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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8289) - 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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (2999) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Iím 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.

   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 doensít have (in my opinion). Itís a very enjoyable beer nonetheless and easy to drink due to itís light and crisp palate makeup.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2005
I had a lot of pumpkin brews this Autumn and the Smuttynose really stands out in the front of the pack. It has a great spicey aroma of nutmeg and cloves and tingles in your nose like a really strong fresh pumpkin pie. The body pours a light orangish amber with a very thin white head. The inital taste is a bit light and crisp, with definite ale qualities. The finish is the money maker as the all-spice flavors linger around and make you crave more. My suggestion is to light a few candles, pull on a blanket, cuddle up next to someone you love and have a few of these. It will be a great night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
A very decent pumpkin ale. Hoppy and floral at the nose with some pumpkin aroma. Spicy on the palate and very dry in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4547) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2005
Full on ginger bread in the appealing cookie dough aroma. Hazy copper coloured body with a decent off white head that recedes to partial cover with some lacing. Floral and ginger spiciness with doughy yeast and dry, assertive and lasting finishing bitterness. Medium full body with soft carbonation. Very tasty in small amounts but spiciness builds and sweetness becomes cloying. Sampled on tap the The Ginger Man in NYC with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
2 bottles shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry & myself. Pours a bubbly clear orange with a small diminishing white head. Wonderful aroma of pumpkin pie (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and pumpkin) along with some malt and hops. The flavour follows the aroma and is so much more flavourful then most other pumpkin beers -- Itís much spicier and hoppier then most. Medium bodied. What a pleasant surprise this beer was, I certainly wasnít expecting much but it was really good. I need to get more!

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