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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!


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Big thanks to Rich for sending this one in a recent trade. normally I donít care that much for beers in the spice/herb/vegetable style, but this one was different, very different. thereís a local ice cream place here in the Quad-Cities that came out with a pumpkin shake several years ago that is outstanding. every time I brought the glass up to my face, I thought I had a pumpkin shake in my hand! Well done Weyerbacher!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Courtesy of Firemoose15. Many thanks for this one. <P> Aroma is huge. Nutmeg and Cloves dominates, but the other spices are there in the background. Reddish/orange with a huge fluffy white head. Wow this really does have some body to it. I always thought the problem with pumpkin ales is that it makes you think of pumpkin pie, which is creamy and thick, and all the beers are not. This does indeed taste like slice of pumpkin pie...complete with whip cream and you even get some bready pie crust in the finish. <P> I think this could even be creamier and still be very appealing to non-pumpkin beer drinkers, but stillt his is far and away the best pumpkin beer I have ever had and also the most "PUMPKIN" tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3032) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Clear reddish brown with an active head. The aroma is heavily spiced, but not really over spiced. Very malty caramel. High viscocity, but not disgustingly so. Intresting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2005
I thought I despised all pumpkin ale until I tried this one! The description above is right on. Itís sweeter and thicker, more of a real beer than the other two pumpkin aleís Iíve tried. A good pumpkin flavor with a slight floral or herbal finish. Goes down smooth where the other ones...go down the drain smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2005
Halloween 2005 - though Iím usually not a big fan of pumpkin Ale - this just turned me on. I guess you gotta like it otherwise the big bad guys from Easton come and get me and tar and feather me because I donít like mothers. Deep red color with a small layer of a head - yo mother. Of course pumpkin nose with a nice dosis of nutmeg and star anise.Taste is - yo mother - pumpkin, lotís of cinnamon, cardamon and apple cider. As it warms up nutmeg comes through. Like a crisp cold but wonderful sunny autumnday. :-)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Very hazed, deep amber/ orange hue, excellent settlement of foam on top...nice looking... Aroma is sweet and vegetal, spicy, with the usual suspects, cinnammon, cardamon, ginger, just a touch,..very nice, I like it... Rich, full mouthfeel, abundant play on the palate, very hefty in the mouth...I like it...the alcoholic level makes it an "Imperial" Pumpkin Ale, but beyond that the flavor makes it ever-so drinkable....the various spices and the pumpkinny taste makes it ever-so worthwhile... yumm...very good...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Thanks to FlacoAlto for this beer.

Poured a clear dark amber with a fizzy off-white head. Sweet aroma of spicy pumpkin and cloves with a touch of hop bitterness. Taste is spicy and dry with emphasis on alcohol, cinnamon and cloves; not a whole lot of pumpkin, but a lot more than other "pumpkin ales" Iíve had. Dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 I am rather fond of some of Weyerbacherís big beers, but am not a big fan of pumpkin beers in general. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is sweet nutmeg and cinnamon. The mouthfeel is moderately thick. The flavor is thick with pumpkin spice flavors - lots of nutmeg in particular. The spicy flavors are rich and thick. Cinnamon and nutmeg linger on the aftertaste. This is one of the better bottled pumpkin beers I have had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Pours a clear dark copper with a thin ring of white head. Aroma has lots of dry allspice and pumpkin character. Starts with a mild, dry caramel maltiness finishing more dry and earthy with some spice notes. Needs a touch more sweetness for balance, but otherwise an interesting brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Enjoyed under the stars in the Smokey Mountains for an anniversary celebration. Nice deep amber color with a light head. Great pumpkin-spice aroma. Pumpkin pie (clove?), cinnamon and nutmeg, malt and sweetness. Best tasting pumpkin Iíve ever had. Well balance spices (clove and cardamom). Heavy malt with what I must assume is a pumpkin hint. Full body that is a bit coating in your mouth. Good, Good, stuff.


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