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RATINGS: 1109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 I am rather fond of some of Weyerbacher’s big beers, but am not a big fan of pumpkin beers in general. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is sweet nutmeg and cinnamon. The mouthfeel is moderately thick. The flavor is thick with pumpkin spice flavors - lots of nutmeg in particular. The spicy flavors are rich and thick. Cinnamon and nutmeg linger on the aftertaste. This is one of the better bottled pumpkin beers I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Pours a clear dark copper with a thin ring of white head. Aroma has lots of dry allspice and pumpkin character. Starts with a mild, dry caramel maltiness finishing more dry and earthy with some spice notes. Needs a touch more sweetness for balance, but otherwise an interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Enjoyed under the stars in the Smokey Mountains for an anniversary celebration. Nice deep amber color with a light head. Great pumpkin-spice aroma. Pumpkin pie (clove?), cinnamon and nutmeg, malt and sweetness. Best tasting pumpkin I’ve ever had. Well balance spices (clove and cardamom). Heavy malt with what I must assume is a pumpkin hint. Full body that is a bit coating in your mouth. Good, Good, stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Thanks to friend and RateBeerian; willblake for this festive bomber of brew!

My 2005 Halloween Treat
Pours a dark chestnut body and a tall and resultant tan head. The body must have an admirable viscosity, as there is a impressive fine bubbly lacing draping the inner glass. The nose is distinctly full of spice. Not even suggestions… Lets call it a blasting; a blasting of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, chamomile, cardamom, light hints of vanilla sticks and hazelnut…. every bold spice in the cupboard has can be found here! The base seems to be a mild brown ale or a nutty amber… regardless, it blends very well with all the spice! A small taste of vegetable in the finish… butternut squash… but most likely sugar pumpkin. A real treat! The palate is sticky sweet….. a great feast brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2005
22oz bottle - Pours copper with a nice offwhite head that stays well and laces down the glass. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and a bit of vanilla. Flavor is big pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and other spices. Some vanilla comes in on the back of each sip as well as big caramel flavor. Buttery smooth mouthfeel witha nice full malt profile behind the pumpkin. This is the best pumpkin brew I’ve ever had and I’d like to make this one a tradition on Halloween going forward.. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2005
Big nutmeg, cinnamon nose with of course pumpkin. Dark mahagony color and fizzy head that turns low and tight. Apple cider taste, barley malt, cinnamon and spices. Oily mouth feel, full body, big pumpkin taste. This has a fun side and serious side. Very enjoyable and full of character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Bottle. Amber/golden color. Small head. little retention. Aroma is of spicy pumpkin, some cloves and maybe cinnamon. "Hot" spicy flavor with hints of vanilla toward the end of bottle. Not real malty, maybe a bit too much contrast in spiciness to malt pumpkin flavor. Good seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 Thanks to ricklikebeer for this one. Pours a deep amber color with a slight tan head. This almost smells like pumpkin pie, with alot of spices and maybe just a bit of alcohol. Taste is much the same with some sweetness in there, but no alcohol taste to mention. This gets a 5 for palate because its almost creamy, and leaves a nice coating on my tongue. Plus, the pumpkin spice flavor pleasently lingers around. Thanks for another great beer Rich!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Starts off with that typical aroma, maybe not as sweet, and then some smokeyness - that’s interesting... Dark amber color, medium head, some lacing. Taste is nice - spices (esp. nutmeg), caramallized sugars, pumpkin, light hops at the end. It wasn’t overly sweet, so I didn’t hate it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Rating 600! 12oz bottle from Hopdog. Pours a medium amber color with a fizzy white head. Nose is alot of cinnamon, some pumpkin spice and some malt, nutmeg. Taste is slightly pumpkiny, but more so nutty. hints of nutmeg and spices ensue, a nice bitterness in the finish, but leaves the mouth dirty.

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