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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Pumpkin Ale is pumpkin pie in a bottle. Skip the pie after dinner and just have a couple of these! An American Amber Ale flavored with all those fall spices we love!

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Butters from the brewery on 11/05/2009. Clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Slight ginger and cinnamon aroma. Big cinnamon flavor, light pumpkin, some gingerbread. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
12 oz bottle. Clear brown with a white haze. Nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is honey, graham crackers, pumpkin, clove and bubblegum. Smooth bitter finish. Good flavor saturation as compared to most other pumpkin brews ive tried. Sweet and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3680) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pours a fairly clear amber color with a medium light tan head...lively. aroma has soft spices, some caramel...slightly doughy. Flavor has nice earthiness, significant spice, caramely malt , and crisp, spicy hops to balance it out. Mouthfeel is lively and the finish is earthy and spiced. Very autumnal!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Drake. Pumpkin malt, nutmeg, and brown sugar aroma. Orange amber with a small ivory head. Slightly sweet roasted pumpkin malt, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg flavor. Medium body. Against the Grains Flesh Gourdin still remains my absolute favorite pumpkin beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3598) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma of pumpkin, allspice, and nutmeg. Lots of pumpkin flavor with hint of graham with nutmeg and allspice. This is a really good pumpkin ale!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3569) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle gifted by Chaney. Thanks Brandon. The beer appears orange to brown hued. A fine color for an autumn beer. The aroma brings pumpkin right up front, followed by cinnamon, nutmeg, pie, vanilla, malt. The flavor is great, with flavors of pumpkin pie, vanilla, and Fall spices. A bit sweet, but not too. Certainly one of the better pumpkin ales I have had. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-06-2012

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
12oz bottle from ken i believe.... pours a cloudy, mostly opaque, darker caramel brown with a lacy thin soapy white head.... aroma of pumpkin, almost a strong ginger essence, and some accompanying spices, perhaps cardammon.... flavors are sweeter than expected with cinammon, cardammon spice to accentuate the pumpkin essence. medium carbonation with adequate body. a bit too lively at the backend but still one of the better pumpkin brews that i have had actually.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3344) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Really nice pumpkin beer here. The flavor is very nicely balanced with a good sweetness to compliment the spice profile which isnt overdone. Really one of the best of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark auburn color, slightly hazy, crowned by a small, tight head of khaki colored foam. The head settles quickly to a thin rim, leaving nearly no lacing behind. Predictably, the nose is heavily spiced and loaded with pumpkin. Notes of clove, cardamom, nutmeg, and celery salt lending a winter time feel to the underlying, rich caramel malt. The pumpkin note is fairly fresh and authentic. The flavor is laden with spices, celery salt asserting itself far too much for my taste, teaming with the peppery nutmeg to dominate the toasted pumpkin. Accordingly, the long and spicy aftertaste isnt too pleasant. The palate is substantial and creamy, initially balanced, but finishing on the overly sweet, sticky side. Though I can see how fans of the style would fall in love with this, it represents alot of what I dont enjoy about pumpkin beers (mainly aggressive spicing). This ones not for me.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Brownish copper color with a small, foamy, off-white head. Aroma: Heavy with pumpkin spice, especially mace, and a touch of vanilla. Taste: Similar to the nose with notes of cardamon, mace, cinnamon, vanilla, and caramel. It actually all works together quite well without being overwhelming. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, pumpkin spice finish. Overall: Definitely one of the better pumpkin beers Ive had. I think they hit the mark pretty well with this one.


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