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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6327) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - 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 (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Has a nice cinnamon aroma. Good sweet spicy fall taste. Light hint of pumpkins. Good tingly aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (5798) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Autumn 2014 bottle, drunk February 2015.
First off, these Troeg’s cork and cage bottles are just awesome. Not that we needed further proof that Troegs is still putting out a top-notch product, has not sold out and is generally amazing, but there you have it.
The amber-chestnut beer shows good clarity and a wispy beige/off-white head that slowly fades to a ring/cover.
Sticky buttercream, caramel, vanilla and primarily clove/nutmeg in the nose, it nonetheless still makes plenty of room for the saison yeast characteristics. Earthiness, light acids, cellar notes and peppery phenols all provide more complexity than any pumpkin beer I can remember. No flaws, no alcohol noted.
In the mouth, there is modestly tight carbonation, with a good creaminess from the light sugars. The spices, as in all pumpkin beers, do break up the consistency a bit, but less so here than in most. Cinnamon, vanilla, actual pumpkin flavor and light caramel are all balanced well, with plentiful peppery phenols from the yeast and moderate acidity as well. Clean, mostly dry and with no alcohol. One of the best pumpkins I’ve ever had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4672) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2015
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/7/2015. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pepper, pear, apple, red grape, honey, brown sugar, gingerbread, toasted biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, pumpkin/spices, and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pepper, pear, apple, red grape, honey, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pepper, pear, apple, red grape, honey, brown sugar, gingerbread, toasted biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, pumpkin/spices, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Some light dryness from peppery yeast/spice notes as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pumpkin saison style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, pumpkin/spices, and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2930) - 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 (1490) - 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 (9998) - 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 (1362) - 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.


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