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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
King Donís Pumpkin Ale is named for one of the original North Carolina brewers who lent his pumpkin prowess to this collaboration beer in 2001. This complex beer uses five separate barley styles, an artistic touch of hops, spices normally used in baking, and fresh pumpkin! The caramel, spice, and pumpkin flavors meld into a wonderfully smooth, orange-hued beer that sports a luscious, creamy foam head. Long live King Don!

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22458) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft served in a glass rimmed with sugar and cinnamon, holy cow, nice gimmick! Hazy amber color. Aroma of sugar and spice. Taste has nice squash and spice Combo, the best of the pumpkin ales of this weekend in Charlotte.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14482) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Can from Bruisin Ales. Pours dark copper with a beige head. Pie spice is the aroma. Med body, maybe more. Flavor is quite pie spice. I think ginger and allspice may be a bit more than common in pies. And clove! Good stuff. Canít tast pumpkin, but pumpkin has no taste! :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13894) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Draft sample at KBJ 2009. Poured a orange color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy spicy tart pumpkin aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and pumpkin sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good seasonal beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
(Brewgrass08) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, allspice, light ginger, clove. Taste is medium sweet, pumpkin pie, some allspice. Watery light-medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Draught at 11th Southern Brewers Festival in Chattanooga. Pours cloudy nutty ruby burnt orange, well like roasted pumpkin flesh, with a quickly disappearing tan head. Pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg) and malt (grain, meal) and yeast (dough) aromas, slightly roased pumpkin notes. Spiced pumpkin malt flavor with a sour acidic hop yeasty finish. Medium bodied and fizzy palate. This is easily my favorite pumpkin ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
on tap @Brewers Jam-pours a rich light tan head and cloudy copper color. Aroma is spice, medium malt. Taste is over spiced nutmeg, medium malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: King Donís Pumpkin Ale
Date: 09/13/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Asheville

spicy cinamon aroma, rich dry pumpkin flavor with very light spices,
-------- /> Name: King Donís Pumpkin Ale
Date: 09/10/2005
Source: Chattanooga Brewfest
Words: Draft

sweet pumpkin pie aroma with lots of cinimaon, big body, big pumpkin pie flavor without being too sweet, too much bitterness for the style
-------- /> Name: King Donís Pumpkin Ale
Date: 09/22/2006
Mode: draft
Words: Barleyís

huge cinamin aroma, lots of cinamin in the flavor, light bitterness from the spices,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7602) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Draft at Catawba - South Slope. Poured a clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light vanilla, nutmeg, other pumpkin spices. Flavor was mostly vanilla, light nutmeg, spicy is not too over the top. Nice change from the norm.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6191) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Copper Orange, thin tan head. cinnamon, nutmeg and clove aroma, Pumpkin is there, of course, but this more subtle than some other pumpkin beer. More to accompany dessert, not to replace it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6005) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Draft at Revolution Pizza and Ale House, 1/7/15
It is a darker orange-brown in color. I thought this was a solid, on-style Pumpkin beer. It wasnít a favorite for me in the style, something fell a little short of that, but itís decent enough.


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