RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 173   ABV: 5.77%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In 1995, we crafted our first autumn seasonal—Pumpkin Ale. At the time, Oktoberfest beers were in high demand. For our version, we wanted to create a beer that was a little different than what was already out there and complemented the season by highlighting the flavors we’ve all grown to love during this time. It was so popular that it became the first nationally available pumpkin ale. Harvest Pumpkin Wheat, as it’s called now, is crafted with pumpkin and spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice for a taste you’ll want to fall right into.

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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Someone at the brewery must have fell asleep. There is NO hint of spice in the aroma of this ale. There is NO taste or even hint of spices in this ale. Tastes like a brown ale. What happened here? It's okay for a brown , but when the label says "Pumpkin Ale" this didn't deliver. I am emailing them now with the batch number from my bottle...get Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin instead.


2.8
IndianaRed (4936) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle clear deep copper color, scant thin off-white head. Plenty of sweet holiday spice in the aroma. Dry carmelized malt flavors and a quick dry finish. Decent but unimpressive fall seasonal.
Earlier Rating: 10/29/2004 Total Score: 2.8
Bottle Pours a clear deep copper with a short lived fizzy white head. No real lacing Aroma is a slight cinimon/pumpkin thats smells sweet like cinimon candy. Some malts and no hop aroma. Flavor is consistant, but not as sweet as it smelled. Lively carbonation and a nice feel. Surprisingly bitter aftertaste. Interesting but I’ll never get used to pumpkin beer.

3.2
weihenweizen (4042) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a weizen glass. Clear copper with small off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin & cinnamon, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is wheat ester, pumpkin, all spice, and some caramel malt.
Earlier Rating: 10/10/2010 Total Score: 1.9
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a medium amber, some lacing, low carbonation, and a small off-white head that dissapates quickly. Taste is dark malt and some pumpkin, and some spice. Boring not interested in buying any more.

3.2
Patrickctenchi (6690) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle: Clear, dark, wet, copper with a small off-wite head. Lightly dusty pumpkin spice, cola aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel malt, pumpkin pie mix, toasted wheat. Not a bad pumpkin beer, really.....not overblown or watery, well carbonated......subtle, but a good cumulative spicy warmth to it. A nice little fall beer.
Earlier Rating: 9/13/2013 Total Score: 2.6
Clear, amber-orange with a fluffy, off-white head. Spiced pumpkin aroma...clove, nutmeg. Taste is fairly natural pumpkin, spices.... A little too sweet....OK.

2.7
szampapal (42) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Root, sweet pumpkin aroma. Amber appearance. Small head, highly carbonated. Small bitterness in palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Rex_Remes (250) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - SEP 10, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: light malt, some sweetness, pumpkin, touch of spice, creamy and vanilla APPEARANCE: nice looking beer, heads a bit thin but leaves a lingering white film, copper/orange amber, decent visible carbonation, clear TASTE: slightly bitter roasted malt, wheat, pumpkin, some cloves/spices, PALATE: medium body, some spritz, some oiliness, mostly smooth/slick, ok bitterness. OVERALL: ok ale, not really a wheat ale, hint of pumpkin is nice and not overdone, pretty good balance but not too complex, decent beer but still has that mass market taste..

2.7
High_in_NM (32) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Evidently, I'm pumpkin impaired. First time I've tried a pumpkin flavored beer of any type, so wasn't sure what to expect. I'm not tasting the pumpkin at all (probably a good thing), but this still works for me as an Oktoberfest inspired beer. Matter of fact, best I've tried this season. Better than the Sam Adams swill, for sure.

3.3
Chudwick (3314) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2017
12oz bottle from the fridge. Apparently my pumpkin-beer-loving wife bought this. Nose is pumpkin spice. Sip adds light hop flavors and bread/butter crackers. Sweet and Fall spices.
Earlier Rating: 10/30/2011 Total Score: 3.1
rerated on 9/23/2012 - 12oz bottle - pours clear caramel with off-white head and thin lacing. Nose is pumpkin and caramel. Flavor adds pumpkin pie and faint brown sugar. Taste is moderately sweet. thin to sticky texture. not as bad as I remember it. bottle in a pint glass - pours clear caramel with white head and evident lacing. Aroma is caramel malts and faint pumpkin. Taste is sweet at first and a little bitter at the end. Body is medium and texture is thin. Finish is dry, as in nearly non-existent. Aftertaste is a little metallic. Non-offensive but light on flavor. 6/4/6/2/12 or 3.0 on 10/30/2011

3.3
euniceradio (558) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2017
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear amber red, decent tan head. Aroma of bread, caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste of same with the good ol pumpkin spice qualities. Pretty mild as far as the seasonal goes. Mild is good though. Tastes more rye than wheat to me.

3.9
ryan76 (3) - - AUG 24, 2017 does not count
Nice when really cold. Gets a bit awkward when sitting a while. Overall really liked it though. Shame I can't buy in the UK! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
geologyguy (1645) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Very nice pumpkin spice aroma...taste is similar but more like a beer and less flavor than smell....some light diversity...wish it tasted more like smell and had a touch more sweetness... finish is very much like a cheaper beer and that hurts it
Earlier Rating: 1/14/2012 Total Score: 3.1
pretty tasty good smelling seasonal beer... not to hoppy... finish lingers in your mouth for a while


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