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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Smashed Pumpkin is a big-bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body. Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich Malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Willamette and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit. To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Smashed Pumpkin pairs well with sharp cheeses, nuts, lamb, hearty stews and desserts like flan or pumpkin pie. Chefs find this an excellent beer to cook with in dishes such as braised short ribs.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (684) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
22oz bottle - pours a light rusty orange with tan head . Strong aroma of fall spices. Taste does bring a fair amount of actual pumpkin . Mild alcohol on the finish . Tasty fall beer . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1526) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Deep orange pour. Nose of potpourri and allspice with mashed pumpkin and caramel. Flavor of potpourri spice, real pumpkin, caramel, and light vanilla. Lingering potpourri. Spice is definitely more floral and rustic than most. Different, but good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmericanHobo (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Nice pumpkin aroma from first pour. Orange/copper color with small creamy head. Taste is not overwhelmed by pumpkin subtle hints of nutmeg and spice balance well with pumpkin and ale taste. Nice cridp finish

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AKORN (145) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Clear light copper with a small head. Malty, doughy, butterscotch and pumpkin spices aroma. Strong spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, gram cracker flavor and good sweetness going down. Real beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (602) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap at Fraser's. The pour is a nice orange-y gold with a nice thin white head and not really any lace left on the glass. The aroma is definitely strong in pumpkin, with a great spiciness and a solid pumpkin pie quality to it. There is a light malt on the back end, but there are a lot of spicy pumpkin pie notes. The flavor is very similar. More pumpkin, but the spice is a little more drowned out. As it warms, the spiciness comes back to take over a bit. Very good. The mouth feel is a touch light and the carbonation makes it a little creamier than I was expecting. The aftertaste is full of pumpkin and spice, and lingers nicely! Well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyvolz (16) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours a coppery orange color, smells like pumpkin spices, nutmeg, the usual for a pumpkin beer. The pumpkin spice characteristics are a bit more subtle on the palate than most pumpkin beers. plenty of backbone with the 9% alc though

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (81) - - AUG 30, 2014
Stellar pumpkin beer. Really well balanced and hides the alcohol well. With so many pumpkin beers out there this remains a go to. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2014
On tap. Served a copper color with a fair head and bits of lacing. Aroma of citrus, bit of pumpkin and trace of spice. Taste is a bit muted with some pumpkin, bit of citrus and grain. Light bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Moderate body, comes across a bit bland. The 9% ABV makes the beer interesting. Not a bad beer But I was expecting a bit more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2636) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, toast, honey, light biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin, spices, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, honey, toast, biscuit, herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, honey, toast, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of pumpkin, spices, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial pumpkin ale. All around good complexity and balance of pumpkin, spices, and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1010) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured from big bottle (with screw-on cap-a first for me). I smell pumpkin, spice and soap. Amber with thin white head. I taste spices (nutmeg and cinnamon), pumpkin, malt, licorice and pepper. Not as sweet as others of this style. Slight alcohol in the back. A unique example of pumpkin ale, and I like it.


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