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RATINGS: 518   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (5658) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée avec Fred82 et Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur de muscade et de cannelle. Apparence: La couleur est orangée ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de citrouille et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de muscade en arrière goût. (Rating #3127)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2010
0.65L bottle kindly shared by larsga. Low offwhite head, slowly fading to a ring of bubbles. Body is near clear, orangey-golden. Cinnamon and nutmeg, apple-pie and sweetish malts to the nose. Sweet, medium full malt body. Generously spiced, over the top maybe. Mid-bodied. Light soapy, light astringent mouthfeel. Spicy endnotes with an alcohol sting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2010
Small offwhite head doesn’t last. Light amber body. Sugary spicy nutmeg and cinnamon aroma, very harmonic and delicate. Dry-sweet intense nutmeg and cinnamon taste with apple notes. Hot mouthfeel. Fullish body. Dryish spicy alcohol and paper aftertaste with fruit notes. Very nice, but perhaps a bit spicy and sweet. (0.65l bottle, Systembolaget, Stockholm.)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2010
Orange body, white head. Flavours and notes of pumpkin, nutmeg adn alcohol. Too thin for this amount of alcohol. Noticeable bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4948) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Orange with white head and lace. Aroma is pie spice. Spicy light sweet malt flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6585) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2010
660 ml bottle. From Malmö, Sweden. Shared w/ Brandman.
Parallel tasting w/ Southern Tier Pumking.

Slightly hazy copper orange colour with small off-white head. Sweet icky sugary pumpkin (I suppose, don’t like pumpkins) and malt in aroma with mild hops and nutmeg. Flavour is strong alcohol, spices, pepper, nutmeg and sweetish pumpkins. Warms like hell. Almost balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Easily one of the best pumkin ales I’ve had, ever. This beer isn’t messing about.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DalzAle (1966) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle. Clear pumpkin orange colored our, medium carbonation and a strong aroma of pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is of overly sweet apple pie spice, sugar, and finished with a funky and off aftertaste. Wanted to to like this one, but it just didn’t do it for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
22 oz bottle pours hazy orange, decent head. Very complex aroma of cinnamon, clove and lavendar, but dominated by honey. THis had a sweet caramel and then a fantastic pumpkin flavor. This was very balanced and the alcohol hidden incredibly well. I am definitely not a fan of pumpkin beers but this was very well made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2010
Shipyard not my favorite bewer and I generally hate pumpkin, but this one was quite nice. Massively spiced with nutmeg, possibly ginger and cinnamon,and seriously dosed with pumpkin. Everything about the nose says pumpkin pie. Clear, very dark amber, smallish head. Taste is surprisingly good, if not subtle. Pumpkin, classic and PNW hops, and spices. Not too sweet and no nasty vegetable notes. Quite good, great for the style


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