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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 that’s a good thing) of this new pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6156) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
10/16/13. 12oz bottle. Hazy orange amber pour, tiny particulates in suspension when you look close, under a small khaki head that doesn’t last or lace at all. Pumpkin spice on the aroma... of course... hints of creamed corn, bitterness, and steamed squash. Mild sweetness upfront with a distinct bitterness that punches after, green in a way, mild squashiness, corn, and more pie spice. Blech.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pint on draft at Quality Bar in Champaign, IL. Amber-orange tint, quickly dissipating white foam on top. Aroma is subtle pumpkin and nutmeg spices. Crisp flavor of cinnamon, pumpkin pie filling, toast, and sweet malt. Pretty traditional and run of the mill for a pumpkin beer. Light bodied, bubbly and very drinkable despite an above average abv. Overall ok, good when your tastebuds need a break. ’Tis the season for a gourd-pie flavored ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
12 oz bottle, stamped 4254, served in a snifter. Pours clear, orange-copper with a modest and weak off-white head. A small amount of sediment was left at the bottom of the bottle. Pumpkin pie spices yes, but a bit difficult to pick out with the odd mix of light smoke, cider vinegar and citrus rind. The flavor is not really any better, although, thankfully, the vinegar doesn’t make an appearance. O: It doesn’t help that this followed a very fine Stevens Point Pumpkin, but even without that contrast this ale would fail to make a good impression. At least it has a fine label. Avoid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1020) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Orange color, slight white head. Smells of a spruce that I cannot think of at the moment. Medium bodied nutmeg flavor with a good finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (790) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Aroma of spice, cinnamon and cardamom, amber colour not a great head, complex taste of spices, hint of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. Palate of spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2836) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/27/2013. Pours moderately hazy bright orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, pear, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, toast, wheat, floral, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with huge spice presence and decent malt balance; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, pear, cinnamon, toast, clove, nutmeg, wheat, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pumpkin, pear, cinnamon, toast, clove, nutmeg, wheat, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice and well balanced pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; with solid complexity and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid pumpkin ale. Balanced malt, pumpkin, and slice flavors; and easy to drink for the ABV. Pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (3413) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Draught @ Smoke & Barrel, Washington, D.C. Pours slightly hazy light amber with airy white head. Clear vinous aroma with notes of yeast and hops. Clear taste of pumpkin and malt with subtle vinous and grainy touches. Rough finish. OK but rather watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
legion242 (2267) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Poured a cloudy orange with a faint head. Not much nose. In the mouth there is not a lot going on. Fine palate, but I expect more out of a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Pretty clean gold with beige head. Spice, very strange candy like flavor, too sweet. I did not not enjoy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 2, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear, medium amber with a small off-white head and sparse lacing. Aroma of caramel, coriander, wheat and lemon. (Hello, where is the pumpkin?) Taste of spices, nutmeg, coriander, wheat, caramel, lemon and pumpkin fruit. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. Did someone mix a witbier and a pumpkin ale? As a pumpkin ale, it is rather mild and mediocre. As a witbier, it lacks the classic yeast and banana flavor. This does not work for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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