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RATINGS: 1120   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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3.7
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1594) - 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 (288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle from dregs run. Pours hazy Amber. Spiced pumpkin, oranges and lemons. Taste is tart, fruity and funky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4825) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk dregs run. Appearance - deep amber and hazy. Nose - pumpkin, orange and some red fruit too. Light wood spice. Taste - oxidised note. Then orange and wood. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - weird oxidised note that spoils it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is spices and ginger. Taste is spices, cloves, ginger and pumpkin sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear amber, nose is pumpkin, spices, caramel, taste is similar, dry, biscuity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (19732) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
bottle at home ... copper .. thin tan lacing ... soft spicy toffee malt .. light pumpkin nose .. soft spice .. dry roast bitter fruit ... soft tofee .. dry pumpkin

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (8678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of light spice, light brown sugar. Taste is sweet, thin finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a dark golden amber with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, and cinnamon. Flavors of pumpkin, caramel, all spice, nutmeg.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille. Nez épicé (cannelle, muscade et clou de girofle, notes de gingembre et d’anis), malté de caramel légèrement terreux (notes de pain) et fruité (citrouille) avec des notes d’alcool. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture crémeuse aux notes sirupeuses. Goût assez épicé aux notes piquantes (cannelle, muscade et clou de girofle avec des notes d’anis et de gingembre – qui dure toute la gorgée) avec un goût fruité (citrouille) et des notes de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté légèrement terreux de caramel moyennement sucré et de pain parallèlement à un goût moyennement amer d’alcool léger-moyen et des notes de houblon floral et herbeux. Arrière-goût moyennement amer d’alcool moyen, de houblon floral et herbeux et d’épices avec des notes de tarte à la citrouille. [notes 2006]

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (1420) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle. A- Nutmeg, Cinnamon, holiday spices. A- Brown color, murky liquid, minimal head. T- Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, spices, gourds. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, unbalanced finish. O- Tons of spice and not much pumpkin. Really unbalanced and I really did expect better. Pretty gross actually but not totally putrid.


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