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RATINGS: 1131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - OCT 4, 2006
I’m a huge fan of seasonal selections, and this one was great. Drank it with T.Floyd. Very spicy and pumkiney, but not too sweet. Had a orange-brown clear appearance with a strong head. Smooth flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2006
[bottle] Deep orange color, with a fairly tall head. Aroma is quite spicy, with plenty of nutmeg and pumpkin notes. Flavors are pretty much what you’d expect from one of these brews. Plenty of spice from the nutmeg, coriander and cinnamon, a bit of sweet malts and some subtle clove spice towards the end. Full bodied, thanks to the higher ABV. Alcohol is noticable, but seems to match the heavy spices well. A very nice take on this standard fall seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Orange/amber pour with a thin orange head. Nose had spices, nutmeg, caramel and pumpkin pie. Taste had a strong alcohol presense with a good deal of cinnamon and nutmeg. Full palate with a good deal of alcohol burn. This is pretty impressive, I’d like to try it on tap sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle from Jeff (doclock) Thanks! Pours out an orange color without much of a head at all. Smells like pumpkin, with some cinnamon, sugar, candy, and spices. Taste is like drinking an 8% pumpkin pie. Pretty good stuff, not the best, but I always love these ales coming around because that just means that stout time is near. Pretty cool, cool ass label too. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours very clear light red with loose orange head. Excellent fresh spice aroma with caramel. Sweet, candy like flavor with mild spice finish. More like spice candy than pumpkin pie. Still, one of the best Pumpkin beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle thanks to xproudfoot. Sediment-laden orange body, thin buff head. Strong notes of nutmeg and cinnamon in the aroma, with caramel and warming alcohol. Nicely spiced body paired with strong alcohol notes. More potent than the average pumpkin beer, more complex, and with greater heft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6428) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Bottle (22oz): Great aroma of nutmeg, ginger, clove, cinnamon, and light pumpkin. Pours a dark transparent amber with a moderate soapy off-white head. Flavor starts off with lots of pumpkin pie spice. Nutmeg, ginger, clove, and cinnamon. Light pumpkin in the middle. Finishes with a moderate dose of alcohol and a moderate apple presence. As it warms, it improves slightly as the spice and pumpkin flavors intensify enough that the alcohol appears to fade a little, but the apple never goes away. I’ve been looking for a good pumpkin beer and really enjoy how the flavor begins, but the finish really throws things off for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 28, 2006
Pours an amber orange with a creamy tan head. An aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinamon greet the nose and remain strong throughout. The spiceness of pumpkin pie dominates. There is a hoppish bitterness that provides some counterpoint and the finish has a slight bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3605) - 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.

   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.

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