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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
holeyiii (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
Out of a corked bottle from brewery. Aroma - Wow. Super complex. Malty, cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin of course. Light embers and a tad smokey (almost peaty) Appearance - They call this a saison, the color is an unexpected brilliant glowing deep orange. Screams fall beer in color. Can’t get over the color. Decent head retention for a saison. Taste - A very spicy beer. Heavy in clove, cinnamon, and malts with a light hint of fruity embers. Nose really contributes to taste. A bit of that smokey/peaty taste in the end. Definitely more of a pumpkin spice beer. Not much of a pumpkin flavor. Palate - Smooth in the front with a small crisp in the back. Almost like eating pumpkin pie. Soft with a light crunch. Overall - Great beer. Wasn’t very sure how troegs would do with pumpkin. With dead reckoning being too hoppy yet nugget nectar being nearly perfect it was hard to tell. Thankfully this beer is nearly perfect. Reminds me of a drunken pumpkin pie laced with bourbon like my dad used to make. Sidenote- Drank 2nd glass with cold Thanksgiving leftovers. Pure ecstasy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (912) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Very hazy pour between amber and mahogany. Malty aroma with pumpkin spice notes. Big sweet spicy pumpkin pie flavor; very full. Great thick mouthfeel. The best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2613) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Wow, quite delicious. Pours dark amber thick but somewhat clear with a whitish ring for a head. Aroma brings a rush of fall spices in mixing nutmeg and subtle cinnamon sticks and cloves smooth and soft in the nose. Flavor brings big clove and some nutmeg and cinnamon settling on the palate. There is a calm sweetness settling to suggest pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Shared bottle at brewery into tulip glass. Pour is an orange amber color with about a half finger of off-white head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger and clove. Taste is phenomenal! I get a ginger kick right from the start, then comes the pumpkin pie and spices to round it out. Definitely for the spice-heads. Great offering! I hope this comes around next year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1661) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at Pizza Boy. Pours a clear brownish orange with a white foamy head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of pumpkin pie spices, vanilla, clove shines through the most. Definitely a sipper. Pumpkin pie flavor is pretty spot on. Even has a grain/malt aftertaste remenicient of crust. Good amount of pumpkin pie without being overpowering like Pumking. One of the better pumpkin beers around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3613) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle shared by friends. Pours mostly clear dark amber with creamy beige head. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, spice cake, pumpkin, and light fig. Flavor is heavy spices, pumpkin, lightly sweet bready malts, and faint toast; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (988) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Bottle pours amber with white head. Big pumpkin pie spice nose and taste with a light body. Very nice pumpkin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4427) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1450) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pour is reddish copper with a thin tan ring. Nose is light pumpkin with fair bit of spice. Some grain balance and a touch of banana bread. Taste is heavier pumpkin spice with a hint of apple cider and a touch of banana bread. Fairly strong carb with a medium to full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Beautiful dark burnt orange from a growlers. Nice head and just enough fizziness. Aroma of spices and Belgian yeast. Nicely balanced spice mix on the palate. The Belgian yeast enhances the spiciness and complexity. Just a bit of pumpkin is also evident. This is one of the best pumpkin beers I have tried.

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