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RATINGS: 510   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (741) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours a nice dark burnt orange color with a small white head. This beer smells a lot better than it tastes. Excellent aromas bursting of pumpkin, nutmeg and various other spices. The flavors are similar but not nearly as pronounced and leave a little to be desired in that department. Medium bodied with some booze shooting through. Overall a pretty good pumpkin but not one of the best; second tier I’d say.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1367) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter at about 55F. A: Poured, appropriately, a color close to pumpkin orange; clear with a modest head. The head quickly reduced to a thin partial coat and ring. Aroma: Sweet, fruity and lightly spicy with roasted winter squash and cooked cherries. Subtle "pumpkin" spicing seemed almost entirely cinnamon. Attractive. T: Moderately strong, with cooked pumpkin, cinnamon, and a touch of nutmeg. Lightly sweet with the fruitiness of ripe apples and cooked cherries. Feel: medium bodied; slick and smooth feel; alcohol imparts warming and slight astringency on the tongue. O: a refined pumpkin ale with partially hidden alcohol and subtle spicing. Recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (945) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer was a very hazy and cloudy light amber-straw color with a modest foamy white head that had short retention, average cling, and good lacing. Its aroma featured a nice blend of nutmeg and pumpkin spices along with brown sugar, cinnamon, and some earthy and grainy hops. Its taste was a somewhat sweet blend of spices, pumpkin, and malt, which gradually gave way to a more sour and slightly bitter pumpkin and grain effect. The beer had a pretty full and wet mouthfeel with decent carbonation and a touch of creamyness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1040) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
650ml bottle. Deep orange colour, cloudy, not much head. Nutmeg, brown sugar, cider, and pie crust aroma. Big pumpkin over a strong malty taste. Not much alcohol. Body is a little oily, kind of wet. A good pumpkin ale, but the Smashed Blueberry was quite a bit better.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TempeCoyote (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2014
A very heavy version of a seasonal pumpkin ale. All the pumpkin and spice you would expect but with a very full bodies and hopped beer behind it. The nose is fresh pumpkin purée and to its credit it is heavier on the gourd than on spices unlikely seasonals. It's a bit hard for me to get used to but it definitely is not a typical pumpkin beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - JAN 7, 2014
Hoppy Halloween! Questa birra alla zucca è veramente speciale. Il gusto dolce della zucca avvolge il palato e viene esaltato da alcune note fruttate e speziate. La gradazione molto alta non è assolutamente percepita, tranne che col senno di poi. Complimenti alla fantasia e alla competenza di mr. Pugsley!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2014
You need to get this beer as soon as it is released. The flavor is greatly diminished if you let it sit. It is every thing you want in a Pumpkin beer. It’s hard to say if this is the best or Southern Tier. I think this is slightly better, not as sweet. Drink it fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chribban (152) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
In a 22oz bottle from Total Wine & More, Boynton Beach, Florida. Clear, amber-orange colored beer. Offwhite head that quickly dissapears. Nose: Pumpkin, dough, caramel malt, honey, cinnamon & nutmeg. Taste: Spice, pumpkin pie, brown sugar, bread, vanilla and dried frut. Medium body and carbonation. Great pumkin beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
oured from a 22oz bomber into a Guinness glass A- Light medium amber, lighter than most pumpkin ales I've had. With an aggressive pour a medium off white head forms and dissipates quickly. S- Alcohol. some pumpkin mellowness and low spice profile T- Alcohol and some sour mellowness from the pumpkin. A very low spice character, could actually do with more. The alcohol seems to mellow as it warms. M- Medium heavy O- A pretty good pumpkin beer that could do with less alcohol and more spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nasmith003 (41) - Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Light copper color with a pleasant nutmeg aroma. Malty taste that finishes with a clean hop bite.


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