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RATINGS: 562   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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doghair (262) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Light foam that dissipates very quickly to a ring around the edge. The color is a wonderful crystal clear orange. One of the best looking pumpkin ales I’ve seen. Nice scent. Prominent pumpkin and spice. Slightly sweet. The smell is mostly gone after a few minutes. The taste is primarily pumpkin and spice. Somewhat bitter but I can’t tell if it’s hops or the spices. The mouth feel is unusually light for a 9% beer. It drinks almost like a soda. No noticeable alcohol taste. Overall this is a good pumpkin ale but not as good as I expected. Does not stand out in the crowd. The light mouth feel is unusual. **The label is very cool. It alone is enough to convince me to buy it. Very nice work.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks zvikar. Clear orange. Aroma of lots of pumpkin, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet flavor with pumpkin, caramel, honey, lots of spices, alcohol and a drier, spicy-bitterish finish. Medium-bodied, a bit sticky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (424) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
I’m not the biggest Pumpkin ale fan but they are hard to avoid this time of year. My wife buys them more than me and she got this one. However I don’t think she realized it was a 9% abv. and had to share a bit with me. The aroma has a faint spicy aroma. The flavor is filled with spice, sweetness, and obviously pumpkin flavor. Their is a pleasant gala apple souriness to it. I like this pumpkin ale a lot and am glad it is overly sweet like some pumpkin ales i have had. I find a bit off alcohol heat in the finish which is pleasant with the complex spiciness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (665) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Sweet malt, spicy apple-ish fruity aroma. Sweet, caramel flavor. Interesting flavor from the pumpkin. Bread crust, apple, spicy hops and nutmeg. Light tartness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1033) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy copper with a small white head and a little bit of lace. Aroma is spicy, nutmeg, cloves, all spice, pumpkin pie filling, cinnamon, and some caramel malty backbone. Flavour is nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, light alcohol as it warms, caramel, and mild pumpkin pie filling. Nice balance for a 9 point beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1308) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a clear orangish Auburn color with a frothy white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, yam, allspice and sweet malt. Taste is pumpkin, steamed yam, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a nice natural taste into the finish. Medium high body with a touch of alcohol but overall very smooth for its high abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (559) - CROATIA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle; pours a clear copper with a tan head; aroma is pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices; taste is sweet with light pumpkin, malt, and a lot of spice that is mostly nutmeg; has a spicy finish; pretty good pumpkin beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (106) - - NOV 3, 2014
Auburn to orange with a thick lasting tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, apples, and light caramel. Taste is a bit tart and funky pumpkin with nutmeg. Fairly light and watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (833) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Cloudy rusty orange color. Spicy sweet aroma. Taste- rich, malty and spicy. Cinnamon, nutmeg and vegetal flavors. Grassy bitterness cuts the sweetness a bit. One of the finer pumpkin ales I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Soft, distinctly honey and vanilla aroma with caramel Reminds me of Bit-o-honey candies. Clear gold, tight ivory head. Lightly spicy, low bittering, cookieish. Lightish body. Boozy. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1969) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Orange gold in color... Aroma is light spices, soap, cider, potpourri, and sweet sugar malts... Flavor is light malts, brown sugar, spices and nuts... Light nutty spicy finish... Actually enjoyed this more than the barrel aged version, had them side by side... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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