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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear orange copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid doughy pumpkin pie aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer is what you would expect.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Virgina Beach. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a large foamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Big spice aroma with a bit of sweet pumpkin. The taste is tart pumpkins, caramel and a pumpkin spice finish. Medium bodied. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle:   Amber, thin sudsy off-white head, little lacing.   Dull spices on the nose, dull pumpkin pie (crust and filling).   Fairly dull and a bit mealy on the tongue.   Feels a bit sweaty, wet sock perhaps.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft, dull spices linger.   Not bright at all, and has a mustiness or stale aspect that detracts a bit.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is sweet with a pleasant spiciness to it. Caramel, sweet malt, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg make up the bulk of the nose. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, soft spice, light pumpkin pie notes, brown sugar and hints of candied yam. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more soft pumpkin pie, sweet malt, caramel, light spices and hints of toffee and candied yam.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4860) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orange body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is overloaded with spices, tons of cinnamon and nutmeg, some lesser vanilla. Not a whole lot of pumpkin, but there is some. The flavor is pretty well what I was expecting from the aroma, very spicy with a slight caramel sweetness. The flavor more hints at pumpkin pie rather than showing off a whole lot of pumpkin flavor. Rather thin body, fizzy prickly carbonation. Lacking in body and actual pumpkin flavor, this pretty well sums up what gives Pumpkin Beers a bad rap.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright orange-caramel color with a medium sized orange-tan head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sour and tangy with strong nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor was tangy, bready and earthy with definite pumpkin and moderate notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. There was a light toasted caramel undertone. Medium length tangy caramel, bread and cinnamon. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle purchased at Party Source. Clear orange/amber color with a medium off-white head. Malty nose with some dankness and muted spice. Flavor starts spicy with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg accents, then some malt jumps in, then the spices are back for the finish. Didn’t love the smell on this one, but the flavor was decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Shared a 12oz bottle. Poured a medium orange color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma was spices, some pumpkin notes. Flavor was pumpkin notes, pie characteristics there too. About average but drinkable.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3943) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Wew, a new one from steggie, they must want to get in on the pumpkin action, a niche they think they should be part of. Decent pour, brownish with a tad of orange, looks like a dark hefe. No head and there is sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Yea, a little pumpkin in the smell but for the most part it smells like an old aged high gravity lager or american malt lik. First taste is typical pumpkin but it does have some real pumpkin pie flavors down in there, more so than most punky beers. Does seem to have more alky in ther than most punks. Decent co2 which makes this beer more acceptable. Malty medium strong aftertastefollows each slug. After all these years, I can’t really get used to these pumpkin beers. I find the sweeter ones that taste like real pumpkin pie to be the best and this one leaves something to be desired in that aspect.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Cinnamon, allspice, pumpkin aroma, well proportioned and nice intensity. Clear auburn, thin head. Thin body. Pumpkin and allspice, not strong, but quaffable. Cinnamon finish. A very well crafted sessionable pumpkin ale. Pumpkin ales for me are usually one and done. They are too gimmicky. This doesn’t blow you over, but it is flavorable and enjoyable, not too gimmicky. One of the the few pumpkin beers I could drink repeatedly.


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