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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Straight from the mind of the ‘Beer Admiral’ himself. Head Brewer Rick Hoffman presents a ‘traditional’ spiced pumpkin ale. Rick added over 10 lbs of pumpkin per barrel. Brewed with a touch of Maize for softness, and to fit the harvest spirit. Spiced with a custom blend of whole botanicals including cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove and nutmeg.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Tap at IH WC during Gathering of the Gourds 2009. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of light pumpkin pie spices, some toasted malt and nuts. Flavor of the same. A litlte on the thin side.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (2905) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with a small head. The aroma is cinnamon and pumpkin with nutmeg etc etc... it basically smells like pumpkin pie. The flavor is spicy with some good pumpkin flavor and a nice mild bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
On tap at the KSBF ’09. Poured a medium and cloudy orangish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of pumpkin and spices. Tastes of the same pumpkin and spices. Yep, it is a pumpkin beer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Vibrant orange beer with a thin head. Fruity sugar pumpkin aroma with diffuse spices that are hard to tease apart to identify. Fruity sugar pumpkin flavor with residual sugar and cinnamon sweetness on the finish. Hints of alcohol, despite a moderate 5.9%ABV push along the spices as the beer breathes and warms and ginger takes the forefront.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2009
draft at elysian pumpkin fest. the flavors are all well balanced, you can pick out each spice addition but none of them overwhelm.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 Tap at Stewarts. Poured nice hazy orange color with decent head. Aroma was very nice, pumpkin and spice. Taste was similar to a pumpkin pie with nice light texture and smooth going down. Enjoyed very much and well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 20, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2010 On tap at stewarts. Nice orange color, not much head or lacing. Good aroma of spices, pumpkin, and pie crust. Taste was even better, pumpkin, pie crust with just a hint of spices. Texture was light and easy to drink. One of the better pumpkin beers out there

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. This is definitely one of the top 5 pumpkin beers I have had. It pours hazy dark straw colored with off-white head. The aroma contains pronounced pumpkin, allspice, caramel malt, and hops. Smooth palate that is rich and well balanced, with flavor notes of pumpkin pie with crust, allspice, caramel malt, and backup hops. This is a delicious pumpkin ale.


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