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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The Gruntled Pumpkin planted the seed and started a revolution for all of pumpkin-kind. To guard the promising vines of the future that would eventually blossom to become the bottom of the barrel (and thatís a good thing) of this new pumpkin ale.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Albany, Ga - Warehouse Package Store - 12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy medium orange pour with a medium thick eggshell white head that sticks around a while. Aroma has is kind of ordinary, only picking up some ripening vegetable notes. Flavor has some ripening vegetable notes, just a hint of pumpkin spices. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Serviceable - nice change of pace from the over-spiced pumpkin ales out there.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beerpro00 (1) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
"Gruntled" Pumpkin ale by RJ Rockers. Better name for the beer could be "backwash". Easily the worst tasting "Pumpkin" beer Iíve tasted. There is zero pumpkin flavor to the beer. Has almost no aroma and honestly tastes like a nasty flavored water. Absolutely would not recommend this to anyone. Try instead Southern Tier "Pumking: beer. The most flavorful and full bodied Pumpkin seasonal beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1341) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 31, 2013
R. J. Rockerís Gruntled Pumpkin Ale has a thick, foamy, crackling, cream-colored head, a hazy, bubbly, gold-orange appearance, some gray chunks roiling about, and practically no lacing left behind. The aroma is initially a rush of Fall spices, pumpkin pulp, and beer, and then that fades to mainly just a standard beer smell. The taste is the same experience, but this one seems to use black pepper, if that is possible. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and the finish is wet, refreshing, and simple. Overall, this is one of the best pumpkin ales Iíve tried, and it might appeal to me, because of the overriding beer and black pepper aspect. RJT

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (350) - Americus, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with medium white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices and hops. Tastes of pumpkin and nutmeg, with a bit of hops and mild bitterness. Medium bodied beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Growler from ale yeah. A tad towards the pumpkin pie side instead of the cinnamon and spice side of the equation. Much prefer the sweeter pumpkin pie side of things. Nice fall day drinkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1118) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Nice aroma of pumpkin pie right off the bat. Mellow pumpkin pie flavor. Really solid... I like this! Thanks to BZK.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Moe_moe_13 (4) - - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
Iím not the biggest flavored beer fan but this it the best of both. A great tasting beer and a nice pumpkin flavor.. Itís pumpkin pie in a beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4423) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a near clear, orange-tinged golden body with a small, short-lived, white head.

Smell: Predominately bready, just slightly toasty, with a sweet-smelling quality to it. Squashy notes, maybe a bit of additional fruitiness, and the ground spices.

Taste: Bready malts trailing a sugary sweet, with some squash notes, then spices (mostly cinnamon and nutmeg for me). Minor hop character, low bitterness. The sugariness and other flavors abruptly drop off, with the beer drying out just a bit as a last-minute zip of crispness kicks in.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. A hair over medium carbonation.

Overall: Not bad, but itís not exactly the most appealing pumpkin ale, either.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon with earthy hops. Flavor is malt and spices, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3516) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a clear honey-amber, bubbly and just a wee bit hazy, with a nice if not persistent light tan head. Malty aroma has a decided overtone of fresh pumpkin - yum! - and a hint of cinnamon. Flavor delights with pumpkin, malt, cinnamon and even caramel notes; a touch of honey sweetness rounds out the flavor. Texture is firm and smooth, not too fizzy.


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