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RATINGS: 790   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwalcott2 (14) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottled. Pours a golden brown with a finger of head. Nose had nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. Initial taste had a gingerbready and pumpkin taste. After letting it warm up, the initial gingerbread taste went away and what was left more nutmeggy and bitter. None of the traditional spices used was too overwhelming. Not a bad brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1662) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle. Hazy dark orange with small off-white foamy head, cinnamon- pumpkin aroma, high carbonation, faint pumpkin and spice flavor, slightly metallic sweetish taste, medium finish with pumpkin aftertaste. Not bad but not special either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2015
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad med en lite orangeare ton, klar, lågt skum. Lätt kryddig doft med främst kanel och muskot, lite aningen tvålig pumpa. Lite tvålig parfymerad smak, kryddor, pumpkin paj. Funkar väl men som oftast med pumpaöl är idén bättre än smaken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle from Denman’s Wine and Spirits, Vancouver
Cloudy light amber color. Soapy and spicy, mildly sweet, quite bitter.
The beer we don’t need.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (10578) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out light pumpkin spices -- very simple and uninteresting. Flavour is simplistic, with spicy autumn notes (cinnamon and nutmeg) and not much else. What the hell are they going for? Pointless beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (8965) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle - Lots of soapy notes and pumpkin spice. Copper gold with no heat. Tastes much like it smells. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopmaestro (874) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and wet bread. Taste is... well pumpkin I guess, but also nuts, herbs, Christmas and a wee bit of salt. Way too thin in the body and too much spices. Happy Halloween brothers and sisters!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fillepolo (194) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a hazy golden colour beer with a medium head. A lot of pumpkin with notes of hops and herbs. Dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (836) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Cinnamon and licorice aromas from a hazy medium yellow body and white head. Good pumpkin flavor with light cinnamon and nutmeg spices. Ends kind of abruptly but leaves a dry, light cinnamon and wood taste behind. Nice pumpkin beer, if not the best out there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ContemplateBeer (1825) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Liquor Barn (Springhurst); split with my wife. Aroma: Spice heavy aroma with very light gourd; I’d guess nutmeg and/or clove are the dominant spices. Appearance: Copper, somewhat hazy pumpkin colored pour with a foamy white head that settles into a healthy ring. Flavor: Spice forward up front with more ale characteristics as this progresses; the finish wants to be bitter, but comes off as astringent. Palate: Light body, sticky texture, flat carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: It’s not a particularly good pumpkin beer; I wouldn’t recommend it, even for fans of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (143) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Flaska från SB. Orange, klar vätska med tunnt vitt skum. Söta och doftiga kryddor från pumpa, en aning jäst, malt och vissa fruktigare toner och tuggummi. Luktar gott! Mellan kropp, rätt tillbakahållen inledande smak där pumpan inte är jätteframträdande. Lite lätt torr. Ganska plain. Går över i snäll efterbeska. Trevlig matöl, passade bra till mina halloumi-burgare.

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