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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our 2010 Pumpkin Saison is a true belgian-style farmhouse ale, made of seasonal ingredients in the traditional style. This year’s harvest of local "Pie Sweet" pumpkins, warm fermented with aromatic spices has yielded an extraordinary beer that defies comparison to anything in its class. Dry (not sweet) and ruddy orange in color, the complex flavor, color, and bouquet of this beer bring to mind preserved fruits, fall foliage, and the warm kitchen of a bakery in full autumn swing. The pumpkins were grown using all-natural and sustainable techniques on a local biodynamic (but not yet certified organic) farm.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2894) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2014
The aroma was pumpkin, spices, yeasty. The flavor follows. The appearance is dark brown. The finish is spicy, yeasty. Good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4094) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Location: Draft at Khyber Pass Pub, 11/16/13

Aroma: The nose is full of pumpkin spice with some nice yeasty spices as well
Appearance: This one pours an orange color with a smallish head
Flavor: Tastes quite similar, lots of spices, both pumpkin and yeasty, some sweet and bitter notes
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a fairly complex feel, and a soft carbonation
Overall Impression: Really easy to drink and pretty interesting take on a pumpkin beer. In general, I’m a big fan of breweries playing around with the putting beer in pumpkin concept, and this is no exception. Bring on the pumpkin saisons, pumpkin DIPAs, pumpkin wilds, etc.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Draft at Milk Boy. Hazy orange pour. Slight white foam. Mild pumpkin flavor. Not dreadful, but not exceptional. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5101) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy yellow body with a nice frothy white head that had decent retention. The nose is pretty nice, fairly heavy spicing, but also a decent amount of pumpkin meat. Some nice soft earthy notes from the yeast as well. The flavor is definitely spice driven, though fairly soft and gentle. The yeastiness seems to mellow out the spicing pretty well. Nice lingering yeasty finish with some bready malt. Soft mouthfeel with gentle carbonation and a little lingering spice. Pretty decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap. Pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pumpkin, squashy vegetables, pale malt. Flavor of bready malt, peppery spices, allspice, pumpkin. Very vegetable-y/hearty, less spicy/cinnamony. Pretty decent pumpkin. 7/4/7/3/14 (3.5/5)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Draft at Craft Ale House. Pours hazy dark straw with minimal off-white head. Nose is dry funky fruit, mild pumpkin. Tastes dry, hoppy and citric, with the pumpkin being a supporting cast member, and some late squashy flavors/ Finishes dry and crisp. This one is nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with minimal white head. The aroma Is spicy with some clove mixed with yeast. The taste is spicy with a good bit of saison and minimal pumpkin

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Strong pumpkin aroma. My two year old said "pumpkin beer." She doesn’t drink. Lots of spices in the beer which is great if you dig the cinnamon, coriander and an almost curry-like spice over traditional pumpkins which focus more on overloading pumpkin seeds in the mix. Last year’s G&K Pumpkin didn’t even come close as far as spiciness but was very well balanced. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Pint on tap at the brewpub, translucent orange color, aroma is tough to tease out but is an explosion of sweet honey and pumpkin and spices. Taste is equally as complex and gets increasingly sweet as it warms up. Palate is full, crisp aftertaste, all around great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (981) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tasted on tap in the brewery. Pours a lively orange with a small and quickly dissipating head. Aromas of pumpkin pie spices more so than actual pumpkin. Medium to full bodied, big palate of spices, fresh baked cinnamon rolls, and a little bit of tannin from the organic pumpkin rounded it out nicely. All in all a good beer, although I much prefer the 2009 Pumpkin Saison, which was more straight forward pumpkin without all the cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, which tend to get overwhelming and cloying.


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