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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (2609) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2013
Rating from 2010, 5.6%. Ein amerikanisches Bier mit Kürbis und Gewürzen, die mitvergoren wurden. Der Geruch ist süßlich, irgendwie nach Seife, Die Farbe schön hell orange und leicht trüb. Der Antrunk des Bieres ist leicht wässrig und sehr mild. Dann kommt sofort eine sehr deutliche Herbe Note durch, die stark an ein IPA bzw. Bitter erinnert. Sehr schönfrisch und hopfenaromatisch. Im Hauptteil kommt eine ganz leicht süßliche Note zum Vorschein, die vom Kürbis herzurühren scheint. Sie hält sich aber doch hinter der herben Note im Hintergrund und passt sich sehr schön in den Nachgeschmack mit ein, wo die Herbe ein ganz Bisschen in den Hintergrund tritt. Den freiwerdenden Raum nimmt der Kürbis ein, den ich glaube nun auch deutlicher und angenehm süßlich hervorschmecken zu können. Auf der Zunge bleibt neben der frisch-bitteren IPA-Note eine angenehme, aber leicht an Seife erinnernde Süße.
→ Nette Mischung von Bier und Kürbis. Für meinen Geschmack sehr gelungen, nur vielleicht ein Bisschen zu aufdringlich herb.!
--> 12+11+12+12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden body. Frothy white head. Aroma of all spice, cinnamon, clove, toasted grain. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lots of fall spices in this beer, but plenty of bitterness, too. Nice that’s it’s not a sweet pumpkin pie type of pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2013
A very good orange pour with a thick retaining white head that leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is of subtle fall spices but leaves something to be desired. The taste is immense and surprisingly complex for a 5% beer at 150 cal. The finish is light and creamy on the palate. A very solid beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Hazy orange amber pour with a decent frothy white head. Less Pumpkin Pie Spice than most pumpkin beers I have had though it may as well be sweet potato or yam over pumpkin here. Decent palate in terms of flavor through each sip, but still feels watery. Flavors are good but weak and unexciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJCraig1971 (5) - Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
I was impressed with this pumpkin ale and like it quite a bit relative to the other pumpkin ales I’ve tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (542) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Pours a rust orange with light white head. Aorma has pumpkin and some light malt. Taste is pumpkin, spices, light hops and malt. Aftertaste is a slight mix of hop and more malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beakerh20 (36) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
A nice dark orange beer with a nice head. Not hoppy at all and has a very nice pumpkin flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with very little head. Aroma has a lot of pumpkin and not much spice. Taste is mildly sweet. Lots of pumpkin taste but not enough spices. Just nutmeg with light cinnamon. Finish has an odd aftertaste. Medium to thick body. Not a big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 27, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. It pours copper color with a nice fluffy head, aroma of pumpkin and slight pumpkin taste. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (552) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Aroma..pumpkin, lots of spices, very sweet. Tastes similar, a little bitter. Smooth spices. Fairly full body but not too heavy.

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