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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2008
12oz bottle, bottled on 9/10/08. Served in a shaker pint. Poured a slightly hazy amber/gold with a thin off white head. Great aroma with plenty of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium bodied. More pumpkin pie spice in the flavor. Some malty sweetness and a little burnt sugar as it warms. Pretty drinkable for a spiced beer. Alcohol is fairly hidden. A great fall seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Crystal clear reddish amber with thin light tan head. Aroma is lightly vegetal and nutmeg. Pumpkin pie flavor and aftertaste. Some alcohol appears as it warms. I don’t really care for pumpkin ales, but this one was a very good example.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zombywoof (461) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Very solid pumpkin ale. Strong pumpkin pie-like quality: nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. Alcohol content not noticeable and nicely spiced without being too sweet. Good desert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1530) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2008
amber colored, beige head. aroma is immediately strong on nutmeg and clove. THe pumpkin aroma is moderately strong and I do not detect the cinnamon as readily. Flavor is stronger on the pumpkin with lots of nutmeg and clove. Really a very flavorful pumpkin beer and the 8% is noticeable on the tongue as well!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle at the 2008 pre-Brewers’ Jam Warmup. Pours copper with small beige head. The aroma is nutmeg, some squash, and caramel. The flavor is caramel, pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon stands out most to me). The finish is smooth and semi-sweet. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle. Poured a hazy copper with a frothy off-white head that settles to a ring. Nice aroma of pumpkin, clove, and nutmeg. The flavor has much the same of the aroma (pumpkin and nutmeg) but also ginger bread, cinnamon, and other sweet malts. Medium body. I’ll have to keep a few of these around for Thanksgiving dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Suttree’s 2008 Pre-Brewer’s Jam Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Beer_Hawk. Slightly hazy but light orange with a thin off white head. Spicy aroma, cinnamon, nutmeg. Heavy body with a sweet pumpkin pie palate. Great finish. Have had others that smell great but are too thin in body. This one is full and sweet like pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - OCT 12, 2008
on tap at Nach Bar. Wow, I am surprised to see this beers rating (and abv) as so high. It was fine, but, like many tohers, not exactly what I’m looking for in a pumpkin beer. It seems to struggle with making the pumpkin/spice work really well with the beer flavor. And, like many other pumpkins, it also seems to be out of balance in that there is too much spice and not enough pumpkin. Overall: not the best or worst pumpkin. I admit though, there is a definite bias in all of my pumpkin ale ratings now that I have had PumKing, to which no pumpkin beer can compare IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2008
opper, no head. Aroma is pumpkin pie, as you might expect - lots of cinnamon, clove brown sugar. Flavor is alos pie-y, with a lot of the same flavors. oddly dry, crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle: Thanks Eric for the bottle...pours a clear copper color with a quickly diminishing white head. Nose has notes of pumpkin pie, biscuity malts, cinnamon and nutmeg. I let this sit for a little bit after initially tasting and it definitely improves as it warms a bit...slick, bity mouth feel...flavor is of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg and some caramel notes. Very good and refreshing for this time of the year...I never tire of this style.

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