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RATINGS: 1096   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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!


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2938) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2014
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Cloudy dark amber brown with a tan rim head, streaks of lace. Aroma of pumpkin spice and malt. Taste is Malt and pumpkin spice that moves to a light, watery, short finish. Seems weak for 8%abv, with a finish that doesnít deliver.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (1136) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Murky amber with caramel brown hues. Aroma is sweet and strong fall spices. The taste adds big rich pumpkin spice and caramel with bitter warm booze. Full body, creamy texture, low carb, and a rich finish. Overall, imperial all the way. A good one to sip. Liquid pumpkin pie.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JeffIPA28 (13) - - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle at Rally. Aroma is strong and crisp. Appearance is a spooky, bold, intriguing design. Palate is smooth and bites the tongue. Taste is STRONG pumpkin flavor, with lingering taste of a strong alcohol content. 1 and done. Very strong and filling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"one of the better pumpkin ales at our 10 beer tasting. no surprise there. a little darker and bigger in body and flavor than most. not subtle with the spices, but not overdone either. a fine example of what a good pumpkin ale should be."

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1357) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours a orange-copper with a thin off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, pie spices, sweet malts, toasted bread, brown sugar, and some faint alchool. Taste is pumpkin meat, pie spices, toasted bready malts, and some sweet malts. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a very nice pumpkin beer that is both complex and pretty drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yinzerita (17) - - SEP 12, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Drinking out of a frothy mug i couldnt keep my nose out of it. Smell of pumpkin and spices is the best of all pumpkin beers. Isnt too sweet and has a good kick to it. Heard this was better than pumking which is my personal favorite.. It isnt but still very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1468) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a layer of tan head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste of pumpkin and some maltiness on the back end.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Cloudy amber with small white head. Gingerbread, pumpkin and spices aroma. Pumpkin, ginger, light malt, good sweetness and an alcohol aftertaste. Good beer

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (2060) - - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark mahogany with a 1 finger off white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie. Taste follows suit but is a little too bitter. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Not my favorite.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
This is my absolute favorite higher alcohol / imperial pumpkin beer on the market. While the pumpkin pie spices are prevalent, they arenít so huge as to cover up the great base beer thatís there. A warming amount of booze combined with those spices really scream fall. Donít pass this one up.


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