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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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No tricks, just treats.Our pumpkin ale is a beer first and a specialty beer second - formulated with a keep sense of balance. Brewed with real pumpkin and a secret blend of spices, along with caramel and roasted malts, we bring you the essence of the harvest season in a glass.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7125) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at Vintage. Poured hazy medium amber with a creamy whitish head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up sweeter pumpkin meat and a touch of bread with accents of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.. came together nearly perfectly! The flavor found pumpkin meat and pale malts at the core.. tart pumpkin, nutmeg, and cloves surrounded.. sharper on the back-end.. not as well composed as the nose, but close. Well-carbonated with very good feel and flow across the palate.. great stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6126) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy dirty dark gold pour with a thin white head. Awesome aroma of pumpkin, Belgian yeast, cinnamon, and other spices. Medium-light palate, some carbonation. Taste is similar to nose - really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5998) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
10/22/11. On tap at the brewpub. Hazy reddish pour with a small khaki head that fades. Nice spice profile with vanilla on the aroma as well. Sweet, gourdy flavor that thankfully doesn’t overwhelm on spices. Nice for a pumpkin beer actually!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2010
On draught at the Vintage brewery/brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a hazy brownish rust colored brew with an off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, cinnamon, hint of nutmeg, clove and some gingerbread. Taste is medium bodied, with caramel and mostly nutmeg. Finish has a lingering toasted caramel malt aftertaste along with nutmeg and some seasonal spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4347) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Draft at Vintage. Snifter. Thick brown-amber color, minimal head. Spicy cinnamon, herb aroma. A big, spice bomb of a pumpkin ale. Sugary, sweet, but well executed nonetheless. Spices are upfront, but the rich malts incorporate it well. Not spectacular, but still pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2011
On tap at Vintage brewpub. Murky brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, malt, nutmeg, allspice, clove and caramel. Spice cabinet come take a seat! Taste of pumpkin, allspice, pepper, nutmeg and heave clove with a pumpkin chaser. A solid pumpkin ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap at vintage. 4oz taster. First pumpkin beer of the year... Pours a mostly opaque caramel toffee pour with a minimal wispy light beige head... Aroma of light ginger, pumpkin, and spice. Ok but not too assertive... Flavors are much of the same with an added sense of earthy sweetness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Fitsthe bill for a pumpkin ale but nothing out ilof the ordinary.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2935) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2011
On tap at brewpub
The base beer was much better than its chocolate counterpart. Almost like a liquid pie it was ideal for a cool fall evening. I always enjoy when these seasonals are released because of that very reason. If you miss it I’m sure it will come back for 2012.

Aroma / Appearance - Ruby red with a soft puffy head an spindly legs the base is warm and inviting. Nutmeg, whipped cream, and squash are the main players in a strongly spiced experience.

Flavor / Palate - Whipped cream melted onto a fresh pumpkin pie calms the palate. Refreshing and fluid the mouthfeel avoids being cloying. The only real complaint I can come up with is that for 7% it does feel a little weak. However given that I could drink this all night that might be a good thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2696) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2010
On tap at the brewpub - Pours murky brown with very little head. Aroma is light and bready, with real light pumpkin pie spice. Taste is pumpkin, graham cracker, cool-whip, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some tropical fruit notes. Nice light pumpkin pie spice finish. Not overwhelming spice or sweetness, and the mouthfeel is light and fizzy. Pretty good pumpkin brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2290) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at Vintage, pours an unclear dark brown color with a thin white head and lacing, aroma is of spices mixed in with some apple notes, the flavor is full of spices but not overwhelming by any means, the mouthfeel is very dry but yet satisfying, pretty good.


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