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RATINGS: 1110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oldcrankee (52) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours brown with light orange, head is minimal and disappears quickly. Aroma is light pumpkin with spice. Taste is cinnamon, light clove, and pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1662) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 30, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Faintly cloudy dark orange-copper with small frithy beige head, strong pumpkin aroma, sweet caramel-pumpkin taste with cinnamon and cloves, low carbonation, smooth body, medium sweet finish with pumpkin aftertaste. Very nice pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OrthoDoc (53) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
This one other very highly rated but was not my favorite. Very strong pumpkin taste but not enough spice. Would not try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3605) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a a fairly unclear amber brown beer with a small, quickly disappearing white head on top. Aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin spices, nutmeg and other herbal notes. Flavor is rather sweet, cinnamon faded a bit to the background, making way for other spices, malty sweetness and some boozy notes. Really rich, full and has a long sweet aftertaste. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle @ RVA 22nd. Floaties in amber color with light head. Nice spiced aroma- not over done. Actually does taste a little pumpkiny under the spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Sampled from a bottle, this beer had a hazy medium to dark brown pour with a bit of red mixed in, and the pour made a thin layer of faint off-white bubbles that thinned out to a small ring, it had a big spice aroma, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, nutmeg, some malt and a little bread, malt and bread sweetness, the pumpkin /vegetable was in the background, the flavors were spices with toasted malt and bread, a little fruit, and malt sweetness, the finish had a small spice and alcohol bitterness, the mouth feel was more than medium, it coated the tongue a bit, it was a little creamy and had average carbonation, a big spice beer with not much pumpkin or vegetable in this beer, the flavor was not as spicy as I was expecting with the amount of spice on the nose, but it was pretty much all spice and malt in the flavor, very little to no pumpkin, not a beer I would want to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sailracer (459) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with almost no head. Smells of spice. No lacing. The taste is sour and spicy with a bad aftertaste from the spice. I didnít detect any pumpkin. I didnít like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NJBarstool (8) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015 does not count
I had this at a Rock music festival a month ago on tap. My impression was that there was more spice, mint and herbs than pumpkin. I didnít really get pumpkin. It also had a lot of alcohol taste to it. Maybe it was that particular keg, but it was a very aggressive tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (927) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Pours a copper color with a thin white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is pumpkin, caramel, and spices, such as nutmeg and allspice. Flavor is dominated by the spices, with cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg dominating. Slightly sweet, with a lightly bitter finish. Enjoyable, if a bit too heavy on the spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2088) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA via Plum Market. Hazy amber orange. Heavy clove aroma, faint ginger. Earthy flavor, more spice and a long almost syrupy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1197) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Deep amber/orange color. Thin , off-white head. Rich aroma of clove , nutmeg , cinnamon and pumpkin. Sweet taste with semidry , spicy finish. Full body , warming.

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