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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 (29687) - 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 (20004) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12674) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11812) - 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 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin spice and nutmeg. Flavor of mild grassy hops, caramel, and light pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Cloudy orange body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, pumpkin, brown sugar. Taste is mild sweet, light pumpkin, kind of sits there. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
on tap-pours a white head with gold color. Aroma is nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin. Taste is nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin, some bitterness. Good effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/10/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head, small streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet pumpkin and spice aroma with a touch of the base caramel malt sweetness,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of pumpkin character, standard array of pumpkin spices are well in balance with the pumpkin and malt, lasting bitterness comes out of the spices,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Yellow with a small white head. Strong cinnamon and nutmeg aroma with a hint of nutty pumpkin. Sweet and spicy flavour with a ridiculous amount of nutmeg in the aftertaste.

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