RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Some might think we’re out of our gourd for making a pumpkin ale, but our Pumpkin Down is not like the others. The caramel and toffee maltiness of our Piper Down Scottish ale is the perfect backdrop for a boatload of roasted pumpkin. Just before bottling, we add a subtle amount of spice to complement, but not overwhelm, the earthy flavor. It was a smash at the brewery, and we think you’ll agree.

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3.4
Block (2688) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Sweet, malty. Lots of caramel with a hint of pumpkin. Malts throughout. Not as potent as I was expecting.

3.3
Ron (3920) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle from Ithaca beverage center budget bin. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and caramel malt aroma. Copper with large tan head. Moderately sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Body a bit light. Decent, straight forward - not over-spiced

3.6
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2017
The aroma has pumpkins spice and caramel. The appearance is brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a very good pumpkin beer.

3.1
Turtles (2574) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2017
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Deep amber, tanned head, some lacing. Big gingerbread aroma, cookie dough and peppery. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonated. Gingerbread and cinnamon taste, caramel and toffee, earthy notes. Mild bitterness in the finish.

3.6
juiceisloose (1477) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear deep Amber color and topped by a small head of tan colored foam that quickly settles to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of toasted caramel, toffee, light peat smoke, pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Smells pretty nice and not overly spiced. The flavor follows with toasted caramel and toffee malts adding a nice sweetness to go with the pumpkin and pie spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. A touch of vanilla adds depth while a hint of peat smoke adds balance. Medium bodied with average carbonation that leads to a toffee and pumpkin finish. Not heavy on the pumpkin which is good. The pumpkin was actually a nice addition to the scotch ale style. Pretty tasty beer that surprised me.

3.2
Cavie (4654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Reddish color, semi clear. Faint aroma. No hops on the aroma. Some malt, low sweetness. Subtle spice. Loads of cinnamon in the flavor. Gingersnap spice.

3.9
Brandon1989 (655) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Pours a nce amber color with a small off-white head that dissipated rather quickly. The aroma is very sweet, cane sugar, pumpkin pie, and some spices. The flavor is brown bread with some spices, cane sugar, and pumpkin.

3.5
Beerdedone (3395) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle.Pours copper orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin spices, caramel and cinnamon. Flavor of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, caramel, nutmeg and subtle toffee.

3.3
Dorwart (2583) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Thin dense light orange head of fine bubbles. Typical pumpkin spice aroma with some gingerbread and soft roasted malts. Color is a medium reddish brown. Lots of spice in the flavor. More cinnamon and ginger, dry roasted grains and a hint of cherry. Mouthfeel is dry and a bit chalky from the spices. Lingering spice and roastyness. A decent brew. Not sure what about this is scottish.

3.5
arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of slight spice, nutmeg, hints of pumpkin, slight vanilla. Taste was a mix of vanilla, caramel, toffee, slight spice with cinnamon, nutmeg, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy.


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