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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This high-gravity gob of gourd-y goodness incorporates pumpkin in the mashing process and then gets wicked with the spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg.

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3.6
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with with a half finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is big spices and toasted malt. Flavor is much of the same. Medium body. As Pumpkin beers go, this one is pretty good.

3.8
Niko100 (3012) - Chicago, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, some vanilla, & gingerbread; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, and spice; Nicely balanced; The alcohol is well hidden; Overall, no shortage of spices here - very good pumpkin brew.

4.3
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2011
25oz bottle picked up at HF oddly enough. T-day beer #1. Pours a really nice deep orange hue, big white head. Aromas are really elegent lightly spiced, almost creamy in the nose. Palate is super balanced, just enough spice hit up front, more nutmeg than cinnamon, but you really get a thin fleshy pumpkin in the mid, with a slightly sweeter finish. Really solid and compared to Pumking much less boozy for the same ABV. Well done!

4.1
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2011
750ml bottle: Pours a clear bright orange amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet caramel toffee and fresh pumpkin nose with some gingerbread. Starts with good fullness and malty sweetness with a healthy dose of pumpkin flavor and nutmeg spice with a touch of light bready notes in the finish. Well-balanced and complex, a very enjoyable pumpkin beer.

4
48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bomber. Iced tea color pour with little head and lacing. Nose had most the usual suspects such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Taste follows the nose. This one didn’t seem as artificially sweet as others which I found quite enjoyable.

3.6
hopdog (13249) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a smaller sized head. Pumpkins, spices, vanilla, and caramel.

3.7
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
750 ml in trade from fishingnet. Thanks, Ben! As always. Thanksgiving Dinner choice. Pours a glowing deep amber hue, glowing edges with some sunfire, well hazed with a frothy offwhite head that laces ok, a decent sized ring. Aromas are crisp toast and caramel, vanilla and toffee, biscuits, and pumpkin puree, a bit sweeter with decent pie spice. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and more vanilla, caramel. Some crispness. Initial is medium bodied offering a touch more sweetness, vanilla and caramel blast, toffee and toast, gentle spice moves in, with cinnamon and brown sugar, toffee and biscuits. More pie spices and pumpkin puree, sweeter with carmelized malts, touches of sweetness dance, with just a hint of dryness. Fairly balanced for a sweeter beer, spice and vanilla, sweet malts. Finish is nice, gentle spice and sweetness linger. It’s not complex, but it’s tasty, sweet slanted without being anywhere near cloying. Fairly balanced. Very nice.

4.5
jjgmd (2294) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Beautiful orange appearance, a beautiful spicy aroma...extremely well balanced such this is neither subtle or overbearing. Just blended wonderfully...like a Bordeaux from France, the spices are mixed perfectly.Again CCB comes up with another winner !,,

4.3
zgaier (1968) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2011
One of the best pumpkin beers that I have had. Has a very nice pumpkin taste, with spices and nutmeg flavor as well. Very drinkable, and full of flavor, can always count of Cigar city for a great brew.

3.8
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Poured from a 750 ML bottle. Pours the color of sweet potatoes/pumpkin...go figure. Very little, thin white head. Aroma is nutmeg, lots of cloves and and just a bit of cinnamon. Taste follows the nose with tons of clove and nutmeg. This is a decent pumpkin beer, but not the finest I have had before.


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