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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A full-bodied, deep reddish amber beer made with pumpkin and butternut squash and spiced with nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Celebrate the bounty of harvest with this rich, malty ale and invoke the season of plenty.


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bricks (745) - Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Smells very sweet, of pumpkin, cinnamon, and other spices. Great appearance. Pretty carbonated, thin head, tastes OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Clear orangish brown pour with small brown head. Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, bread. Flavor is pumpkin bread, clove, pumpkin spice. Tasty!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Clear brown, no head, no lacing. Aroma is subtle spice. Taste is chewy, warm pumpkin pie with a dollop of cream on top. Not usually my thing, but this is one of the best tasting pumpkin beers I have ever had.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Only sampled from a 12oz. bottle. Poured a clear, dark copper color, small white head. Aroma is spice: nutmeg, cinnamon. Also smelled a bready, almost like pie crust. Flavor was a bit sweet, relatively balanced. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Honey/amber with a beige head. Strong spicy aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon.Flavor was sweet, caramel malts, caramel sugar, fall spices. Warm and soft with a sneaky strong alcoholic finish. Lots of pumpkin, spice and sweetness-all it needs is some Cool Whip.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerbrewer85 (5) - Portales, New Mexico, USA - JUN 17, 2010 does not count
This brew appears in the local supermarkets (Schnucks, and Dierbergs) around the last week in August. They run out in early November, if they can stay on the shelves that long. Iíve mailed this brew to friends across the country; it is a hit all around. If you like pumpkin pie, then youíll enjoy this, as it has almost the same sweet taste. Get ready to taste the best pumkin beer ever!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Pours brownish orange amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Flavor is full of pumpkin pie spice and flavor, with great hints of pumpkin and squash. Great fall brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Pours dark clear amber with some particles and a small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel and bold spice. taste is a milder sweetness with some bitter roast and mild spice. Medium thin body, lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Pours a lasting ring of off-white head with a copper-brown body. Aromas of caramel, dough, and spices. Flavor is fruity, dough, cinnamon, nutmeg. Finish is pumpkin pie and alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7543) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2010 12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich red-amber color with a small off-white head. Holy smokes, this smells more like pumpkin pie than any pumpkin beer Iíve ever had: nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, clove. The flavor isnít as exciting, and starts a lot like the nose but then flattens out over the course of the drink. Nutmeg and clove are strong on the palate, with caramel malts and floral and cinnamon notes. Light-medium bodied, with some carbonation and a somewhat watery palate. Good take on a pumpkin beer. RE-RATE: This one is going up a few notches after trying it last night at the Bottleworks. I was fortunate enough to get it on the first day it was tapped this season, and itís tasting awesome fresh. Caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, squash/pumpkin, brown sugar, and vegetal notes that seem to complement the flavors. Man oh man, this is excellent. It looks great in the snifter, a rich, dark amber color. Kudos to Schalfly on making one of the best ípumpkiní ales youíll find and not just making a gimmicky seasonal that sells well (though it does).


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