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RATINGS: 1093   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2006
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep orange brown with a moderatelight tan head. Very nice aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg reminiscent of pumpkin pie. The flavor was less intense than the aroma, and the pumpkin was actually a bit subdued. As the beer warmed a bit, the cinnamon and nutmeg were front and center along with a slightly biiter hops finish. Very enjoyable autumn brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pythonmets (14) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Very nice color, like a burnt orange. Aroma is very spicy, with cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is pretty much the same, and very little evidence of any pumpkin at all, but i am enjoying the pumpkin pie reference very much. Also bittering very nicely. If only the pumpkin flavor was more apparent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle: Pours a nice orange color with a small tan head. Smells of nutmeg, maybe a touch of cinnamon. Has a slight pumpkin aroma. Smells a bit like pumpkin pie in the oven. Taste almost has to much nutmeg or ginger in it, but not a like of pumpkin. Taste is very sweet, with just a hint of alcohol in this one. A very good beer, but I was expecting more pumpkin characteristics... tastes more pie like than solid pumpkin like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1918) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Nice pie spice brew.... Pours deep walnut mahogany into the glass, with a nice retentive head and webbed lacing. The nose is straight Allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavors of pie spices and a finish of pumpkin meat. The true pumpkin in this lies in its effervescence. Not that it doesnít have flavor... it does, but it is a very "holiday" spiced brew. An "imp" because of the spice contingency, in my opinion. A nice, round brew that can be enjoyed anytime, but on an autumn night like tonight, it goes down very well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2006
bomber. Medium amber color with a light tan color head. Big time spice in the aroma and flavor, namely the nutmeg and cinnamon. Not really to much actual pumpkin, but thatís no big deal. Medium to full bodied, light booze. Definitely imperial, and it is actually a pretty fun beer. Nice stuff, Iíll definitely drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Man these guys are releasing this early this year, still Iím glad to get in on the first batch. Re-Rate. Pours dark brown with a nice ruby hue and thick whitish/tan head. Aroma is mostly of the spices mentioned in the description, but not much pumpkin. Flavor is also much more on the spicy side, with a hint of pumpkin, and some slight sweetness. The prominent spices seem to be the nutmeg and allspice. The palate is dry and spicy, almost like the actual spices are in your mouth. Damn good pumpkin ale, even when itís still summer and hot as hell.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Beautiful dark amber pour. Spicy aroma. Full flavor, more so than your average pumpkin ales, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Perfect for a fall day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2006
bomber. Aroma: Strong spicy aroma of the usual suspects (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg). Not much pumpkin in the nose. Light caramel malt aroma. Appearance: Poured an amber/orange with a very light tan head. Head was frothy but small, but had good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: The spiciness almost burns the tongue. Way over the top with the spice. But as I drink more it grows on me. Pumpkin is hard to pick out behind all the spice, but is there. Light maltiness and a touch of caramel. Palate: Medium-high bodied. Carbonation was a little high and reinforced the spiciness that my tongue felt. Overall: Worth a try, but would like to get more pumpkin and less spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2006
22 oz bottle for $5.99 from Buehlerís in Delaware, OH. Deep, mildly tan-looking brown with a large, creamy, off-white head; retains a significant ring. Aroma is cinnamon and cloves, sharply sweet malt and rotting vegetables along with caramel. Flavors of vegetable, sugar, and very light caramel; very light alcohol warmth; nothing special. Thick, slightly fizzy, creamy, and fairly sticky. Overall, nondescript and unimpressive; the spices are awkward; the least satisfying $6 beer Iíve had to date.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Amber/orange color, white, some spice in the aroma, flavor is of cinnamon, and some caramel, and nutmeg. Needs more malt.


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