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RATINGS: 1096   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices(Cinnamon,Nutmeg,Cardamom,Cloves). This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is heartier, spicier, and more caramelly and pumpkiny than its faint brethren! Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. If you don't agree this is the mother of all pumpkin ales, then you just don't like mothers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Weyerbacher, stop making good beers! That’s the consensus after drinking this one. Delicious, represents its strength well. Hate to use the common phrase, but FULL-FLAVORED and delicious. I think this edges out Post Road as my favorite common pumpkin beer. Competes just below Boston Beer Works’s Pumpkinhead Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2005
22oz - 2005 - Aroma is sweet and spicy cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Like a malty piece of pumpkin pie with cinnamon on top. Pours a copper orange with little head and decent lacing. Flavor is also very sweet. Lots of cinnamon (too much), also clove and nutmeg show up. Palate is sticky. Tasty, buy not especially something I would search out again. Not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Pours a dark brown/amber color with a decent amount of foamy offwhite head. Aroma is very pumpkiny, spicey, and sweet. Seriously smells like pumpkin pie. Flavor is light and pumpkiny, not much of an alcohol flavor. Overall, my fav pumpkin ale to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Pours with an orange-red body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s overwhelmingly spicey and full of pumpkin with a nice sweetness, that’s slightly less apparent in the aroma. Light to medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Clear deep orange, thick rocky khaki colored head. Love how this aroma was inclusive of the entire pumpkin pie (crust and all) with just crazy pumpkin pie spices everywhere. Cinnamon dominates, but slowly settles into lighter clove and nutmeg tones. Bready notes emerge upon warming that simulate a graham cracker pie crust. Flavor is practically mirrored throughout, but a bit more subdued then the nose. Nice light hop bitterness rounds out the spices in the end. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, pumpkin pie finish. Thanksgiving dessert in a bottle....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Lots of nutmeg, pumpkin pie, brown sugar & bready malt in the nose. Deep ruby/copper body with an off white head that quickly fades. I’m getting nutmeg, pumpkin pie, alcohol, malt (maple?) -- cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, deep amber with a thick and creamy sandy head that leaves webs of lace. Cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and cloves in the aroma. Like a fresh slice of pumpkin pie! Vanilla and alcohol poke their heads out as it warms. Definitely more body than other pumpkin beers I’ve had. Carbonation is a little light. Not quite as flavorful as I expected from the aroma, though still quite tasty. A sweet pumpkiny and malty base with tingly cinnamon throughout. There is more pumpkin crust than the actual pie filling in the flavor. Hints of nutmeg and clove in there too. Unlike other pumpkin beers, this one manages to capture the essence of a whole pumpkin pie rather than just the spices. Probably the best pumpkin beer out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle. Clear amber-red body under a light tan head. Sort of metallic banana bread aroma with nutmeg and cardomon. The aroma is nice and strong but there’s nothing really compelling about it. The flavor is sharp spice (cardomon/nutmeg) wrapped in sweet pumpkin pie and light cyrstal malt. Dry, grainy/pumpkin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Very nice and clear ruby/copper color. Creamy and sparse light tan head. Full pumpkin aroma, nice sweet and spicey malt, and a some carefully hidden hops. Certainly seems imperial in taste. Full flavor, a bit grainy/bready. Some spiciness is tingling the tongue... maybe too much spice? Actually, it may be the caradmom specifically that is turning me off. Some grassy pumpkin seeds too. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2008 Pours to a reddish brown body with a off-white creamy head with excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is pumpkin and pie spices. Very smooth aroma. Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Cloves. The flavor is pumpkin, spices, smooth and mellow.

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