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RATINGS: 747   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This is a great pumkin ale, This beer pours a thin white lace that disappates quickly. The smell is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. The color is a nice amber very clear and nice. The taste is very smooth, it has a nice hoppy kick with each sip as well as a nice pumpkin flavor that is enhanved with some cinnamon, nutmeg, and some allspice. This is def a great pumpkin beer, this would pair very well with some roasted pork loin marinated with brown sugar, cinnamon, and some allspice to mirror the flavors in the beer and it would be great with the obvious pumpkin pie.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2006
"Good pumpkin ale. Pour a light orange color with a good head and some lacing. Aroma was of spices and pumpkin. Flavor was well balanced typical pumpkin spices. Not the best pumpkin i have had but good."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of BuckNaked via trade. Very nice aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin. Pours a cloudy orangish-red with some sediment and a small white head. Flavor is not as nice as the aroma. Moderate nutmeg up front with some hints of pumpkin. Finish with a gingery bitterness. A touch of sweetness would do a lot for the flavor. As it warms, a touch malt starts to come thru, but a tad more wouldn’t hurt.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
My favorite seasonal is pumpkin ale and this one is number two between Dogfish Head at #1 and everyone else behind. Forget Buffalo Bill’s... but try Ship Yard’s. The spice was right on but have this with desert not with the entre as it will numb your mouth and kill the flavor of all but the heavyest meals.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Bottle. Hazy orange body, small white head. Strong aroma of pumpkin and spice - nutmeg? Slight citrus. Flavour has a prominent bitterness both from hops and spices. Lingering citrus and spice in the aftertaste. Not unpleasant but a bit of an odd overall impression. Average palate. Thanks Tupalev.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Orangy in color, like pumpkins. Small head. Nose is spicy and pumpkiny, with some hops to boot. Flavor is disapointingly weak after the strong aroma. Smooth on the palate, goes down easy. Definitely not the best pumpkin brew out there.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
prum36 (2) - USA - DEC 10, 2005 does not count
Smells good but very hoppy, not neccisarily bad but weird mix of pumpkin flavor and strong hops

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (2867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
No head at all. Golden amber color. Hint of pumpkin with some hops and mutmeg. Weak for a pumpkin ale. Very disappointed with this offering.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2005
I’m not a big fan of Smutty or a big fan of pumpkin ales, but I do like this one more than I expected. Good sweet and spicy pumpkin nose. Pours a great dark cloudy orange with a small tan-to-orange head. Sweet malt and herbal taste, with adequate but not overwhelming nutmeg and other spices. Good mouth ... lighter than I expected but with a nice tannic chalkiness. Thre is nothing about it I love, but it just sort of works pretty well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Pours a clear golden color with a very small head and no lacing. Aroma is pretty mild/weak and non-descript. Upon second whiff, I get a faint hint of spice (nutmeg, all-spice). The flavor is pretty good, but I am still on the quest for the ultimate pumpkin beer with lots of spice which this just doens’t have (in my opinion). It’s a very enjoyable beer nonetheless and easy to drink due to it’s light and crisp palate makeup.


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