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RATINGS: 1054   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3052) - 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.

   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. It’s sweeter and thicker, more of a real beer than the other two pumpkin ale’s I’ve tried. A good pumpkin flavor with a slight floral or herbal finish. Goes down smooth where the other ones...go down the drain smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2466) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Halloween 2005 - though I’m 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 don’t 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, lot’s of cinnamon, cardamon and apple cider. As it warms up nutmeg comes through. Like a crisp cold but wonderful sunny autumnday. :-)

   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...

   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" I’ve had. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 I am rather fond of some of Weyerbacher’s 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, 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 I’ve 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Thanks to friend and RateBeerian; willblake for this festive bomber of brew!

My 2005 Halloween Treat
Pours a dark chestnut body and a tall and resultant tan head. The body must have an admirable viscosity, as there is a impressive fine bubbly lacing draping the inner glass. The nose is distinctly full of spice. Not even suggestions… Lets call it a blasting; a blasting of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, chamomile, cardamom, light hints of vanilla sticks and hazelnut…. every bold spice in the cupboard has can be found here! The base seems to be a mild brown ale or a nutty amber… regardless, it blends very well with all the spice! A small taste of vegetable in the finish… butternut squash… but most likely sugar pumpkin. A real treat! The palate is sticky sweet….. a great feast brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2005
22oz bottle - Pours copper with a nice offwhite head that stays well and laces down the glass. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and a bit of vanilla. Flavor is big pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and other spices. Some vanilla comes in on the back of each sip as well as big caramel flavor. Buttery smooth mouthfeel witha nice full malt profile behind the pumpkin. This is the best pumpkin brew I’ve ever had and I’d like to make this one a tradition on Halloween going forward.. Nice!

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