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RATINGS: 513   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SteveLikesBeer (50) - - NOV 5, 2013
It’s dark orange and pours with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. It has a bright, fruity bouquet of pumpkin and nutmeg. The flavour is probably closer to pumpkin pie -- both filling and crust -- than any of the half-dozen pumpkin beers I’ve imbibed over the past few weeks. The three malts and two hops that go into this would suggest a more complex flavour, but it’s pretty straight-forward in a very good way and has a pleasantly lingering finish. It’s nine-per cent alcohol, but you wouldn’t know it. That’s how good it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
A nice amber-orange body with a slightly off white had that had good retention and lace. Strong nutmeg upfront with hints of brown sugar pumpkin and some mild all spice. Flavor was nice and sweet, nutmeg waved back and forth between both sweet and spicy flavors. Finish was smooth and the alcohol was well hidde

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ejh8 (63) - - NOV 3, 2013
Real smooth pumpkin ale with hint of the nutmeg that doesn't overwhelm. It really is a delicious autumn brew with a thin texture and wonderful dirty orange color that looks like the turned leaves. Thumbs up! Worth grabbing a few bottles for October and November football games. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (655) - Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Mostly clear orange copper color with an off white head with decent lacing. Big bready malt aroma with cinnamon, nutmeg and some clove. Some dark fruit also. Same on taste with some sweetness, an earthy bitter and and underlying vanilla with a hint of alcohol and spiciness. Semi creamy mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. Finishes with some bitter and sweetness. Nice pumpkin beer that has good complexity but not highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Small white head on a golden orange pour. Medium body. All pumpkin pie sweetness and spices. A big brewand alcohol is well hidden. Its more over the top than I like for a pumpkin, but thats just a preference...its a solid ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
want1DIPA (213) - - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle pour. I’m loving everything about this imperial pumpkin ale! Strong pumpkin aroma with smooth creamy, vanilla, cinnamon and pumpkin flavors. What a delightful suprise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lereve (8) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
Now THIS is a pumpkin beer! May like it even more than my beloved Dog fish. Very subtle but present pumking not a lot of spice and at 9% a full bodied beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 From tap! Pours an rich orange with a light whitehead. Aroma is an amazing sweetness of pumpkin nutmeg cinnamon greatness. Taste is sweet like candy. For an IPA drinker I love this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
pours a clear orange with a medium size dirty white head that goes away quickly, and good lacing. smell is of malt, nutmeg, spice, and pumpkin. taste is a bit oily, pumpkin malt, spices, and a strange aftertaste. ends thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1676) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Beer #5. Bomber. Aroma is exactly like pumpkin pie. Pour is slightly hazy orange with a medium off-white head. Taste is sweet and savory with a licorice undertone that the other beers thus far haven’t had. Not bad but I was expecting more.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

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