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RATINGS: 535   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 (816) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maltser85 (268) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours an orange color with a white head that dissipates quickly to a white ring. Aroma is heavy cinnamon and allspice. Maybe some nutmeg and a hint of graham cracker. A bit of apple as well. Taste is not great. Tastes like spiced apple cider. Very confusing. Not great.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (305) - - SEP 19, 2014
Medium amber, hazy, very little lace. Veey full body, intense flavor, rich, alcoholic, smooth and long palate, fruity/bitter finish. Sweet, bitter, Yeasty, fruity, Enjoyable dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chadski4 (114) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Strong but welcome nutmeg and cinnamon aromas. Quickly dissipating head with no lacing. Flavors seem to get stronger as it moves through the mouth. Nice bitter finish balanced out the sweet flavors. Repeatable until I find something better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Pony Bar. Rich pumkin pie nose, meaty malts and flesh, nice spice. Rich and sweet, with lots of piue fulling and spice. Good stuff, but a little too much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (594) - Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Clean aroma and taste of pumpkin and nutmeg. Pretty balanced. Good pumpkin beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of pumpkin, spice, caramel, vanilla, mild hints of apple and toast. The taste is pumpkin, toasted malt, vanilla, caramel, apple and a strong spice finish. Medium bodied, strong lingering spice. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (679) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
22oz bottle - pours a light rusty orange with tan head . Strong aroma of fall spices. Taste does bring a fair amount of actual pumpkin . Mild alcohol on the finish . Tasty fall beer . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1522) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Deep orange pour. Nose of potpourri and allspice with mashed pumpkin and caramel. Flavor of potpourri spice, real pumpkin, caramel, and light vanilla. Lingering potpourri. Spice is definitely more floral and rustic than most. Different, but good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmericanHobo (45) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Nice pumpkin aroma from first pour. Orange/copper color with small creamy head. Taste is not overwhelmed by pumpkin subtle hints of nutmeg and spice balance well with pumpkin and ale taste. Nice cridp finish

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AKORN (141) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Clear light copper with a small head. Malty, doughy, butterscotch and pumpkin spices aroma. Strong spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, gram cracker flavor and good sweetness going down. Real beer


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