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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbopslt (332) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Can from Craftsman Ale House. Strong pumpkin aroma. Sweet start, slightly sour finish. Not a bad beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1858) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Strong spices with a moderate amount of malt. Oarnge color with a medium white head. MOderate spice for the beginning and middle. Malty pumpkin finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Nice reddish amber with lacy white head. Aroma is subtle, spice, dirt, vegetables. Big, stale malty initially that transitions to a old tea bag like flavor. Finish is bitter and vegetative. If I didnít know it was supposed to be a pumpkin beer, Iíd not likely guess it based on the taste and aroma. Odd, not very pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Can. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Sweet malty base, faint pumpkins, and hints of spice. Some light tingly bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chad9976 (1081) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2013
I poured a 12oz can into a nonic pint glass. It had a best by date of 1/30/14 and cost $2.55 ($0.21 per ounce).

Appearance: Clear, orange/copper hue with some carbonation visible. Pours to a thin layer of bright white foam which mostly dissipates and leaves trace lacing.

Smell: A surprisingly dirty aroma of wet, decaying vegetables. A hint of the usual spices.

Taste: When I smelled and tasted Wachusett Pumpkan, I was surprised by how mediocre the beer was. The can appeared to be fresh and my glass was clean - yet it stunk and tasted quite lousy. Is this a bad can, a bad batch, or is this is how itís supposed to taste?

The first half of the palette is rather mild. Nothing in the way of the standard pumpkin beer spices. The flavor is so mild that it seems like the beer is stale and old. It doesnít improve any throughout the swig, in fact, it actually worsens. Thereís a sour off-taste on the finish. Similar to canned green beans. Itís possible this is dimethyl sulfide. Whatever it may be, the usual pumpkin flavors just arenít here. Well, I can detect them if I pay close attention, but otherwise the beer just seems old. If this is the taste the brewery intended I find it an extremely odd choice since thereís so little flavor to found here. Itís one of the worst pumpkin beers Iíve ever had.

Drinkability: At least drinking Wachusett Pumpkan was no challenge. The mouthfeel is fairly light and crisp with a good level of carbonation. Itís fairly smooth and thankfully doesnít leave much of an aftertaste. Itís also relatively light at 5.2% ABV, though itís extremely inefficient in making use of its ingredients.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkinWell (172) - - FEB 4, 2014
Pours an orange gold with minimal head. Aromas of spice and herbs. That definite nutmeg/pumpkin spice cones through immediately followed by earthy aftertaste. Mediocre beer. Wouldnít buy again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROBC3366 (360) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Smells of spice and pumpkin. Tastes of pumpkin nutmeg and some cinnamon. A bit watered down but not terrible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1858) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
A nice copper body with a white head that had good retention and no lace. Aroma was of caramel malts, spices and pumpkin. Initial flavor had a nice sweet note to it, some from caramel malts and some from mild spices. Mostly nutmeg. Pumpkin was slightly bitter in the finish. Body seemed on the light side and the finish was smooth.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmikolich (1398) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Tap at the Devens Grill, this tastes like an amber. and not a very good one.. talk about choking down a beer, no spice profile no pumpkin sweetness.. meh.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2013
got a 12 case of this because it sold out at my local stores last year. Really this is a good consistent pumpkin beer which I think is better straight out the can. Aroma is the strong caramon and cinnomon with hints of spiciness. Little bit of sweetness and good malt. An accecable and affordable pumpkin beer


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