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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a subtly spiced Fall ale Brewed with Real Pumpkin that will evoke memories of holidays and family. It is brewed with our own proprietary blend of spices that will make this one of the best recieved pumpkin ales available.

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3.4
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2009
On tap at Tyler’s Tap Room in Durham NC - pours a hazy orange with a thin head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Taste of pumpkin, spices and malt. One of the better pumpkin ales I have had in a while but still not one of my favorite styles.

3.7
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Having a pumpkin sampler night. Very nice aroma, smells just like pumpkin pie. Light brown top and light amber on bottom. Sweet, but balanced taste. On par with dogfish head pumpkin ale.

3.3
bubbleflubber (2235) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours a deep amber, with a retentive 3-finger head, saturating the glass with lace. The nose has some sweet malt and light pumpkin. Flavors of pumpkin, pale malts, and pie spices. The spices continue to make for a drier finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with a creamy texture. Nice overall pumpkin brew.

3.6
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours orange with a slight white head. Great flavors of spice and pumpkin and smells just like a pumpkin pie. My favorite of this variety.

3.1
durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Sample from Durham World Beer Fest. Orange pour with average off-white head. My impression was "just like every other pumpkin beer." Really not bad, but thoroughly average, and this is a style I don’t love.

3.3
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Clear copper pour. Typical pumpkin spice flavor. Dry finish with a lingering spicy after taste.

3.7
Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Courtesy of walleye. Oct ’06. Transparent copper, decent head. Nice clove and pumpkin balance throughout the aroma and flavor. More spice in the flavor, maybe nutmeg? Spice dries out the finish. Tasty for a pumpkin brew.

3.6
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
On tap at WBF in Durham, NC. Pours deep orange with a thick tan head. Nose is full with nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie filling. Flavor is full, without being over the top. Spices and pumpkin go hand in hand as kp says. Dry finish. Pretty darn good.

3.4
emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
WBF. Pours a hazy orange with a medium head. The nose is spicy, sweet, nutmeg, cinnamon. Nice spicy flavor smooth pumpkin and cinnamon. Nice pumpkin ale.

3.1
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011
Name: Pumpkinhead Ale
Date: September 23, 2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
Appearance: crystal clear amber, thin fine white head, lots of lace
Aroma: big sweet pumpkin pie aroma with lots of cinamon
Flavor: nice pumpkin flavor that is balanced by the spices rather than hidden by them

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

Date: September 17, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Brewgrass
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet pumpkin aroma, lots of pumpkin spices, cinnamon and nutmeg
Flavor: sweet pumpkin flavor, nice balancing spicyness, light bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4


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