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RATINGS: 476   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.


3.6
   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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
The last of the pumpkin beers that I was able to try this season. Sampled at the Power Plant Strong Ale Festival on 12/8/07. Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange with a thin, creamy, beige head. Medium-bodied and slick with a toasted and spicy, yet clean, finish. Iíd say that this "tastes like pumpkin pie", only it doesnít. Itís better. This is a very well integrated beer with the fruit and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg & a bit of clove) coming together in splendid harmony. This is the best pumpkin beer that Iíve tried to date. I guess that, this year, I saved the best for last.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
22 oz bottle at Loganís Pre-GABF party. Lots of pumpkin and spice on the flavor and the aromas. Very good. One of the best Pumpkins I have had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2007
12 oz bottle acquired via trade with Acknud. Pours a deep copper color with a small white head. Pretty decent lacing too. Aroma was overwhelmly of pumpkin. This is one of the stronger tasting pumpkin ales Iíve had so far. Like liquified pumpkin pie. Pumpkin flavor and cinammon spice, along with some malty sweetness. Fairly high abv, 8%, for a pumpkin ale, though the alcohol is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2007
I asked for a sample of this at the taproom because I didnít think I could stomach an entire glass of a pumpkin ale (not my favorite style or taste really, but sometimes I enjoy pumpkin flavored baked goods). Aggressive for a pumpkin ale at 8%. tase is as expected: sweet pumpkin and spice with hint of alcohol burn. I think making this sort of a "bigger" pumpkin beer was a good idea. The higher gravity allows the spices and pumpkin not to overwhelm the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Pours orange with quick dissapating head. Aroma of cinnamon and ginger. Taste cinnamon and spices with a little hop on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one... Appears a transparent copper toned amber with a small white head that quickly fizzles out into a mild cap. Small spots are left around the glass. Smell is of spicy pumpkin pie with doughy bread, and a touch of caramel. Taste mimcs the aromas with hints of cinnamon, cloves, all-spice, dried juniper berries, and Chinese 5-spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spiced with pumpkin bread and roasted walnuts lingering into a thin finish.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2007
God. I couldnít drink it. Too heavy on the spice aroma but pretty to look at. Nice pumpkin color.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Draft sample at Schlafly Bottleworks. Aieeee! Pumpkin beer time again! This one is darker than the usual pumpkin color. Just a small edge of foam. Pie spices pretty clear in the nose and in the taste. Some sweetness here that does indeed suggest roast pumpkin in evidence.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2007
(12oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Crystal clear light amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, light ginger. Taste is medium sweet, nutmeg, light clove, pumpkin pie, alcohol. Medium body.


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