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Puyallup River Jack O’Lahar Pumpkin Ale

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Jack O’Lahar Pumpkin Ale is the perfect treat for the Halloween season. Roasted pumpkin is added to the mash and the boil along with an array of spices to give this an exquisite and unique flavor profile. Happy Trick or Treating! Enjoy! - Eric

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Hazy amber with bubbly head. Sweet caramel/roasted pumpkin taste with nutmeg and cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fcjack1 (265) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from world beers. Pours a dark reddish color. Thin white head. Scent is pumpkin spice. Taste is straight pumpkin spice. No sweetness at all. Pretty good considering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6403) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
This poured a lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was light pie spices, caramel malt, and some cinnamon. Flavor was more cinnamon than anything, some toasted malt and caramel, and light astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin to moderate sandy frothy head, spotty lacing.   Nice spiced nose, cinnamon and nutmeg.   Just what a Pumpkin beer should be!   Smooth spices on the tongue, aformentioned cinnamon and nutmeg.   Very nice balance, spicy enough to carry from start to finish, not too strong or too weak.   For a non-Imperial example its very well done, and a solid example of the style.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, lingering spices.   Nothing out of the ordinary for this one, but its very well done and hits the spot when you want a straight up Pumpkin Ale.    The only thing I would add is I would love to see it a bit chewier.   Otherwise, well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Tacoma Craft Brewers Festival - Tacoma, WA
This was a very good rendition of a pumpkin brew. Loved the spices. Good all spice and cinnamon. Very good beer ranks with the bes tof pumpkin brews I have had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bomber to a glass. Pours a hazy brownish with a small amount if creamy head that doesn't last. Very little lacing. Lots of gingerbread and brown sugar aroma. A hint of burnt sugar aroma too, but in a good way. There is a lot of gingerbread taste, with a hint of vanilla and allspice. Very light finish. Delicious!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6171) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Nice pie spice on the nose, caramel, cake dough, light pumpkin. Amber pour, not much in the way of head or lace. Flavors of sweet pumpkin spice, nice pie notes, smooth caramel, light sugar. Well balanced, light pumpkin notes. Not out of whack spice wise or sweetness wise. Very well balaned and put together. I liked this.

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