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RATINGS: 133   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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3.5
obguthr (6538) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Draft: Pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, and orange aroma in good proportions. Amber orange color, clear, headless. It tastes sweet for the style, but only a bit cloying. Orange, clove, and cherries are present. Subdued mushroom and pumpkin finish. When warmed to near room temperature, the sweetness comes into better balance, while the pumpkin flavor really comes to life, escorted by vanilla. It’s a much better beer warm. One of the best pumpkin ales I’ve had. Of course, that isn’t saying a whole lot.

3.5
Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
My parents stopped at Williamsburg Brewpub in Virginia and picked up a bottle of the Pumpkin Ale. From 12-oz bottle pours a semi-clear dark orange amber colored brew with a thin off-white head slowly dissipates to a thin off-white ring. Aroma of caramel and spiced pumpkin along with a hint of nutmeg and clove. Taste is medium bodied, a touch spicy with flavors of caramel malt, clove and some nutmeg. Finish has a slight alcohol bite with some clove and nutmeg spice aftertaste. A touch more spice and alcohol compared to most other pumpkin ales.

3.5
LilBeerDoctor (4032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to dkachur. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin, pumpkin pie, crust, and spices. Flavor is pure pumpkin pie -- the pumpkin, crust, and even whipped cream on top. Pumpkin spices in the finish. On the sweet side and a little syrupy. It becomes a little cloying by the end of the glass but it’s certainly a decent pumpkin ale. 7/4/7/3/14 [3.5/5]

3.5
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2013
bottle thanks to ygtbsm94: Poured a murky brown orange with white thin head. Aroma is sweet spicy pumpkin. Taste is a sweet ginger and cinnamon with a pumpkin spice finish.

3.5
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355ml
Aroma clove, pumpkin spice. Vanilla with sweet candy. Touch of cinnamon.
Appearance :
Top: bone white top, nice contrast created with its base.
Base: amber.
Palate : oily texture on thinner body
Taste: gingerbread, solid pumpkin theme created.
Other notes nice seasonal ale.

3.5
Strykzone (7492) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Sampled at gabf. Looks like most pumpkin beers. I smell spices but also a hint if hops. Pumpkin flavor leads with those fall spices. Interestng euro hop bitterness that few have. Dryness. The hops maje a difference.

3.4
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of autumny-orange with a moderate cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger with a hefty sweetness beneath.. candied honey, caramel, and a touch of pumpkin meat.. focus was mostly on the spices. The flavor found similar stuff.. honey and pumpkin sweetness at the core with nutmeg and cinnamon spices around.. there was so much sweetness that booze was not evident.. finished sweet with plenty of pumpkin spices. Medium-bodied with decent balance on the palate.. I was in the mood for candy and booze, so this worked.

3.4
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2010
12 oz. bottle via trade with ksurkin - Pours a slightly hazy light brown color with a small off white head. Very little lacing. Aroma is sweet spices. Flavor is the same. Medium body. Not bad for a Pumpkin beer. Thanks Ken.

3.4
GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 355mL into a weizen glass, which I have decided is the best glass for this beer after having it 4+ times. The cloudy amber beer at first looks like a dunkelweizen complete with a nose big on cloves, nutmeg, and weizen yeast not unlike banana bread. The head is not as rambunctious as a hefeweizen and really doesn’t want to lace nor billow out. However, the beige/yellow head has very good retention and protects the beer indefinitely. The nose opens up to pumpkin pie, maraschino cherries, sweet tea, cinnamon, slight candied yams. Taste is creamy pumpkin with lots of sugar at first then moves to quite a bubbly, astringent, bitter graininess that has more alcohol than pumpkin spices. Suddy mouthfeel.

3.4
radagast83 (8208) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear brown with a touch of orange with a small white head. Aroma was cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Flavor was a nice, sweet pumpkin pie beer with graham crackers and a hint of clove. Alcohol is higher than I expected.


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