin, artificial, spices. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, off tasting finish. O- Definitely an artificial pumpkin taste and now that I know there is cranberries and lemongrass in here I can see why it had such an odd flavor I didnít like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RebelSaint (6) - - AUG 16, 2015 does not count
A definite taste of pumpkin the moment it enters your mouth. The cinnamon and nutmeg are also quite apparent at the first sip. The cranberries and lemongrass are really not apparent to this palate. Very smooth-drinking with a full body. First taste reminds me of a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. The pumpkin is less noticeable the more you drink it. A great Fall beer; not necessarily the best beer to have on a sultry New Orleans summer night, but it goes great with my cooking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
One of the best beers for october and the fall when it starts getting cold. Somewhat dark and great pumpkin flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1239) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
August 1st, 2013 - New Belgium works on several beer projects it seems. Most important to me and my seasonal customs is their participation on Elysianís pumpkin brew, but they have their own child to take care of too: The Pumpkick. Itís body is colored like a dark pumpkin rind, and it kicks up a bit of a laurel of foam. But in taste and aroma itís shockingly generic. It runs a nice balance between the vegetal and sweet versions of the brew, but the most noticeable departure from convention is a sharp and pleasant acidity. Aside from this extra kick or tang, itís just another pumpkin beer on the shelves - shocking, given its origins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2015
[Bottle] Amber colored pour with a quickly receding head. Aromas of pumpkin pie spices, bready malts and only faint hints of pumpkin. Flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, sticky toffee, allspice and tart fruits. Medium bodied. I appreciate the fact there is a tartness to cut down the spice. Most beers of this style are just spice bombs. Tasting notes from 11/2014.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 18, 2015
Best by date of 01.18.15. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mason jar style glass on 10.01.14. A: Brown sugar and nutmeg. A: 2 finger off-white head. See through blood orange body. T: Brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon dominate. Pumpkin is subtle. P: Crisp. Good carbonation, but watery. O: This was too watery and didnít have enough pumpkin flavor. I did not pick up any cranberry even though the label said that it had cranberry juice added.

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