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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (1478) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
On tap at Trailhead Brewing Co. Pours a light amber with minimal head. Aroma of poking spice cinnamon. Fairly dry and light. Pumpkin tastes artificial.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear dark orange color with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Malt and pumpkin pie spices in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of toasted malt, ginger, cinnamon and a bit of fruit. The finish is mildly spiced with a short malty aftertaste. Average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1908) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft sampler pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of malts and spice. Taste is pumpkin and spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Sampled at the 2013 Artisans Craft Beer Festival. It poured a clear red/ amber color with a small amber head. The aroma was of allspice, ginger, some cinnamon, caramel and light pie crust. The palate was medium bodied and smooth. The taste was of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, caramel and light pie crust with a smooth lingering spiced finish. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1305) - Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Tap - not much head, medium copper color, mild pumpkin and cinnamon aroma and flavor. I donít normally like pumpkin beers because they are too strong but this one is very drinkable

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2006
A very poor attempt at a pumpkin beer. The beer is well spiced, but lacks body and character beyond the traditional spices of the brew. The brewery needs to stop shirking on the malt and make some decent beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Amber and clear- very carbonated with a thick white head. An aroma and flavor of pumpkin pie spices hits you with a quick bolus. Nutmeg and cinnamon are the big aroma spices. Sweet and malty, this would go well with an oatmeal cookie.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Typical of Trailhead this beer is a bit watery. The nose is almost non-existent but a thin aroma of squash and cinnamon comes through. The holiday spices (nutmeg, vanilla, squash and pumpkin) would sit better in a heartier beer, one with a better grain bill. The after taste is a little dusty. Original rating: Draft at the brewery - This beer smells like most pumpkin ales, a bit like nutmug and cinnamon. It has a very unbeer-like flavor. Itís more of a novelty item than anything. Itís like fruit candy that doesnít really taste the fruit it is supposed to imitate. Iíve had some excellent pumpkin ales and this isnít one of them. It is very thin and flat as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 14, 2005
tap at brewpub-pours light orange with not much head. cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and some light pumpkin notes (pie crust). the flavors exhibit the spices with a light touch of pumpkin/veggie. the malts show the pie crust flavors fairly nicely. palate again, is a little thin, but for this brewery, thats a given. not a bad pumpkin ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2003
light-medium golden with a thin white head, mostly non-lasting. allspice and nutmeg are in the aroma, but light. flavor is reminiscent of pumpkin bread with just enough bitterness to offset the spices. very light however.


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