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RATINGS: 480   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottled with love on 8/21/2009 - FRESH! Just appeared in Kansas City, and boy am I glad. Pours a clear, rich copper color with a perfect off-white head. Third pumpkin in 2 hours...either they’re growing on me, or I put them in the right order! Aroma is a crazy explosion of nutmeg with some cinnamon, pumpkin pie, and a bit of anise/licorice. Flavor is just a touch strong on the cinnamon and allspice, drowning out the obvious pumpkin undertones. Unlike the O’Fallon, this one really tastes like pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix and evaporated milk. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry, spicy finish. Honestly, could have been close to a 4 if only a little less bold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle. One of the pumpkins that really gets it right, truly pie-like with all the appropriate spices. Pretty sweet from the fairly sizable malt, but appropriately so, dessert-like despite all the spices, quite rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2009
One of the better pumplin beers I have had. Even with some age on it. Great spices with some pumpkin flesh too. Nice sweet balance with brown sugar to go with the pie spices. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG 09. Pours a mostly clear filtered look with a filmy white head. Aroma is typical all spice, pumpkin character, clovey and cinnamon, nutmeg, etc with light caramel malts, hints of toffee, and metallic copper hints. Ok pumpkin flavor, sweet, orangey caramel, toasted malts, fruity esters, allspice, and hints of pine and pumpkin pie. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aromas of clove and cinnamon and light pumpkin spice. Flavor follows the nose mostly, ending with a crisp light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a clear orange. Aroma of sweet pumpkin pie. Some crust too, but mostly pie. Flavor of cinnamon, sweet crust, and lots of pumpkin spices. Quite good (especially considering it’s out of season). One of my favorite pumpkin beers. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2009 PPRBSG. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Pumpkin pie and vanilla and cinnamon clove notes. Very nice pumpkin brew doesn’t taste artificial at all. Had this on draft in KC, i rated it 3.8-9, so i will just leave this rating. Good stuff. Actually i think Eugene brought the bottle i rated at Peters Gathering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2009
12 oz. bottle via trade with beastiefan2k - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is spicy, but not much pumpkin. Again, flavor is spice and light pumpkin. Medium body. It’s no Southern Tier Pumpkin, but it’s not bad. Thanks Eugene.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle. This definitely isn’t my favorite style at all. However, I decided to grab a 6 of these. For a pumpkin beer, not bad at all. One of the better pumpkin beers I have ever tried. Pours a hazy orange color with no head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, spice, and cinnamon. Taste is all the same. Almost too much pumpkin flavor though, couldn’t really taste the other flavors. Decent beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7211) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2009
courtesy of tilley4 This one belongs up there with the best of pumpkin beers, and certainly is in my top 5 for the pumpkin style. Pours copper - orange with white head. Aroma is of course of pumpkin with a blend of other spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) with light caramel. Overall everything, it left a nice sweet nose. Taste, not flooded with pumpkin but really well balanced with the other spices so none really come more across than the other. The mouthfeel was amazing with a light dough / butter cream palate enhanced by the spices, mostly cinnamon. Medium carbonation with nice tingly palate and a warming after taste.

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