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RATINGS: 1042   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VillageBeerVin (17) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Growler from Village Beer Merchant. Pours a medium amber color with nice light tan head. Nose is spice, fruit, and alcohol. Smells like banana bread more than pumkin pie. Light, sparkling mouthfeel for an 8%-er. Tastes like a desert baker’s take on a double hefeweizen. The yeast fruitiness and banana flavor couples well with the actual spices used. The cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove stand out above the pumpkin. It’s a bit boozy but I can still taste the pumpkin spice flavor minutes after my last sip. Used to be my favorite pumpkin ale, and it is still a delicious one, but a little too much spice for me to drink more than one or two at a time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (609) - 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 (2001) - 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 (633) - 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 (1448) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ESPh (48) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 Poured into a pint glass. Small head disappears quickly. Good aroma of cloves, nutmeg Taste is heavily influenced by the spices. Good pumpkin taste; the finish is a little tart, apple-like. Alcohol is noticeable. Not my favorite pumpkin but very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a smooth, one finger tan head. The nose is full of pungent spice. All spice, raw cinnamon, and sour fruit. Wet, but mildly biting, with some faint astringency at the finish. The dominant flavor is identical to the aroma put off by souring apples lying on the ground under their tree. A bit of tart, sugar free apple pie comes through in the flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Don’t like the dark brown with no head appearance. Slightly spicy aroma. Dull bitter taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (861) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2013
12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a clear, deep ruby with a tiny white head that is quick to disappear. Just a tiny bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. Lots of spices in the nose; cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Almost a little too heavy on the spice as it overwhelms any other characteristic of the beer. Huge rush of pumpkin pie spice on the taste and it is quite heavy on the cinnamon. There is almost an apple character that is probably due to the cinnamon. Alcohol is very noticeable although this fades as the beer warms. There is some vanilla and toast in the background with a very light bitterness. The mouhtfeel is quite watery, though, and doesn’t really hold up to the strength of the beer. Overall, I was a little disappointed. The mouthfeel is quite weak and I feel the beer lacks complexity. There are many better pumpkin beers out there.

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