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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle. Copper color with white head. Nose of sweet pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, and pepper balanced nicely with light malt and hops. Flavor was well balanced, not too much spice, with a nice crisp finish. A little light in body, but overall a tasty seasonal treat. I donít take pumpkin ales to task like some; theyíre kitschy, but thatís part of the fun. Drank this while carving a vampire pumpkin. Whatís not to love?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Pours transluscent light orange with thin, dissipating offwhite head. Aroma of light pumpkin, pepper spice, clove. Light flavor of spice, clove, pumpkin, malt and hop. Smooth palate. One of the lighter pumpkin beers Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2005
For some reason, Iím a sucker for seasonals like pumpkin beer. This one tasted like...pumpkin pie with a kick. Isnít that what itís suppopsed to taste like? Nice head, good body and the aroma, well, what can I say? Much, much better than my own homebrew attempt at pumpkin ale several years ago, which gained the nickname "Old Adhesive Tape."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3569) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2005
One bottle from BOTW. Copper in color with a small white head. Cinnamon aroma. Not much pumpkin flavor in the palate with a hop finish was slightly bitter. I liked the Saranac Pumpkin ale much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2005
12oz. bottle. Hazy orange/amber color with a small white head. Sweet, spicy aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Bitter hop flavor surprised me on first sip as I didnít detect any hops in the aroma. This was followed by the aforementioned sweet baking spices. Not bad, but Iím really not high on pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Pours orangey gold with a white head. Smells of vanilla, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace. Tastes sweet with some nice cinnamon notes. Slightly bitter but thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2932) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Cinnamon and pumpkin in the aroma , brown sugar and malt in the palag\te. Dry hop finish. Pumpkin taste really increased as it warmed. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2005 not a bad beer, but has an unnatural soapy floral taste. This is mostly apparent on the finish. weakly bittersweet. tastes like itís brewed with quality ingredients, but didnít come out quite right. Perhaps if pumpkins were a flower, this would be a decent pumpkin ale. (Hint: try the weyerbacher pumpkin ale!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2005
on draft linwood bar and grill in boston. poured typical deep copper red color with a mushroom colored head. nose of spice and saaz hops. flavor melds together clove, nutbmeg, allspice thing with a definative hop character. rather full bodied. typical for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Draft At The Ginger Man NY. Hazy copper color with a moderate off-white head. Good pumpkin pie aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Full sweet well balanced flavor with a pleasing finish of long duration.

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