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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Very pronounced pumkin, cinnamon, and honey nose. This got me excited to taste the beer. Color is orange golden, head basically disappears. The taste is unfortunately one-dimensional. It’s like they took a bland lager and added spice flavors to it. I like the pumpkin aspect, but otherwise this let me down after such a promising aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle, special guest at Swedish Systembolaget. This is bad.. Nose has lots of spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and maybe some cloves too. Unfortunately, this beer tastes like macro swill poured into a can of pumpkin preserve. I really struggled to give it a chance but ended up damn near a drain pour. Waste of time and money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
[Bottled] Dark yellow colour. Baked apples and cinnamon in aroma, light sourish - is this what they call pumpkin? Light body, with way too much of cinnamon to be balanced. Little appley, and/or obviously pumpkin. Fruity sweet naturally. Short finish. Hm, this seems pretty simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Thank God my liquor store sells singles!! I thought this was a pumpkin beer, and that is why it was a little pricey. Actually, it’s a crappy small beer with a few spices thrown in to pretend it is some kind of a seasonal ale. Come on guys, you can do better than this!! 1. Add some malt. 2. Add some pumpkin. 3. Get the alcohol at least over 5.5. This is pisswater with spices. Sorry for the unsubjective ranting, but i was truly disappointed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thomat (2167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2006
Golden color with a very thin whote foam. Fruity with notes of ginger / cinnamon. Light body with too little bitterness and too much carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Furseth (1985) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle: Yellow clear colour, with awhit flat foam. Aroma is flowery,gras,hay, anonymius bitterness. Flavor is hiny,flowery,with a bit of citric ending.Short bitter finsih.Light body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 The label says: "Malt beverage with pumpkin spice added." Translation: Cheap malt liquor flavored with a little nutmeg. Ugh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2006
12oz bottle pours amber with a short white head that fades quick. Aromas of nutmeg, pumpkin, clove and light caramel. Flavors of pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, caramel, toasted malts, and light german hops. Palate is medium bodied and not much carbonation. Pretty drinkable overall. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Okay, I think I’m actually starting to hate this brewery. Time after time they consistantly deliver a dissapointment - this is no exception. Pours clear golden / orange with a slightly off-white head. Aroma has nutmeg, hints of clove and pumpkin in the background. Now things go downhill. Medium / light body with way too much carbonation. There is something in the taste that resembles pumpkin - very fake tasting. There are hints of nutmeg and other spices, but the carbonation is too prevalent to be able to make them out. The finish is like the taste, but more water and metallic. Gack - this is not good. I don’t think I’ve ever had a drain pour from this brewery, but there’s never been one I wanted a second bottle of.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Label boasts "malt beverage"- wtf?- "with pumpkin spice added." Surprising clear flaxen color, sporting a snowcap head. Smells like "Big Red" chewing gum. Period. Taste is truely weird... gingerale, sassafras, listerine, cream soda. Watery body with a baked winter squash, nutmeg, and lemon zest finish. Papery and supermarket sugar cookie aftertaste. It’s okay. BMC drinkers would love it.

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