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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of Americaís 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a slightly hazy orange with a small white head. The nose has light spice notes with stronger canned pumpkin aromas. The flavor is mainly pumpkin puree with just a little bit of nutmeg and clove thrown in. Light to medium body with a semi dry finish. A toned down version compared to some, but certainly more sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Orange pour from draft at quenchers. White sticky head. Pumkin strong. Like pie. Very good

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
abcfan (689) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Ehhh, not horrible. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is light pumpkin and spice. Taste is watery pumpkin and spice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
This one poured a bright orange with an off white head. Aroma was of mainly nutmeg and toasted pumpkin, vbut one dimensiponal. Flavor was similar, watery caramel malt and some moderate nutmeg and cinnamon.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bubblehouse (310) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Not one of the better pumpkin beers. Lacking taste and aroma with just a hint of the pumpkin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (1864) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft. Pours clear copper with a thin white head. Tastes dry, like gourds and light spice. Smells like pumpkin and squash. Decent, but nothing special. Low/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slubgob (181) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap into pint. Itís, well, pumpkin colored. Light pumpkin pie spice on the nose, but good pumpkin and ale as well. Predominantly ale in the mouth, fair hops, spice is subtle. Finish is fairly short. Iím not a fan of pumpkin ales that taste like pie dro this and Dogfish are up my alley.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2013
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear light gold with a thick one finger head. Really excellent head retention with great lacing. Quite impressive. The aroma is very typical of pumpkin beers in that it is moderate on the typical pumpkin pie spices; clove and cinnamon. A little bit of earth underneath from the hops so it is nice that it isnít overly spiced The taste is really interesting although not in a good way. Spice up front and it is on the light side which is nice but there is an awfully strong bitterness that comes in and just holds on through the finish. A touch of roast, brown sugar, and alcohol but it canít cut throught the odd, dish soap-like flavor and bitterness. It is not overly sweet and actually quite dry for a pumpkin beer which is nice. Overall, this one just misses the mark. I like the more subtle flavors but the bitterness needs to be dialed back a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Single bottle from Lemon Tree. Definitely shows signs of pumpkin, with its cloudy orange color. White head thatís thick, but very fragile. Smell carries pumpkin pie spices, but does not depend so much on cinnamon and nutmeg. Spice is very much on the front of the palate. But thereís also some roast pumpkin and a note of brown sugar. Overall impression is malty rather than sweet or dry, with a side order of spices. Further down, they tend to increase in strength until you get closer to a Christmas wassail than a Thanksgiving pie. But it would go well with a dry, baked turkey.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlbeer (694) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Orange pour with foamy white head. Smells of malt, pumpkin and spice. Tastes of the same. Not one if the best pumpkin ales I've had but not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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