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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Very disappointing. Smelled great and looked nice, a combination of amber and orange with a light fluffy head, but the flavor was very bitter, and not alot of pumpkin. A little strong on the aftertaste. I won;t get this one again, unless it is the only option.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3191) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Medium amber with just a bit of haze under a frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and some faint spices. The spices come on in the flavor and finish. Some dryness in the finish after a sweet malt start. Not bad, but Iíve had pumpkin beers with more to them than this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6571) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 6, 2004
Aroma of coriander and other spices, true vegetable aroma, work well here. Cloudy orange look with white rings. No compromise here , very pumpkin like . Feels real . Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Bottle. Trade from Eyedrinkale. Lazy pouring with little head. Caramel colored. I taste NO pumpkin just spice. Fizzy and yet still lifeless. Probably the least compelling of the four pumpkin beers Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Amber with beige small lasting head. Aroma is spicy- pumpkin, allspice cinamon, some nutmeg and others. Great smooth creamy slightly nutty flavor from the real pumpins used. Almost as good as DFH punkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Murky dark brown color with minimal head. Spicy aroma, nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin. Same goes for the flavor, sweet with a malty finish. A bit darker than some other pumpkin ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1284) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Very pumpkiny in the nose, including the lovely spices that go along with pumpkin pie. Color isamber-orange, and the beer has a rather large head. Flavor is full of spices with plenty of pumpkin in there. One of the better pumpkin ales Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (3900) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2004
2004 bottle. Medium orange/copper/auburn color, with light white head. Aroma of heavy spice, lightly hopped and just a hint of brown sugar. Flavor is spicy and a bit too watery, with the pumpkin flavor coming in too sugary for my tastes. Like a kolsch or something with pumpkin pie spice added. Slight bitterness and astringency on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
Bright orange-amber w/ creamy light beige foam. Very spicy aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, & lightly toasted pie crust. Medium-light feel. Spicy pumpkin pie flavour w/ lots of cinnamon & nutmeg. Some leafy hops & pepper in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1066) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2004
At first I nearly poured this out. It was way too harsh just out of the fridge. But as it warmed I warmed to it and ended up enjoying it quite a bit.. The spicing and pumpkin were balanced well with the hops and malt, not too overpowering. Also a bit of apple tartness. The beer retained a nice, foamy head and the color was that of a dark pumpkin and the aroma certainly aroused those Thanksgiving feelings.

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