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Brewed by Trouble Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kill, Co. Kildare, Ireland


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Made with real pumpkin and pumpkin spices.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlhooker (26) - Dublin, Ireland, - NOV 2, 2012
On tap L Mulligan Grocer. Golden orange with thin head. Pumpkin aroma with lovely pumpkin dominant balanced taste. Smooth on palate with bittersweet finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Had this one on cask and keg side-by-side at Bierhaus Cork. The cask was getting a bit long in the tooth, so I said I’d rate both to give it an accurate reflection. Cask: pours a hazy ruby copper with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is fairly vinegary, as it’s beginning to turn... but still some nice pumpkin notes coming through. Taste is nice malty and squash sweetness with a little spice and a touch of sour. Smooth but reasonably full mouthfeel, sweet and lightly spicy aftertaste. Keg: left it warm up a little, and the aroma really started to come out. Lots of cinnamon, clove and pumpkin - smells like a fresh spiced pumpkin pie! Light sour start on the taste with a very spicy sweetness and a doughy malty finish. Light spiced aftertaste with a smooth and full mouthfeel. Now that’s more like it! Overall, a really nice and drinkable pumpkin ale. Spiced beers wouldn’t usually be my think, but I really enjoyed this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stjamesgate (65) - IRELAND - OCT 30, 2013
On tap at Against The Grain. Orange-amber with a white collar. Squash and spice on the nose. Toffee and carrot up front, big nutmeg and cinnamon in middle, then earthy hops. Medium, chewy and round. Thin, over spiced and sticky. More pumpkin spice than pumpkin. Too light for the style, too. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (914) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Draught at the bull and castle. Orange amber, lovely pumpkin since nose. Flavour is sweet malt and pumpkin, not too sweet. Light body, medium carbonation. Sweet finish. A nice pumpkin ale. Rerated from the bottle 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19654) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
Draught at L. Mulligan Grocer, Dublin. Hazy bronze colour, creamy head. Spicy pumpkin aroma. Dryish with light-medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Fruity, spicy and lightly buttery. Balanced bitterness. Interesting and well drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (716) - Nantes, FRANCE - NOV 1, 2012
On tap at o’Neil’s in Suffolk street. Nice pumpkin pie taste. Color golden orange. Good carbonation I recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 29, 2012
On tap at Brew Dock. Dark golden pour with small, dissipating white head. Aroma: pumpkin, hops, malt, hint of citrus, nutmeg and a bready aroma. Slightly tangy on initial sip with good carbonation. Quite a balanced flavour profile. A lot of pumpkin, hint of citrus, malty sweet notes, spice and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2693) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2012
On tap at Against the Grain. Appearance: Golden orange, good visible carbonation, small white head. Aroma: Awesome pumpkin pie nose, vanilla and spices. Smells great. Flavour: Fantastically pumpkin, right up there with a North American standard, like a mild pie in beer format. I was so surprised (not at Trouble Brewing) but at how popular this was. I’ve been craving pumpkin ales since moving back from Canada and this certainly scratched the itch. Fantastic. Well done.

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