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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)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1599) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1295) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Has a nice cinnamon aroma. Good sweet spicy fall taste. Light hint of pumpkins. Good tingly aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2408) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Aroma: Cinnamon, Brown Sugar, Yams Appearance: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Minimal Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Allspice, Yam, Mild Cinnamon Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1310) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Sample pour on tap at brewery in Hershey. Pours a lighter brown with some cloudiness. Aroma of cinnamon and spice. Brown sugar notes as well. Taste is sweet yet balanced by a dry and slightly bitter finish. Not too overdone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8309) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Shared bottle at Craft Ale. Poured hazy orange with off-white head. Nose was pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, mild hops. Tasted of pumpkin, spice, hops, nit sweet but with a finishing resiny hop matched with natural pumpkin and spice flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (861) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Tastes almost like a Belgium pumpkin. Raiseny plum flavors of a dubble. Mixed with delicious pumpkin pie flavors. Got some zip on the toungue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1927) - - OCT 13, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a deep burnt orange color with a little bit of haze and a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a bit of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a nice roasted pumpkin smell along with some sweeter aromas of caramel and brown sugar. Some standard pumpkin spice aromas of a cinnamon and nutmeg are there as well, overall producing a mid-level in intensity pumpkin pie smell. Taste – The taste begins with a nice roasted pumpkin flavor with a good deal of a caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Along with these flavors comes notes of a lighter spice profile of a cinnamon and nutmeg as well as a little bit of allspice. The spice flavors remain at a more subdued level however and just add a nice complement to the brew. Some more bready and doughy flavors as well as some more sweetness of a brown sugar nature come to the tongue, leaving a rather pleasant and slightly sweeter pumpkin pie flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker to average side with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are good for the pumpkin flavors of the brew and with the lack of super heavy spice create a rather nice drinker. Overall - A quite nice easy drinking pumpkin ale that is on the sweeter and not overly spiced side. A good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2322) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods Devon. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium sized khaki colored head that dissipates a few minutes later. There is left a film with decent glass carbonation. The aroma has plenty of spices.. cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, peppery notes, maybe a banana. The taste has a ton of pumpkin flesh and is then followed by huge vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, even a slight cocoa. There is a touch of the graham cracker in this guy. I hate to be a homer but this is not far from Pumking.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1818) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
On the fifth day of Christmas 2014. Pours deep chestnut brown with a small tan head that left decent lacing. Aroma is pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel. Taste is sweet, spicy and a hint of acidic tartness. Medium bodied, smooth mouth feel with a slick texture and some stickiness on the finish. Overall this is a solid pumpkin that doesn?t overdue the spices.


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