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RATINGS: 1046   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. 22oz. Pours a copper colour with a minmal head. Nose is pumpkin pie spice. Flavor was redolent with cloves, however, there was no pumpkin to be found which is true in the vast majority of pumpkin ales (I like Post Road). A little sprinkling of hops in the bleand and not overly sweet made this a pretty nice sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Maybe my favorite pumpkin ale. Poured a nice amber-red (like an irish red) color with a nice tan colored head. The aroma was typical for the style: pumpkin and spices, light breadiness. The flavor was rich, balanced, and somewhat sweet, but not overly done. Alcohol wasnít hiding, but was appropriate. Just the right amount of alcohol, sweetness, spices, and pumpkin-ness. Not overdone in any sense, if youíre open to pumpkins in the first place.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Copperish color nice head. Could smell pumpkin and cinnamon spice. A very good spiced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5942) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Poured a bronze hue topped by a small frothy head and left some lace. Man I could smell cinnamon and nutmeg a mile away and upon further investigation found some cardamon, clove and ginger as well. Vapors of pumpkin meat, light toffee and some phenols action discovered out and about. The most natural aroma from a Pumpkin based brew I have discovered, heck one the best in the spiced style period.

The taste is straight forward pumpkin pie at first with a sweet malt and yeasty background. What I found interesting was the snap of bitters found on the finish before becoming overtaken again by the cinnamon and dry nutmeg. The mouth feel is aggressive and sharp with a dry finish, moderately warming and the alcohol is noticeable.

Finally, a pumpkin beer I can dig. I knew this day would come, hooray for this beer! Bravo Weyerbacher!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Dark coppery browned color. One inch stack of firm, cigarette stained, foam. Fades slowly to a solid skim and thinning collar. Minimal lacing sticks in strings, otherwise mostly drippy and fast. Aroma is mostly of mixed spices, clove dominates with a good portion of cinnamon drawing through along with some cardamon and highly ripe pumpkin rind. Taste is quite nice. One of the better pumpkin brews Iíve had without a doubt. Fun flavors and spices mix well and boldly across a sweet candied malt backing. The pumpkim is there along with a good portion of balanced in spices bringing cinnamon, cardamon, and a nutmeg dryness. Finish has a light dryness with the spices and some yeastyness. Then it rides around going back and forth for a bit with the malty candyish backing. Feel is fairly active and forthcoming with a steady medium body, seemingly light in areas but malty rich and thick in others. A fun and unique ride with this one. Smooth overall with fairly fine vibrant spicing and yeasty dryness. A very solid pumpkin spice brew. A nice treat to be shared, if and whenever possible. Although I can see why some people donít like it. It can border on the love it or hate it line of character for some. To each their own. Mine is thimbs up; as is the Mrs. - who probably liked it alot more then I did. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2006
Big spices on the nose...like a pumpkin pie. Very crisp and pumpkin tasting....pumpkin finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2006
Wow! Fall spices upfront with sweet malts on the nose. Deep garnet/orange. Little head. Crisp, but very much like pumpkin pie. A nice change from the usual pumpkin beers/

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - APR 21, 2006
This spiced ale pours a deep orange color from a a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove and pumpkin. Medium bodied pumpkin beer. Malts are fruity and sweet with lots of pumpkin and spices. Hops are a touch earthy. Nice spicy flavors, mainly cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and clove. A touch thin but the pumpkin flavor really stands out. It doesnít have that really artificial taste that some pumpkin ales have. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2006
I liked the spiciness of this pumpkin ale and it melds nicely with the alcohol content. This is definately one of the better pumpkin ales of all Iíve sampled.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Poured a clear, medium caramel with a tall beige head... kinda looked like it had tears, too. Aroma was solidly pumpkin pie!... pumpkin, nutmeg, cardamom, and a tiny bit of caramel. Flavor was about the same, with alcohol accentuating the caramel and pumpkin malts. Smooth for the most part on the palate, with some rather sharp alcohol highlights. Finish felt a tad empty after the nose and flavor, but the spices remained. Very nice brew overall!


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