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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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2443) - 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..

   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 Andyís. Orange and clear in color. Spicey. Nutmeg. Pumpkin Pie Spice. Sharp tasting. Maltiness. Ok.

   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 Iíve had recently. Not a bad example of the style though, just not for me

   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 Andyís. Ornage and clear, white head. Spicy Christmas-nutmeg aroma. Pumpkin pie flavor. Decent maltiness, no bitterness. There are better examples.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Smells like pumpkins, not as spicy as I would have wanted. Pours orange with a white head. Tastes like pumpkins but tastes too much like alcohol. It was smooth though, but I donít know something wasnít right about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2004
tap. aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar... taste light and drinkable, sweet and smooth. great aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Very bright orange color with a creamy looking white head. The aroma is a delicious blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice. Smells exactly like a pumpkin pie. Taste begins with a sweet malty taste mixed with hops and gives way to a smooth malty finish. The flavors of pumpkin and nutmeg and possibly cloves are prevalent throughout and last for a while in the palate after the beer is gone. Very tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2004
I guess with number 1000 coming up, Iím doing a mop up. This is not a style I like, but I like this one. Looks like honey in a glass, small to no head. Flavor is like a good pumpkin pie, cinnamon, netmeg, and pumpkin. One is about all I want, but Iíll enjoy the one.

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