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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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Like eating Mom’s pumpkin pie. Our SPA is always a much anticipated fall release. The recipe calls for lots and lots of real pumpkin mixed in with our brewmaster’s secret recipe of grains and spices. Hurry up and try some as this beer goes fast and is only on the market for a limited time.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 On tap at the Quarry (brewpub) Frothy, white head. Clear amber. Aroma: Spices. Flavor: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Caramel and bread. Sweet, clean finish. This brewery is less than a mile from my home and I know the brewmaster. This is an excellent brew for a brewmaster who isn’t a Pumpkin ale fan. Jennifer, you did good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Pint at Fox and Parrot. Here is another over-spiced pumpkin beer. It’s frustrating how Marble City’s selection is so very tame. That aside, this is sticky sweet, not punishing, with a boat load of nutmeg/cinnamon and a dash of pumpkin. The finish does let out more pumpkin flavor, but I can’t find much beer quality here. Personally, this didn’t strike a chord with me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrobman (20) - Knox-Vegas, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2011
I dare you to find a better pumpkin. Marble City’s pumping out some clean beers, and even if you’re not a pumpkin/flavored/novelty beer guy, this is one you must try... if you can find it. The only problem was low carb- probably the tap, so I didn’t count off for that b/c I’ve had it before and it’s not a common problem. Only other pumpkin available worth a word is Shipyard’s, and it’s inconsistant and spicy. This is your creamy dessert, with a whipped mouthfeel and the most important underlying of a quality ale and not too much spice added. CHEERS!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Draft. Copper and hazy with a thin ring of bubbles. Nose of allspice, ginger, cinnamon and maybe some nutmeg. Flavor is the same, with a hint of pumpkin and leafy hop. Light-medium body is tingly and sweet, with the spices providing most of the dryness. Good, but a bit too strong on the spices and weak on the pumpkin; especially seems the allspice is overdone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Draft sample at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2010. Hazy brown in the glass with an off-white head that has a thin layer lasting. Nice aroma and flavor of pumpkin and spice, just as you would want it. Medium body and a light spiced aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Red-orange, beige cover. Aroma is spicing, pie, cinnamon. Taste is sweet caramel, toast, pie spicing. Maybe I’m just ready for these guys to do something good but I enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
on tap @Brewers Jam-pours a retaining light tan head and amber color. Aroma is pumpkin, medium malt-cinnamon/toffee, roasty. Taste is pumpkin, medium malt-cinnamon/toffee, roasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Orange pour with watery off white head and lace. Huge aroma of pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is the same only maybe a little better with maybe some bread. Smooth body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
sampled at the 2010 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Like Suttree mentioned, I’ve been a bit nervous about this place, given the history of Knoxville breweries. But this was a pleasant surprise. Pours orange with ecrue head. The aroma is lovely pumpkin pie spice--nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, all that stuff--with some brown sugar notes and even a hint of floral honey and herbs. The flavor is the typical pumpkin ale, but very nicely balanced. The spices are the primary player, but aren’t overwhelming. More importantly, it doesn’t have the sickly sweetness that I was afraid it might. Marble City is off to a good start... hope they can keep it up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 OK, so I was a little bit nervous - this is (eventually) going to be Knoxville’s first bottling brewery since the unlamented third incarnation of New Knoxville Brewing went out of business. What if it sucked? I don’t think I could take watching another local churn out a couple of mediocre beers before starting a slow death spiral. Well, so far, no worries. This first beer from Marble City is tasty, well made, not too spicy but does have a lot of traditional pumpkin pie spice notes. Good start, can’t wait to try whatever’s next!


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