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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2008
On tap at the flying saucer in KC. Pours a clear, light red-orange with a small, white head that leaves a nicely laced ring around the beer and on the surface throughout the session. Aroma of pumpkin pie. Very nice and complex. Assortments of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger bread cookies, pumpkin bread, cloves, and sweet malts. The flavor is very similar. Lots of fresh pumpkin pie spices and a buttery sweet malt. Not too bitter and finishes warm. Full bodied and the alcohol is very well hidden. Overall, the best pumpkin beer I’ve had to date. Hats off to the brewery for actually make a beer taste like it’s supposed to. Great flavor and body. A must try.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
viethe (3) - Holts Summit, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2008 does not count
One of the best pumpkin beers out there. From the moment you pop the top and begin the pour, the aroma of fall arises. The taste of pumpkin pie or pumpkin muffins, slightly warming thanks to the decent ABV, and without being overly sweet. It’s well balanced with a semi-thick mouthfeel, and the aftertaste of cinammon and nutmeg grows pleasantly with each drink. Highly recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
crystal clear amber. nice white head very that settles down into almost nothing. little to no lacing. nice ginger bread nutmeg cinnamon aroma. smells like fall. sweet pumpkin pie flavor lots of nutmeg with a good dose of cinnamon and a hint of ginger. not exactly hot but there is definitely a warm alcohol presence as the beer warms. the beer has a nice full body but the nice malty sweetness seems to almost disappear in the end leaving spices and alcohol....just not a very pleasant finish. I really like this beer...just dont let it warm up. cold its a beautiful gingerbreadie pumpkin pie masterpiece....as it warms it almost becomes a spicy hot mess.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6632) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Amber color with minimal head and very little carbonation. Aroma is pleasant and is full of nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is also full of Fall spices. Nutmeg and cinnamon again with some over ripe fruit and alcohol. Some nice ginger bread. ABV seems unnecessarily high and the beer would have been better served with less. It is very much a pumpkin pie effect which asks whether it should be served with KoolWhip on top.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Refreshing pumpkin, nutmeg flavor for the festive time of year. I’m a sucker for fall seasonals and this is a good one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2008
If ever there was a beer that completely invoked the feeling of autumn, this beer is it. Beautiful, deep red/amber pour into the glass with an off-white head. Nice aroma of cinnamon and cloves. Tastes like pumpkin pie and finishes with ginger bread flavors. Really nice complex and well-balanced brew. Absolutely worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sanfiltj (6) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2008 does not count
This may be the best pumpkin ale available outside the specialty stores. It’s flavor is somewhat diluted but only by its’ high alcohol content. The aroma is above average, but over advertises the actual flavor. Overall, a worthy effort.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Pours a dark coppery color with little to no head. Aroma is ginger bread, with strong hints of nutmeg or cinnamon, with a slight fruity character, like artificial banana flavoring. The first sip tastes just like fresh pumpkin pie. As you drink on, other flavors emerge. Cinnamon toast and spiced or baked apple come forward. This is perfect on crisp fall days where brown leaves crinkle under your steps.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13980) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Tap at Schlafly Bottleworks. Very dark amber/brown color with a beige/off-white head that clung to the glass. Strong pumpkin pie spice aroma. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. It’s pumpkin pie flavor. Finishes with spice all over the mouth. My chardonnay drinking spouse loved it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Wonderful pumpkin. Bottle. Poured into a shaker. Poured a clear amber color with almost no head. Aroma is bready malt and pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is spicy with a pumpkin aftertaste. I wanted a beer that made me think I was drinking a pumpkin pie, and they gave it to me. Best one yet.


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