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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Brewed with native Pennsylvania neck pumpkins harvested just a few miles from our brewery at Strites’ Orchard, Master of Pumpkins conjures the spirit of autumn by combining roasted pumpkins and traditional pie spices with a French saison yeast. This natural fermentation releases a palate of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and honey. In addition to 750mL bottles, Master of Pumpkins is also currently available on draft and for take-out growler fills in the Tasting Room. Taste it you will see. More is all you need! 2014 note: now sold in four packs of 12.7 oz bottles. (375 ml)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6760) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, I am not a huge pumpkin fan but this was pretty good. somewhat cloudy burnt orange pour, aromas & flavors of cinnamon, allspice, clove & nutmeg. medium mouthfeel. spice forward but good enough for me

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6733) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
375 ml bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a clear dark amber brown color with a small, disappearing off white head. The aroma and flavor have a bunch of pumpkin spices; nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, sweet honey, pumpkin, mild roast, some ginger, this definitely has more pop than many pumpkin beers, but maybe a bit heavy on the spice for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, a little fiery, thin frothy tannish head, little lacing.   Spicy nose, definite cinnamon and nutmeg, along with some ginger and clove.   Plethora of spices on the tongue.   Clove and ginger are a bit stronger here.   Nutmeg and Cinnamon are a bit overshadowed, but come out a bit more after the clove and ginger die down.   This one is pretty tasty, not overdone, but certainly is a spiced kick.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Back of the throat just keeps that clove hanging around.   You want a plethora of spices, this is the beer for you!   Pretty tasty and bright!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5571) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2014
375ml bottle pours a clear, burnt orange amber with some thin, creamy, white head. Nose has a ton of spices, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, a little cardamom, malt, some caramel, root veg, squash and sweet potato, a little toasted marshmellow. Flavor is like a Coke and a Chai mixed together, some sweetness, caramel, cola, tons of spice, pepper, nutmeg, ginger. Spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5502) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle - 375mL corked and caged. Dark russet pour with a medium tan head. Nose is exceptionally spicy with pumpkin pie spices, toasted pumpkin, caramel and malt notes. Taste is pumpkin pie spices up front, caramel, dark bread and toasted malt underneath. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more pumpkin pie spices, roasted pumpkin, toasted malt, caramel and hints of cinnamon bread.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5495) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Deep amber with a small head. Nose is vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg. Caramel. Taste is pretty spicy. Dried cinnamon. Clove. Caradamom. leaf pile. very earthy and dry. Actually pretty solid. Spicy ginger. Medium body, active carbonation. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Tap. Pours a clear orange body with a frothy and foamy off-white head that had good retention. The nose is on the sweeter side with just a little too much cinnamon for my tastes. Some decent pumpkin and sweet maltiness as well. The longer I smell, the more ginger I’m getting from this as well, and I’m not that huge of a fan of ginger. The ginger seems to be front and center in the flavor as well as the cinnamon and nutmeg. Can’t say that I get a whole lot of vanilla. Decent sweet but not clingy malt base. The pumpkin seems to be a bit hidden because of all the spices in here. I can taste a little bit of the influence from the yeast on the finish. Medium bodied with just a slight cling, lots of fizzy carbonation. Interesting beer, but just a bit too heavy on the spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5179) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
This poured an orange color with a white head. Aroma was of light spices, cracker, yeast esters and grass. Flavor was a great blend between mild pie spices, pumpkin flesh, and saisiny rusticity. Really cool take on a pumpkin beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving no lacing. Sour pumpkin, ginger, clove and nutmeg aromas. Medium bodied with strong clove upfront turning to dry pumpkin and cinnamon in the lasting finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours a mostly translucent golden orange with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Not much saison yeast notes in the nose. Flavor of vanilla, nutmeg, clove and ginger. A bit too heavy on the spicing and the saison character is barely noticeable.


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