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RATINGS: 475   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2008
It’s never too late or early in the season for pumpkin beers. Sampled from 12-oz bottle, shared by STLWill. Pours a semi-clear copper brew with a thin off-white head that slowly dissipates to a fine film and thin ring. Aroma of pumpkin pie filling, nutmeg, cinnamon, a touch of clove and even some vanilla. Taste is smooth, creamy with more Thanksgiving pumpkin pie flavors with a bit of heavy nutmeg. Finish is semi-sweet, a touch of spice and no bitter-aftertaste. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve tried this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2008
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 [bottle] shared by STLWill. Poured an orange/gold with small head. Aroma was pumpkin and cinnamon. Flavor was the same with some maltiness. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4493) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2008
Thanks to STLWill! Copper color with no head. Powerful nutmeg aroma, rounded out with some ginger. The commercial description is pretty spot on. This screams nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Very solid Pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1232) - Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2008
[Bottle, thanks STLWill!] I’m a bit of a sucker for a good pumpkin beer, and I thought this one was a good one. Pours dark amber with a white head. The typical pumpkin spices of cinnamon and clove with real pumpkin mixed in quite nicely. The taste is similar and fairly sweet with the blend between the spices and pumpkin just right. Medium mouthfeel with a long finish. Considering that I only had a small sample of this, and that it must of had a few months on it already, it was a very solid pumpkin beer. I would love to try this on tap and I suspect that it could overtake Petunias as my #1 pumpkin beer if I did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle thanks to alexsdad06. Deep copper color with small off-white head. Nose is full with fall harvest, cinnamon, pumpkin, clove and caramel. Flavor is really like a caramel covered pumpkin pie. Very rich mouthfeel. One of the best spiced ales I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 Holy hell, 8%? Okay, I can dig it. Clear dark copper colored body with little to no head. Sweet syrupy, sticky nose of candied pumpkin spice, nuts, maple and warm apple cider. Sticky, cloying, oily, sweet, resinous, low carbonation but thick body holds this one together. A mishmash of floral potpourri and oily pumpkin spice with a bit of brown sugar rounds this one out. It’ll get ya drunk too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Thanks to Santa for the bottle. Clear light orange color with a small head. Aroma of dark brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. You can really taste the butternut squash, more so than the pumpkin. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium-light body. Thin texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Orange hued amber, fairly clear, moderate to thin sudsy off-white head, dies quickly, spotty lacing, very little carbonation.   Nutmeg, all-spice, and pumpkin pie filling on the nose.   The tongue yields some clove, nutmeg, cinnamon (minor), pumpkin (minor), and cereal like malts.   Very slight heat to this one.   8% ey?   Could use a little bit more malt, but not bad.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Heavier malts would certainly help.   Finish is a little lackluster.   Flavor drops off pretty quick from the start.   However, tiz fairly clean.   Slight cereal like malts after the finish.   Loved the nose, but could use a little work on the tongue.   Otherwise for a non Imperial Pumpkin, its quite good.   Thanks Matt for sending me a few of these!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2007
10-24-07 bottle.
see through copper amber. Pumpkin malt aroma - with hints of apple cider in there too. More like an apple cider with alcohol than a pumpkin by any means. Creamier than most other "pumpkins". Not watery, but has high carbonation. Very decent overall. Average!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2010 Rated 2007-12-16 - Pours amber with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee. Taste is spicy, phenolic, toffee, gingerbread, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Not bad, but pretty spice centric.

Rated 2010-10-05 - Ap 3 Ar 7 Ta 7 Mf 4 Ov 15 = 3.6

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