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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Nice lasting foamy head. Orangy pour. Nutmeg, cinnamon and squash. Great tasting beer. Probably shouldnít have tried it right after mowing the lawn, but the spiciness did hit the spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
bottle. Maybe the best pumpkin ale iíve ever had. very nice aroma. deep amber color that was thick. flavor is very well balanced with a good blend of spices. Not too overpowering. No bad aftertaste which i usually find with pumpkin ales. Good brew. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Just a little head on this glowing orange-brown beer. Smells of, you guessed it, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Tastes pretty spicy up front, but the pumpkin taste, while slight (and THAT is appreciated), is lacking. Kind of a dirty finish to this brew. Overall, a conservative and not bad effort at the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear amber color with a small amount of ivory bubbles. Aroma is of cinnamon and pumpkin. Taste is of nutmeg and sweet malt. Starts more bitter and definitely ends sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkMagus (473) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Nice frothy, foamy head that settles into a thin layer of bubbles on the surface. Citusy aroma of grapefruit, pumpkin, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon), hops, malt. Overall a predominantly hoppy flavor, but with a great pumpkin presence and elements of malt and grains. Pretty good, although these sorts of beers arenít usually my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2006
[bottle] Excellent appearance- bright amber with a full, frothy head. Excellent lacing on the glass. Aroma is very spicy- nutmeg, cinnamon and certainly some pumpkin. Kind of has some odd soapy smell going on as well. Flavors are pretty much right on, as expected. Sweet ginger and nutmeg make up most of the initial flavors, giving way to a nice spiciness towards the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle=Poures out a orange -golden color with a small white head.There is definetly pumpkin in the aroma as well as spice.The beer itself is medium body with flavors of nutmeg,hops and pumpkin.This is a pretty good pumpkin ale-the first one I ever had.Did I say pumpkin enough?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Delicious! This is a more mild and mellow pumpkin beer. Not too much spice upfront which is good. Most pumpkin ales are so heavily spiced you can only have one. The spice creeps up at the end here. Can easily put down a six. Nice murky orange color. Smooth and tasty! A perfect example of a balanced pumpkin beer. Enjoy this with apples and razorblades

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Nice spicy pumpkin aroma. I get more pumpkin in the aroma than the taste. Taste has a nice balance of sweetness and spice. A good beer, but Iím not going crazy over it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (2058) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2006
This is one of the most highly underrated brews Iíve come across to date. The pour is a beautiful orange-hazy copper, with a great head, retention and sticky lacing. The nose is spot on for fresh pumpkin pie, cinammon and ginger. Flavors of deep-spiced pumpkin pulp/meat (nutneg first, then Allspice, ginger and cinammon), with a nice earthy finish. The mouthfeel is medium-round, and the carbonation nicely provides to cleanse the palate for most cream-based foods. This is a VERY good offering, and truly the best pumpkin ale Iíve ever had!

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