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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Nosferatu (Bird of Death) a.k.a. Count Orlok was THE German Count Dracula. He was a blood-sucking vampire, but being German he must’ve enjoyed beer too, right? We believe it is so and thus have created a Black Pumpkin Wheat Ale in his honor...a ’beer noir’ if you will.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle. Earthy pumpkin, caramel malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and straw aroma. Dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet pumpkin malt, light spice, and mildly bitter dry hay flavor. Decent body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (2062) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a decent head and bits of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, spice and vanilla. taste of wheat, pumpkin,n spices and vanilla. Mild bitterness and a slightly sweet finish. Moderate body, smooth and a tad too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Tasted on tap at 2016 Wolpertinger Fest in glass German beer mug. It poured a hazy reddish brown with beige foam, fluffy, long-lasting with lace. I just don’t dig these pumpkin and spice black ales. Malty and squashy, way too dominated by cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice. Blah, blah, blah, more of the same. If there was a good base beer underneath, it was ruined by baking spices long ago. Perhaps if someone would brew one of these with some restraint, it could be delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is kind of funky. Kind of acidic with a twisted bit of fuzz. Taste is full of spice and clove. This is a pretty darn good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3747) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle poured to small snifters, displaying a clear, walnut color, with a frothy & persistent layer of tan head foam, and wavy spray as lacing. The nose was light sweetness, dark fruit, concord grape, a touch of vanilla, weizen/doppelbock-like spices, and pumpkin? Medium bodied, with rather spritzey carbonation, the taste was similar notes, and dry finishing. Somewhat unusual for a pumpkin offering, but a decent brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Aroma of some mild pumpkin, spice, taste is spice, unbalanced, not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2015
500ml bottle...blackish brown pour with a sweet molasses nose. Nice rich flavor of pumpkin, allspice, and molasses making a subtly drinkable brew. Rather thin body marred an otherwise decent offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6513) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
500ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Sweet-ish pumpkin aroma, hints of clove, a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is dry, dark malty, mild pumpkin notes, a wheaty touch, minimally tart-ish, unspecific fruity overtones, a touch of cinnamon and clove. Twinkle-toed Pumpkin Ale, not a mu fusty, not too sweet, well-considered mildly spiced. A cheers for Urban Chestnut, a cheers for (Bielefeld-born) F.W. Murnau: "The Master is coming!... The Master is here!"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17263) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
Das Bier ist sehr dunkelbraun/schwarz und hat eine große beige Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, reife dunkle Früchte, Gewürze, etwas Kürbis. Geschmack nach reifen Früchten, wenig Röstmalz, Hefe, Gewürze und Kürbis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a one finger tan head and aromas of pie spices and a bit of decaying leaf matter. Flavor has a heavy handed pie and pumpkin flavoring that buries any of the dark malt that tries to express itself. A hint of roasty malt is about it here. Decent but not my favorite.

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