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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A lightly fruity ale made with real pumpkin & served with a pumpkin seed spice frosted rim.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Cask at Mad Fox. Hazy amber color, small white head. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is very sweet and spice-dominated gourd.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2007
(Served with spiced glass rim) Clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cinnamon, oatmeal cookie, nutmeg. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy, faint nutmeg. Also get the spices from the rim, mostly cinnamon. Tastes more like an Ofest than pumpkin. Light-medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Courtesy of kmweaver. Pours gold with a nice white dissipating head. Smells of pumpkin spices, but they are more muted than on other examples Iíve had. Some fruity qualities as well as dough are also present. Taste is a nice blend of earth and spice with some residual pumpkiny flavors and a nice bitter finish. Very refreshing!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5054) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2008
On Draft at Merrifield location. Had beer with bag of spices and pumpkin seeds, added little to the actual beer itself. Aroma of beer is pumpkin pie. Flavor is relatively light pie flavor with spice, and notes of nutty malt. These beers can be hit and miss from times to time, and this one was spot on.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Let me say this, any time you have to frost a rim of a beer, something is wrong. Donít even bother drinking it! Okay, enough about that. It pours a clear, pale orange color with an active, pillowy, white head. Aroma: Once I wipe some of the shit off the rim, I get light pumpkin notes, a bit of nuttiness, and some earth. Not much here. Flavor: After one sip, I see why they frosted the rim, because this beer has no flavor. Seriously. It is slightly bitter and tasteless. What the hell!?!?? Palate: Medium carbonation with a watery mouthfeel and a short, tasteless finish. Overall: Dreadful and a poor attempt at brewing a beer. Definitely not recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Draft at Centreville served with a spiced rim. The spices smelled great, but I wiped it off so that I could smell the beer. The aroma smells like pumpkin pie and bread pudding. Pours pale orange amber with no head. Lighter side of medium with a clean mouthfeel. Flavor of pale malts and pumpkin, with some subtle spices that carry through to the finish. Balanced and simple

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap 6 oz. sampler at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA. Clear, bright amber-gold with no head or lacing. The rim of the glass and the surface of the beer were covered with a sweet, crumbly pumpkin spice substance. Apparently, the head was removed before serving. Aroma of sweet commercial pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and caramel. Taste of cloves, cinnamon, sweet pumpkin, cookies, nutmeg and caramel. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Not being a huge fan of pumpkin beers I met this one with some trepidation. Frothy and dirty looking tan head (dirty from the spiced glass rim). Clear medium amber. The spice on the glass dominates the aroma. Flavor is pumpkin, lightly sweet malt and a hint of hoppiness. The palate is medium-light, beer served too cold, and the spices make it somewhat gritty. Drinkable but forgetable. Based on the number of folks who seemed to order it, the mass appeal is very high.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Iím not much of a pumpkin beer fan, and Iím even less of a fan when the lip of the glass has been dipped in crap. Clear amber, nose of pumpkin pie and gingerbread. Vague pumpkin flavor and some overdone spice. Palate is a combination of undercarbonation and dirt thanks to the dipping in crud. Blech.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Light clear copper with a medium white head. Very prominent nutmeg/allspice aroma but a good portion of that may be due to the spiced pumpkin seeds around the rim of the glass. Flavor has notes of caramel, toasted malt, light pumpkin and spice. The beer itself isnít as pumpkin-y as you would think. Medium bodied with very lively carbonation. Overall, not bad


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