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RATINGS: 1085   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!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2006
(2006 Vintage) Certainly more enjoyable than the average pumpkin beer, but the cinnamon level is a too high. The cinnamon washes out the other spices. The beer is surprisingly dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours amber copper with a one finger thick off-white head. Aroma of spices, alcohol, pumpkin pie. The flavor is smooth, alcohol not as present in the flavor as in the aroma, spices, pumpkin. Good body, great brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear orange amber with off white head. Aroma is pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, and malt. Flavor is the same and slightly bitter and metallic. This is pumpkin ale is better than many that tend to be too sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Bomber. Pours a deep transparent copper color...yellowish-light tan head. The aroma holds a decent amount of clove, nutmeg, pumpkin, and cinamon. The flavor is neat, the usual pumkin ale attributes stay intact...baked pumkin flesh...cloves and nutmeg with the cinamon actually adding some real heat...almost kinda like red hots. The body feels a bit thin, but most of these pumpkin offerings do...I always hope for a larger malt profile...perhaps some age on this would do it some good in that department. Though I do find it kind of odd that this one isn’t very sweet...which is a characteristic I usually find present in most Weyerbacher brews. Nevertheless, it is a pretty well put together brews ...none of the spices are overbearing and the pumpkin adds a nice bitter/sour dry finish. The whole experience is pretty warming...the spices are inviting...and the dryness seems to make it feel a bit more sophisticated, while its balance seems to pull it all together.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmstein (5) - Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2006 does not count
Great flavor and aroma. Nice use of pumpkin and spices. However, i feel that it should have a little more body to be imperial.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Wow, HUGE cinnamon aroma and flavor. Spices are really in your face, with only a hint of pumpkin aftertaste. Very slight hop bite in there as well. I’d like to sip more of this on Halloween or maybe after Thanksgiving dinner. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2006
bottle . . poured DARK amber color with no head . . aroma at first is STRONG spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), very much like actual pumpkin pie . . very abundant cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin flavors with no real strong after taste . . nice fall beer to keep you warm . . alcohol is covered up very well . . nice finish but VERY spiced . .

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2006
pours the color of pumpkin pie smells liek pumpkin pie but spicier taste like cinnamon nutmeg and booze wow big deal

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2006
22 oz shared with Dan. Aroma is very strong, mostly of nutmeg, also get some cinnamon, pumpkin, perhaps brown sugar? Taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, tastes like a pumpkin pie with a clean finish. A bit over the top but a pretty decent offering overall.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Clear amber medium ligth tan head. The aroma is 100% spices. Smells a lot like juicy fruit chewing gum. The flavor is terrible, watery pumpkin spices. Its like taking a can of pumpkin pie mix and adding 10 gallons of water. Yeeecchhh. Not for me.


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