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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fsouth25 (19) - - OCT 17, 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclefrito62 (90) - Stow, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Toasted amber in color. I taste the pumpkin, cardamom, cloves, and a little nutmeg. Detect a touch of black pepper. Mouthful could be heavier. Smooth on the palate. Overall this a very enjoyable pumpkin ale.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SnootDog (2) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2016 does not count
Color: Dark Amber; Aroma: spicy Pumkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste: very smooth--doesn’t feel like an 8% abv beer when drinking; it does however upon finishing; difficult to have just one when watching football. Hands down my favorite Pumkin beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapefuzz (127) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a pumpkin colored copper with a minuscule white head. Aroma is pumpkin. Taste is sweet malt, spice, and pumpkin. Lightish body. Soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Pours a clear dark coppery orange / cranberry color with almost no head at all. Fairly strong aroma of mixed fall spices. Starts very smooth and sweet then finishes very dry with a sharp cinnamon and clove aftertaste and some alcohol warmth. OK but not as good as I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhwcinc (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Purchased at Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI; enjoyed on a cool late summer evening. Appearance is dark caramel with a thin white head. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin spice, smells like fall. Taste is decent, very much sweet, very much pumpkiny. Nothing thats standing out about this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TH28 (379) - - SEP 3, 2016
12oz bottle. 7/14/16 bottle date. Appearance: Dark brown, hazy, with an off white foam head. Aroma: Smells like Big Red. Strong cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Like pumpkin pie. Cinnamon definitely stronger than most other pumpkin ales. Taste: Moderate malt sweetness, with some toasted and nutty notes, with light pumpkin pie spicing. Cinnamon and nutmeg are noticeable, but restrained. Pretty high bitterness for the style. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, a little thin for a beer with this ABV. Alcohol warmth is quite strong. Low carbonation. Finish: Pumpkin spicing really lingers here, with a surprising amount of grassy bitterness. Overall: Pretty run of the mill pumpkin ale. Strong cinnamon and bitterness compared to others, with a disappointing under carbonation that leaves the beer flat. Body is thin for the high ABV, making the alcohol feel very warm. Could be better and more balance simply by increasing the body and carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bmorecarper (1) - Lake Shore, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2016 does not count
One of the best Pumpkin Ale’s out there today. Not over powering and a fine balance of ingredients. At 8%, it has a very small back bite and goes down extremely smooth. A perfect seasonal beer and one of my top 10 of all time.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zubblwump (57) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2016 Pours a dark cloudy amber. Head is light and thin. Aroma is great, perfect blend of spices and pumpkin...reminds me of Thanksgiving. Flavor is also pumpkin pie, but not at the same level as the nose. A little sweetness I wasn’t expecting. It’s good, not amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1805) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
355ml bottle. Dark amber shade. Off-white head. Spice-filled aroma. Nutmeg stands out. Taste has burnt caramel, bubblegum, stewed fruits and spices. Not bad, but my overall impressions are of a fairly middling pumpkin ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle from dregs run. Pours hazy Amber. Spiced pumpkin, oranges and lemons. Taste is tart, fruity and funky.


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