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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This frothy ale is made with 9 different specialty malts, 100% English Fuggle hops, and nearly 300 pounds of real pumpkin. During and after the boil, we add a subtle blend of fresh-ground spices, resulting in a very smooth and malty, complex ale with noble hop and spice aroma. We hope you will get a chance to enjoy this limited offering, and no, itís not just a glass of grandmaís pumpkin pie, itís still a beer.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Bottle... Clear, burnt orange ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Spicy nose with notes of nutmeg, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin with a hint of latex. Perfectly balanced, spicy flavor. Thin, though. Light-bodied and bone dry with soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - SEP 29, 2005
Not bad for a local beer. 12 oz. brown longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep orangeish / amber color, with no head whatsoever. Not even a ring of bubbles around the rim. Aromas are very subtle, almost nonexistent. Flavors are of earthy hops with a spicy notes to it. Not your everyday pumpkin beer by any means. A little hot on the cinnamon side, a tad too much allspice as well. Other than that, itís a decent local beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Standard pumpkin ale here. Aroma is not as strong as other pumpkin ales. Flavor is that of pure pumpkin pie. Spicy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4526) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Pours a translucent medium orange. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon overall a nice pumpkin pie aroma. Flavor is pumpkin, some vanilla and other seasonal spices. A nice pumpkin ale for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Thanks to Tom Decapolis for this... Appears a light amber with a small white cap that fizzles away. Smell is nice and warming. Cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, spice. Taste is of spicey pumpkin pie. Mouthfeel is slightly bitter with a spiciness coming through.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (and also brought over by PWalk), thanks! Poured a medium and see through clear orange color with a smaller sized white head. Smells like pumpkin pie - pumpikn and spices. I liked this aroma as there it wasnít artificial like some pumpkin beers Iíve had. Tastes of vanilla, lighter pumpkin and lighter spices. Thinner body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Wow, this one surprised me. Bottle from Union Jackís, Boyertown. Pours orangish with a medium white head. Big pumpkin and pumpkin pie spicy aroma. Tastes pumpkiny, with an authentic pumpkin flavor, and a rich palate. I swore I smelled and tasted whipped cream in this. The best pumpkin beer I have yet quaffed, and a great beer in any genre.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (831) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2005
One of the better pumpkin beers that Iíve had thus far (and my first this season). It has a great reddish-orange appearance and a nice pumpkin spiced aroma and flavor. I also like the fact that the flavor is not over the top pumpkin - itís just right. On the down side, I did notice that both the aroma and flavor lose a bit of their umph toward the end of the glass.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2005
A pumpkin beer that is heavy on the cinnamon. I donít really taste any pumpkin in the beer, but this example is sweet and a good example of a style that I just donít care for.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1368) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Bottle. Ahhhh...the first of MANY pumpkin beers I will drink this season. A rich orange pour with a thin light-tan head. The aroma features cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie filling and sweet malts. Medium-bodied and smooth. Malty/pumpkin pulpy taste with a bunch of spices that tingle on the tongue. A sugar cookie aftertaste.


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