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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ContemplateBeer (2006) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Liquor Barn (Springhurst); split with my wife. Aroma: Spice heavy aroma with very light gourd; I’d guess nutmeg and/or clove are the dominant spices. Appearance: Copper, somewhat hazy pumpkin colored pour with a foamy white head that settles into a healthy ring. Flavor: Spice forward up front with more ale characteristics as this progresses; the finish wants to be bitter, but comes off as astringent. Palate: Light body, sticky texture, flat carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: It’s not a particularly good pumpkin beer; I wouldn’t recommend it, even for fans of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (603) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Flaska från SB. Orange, klar vätska med tunnt vitt skum. Söta och doftiga kryddor från pumpa, en aning jäst, malt och vissa fruktigare toner och tuggummi. Luktar gott! Mellan kropp, rätt tillbakahållen inledande smak där pumpan inte är jätteframträdande. Lite lätt torr. Ganska plain. Går över i snäll efterbeska. Trevlig matöl, passade bra till mina halloumi-burgare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turtles (2056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy dark golden, small white head, some lacing. Spicy aroma, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, herbs and grass. Crisp and light mouthfeel, medium carbonated. The taste is botanically spicy, ginger, cinnamon, herbs, pumpkin, hay and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (924) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Flaska från SB. Orangegul med gulvitt skum. Kryddig doft av pumpa och kanel. En del kanel i smaken men ganska tunn på övriga smaker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mad_Ferret (1006) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle from SB. Clear orange amber with a small off white head. Perfumy spicy nose with nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon and honey caramel. Initially on the dry side with spices, pumpkin and grapefruit. Then comes a caramel sweetness with warming spicy notes of ginger and christmas spice with a grapefruity bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and slight oily texture. Feels like an IPA base beer with pumpkin and christmas spice. A bit perfumy, but fairly drinkable and easy going. It’s ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pedro_Pinho (174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours a nice amber liquid with a beutiful head. Smells spices and pumpkin. Slightly unbalanced taste, too much perfume that makes it taste artificial. Overall, a rather disapointing brew from a, otherwise very reliable brewery.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3884) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (362) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5731) - 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.

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