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RATINGS: 755   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Spicy aroma, a nice amber/orange color. Hints of vanilla, not as much pumpkin flavor as I would like. Had a bitter aftertaste. A decent pumpkin ale, but not the best flavor overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 7, 2004
12 oz bottle. Faintly cloudy bright orange, big ol’ head. Fresh, delicate pumpkin and herbal nose, with cumin, honey, tarragon and rosemary. On the tongue, quite dry with nothing reminiscent of pumpkin pie...this is herbal and pungent, like an Afghan or Nepalese pumpkin dish, quite distinct from the typical usage of this flavor in beer, and with an interesting touch of coffee to finish. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Bottled on 8-11-04.Aromas of pumpkins and Spice and everything thats nice(chocolate malt,tease of hops,and even a tease of mint leaf)Very enjoyable, slightly hazy orange color with a nicley retained head and some pretty decent lacing on the way down the glass.Nice medium bodied mouth with spices and smooth abound.Smuttynose comes through on a style I usually don’t care for much.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2004
I guess I am not a big pumpkin beer person but this was something interesting to try. Very spicy in aroma and taste and very suitable for the fall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2004
I have to say this was a surprise. The smell is wonderful -- pumpkins and cinnamon. For autumn what could be better. The taste was a nice change with spices and pumpkin. I will drink this throughout the fall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firefaery (19) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Lovely spiced pumpkin and nutmeg flavor with hints of clove and cinnamon. Nice orange-red autumn color. Great pumpkin pie scent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2454) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Pours with a huge white head that leaves hardly any lace. Hazy, light amber color. Serious pumpkin pie nose. Light - medium carbonation. Flavor is pumpkin pie, starts sweet and malty, finishes malty, fizzy and a hint of hops. Very good spiced beer. Available in supermarkets in NH for $5.99/6-pak..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Bottle at Andy’s. Orange and clear in color. Spicey. Nutmeg. Pumpkin Pie Spice. Sharp tasting. Maltiness. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2004
bottle. Spicy and pumpkiney but not as good as other pumpkin ales I’ve had recently. Not a bad example of the style though, just not for me

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Tap at Andy’s. Ornage and clear, white head. Spicy Christmas-nutmeg aroma. Pumpkin pie flavor. Decent maltiness, no bitterness. There are better examples.


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