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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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2010
growler. Heavy nose of pumpkin pie spices. Taste follows thru & delivers a very solid pumpkin ale w/ out being all spices. An amazing example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WillemsUrenkel (444) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
12 fl. oz. bottle picked up at the general store of Franklins Brewery, Hyattsville MD. Pours out in a dark copper, foamy light tanned head, lively carbonation. Like dentist fluid on the nose. First time I tasted a pumpkin ale. Medical, cardamom, clove, spicy caramell. Very strange to me. Maybe I would rate it better with more experience with this kind of brews, but at this time, it´s not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (312) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Rating based on notes from 2 Sep 2011 -- Had a bit of a metallic flavor to it, otherwise it was a pretty good pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle, brown pour, small head, pumpkin aroma, spices, cinnamon, clove, more pumpkin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
kmlen87 (23) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
Good imperial pumpkin ale but nothing extraordinary. You get a lot of the spice in each sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (792) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Thick dark copper pour with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Cinnamon, nutmeg, Japanese kabocha pumpkin, spice, Chinese incense. Big full body, well balanced carbonation, sweet finish with nutmeg and sweet spice throughout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. BBOTMC. Hazy dark brown. Lots of clove and cardamom, cinnamon and mashed pumpkin aroma, spicy, alcoholic bitterness in the mouth. Carbonated, medium-bodied, clove-like bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Oxtail69 (1) - - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
This is some of the best pumpkin beer I have tasted. The aroma hit you with spice and cinnamon and the flavor of fresh pumpkins runs through out ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (647) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a clear amber with redish tint. Very little fizz though it has some bright carbonation. The aroma is rich spices and amber malt. The flavor is rich spices with a drying herbal hop bitter that adds minimal flavor while adding nice depth. The pumpkin is light and smooth. The Amber malts are clean and mostly simple but fit well. The carbonation fills the palate tho doesn’t show any fizz. Nice dry finish with lots of spice and flavor lasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled: 17AUG11 A: Pours a nice semi hazy dark burnt sienna colored ale with under a finger of fine white foam which falls to a broken sheet with a central cap. Spotty lace. S: This one seems dominated by nutmeg. Second fiddles cinnamon, cloves. A hint of a sour squash nose. T: Spicy. Wow. Tons of cinnamon with some dry toasted bread flavors. The nutmeg falls through here for me. Pretty sweet, but earthy. M: Moderately heavy for me with a lively carbonation that rounds out fine, but the finish is also wet with a waxy coating. O: Of the pumpkins I’ve had, this one is pretty middle of the road. Serving type: bottle 10-05-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours deeper amber/copper with a small head. Strong spice aroma with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, caramel. The spices in the flavor are somewhat subdued compared to the aroma. Really drinkable dispite the abv. Nice clean finish and enjoyable overall.

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