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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and "pompions."
In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2015
BBD 1/16/16. Clear amber pour with a normal head volume, outstanding retention and world class lacing. Outstanding nose of pumpkin and spice with a touch of biscuit. Heavy light body with a semi-smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a fair amount of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The flavor profile is borderline very good. Intensity is reasonable, not very complex and a bit out of balance. Cinnamon is a bit out of balance due to it lacking a balancing sweetness. It begins with cinnamon then flows into pumpkin. The middle takes on a pumpkin rind bitterness coupled with cinnamon. The finish is a slow fade of rind and cinnamon bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3825) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
Clear orange, off-white lasting, lacing foam. Definately pumpkin aroma and taste, quite perry as well. Not bad, different. Light bitter aftertaste. (Chicago 201510)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (353) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Pours golden orange, light white head. Aroma of spicy candles, like a beach gift shop. Taste of pumpkin, some bitterness, than spicy finish. Well carbonated, fairly light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
355ml bottle pours an orange brown color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is pumpkin with some herbs and cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with a herbal hop bitterness. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Enjoyable brew as it does not have any flavours that stand out from the rest. Very well balanced and tasty. One of my favorite pumpkin ales to date.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1041) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Poured from bottle orange brown with a two finger foamy off white head. Aromas of cinnamon clove and caramel malt. It’s a beer with pumpkin pie spice. It’s good for what it is but needs actual pumpkins next time.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (1156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Light golden in color with hints of orange. Has aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and other spices. Flavors of pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
aroma of pumpkin and some nutmeg. Taste is pumpkin, some cinnamon and maybe nutmeg. not a bad pumpkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Taster at the source. Not too excited about a pumpkin brew, but it is a new tick, and it is a free sample. Pours orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, cinnamon, clove. Yeah, it’s a beer with pumpkin pie spice. Not bad, I suppose. Caramel, pine hop, cinnamon, clove. The hop bitterness is about equal to the pie spice. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2417) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Spicy, light veggie pumpkin aroma and flavour. Lighter copper caramel malt body. A hint of sweet, sugary pumpkin pie. Malty, light bitterness, just okay

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3837) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle at Shades of Green...one that survived the crash. Clear bronze color with a bubbly, khaki head that lasts. Sweet aroma of roasted pumpkin pie. Balanced flavor with good spice but also some perfumey sweetness. Pretty nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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