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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2010
Pours a clear light orange with a white head. Very sweet with loads of pumpkin aromas. Somewhat cloying. Highish carbonation. Medium to heavy bodied. Unbalanced towards pumpkins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1280) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 20, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Massive spice - clove and nutmeg on the nose. Autumnal sunset with a white lace emulating the rising moon on a clear night. Coats the mouth with a little oil. Full lingering mouthfeel. This tastes like a pumpkin pie. One of the best examples of this style I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
Colour: Ruby orange, or dark pumpkin as it were. Nose: spoiled corn, soy sauce, fresh heavily ryed bread. Taste: Pumpkin marinated in chardonnay, butterscotch middle, vanilla and young cheese finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
There is a splash of noncommittal spiciness, bobbing up and down, creating a sort of reasonable, albeit unimpressive, body. Is this beer as fancy as its font indented bottle? Not a chance. If the weakness of the beer’s flavor confuses you for artisan subtlety, you are confused, dear friend. Sure, it is a 9%, but that doesn’t make me want to drink it anymore. A little daft and neutered, this ale is approachable but not advisable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6899) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2010
(Bottle) Copper/amber colour with brief, frothy, beige head. Fruity, spicy nose with dried fruit, caramel, pumpkin and spicy hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Fruity, spicy taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, pumpkin, cinnamon and some sweet alcohol coming through. Some bitterness in the finish and hints of tannine showing after a while. More than medium body, fairly sweet. Pumpkin beers aren’t really my kind of thing, but the fairly solid malt structure and alcohol backs it up to make it quite enjoyable. Like the name though ... "Disarm me with your smile...", I wonder where I put that CD...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2010
I find this a most interesting pumpkin beer because pumpkin seems to be such a minor note in it. This is a light orange beer with very thin head and much bubbling rising from the bottom. The aroma is a bit of pumpkin and nutmeg but i also get a wheat malt and spicy hop smell that mixes well with nutmeg. The taste is subtle with a touch of nutmeg again and a light rich malt factor. almost a mix of pumpkin beer and octoberfest. really enjoyed and does not give any indication of its high ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of nutmeg, bubblegum, cinnamon and light pumpkin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, carmel and light pumpkin with a smooth lingering spiced finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1330) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Pretty disappointing. Has a faint smell of nutmeg/pumpkin. Taste is pretty similar. A faint pumpkin taste with a hint of spice and some mild hops. Okay body, nothing special at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3637) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Tickin’ beers, tickin’ beers. I love it. Had this one on draft. Pours a hazy bright orangish-amber color with a small white head sitting on top. The aroma is big on spice - cinnamon and nutmeg - with maybe a small hint of actual pumpkin, as well as some honey. The flavor has a sweet honeyish malt base and your typical pumpkin ale cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness, not overdone like it can be with some beers. Pumpkin flavor is subtle but definitely there. Medium-bodied and fairly smooth on the palate, with a good carbonation level. This is a pretty nice pumpkin ale overall, and one of the better beers I’ve had from Shipyard, who usually produces products on the crappier side from my experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8593) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2010
bottle. early pour is clear and bright deep rust colored orange. nose is medium to heavy spice cabinet, medium natural gord and squash, mild soap and artificial pumpkin flavoring with a dirty and pungent yeast note (mold, concrete, spoiled milk?). heavy syrupiness, excessively chewy, benefits from being fresh but for the most part the pumpkin flavoring seems disjointed (the high levels of unfermented malt give it an artificial/candied quality). twangy finish brings up more of the moldy/dirty yeast... not a complete wreck but for me it’s unpalatable.

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