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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
King Don’s 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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4.7
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Smells like nutmeg, tastes spicy, clean/crisp finish, easy drinking but full bodied.

4.5
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Hazy brown orange. Minimal head. Nose of tons of pumpkin and spice. Very nice. Full bodied with pumkin and spice at the front, the middle and the back. Very good and heavy on the spice like I like it.

4.5
Riccardi50 (19) - Montreat, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Tap @ Barley’s Taproom - The past 2 year this hasn’t been that great of a batch from Catawba, but whenever they decide to get their act together and stop messing around with the ingredients, this is the best pumpkin ale I’ve ever had.

4
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. This ale should be served with cool whip. Strong pumpkin pie aroma. Orange amber in color. Good cinnamon flavor with a surprising smoothness. I haven’t had a pumpkin ale this good since Adler-brau in Appleton.

4
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Draft at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Poured a murky iced tea color with a large tan head that quickly diminished. The aroma was of spices and nutmeg, maybe some slight roastedness. The flavor was unbelievable spices and malts. Medium body. I could easily see this one with a slice of pie after a Thanksgiving dinner!

4
jrob21 (3690) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2006
On tap at Barelys in Asheville. First pumpkin brew of the season and really nice. The spice was true pumpkin and not overpowering. I love the special beers from here until the end of the year.

3.9
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2003
SMA Holiday beer fest. Draught. Small head, brownish slightly hazy appearance. Strong pumpkin with typical pumpkin pie type spices (ginger, clove, cinnamon, etc...). Full palate with good soft-sweet finish. Like pumpkin pie, a good dessert beer with a creamy body.

3.9
apost8n8 (123) - USA - OCT 25, 2004
Best Pumpkin Ale ever. Most pumpkin ales just taste like their IPA brother with pumpkin extract but this had a flavor and complexity all its own. More than pumpkin pie in a glass.

3.9
DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2007
On tap at barleys, Asheville. poured a dark amber with a small white head.Lots of aroma dancing on my nose.Fresh hot pumpkin pie with all the spices. Flavor was the same.Nutmeg, pumpkin pie and cinnamon.Flavor left me wanting whipped cream to finish it off.

3.9
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Hazed orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice. Pumpkin pie flavor with a large finish of clove. Medium bodied with foamy carbonation. Not a bad beer at all.


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