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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
THOUGHTS: One of the best pumpkin beers I tried this year (and by that I mean 2012 and I am just really far behind in entering my ratings). Perfectly balanced between beer and pumpkin pie. Much lighter and easier to drink than most pumpkin beers. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium orange with nice carbonation and an average, off-white head that mostly diminished but left good lacing. The aroma had light, light bread, pale malt and cracker; light citrus hops; maybe light yeast; sweet fruity pumpkin; and slight sour pumpkin. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and ever-so-slightly sour. There was sweet pumpkin, light pumpkin pie spices, some hops, white bread, a little sour pumpkin, and something like Belgian yeast. The light to medium body was somewhat dry with very fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever-so-slightly metallic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1333) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5065) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy cinnamon, light caramel, ginger, and nutmeg. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring around the edges of the glass. There is some spotty lacing left behind. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and light pumpkin. The finish has light-moderate ginger, light nutmeg, cinnamon, and some grassy bitterness. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid pumpkin beer if you like the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (789) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1018) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1135) - Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Heady pour,cloudy orange,few yeast chunks. Frothy lace. Nice aroma, pretty fruity, kind of estery,kinda belgiany in a overcarbed fruity estery way. Taste is belgiany,fruity,semi-rich,overcarbed,fairly tastey. For a pumpkin ale, I like it more than average.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Orange with a foamy head. Strong pumpkin and nutmeg aroma, medium body, lots of flavor released in the mouth. Good pumpkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6329) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy orange with an off white head. Cinnamon, pumpkin, and a toasted malty base. Restrained spices support the base beer quite well. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle: † Orangish straw, hazy, thin to moderate frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing. † Bright spicy nose, candied apple with nutmeg and some cinnamon. † Similar tongue, decent body and mouthfeel. † Finishes bright, nutmeg (lots of it), and cinnamon, along with some candied apple, sweet citrus peel, and a touch of caramel. † This was better than expected. † I wish more could be like this one, simple, vibrant, with a little flair of something extra.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2832) - 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.


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