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RATINGS: 567   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - SEP 26, 2010
Great pumpkin smell coupled with a fairly big pie-like taste. A bit too carbonated for me to fully embrace. And i can’t help but compare Southern Tier’s pumpkin ale to anything else...so...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
9/24/10. Bomber. Hazy bright orange pour (like pumpkin liquer) with a frothy off-white head that goes fast but laces a ton. Sweet, soapy pumpkin and pie spice aroma - really reminds of a candle. Relatively light entry, but the finish going down and the breath out is extreme sweet pumpkin and nutmeg. It’s like downing the sweetest pumpkin ice cream or deep sniffing the cheapest pumpkin candle you’ve ever had. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3497) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Has a rich, malty aroma with a strong overtone of cinnamon and a fair amount of sweetness. It pours an average clear amber but with a thick, fluffy, off-white, fairly persistent head. Flavor has strong spicy and vegetable tones, mainly cinnamon with a not exactly subtle bite and yeasty and malty undertones. Smooth texture is fairly tingly and fizzy so the beer dances all the way from the lips to the esophagus.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1383) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2010
22 ounce bottle from 2010. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours an orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head that went away quickly. Not much lacing at all. Aroma is mostly spicy, the brew smells like nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin and cinnamon. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s a little bit of booze noticable in the flavor. I think the aroma is better than the taste, as the pumpkin spice flavors aren’t quite as strong compared to the strength of the spices in the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent enough, it’s not hard to drink at all. Not a bad pumpkin ale, but it’s not one of my favorites, either. I’d try this again in the future.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bomber. Poured clear medium orange with a short, well-retained whitish head. The aroma picked up sweet and sour pumpkin notes accented by vanilla bean, nutmeg, and a splash of alcohol warmth.. lots of savory notes, with just a little more sour character than I’d like. The flavor found pumpkin meat, bready notes, and caramel at the core, with sour malts/spices (nutmeg primarily) around.. deeply-rooted alcohol warmth throughout.. sour-ish on the finish, and warming in the belly. Medium-bodied and rather slick on the palate.. moderate carbonation.. decent balance. I’d drink more of these.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1955) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Bottle share thanks Kevin! Pour is hazy light amber with white soapy head. Aroma was pumpkin cinnamon and whip cream. Taste was surprising yeast which lead into the pumpkin and cinnamon very interesting. Palate had a medium feel with a slick a dry finish. Not bad, but was not expecting the yeast flavor!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
It’s a good looking beer with a transparent orange-amber color and a creamy off-white head. Lots of sweet pumpkin pie spice in the aroma. The pumpkin flavor shows up in a supporting role. It’s a bit too sugary, but it kind of works with the spice. The beer tastes fairly sweet, but there’s lots of spice here as well. It reminds me of an English Barleywine mixed with pumpkin pie. The booze is relatively light and just provides warmth. It’s a big, smooth beer. Gets better as it warms. Very full mouthfeel, particularly for the style. I’m not always a big fan of pumpkin ales or Shipyard, but this is a very nice beer. Good to drink slowly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Pours orange copper with a decent beige head and spiced pumpkin aroma. There is a sweet caramel malt flavor with a whole lot of spice (mostly nutmg) and a lingering pumpkin taste and a warming alcohol trail. It’s not a bad brew, but it’s too rich for volume drinking.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bomber from Plaza Liquers Tux AZ! Nice thick pour with a nice look of deep amber orange. Frothy head. Cinnimon spices with a nice blend of pumpkin goodness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2010
Thanks for sharing, Jason. Light orange, smooth, boozy, understated pumpkin. Rich nutmeg mostly. Smells like the pumpkin spice. A sipper.


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