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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Thanks to Azurelimits for bringing this to our pumpkin tasting. Pours a medium orange color with a thin off white head. The nose is quite strong and goes in all the wrong directions. It tastes quite a bit like someone melted a stick of butter on top of a pumpkin pie. The taste is quite awful, with a buttery, spiced flavor and not too much actual pumpkin coming through. Feel is really creamy and odd. I really did not like this one--definite drain pour. I should say that there were others who at least somewhat enjoyed it, so it’s probably just me. EDIT: Matt’s review makes it clear that at least one more at the tasting found this to be thoroughly disgusting. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-18-2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
natejgood (439) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Pours a clear medium golden color with a small white head and a nice amount of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Smells of sweet malts and pumpkin spices. Smells a little sweeter than I would like, and this sweetness caries over into the flavor. While this beer has a more natural pumpkin spice flavor than many pumpkin ales it is also a bit too sweet and syrupy for my liking. There is a bit of a citrus flavor on the back end. Not a bad pumpkin ale but also not one of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Very, very good pumpkin ale. Not for those that like subtle pumpkin and spice flavors. This beer tastes like pumpkin pie in a bottle. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg dominated this one. There was a slight hoppy bitterness at the finish, but the spice from the cinnamon flavors killed it quickly. One of the best parts about this beer is the warming you get from the booze. It’s a good strong ale, perfect for cold winters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Date: 12/31/2010 Source:Other Nice spicy fruity aroma with hints of warming alchohol and lots of caramel and honey notes. Fruity pumpkin almost sweet potatoe like flavor with nice balance of apple pie spices. Clear light amber brown. Moderate bitterness. Medium body and mouth feel.Finish is lightly bitter and very fruity with pumpkin hanging in there. Best of the pumpkins I can remember.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1991) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
On tap. Great beer. Aromas of cinnamon, caramel, toffee, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with no head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1935) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2010
When it’s a week before Christmas, it’s time to drink the pumpkin beers. Smashing Pumpkin had a high alcohol content, pumpkin spice and some light bitterness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1349) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 On tap at The Great Lost Bear. Copper with orange hue. Pumpkin cinnamon and Nutmeg aroma. Sweet pumpkin flavor with hints of vanilla and toffee. Nutmeg and hops finish. Alcohol is nicely hidden.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
raverchikadee (14) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2010
I LOVE THIS BEER!! So yummy and full of pumpkin!!!! most flavorful pumpkin ales out there!! Get this when its in season!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3421) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on December 12 2010; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, no lacing; nose: spices including nutmeg, alcohol, malt, pumpkin; mouth: alcohol, spices including nutmeg, malt, toffee, finale in alcohol warmth with presence of nutmeg, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 12 décembre 2010; œil : cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, très petit anneau de mousse fauve; nez : épices dont muscade, alcool, malt, citrouille; bouche : alcool, épices dont la muscade, malt, toffee, citrouille, finale en chaleur d’alcool avec présence de muscade, corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle. Poured a medium copper/orange with a large creamy off white head that was fully lasting and had excellent lacing. The aroma was mild of caramel malts and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin. It tasted sweet with a slight alcohol flavor at first then matured to a sweet and creamy flavor with strong hints of nutmeg, pumpkin and cinnamon with a slight alcohol aftertaste that stayed wit you a nice long while. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and creamy in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a nice tasting pumpkin ale.

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