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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our pumpkin ale is a spice infused ale using dark sugars, real pumpkin and fresh ground spices. This is how we do pumpkin pie! Best served in at 59ºF in a wide pub glass. Late October-November release.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pint on tap. Nose is cinnamon and a hint of caramel and pumpkin. Tastes of cinnamon, nutmeg and too much other pied spices with some tea leaf caramel and maybe some pumpkin. Near-medium body has average carbonation and is to the sweet side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Poured an amber orange color with aromas of light pumpkin pulp malt, and some all spice. Flavors are malt forward with light pumpkin pulp and some spices on the back end. Not overly spiced just enough light pumpkin, wish there was some more.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours hazy, bright brown with a short tan head. Scent is pumpkin, cinnamon. Taste is tart pumpkin, nutmeg. Not overly sweetened or spiced Very natural .

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (3473) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish orange with a decent biege head. Aroma of pumpkin, malt, and spices. Taste is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt, and brown sugar. Good for a pumpkin beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Amber beer out of the bottle with a thick, foamy beige head. Nice spicey pumpkin beer nose with lots of nutmeg, cinnimon and pie spice. Very smooth mouthfeel. Very flavorful beer with lots of pumpkin, cinnimon, nutmeg, pie crust and the flavor that reminds me of the pumpkin raisen cookies that my mom makes in the fall. This is a very nice pumpkin seasonal.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3203) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2013
12 oz. bottle in a trade with queenholly. Nose is cinnamon and caramel malt. Weak flavors of pumpkin, all spice and it has a strange sour ginger note. Body is thin and watery. Almost a sweet sugary finish. This odd sour ginger is real distracting and takes away from this beer. Is ginger even an ingredient in this brew? I really don’t like ginger root as a taste at all and for me this brew just does not work. Perhaps this works better on draft….

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3197) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2012 Draft sample (twice) at Jungle Jims. They had sold out or I would have gotten more than a sample. This pumpkin beer is on par with Pumking (my fave). Great depth of flavor with a rich, silky mouthfeel. Well done. I liked it enough to buy a growler too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a clear amber with a thick khaki colored head of foam. Tons of carbonation bubbles floating to the top of the beer. Sheets of lacing as the head dissolves. Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin pie spices, malts, nutmeg. Taste is lightly pumpkin pie. biscuity malts and creamy pumpkin pie filling. Another solid beer from Rivertown Brewing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
12 ounce bottle
I do not know what I was hoping for with this. It is a typical Rivertown letdown complete with the faint promise of something good. If you want a better example of what the area is capable of try almost anything else instead.

Aroma / Appearance - The fluid orange base has an innocuous appearance that pairs well with the minimal head. Watery nutmeg, whipped cream, and an ethereal sweetness need to be more grounded - this feels half hearted from the start.

Flavor / Palate - Carbonated nutmeg and squash are unassuming. Light bodied with a gentle mouthfeel this lacks the punch and depth to be more than a single purchase. I should have known better - if you really must tick it grab a draft sample and move on to better seasonals.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tap at New Albanian. Sweet pumpkin malt, nutmeg aroma - like pumpkin pie meets eggnog. Amber with a small off-white head. Pumpkin malt, cinnamon, and nutmeg flavor with a ginger finish. Medium creamy body, Outstanding pumpkin ale.


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