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RATINGS: 1080   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Pour is slightly hazed yellow with a big dense off white head...smell is cinnamon, some nutmeg, metallic...taste is sweet corn with hints of metal and nutmeg...thin and watery...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 ORIGINAL RATE:I didn’t care for this one as much. It is better than some beers I have had, but not at all what I was expecting. I liked the Shipyard Winter Ale and the Gritty McDuff’s Halloween Ale better.

RE-RATE (10-14-06): Amber color with almost no head to speak of. Smells overwealmingly of pumpkin pie spice. Tastes malty and of pumpkin pie spice. Pumpkin is also present; more so than Sea Dog’s, less so than DFH, Smuttynotse, and others... Light to medium bodied. Rather drinkable... Not my favorite pumpkin ale, but a decent one. Better than I remember, perhaps this year’s batch is better than last year’s...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - NOV 21, 2005
Funky flavor. Tastes like a bottle of Mickey’s malt liquor with pumpkin spices. I’m definately not wild about this stuff. Maybe I’ll give it away. This is most definately a novelty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Pours a golden orange with a white head. Tastes like pumpkin, gofigure, and spices (nutmeg and clove). Enjoyable but certainly not stellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Poured an effervescent pale gold with a fizzy white hed. Sweet aroma of cinnamon, lemony citrus, and a touch of pumpkin. Taste is actual pumpkin pie with cinnamon and cloves mixed in with a dry toffee finish, very little sweetness. I’m impressed that this beer duplicated the flavor of pumpkin pie so well. Surprisingly full body given the appearance. Definitely exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2005
bottle from holiday wine cellar. pours a light yellow color with no head and just a little bit of lacing. aroma is weak, almost smells like miller lite with a hint of spice (nutmeg, allspice). Flavor is much, much better than the aroma. It’s still kind of mild, but it has nice spice notes to it, including nutmeg, cinammon and all spice. Good beer but I am still on the quest for the fantastic pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Nice roasted and spicy aroma. Lots of pumpkin, spices, vanilla in the flavor. This was a nice pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5751) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée au Beverage Warehouse à Winooski, VT. Arôme: Odeur de muscade et de cannelle. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût cannelle et de citrouille. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture crémeuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #337)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
Maine Brewers Festival 2005. Sampled as Kennebunkport Pumpkinhead. Yellow body with a tiny white head. Big spice aroma - nutmeg? Sweet spicey flavour is nice but not very well balanced. Average palate. Needs to bump up the malt and add more (some?) pumpkin. I enjoyed this though, probably more than my ratings reflect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2005
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Aroma like cinamon buns and some other herbs. Nice malty taste with herbal influence. Interesting and moreish.

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