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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Woodchuck Private Reserve Pumpkin is limited to only two and a half hours on our production line. Fresh and crisp with pumpkin at the finish, it’s crafted to be served at 45 degrees and pairs perfectly with roasted duck, turkey, squash ravioli as well as creme brulee and fresh cheesecake. Be part of the select few who get to savor this small batch.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillWyce (700) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
From notes: Poured clear amber with some bubbling along the glass and a small, thin white head. Cidery aroma with some pumpkin and a touch of spice. Medium body. Fizzy, with a touch of oil. Typical cider flavor, with some pumpkin and a lingering note of nutmeg underneath.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
trujahwarrior (506) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2013
12oz bottle pours a copper amber color with a razor thin off white head that leaves no lacing. Smells of apples, pumpkin and spices. Tastes the same as it smells. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with good carbonation and semi dry finish. Good but not as good as the Ace pumpkin cider. The pumpkin and spices come out more if you drink it while eating spicy food. I also like the high abv definitely higher than average ciders.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Had this last year when it was still unrateable. Literally tasted like pumpkin pie vomit. Absolutely awful.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
italarican (1475) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Minimal pumpkin flavor but some vegetal notes that cut the acidity of the apple cider. Actually Woodchuck’s fall cider is how I hoped this would taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (3965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Clear copper, like whiskey, no head. Aroma is typical of sweet ciders with a cloy candy apple nose, but this time with a touch of Christmastime aroma. The flavor is earthy and pumpkinesque with candy red apple flavors and a sweet champagne yeast finish. Pretty tasty, though just a bit too sweet for its own good.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
haelduksf (6) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013 does not count
Drank it on draft, looked clear and dark, strong apple smell, with a distinctly pukey sweet/acidic taste. Pumpkin did come across on the finish and did not improve things.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Smell is nice. Mostly cider with a touch of spice. Taste is cider with pumpkin to a lesser extent along with some noticeable alcohol. Not sure why they made this 6.9% not terrible but I prefer either a pumpkin beer or a regular cider more than this pumpkin cider and I definitely don’t want to taste the booze in a cider.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
This could be better and it could be worse. At least the pumpkin taste is not overbearing and not too artificial.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (693) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Crystal clear copper orange with a thin white ring of foam. Smells like fresh apple cider with a very slight bit of spice. Taste is much the same and seems like got a light dose of fall spices but no noticeable pumpkin. Sweetness is held in check and it’s a tasty cider with fresh apple taste. Good overall but not quite as unique or interesting as I was hoping for.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GAcdr (9) - - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
Aroma of fruit and hint of pumpkin, almost a bubblegum scent. Drank from the bottle. Not too thick on the taste and was refreshing, tasted more alcohol than pumpkin. No aftertaste with a good texture. Would buy again, glad I have four left, going to try with turkey/duck.


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