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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (34764) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is pumpkin sweet and quite spiced. Light bodied. Sweet vegetable, malty and solid coriander and ginger spiced flavoured. Holds mild bitterness and dry pumpkin finish. Fine brew - just not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008 (my notes said ABV 5.1%). Slightly hazy yellowish orange colour, with small white head. Nice lace. Aroma is spices, some fruits and pumpkin pie. Flavour is very much the same, more spicy than of pumpkin though. Nothing that exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19063) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty spicy pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin and caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (17825) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
6th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Pleasant fruity and sharp start but then extreme mouc drying spicy finish. The finish really lets this beer down. Hard work.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Cask. In August. More like summer squash I guess. Cloudy orange color, huge fluffy white head. Arima of subtle gourd and light nutmeg. Taste is also subtle fruit(or is it a vegetable?) with more prominent spice. Subtle enough to be refreshing in the summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14979) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Clear copper, lasting beige head. Definitely a spicy aroma. Lots of dried spice, nutmeg. I guess it’s a style you like or don’t. This is ok. I mean it’s interesting and the spice never runs away with it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
Botte. Simply put, I consider this the gold standard for pumpkin ales. Not too light and not over-the-top, this beer is nicely balanced. Pours a light orange with a fine white head. Rich pumpkin and nutmeg aroma. Flavor is sweetly malty with strong yet restrained pumpkin character. Lingering pumpkin and spice aftertaste. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Orangey-amber colour. Caramel aroma is lightly cinnamony, nutmeggy. Fairly smooth palate has lots of nutmeg, a hint of bitterness. Clean, well-balanced character if not terribly distinctive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Draught at Pony Bar, NYC. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Pumpkin aroma, quite spicy from nutmeg, coriander, pepper and maybe cinnamon, hoppy, fruity, perfume, bready notes, citrus, some grapefruit. Pumpkin flavor, nutmeg, hazelnuts, coriander, pepper, banana, salty notes, citrus, grass, herbal notes. Somewhat bitter finish with pumpkin, coriander and citrus notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (12741) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
A: The pour is a hazy golden amber color with a finger of off-white head. S: Strong aromas of ginger and sage, perhaps some mint. It’s oddly savory, too. Lots of bread and toasted malt without much in terms of the usual spices like cinnamon or nutmeg or all spice. T: Also an odd flavor. Almost chalky and medicinal. Again, there is a strong flavor of ginger to this as well as some sage sort of notes. Minimal cinnamon and nutmeg flavors. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Sort of chalky as well. O: Not a very good pumpkin beer and not a very good beer, period.

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