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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 (257) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (992) - Nevada, USA - AUG 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Clear orange with a thin head. Light pumpkin nose. Body is medium. Slight spice in the finish. Not the best example I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (493) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Rousse/ambrée. Petit collet blanc. Sucré. Gomme balloune. Bien épicé. Muscade. Un peu boisé. Malté. Réglisse. Florale. Bonbon épicé. Root beer. Très bien.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JaKeAFC (517) - ITALY - JUL 26, 2014
65 cl bottle, 9%. Obvious orange color, hazed. Nose of melon, banana, watermelon, apricot, peach. Aroma instead is a fuckload of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger and ealr grey tea. Taste is mostly sweetish with some bitterness balance in the finish. Medium body, low carbonation. Alcoholic finish, spiced, fairly dry. I find this one very sticky and difficult to throw down. Sadly annoying, lots of promises right off the cap, then failure in the mouth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours orange, nose is all spiced pumpkin, taste is dry, spicy pumpkin, juicy, dry.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. It pours deep amber with a decent white head. The nose is sweet, sugary, butternut squash, pumpkin, candy and veg. The taste is bitter-sweet, pumpkin, squash, some acidity, candy and sugar with a dry, sort if sweet finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty sweet and sugary... Not for me.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is clear copper orange with a bubbly off white head. Nose is heavy spice, light pumpkin, fair bit stale grain. Taste is very strong pumpkin spice, lighter grain and less stale. Soft carb, medium body and creamy palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (639) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
It has a deep amber body with good clarity. It also has a nice level of visible carbonation which supports a good creamy off white head. This head has good retention and makes for lots of lovely slick lacing on the glass. The aroma has loads cinnamon and other pumpkin pie spices over a delicate squash and malt mixture. There is a nice mixture of pie spice like cinnamon, ginger, and a touch of clove up front and throughout. There is also a good squash-like (pumpkin) flavor note with pie crust like malt. As it warms the cinnamon and spice come out a bit more. Its 9% ABV is also noticeable and adds another level of complexity and warmth. The body has a solid medium to full body with pleasant lively texture. The carbonation helps to keep thing from getting sticky or cloying as there is a good level of sweetness. Hops are barely noticeable but do offer just a touch of leafy/herbal bitterness towards the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a nice deep copper color with off-white head. Pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, caramel malts, and some sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more pumpkin.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
spittle8 (110) - - MAY 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Sweet, liquor aroma. Tastes sorry of like bourbon. Coppery with a mild head. Not a fan of this one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1859) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a hazy copper/orange colored body with a very thin slightly bubbly head that dies before it was even noticed. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell had nutmeg, cinnamon along with some light cream and vanilla, pumpkin was very subdued. The taste was basically the same with a semi-bittersweet finish, combined nicely between the sweeter flavorings and the bitterness. On the palate, it sat about a medium with some slight sharpness here and there on the tongue. This wasn’t a very drinkable beer - one bomber and done (if one could do the whole thing). Overall, I’m honestly not that impressed at least for me, but for the "pumpkin" style this is good, if you’re into that sort of thing.


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