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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1395) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a pale amber with a fizzy head that goes away quickly. Aroma of cinnamon and cloves. Yes, it does taste like pumpkin pie. The sweet malt and spices come through as well. Texture is thin, as is the mouthfell. Slight alcohol warmth after the swallow. Iím not one for stuff in beer like fruit and vegetables, but this tastes pretty good. Still not my style, but decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
pours clear orange with small head. aroma pumpkin pie. flavor sweet pumpkin pie. full smooth sweet mouth which is quite nice. im not a big pumpkin pie fan but this is a well made thanksgiving beer. its pretty potent too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
I honestly canít belive Iím giving a pumpkin beer a good review. I generally hate pumpkin beers, but this is actually solid and enjoyable. It pours bronze with a light tan head that disappears fairly quick. The aroma is like a sturdy pumpkin pie - pumpkin, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is missing whipped cream to round things out. Medium body with just enough carbonation. Startw with spice and a pumpkin / squash / veggie taste. Some underlying malt shows through as well. The finish has a spice punch followed by the squash taste. A lingering spiciness stays in the mouth for a while. This is probably the best pumpkin beer Iíve had. Well done Schlafly.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2006
(draught) Nice orange-amber with very small head. Pumpkin and spice aroma. Flavor is pumpkin and fall spices (especially clove and nutmeg). You notice the alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2006
This is probably the best pumpkin beer I have had to date. Granted, I have not had a great pumpkin beer beforehand. However, the presence of spice along with the distinct pumpkin pie taste made me feel fall slowly creep in. That said, I think the beer would benefit from a bigger body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (694) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Bottle: Fan-freaking-tastic! I love pumpkin beers, and this is the best Iíve had by a wide margin. Pours a reddish-amber color with a medium head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Aroma is awesome, spicy pumpkin pie and caramel. Flavor is spicy, almost like spiced-cider to begin with, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, thereís that caramel again, and glorious pumpkin in the finish. Hides itís alcohol very, very well, exposing it only momentarily towards the bitter end. Very balanced and quaffable. I hope they start doing this one every year!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3170) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 2006 Hop in the city Festival beer. Pour is a dark copper with a huge white head. Aroma is a very strong cinnamon with some cloves in there. Flavor is pretty good. Lots of cinnamon and spice with some cloves and maybe honey. Donít get much pumpkin in this but the other flavors are strong enough to carry this over the top. A very decent attempt. Iím getting to like these pumpkin beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Bottled Sept 11 2006. WOW! Thanks Charles! Bottle hissed as it was popped. Poured three quarters, then gave it a good spin and dumped the rest. It fizzed and sounded like a Coke. The hue is a deep amber hue with a slight lingering ring of white head. The cinnamon aroma hits me immediately. The nutmeg and clove aroma is also present, but not to the intensity of the above stated cinnamon. Smells fresh and wonderful. Mouthfeel is medium to full with a sweet middle and a slightly dry bitter finish. The cloying pumpkin pie flavor lingers. The malt note is sweet and medium roasted. Slight gram cracker note. Then the spices hit at all different parts on the tongue. The finish is tongue tingling spicy citrus hops. That is also contributed to by the clove. Well done, Sirs! The base beer seems solid, and the ingredients and spices only tie this beer tighter together.


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