RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A spiced harvest ale with a rich caramel color, unique dry hop character and subtle hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

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razzle (8) - Montana, USA - SEP 29, 2013 does not count
Good sessionable beer. I am surprised the low rating. I think this in one of my favorite season beers. Well balance with the use of hops. Repeat drink on this one.

chuckstout (336) - Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Some malt and nutmeg in the aroma, pours a orange/red with an off white head. Good mouthfeel with balanced bitterness and malt character with noticeable spiced character. Tasty and smooth

thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice spice. Nutmeg is here in a big way. Flavor is cinnamon to start with a little gingerbread. Lots of nutmeg and cinnamon almost a bit too much. Finish has pumpkin pie spice without the pumpkin b/c it was not used. Definitely a spice beer. If nutmeg and cinnamon in beer is not your thing then pass this one by.

lb4lb (2628) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours dark orangish brown. Smell is light. Very, very faint pumpkin pie spice smell but just enough to be noticeable and also some caramel and bready malt. Taste is toffee, toasty, and a quite hoppy with a lingering bitterness more so than any pumpkin beer i can recall. Not much spice flavor if at all detectable. One of the least spiced pumpkin beers, yet it is still good. Body feels rich and full and creamy with a nice soft, yet prickly carbonation. Overall pretty good and drinkable, but doesn’t smack you over the head with spice if thats what you’re looking for. A good session pumpkin, perhaps on a rainy fall day.

dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Lightly spiced but still somehow a little bland. Maybe too much nutmeg and not enough cinnamon? Just didn’t do much for me.

Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Poured half a finger of head on a clear, copper colored body. The aroma is lemon with some light Autumn spice. Not bad. The taste is initially okay; nutty and malty. Then it quickly turns to the "harvest spice" which sent the rest of the structure head over heels down the hill into the lake. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. Not enjoyable. Disjointed and lost.

nealblind (2007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 Dark clear amber pour big frothy head. Aroma of planty hops & nutmeg. Very strong nutmeg flavor and significant bitter as well. Sorta like a savory eggnog beer. A bit too acidic as well on the palate. Maybe some pumpkin would’ve helped balance this one out; as it is it doesn’t work. NOTE: this does not have pumpkin in it!

Bif (2390) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 Pours a dark amber color, clear with a modest head but has some decent lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel, spices and bit of fruit. Taste is malty with caramel sweetness, spices and bit of fruit in the background. Mild bitterness and a slightly sticky finish. Fairly light body, smooth but doesn’t have that bit of pop I like in a seasonal Harvest Ale. Nice beer but I expecting a bit more.

yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. It’s an almost clear one, amber in color and topped by a dense, finger-thick light beige head leaving lacings. The aroma is sure spiced, nutmeg and clove notes, as well some caramel maltyness in the back. There’s some sweetness and bitterness going on in the flavor, but the spices win. Dried fruits, caramel and a touch of pine cones as well. Full to medium body, soft carbonation. Feels quite sweet, but dries up towards the end, which is also mostly spiced. Not sure... I think it’s a fine brew, but if the spices were toned down a bit, it would be quite drinkable as well. 130829

Snrphnx (24) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pleasantly (dry) hopped for a harvest ale, this seasonal pours a rich substantial head over a dark orange body that presents a hop forward balance with roasted malt caramels and mild spices present more in aroma than taste. This brew finishes crisp with lingering bitters of pine and grass. A welcome variation in a season of malt forward beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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