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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices. Handcrafed using real pumpkin and savory pumpkin pie spices and hints of all natural cinnamon and nutmeg. Perle hops balance with rich Munich, Roasted, and Caramel malts for the full-bodied taste and exceptional flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 17, 2015
A very decent pumpkin beer. The aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pepper is great. The flavor is surprisingly balanced between malty vegetable and the spicy characteristics you’d expect from a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (883) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a hazy amber-orange. Has an incredibly strong cinnamon and nutmeg aroma. A sweet taste from cinnamon and nutmeg with some malts, caramel, and spices. A medium body with lingering cinnamon and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1371) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Pours a very cloudy, dull amber color with a short light khaki head. Pumpkin pie on the nose. The spices aren’t over done, which was worth pleasnt to discover. Rich pumpkin pie flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveOrz85 (134) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Beer is a beautiful amber in color. Dense one finger off white head thins quickly but then hangs around a while. Not much lacing. Nice aroma. Moderate notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is lightly sweet with good balanced notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Some true pumpkin. Taste resembles that of ginger snap cookies. Medium bodied beer with average carbonation. Overall very good pumpkin spice ale. On the spiced side but not overly so. A well balaced beer with good spices and not overly malty or sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3134) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2015 Intrigued by this at the 2015 Lakeshore Beverage Trade Show in Chicago, so I was generously offered a 12 oz. bottle to enjoy once more at home. Poured to a mini Czech-pils glass, showing a clear, coppery amber color, with a frothy, persistent layer of tan head foam, and lacing of clingy ribbons & spots. The nose presented some caramel apple sweetness to start, then a perfumey, expressive, and balanced blend of pie spices, with an additional scent of pumpkin puree. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste added a bit of estery tanginess, moderate, earthy bitterness, and a touch of alcohol warmth to the finish. Sometimes I’ve missed with Point offerings, but this was a successfully balanced & tasty seasonal. Next time on tap at Miller’s Ale House in Lombard, IL.. Same clear, coppery amber and presentable head & lacing, with an aroma of expressive pie spices highlighting cinnamon & clove, with mellower nutmeg toward the back. Pumpkin was more evident in the taste, along with a medium, earthy bitterness. Same successful outcome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (4103) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle pour. The beer is a clear colper color with a white head of foam. The aroma has nice pumpkin pie and a pleasant sweetness to it. The spices seem to be well covered up. Bigger body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (234) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Draft, pours a deep copper base with creamy tan head. Big spicy nose packed with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Light yeast, toasted malts, and ripe apple taste. Flavors are a touch too intense and rich to have more than one in a sitting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pumpkin87 (162) - - SEP 13, 2015
Pours cloudy amber orange with small-medium beige head that quickly disappears. Nice nose of vanilla, pumpkin, gingerbread. Alcohol fizz adds zest to well-judged balance of pumpkin, spices, caramel. Definite sweetness cut by high carbonation. Almost soda-like, but dry finish restrains it to ale. This is definitely a beer for those who expect pumpkin pie flavors as opposed to squash or hops. The 7.5 percent ABV is borderline for a session, but the taste holds up nicely close to room temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (550) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
I love me some pumkin beer. This one smells just like a pumkin pie, with nutmeg,pumkin aromas dominate. Taste was a little underwhelming, still pumkin but a little thin overall. Good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (925) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Pours a murky copper orange with a small off white head with tiny bubbles that settles to a ring and not much lacing. Actually pick up pumpkin in the rounded aroma as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, graham cracker and thankfully just a mild amount of clove. Taste is a little more reserved than many pumpkin beers with the toasty malt and caramel flavors coming through as well as the typical pumpkin and spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and mild clove. Even a hint of vanilla sweetness. Mouthfeel was prickly with a medium body and high carbonation. I enjoyed the more tamed pumpkin ale flavors and more prominent malt character but thought the high level of carbonation hurt the mouthfeel while helping to scrub some of the more intense spice flavors away. Very good pumpkin ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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