RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3107) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Nice aroma of pumpkin, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and bread dough. The appearance is a deep orange, white head. The flavor is like the aroma, pumpkin, some caramel, bready. Medium to medium/thixk in body. Light pine hops, spices on the finish. Nicely dome. Still not the equal of the Pumking!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle; pour is murky dark golden with an average beige head in this glass. Very light spotty lacing is present in this glass. finally; a pumpkin beer that isnt ridiculously spiced with clove. Cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose, from what I can tell. A little cracker crust as well. The flavor profile has a noticeable hop note, which was a little surprising. Prototypical cigar city malt profile in my mind. I was honestly expecting a lot more out of of this one. More pumpkin please, because im getting more base beer than anything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 The body on this brew was appealing; a nice and bright orange body with a little bit of haziness and a nice thick head. The scent was the best Ive encountered in a pumpkin beer - lots of ginger, cinnamon, some pumpkin and even hints of nutmeg. Tasted like a pumpkin pie with an interesting twist of hops and seasonal spices. Finished nice and mellow leaving the taste buds ready for another several glasses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Nice copper pour with a good head. Sweet smell of all the standard pumpkin spices but not overpowering. Full bodied with a balanced taste. Didnt strike me of a pumpkin pie but you definitely pick up on some all spice, clove & nutmeg. Thanks burg326!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (607) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2011
On tap at Vine & Barley. Umm Pumpkin!!! This is why I love the fall and Cigar City. Its good to drink a beer, where I taste pumpkin and not a lot of spices. Now there are some spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla), but just enough to enhance the flavor of the pumpkin. There is nothing artificial about this beer. I can and will drink a lot of this beer. Great job, Joey and Wayne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4475) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle from CC brought up by wilkes and lynn. Im not the biggest pumpkin brew fan, but doesnt seem to stop me from trying them all... Bread and pumpkin pie aroma. Taste is the expected spices (highlighted by cinnamon,clove and nutmeg) with vanilla, cereal and an earthy bitterness. Everything seems pretty well balanced and covers the alcohol well enough. Again - not my favorite style - but as good a pumpkin as Ive had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
750mL. The pour is a hazy, full red with a healthy, larger yellow head. Mostly rocky with heavy, sticky lace. Looking good. Nose is rich but not just with pumpkin pie spices. Way more vanilla and whipped cream character. As it warms, subtle complexities come through like pie crust, toasted pumpkin seeds, sweet pumpkin flesh, poundcake, creamy pumpkin pie, vanilla custard. Smells like autumn without the prosaic spice medley of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg thank god. Taste- really not as heavy as you would think. A well attenuated palate allows you to demolish this beer in record time barely getting to experience the baked dessert, toasted pumpkin seeds, and pie crust. Mild spice and vanilla ice cream is there. Pretty awesome beer and what a joy to have in juxtaposition with the typical pumpkin beer onslaught of the fall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SanfordBrewer (1512) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
dark earthy pumpkin, lots of cinnamon and allspice, and subtle clove. malts are rich and sweet. too much spice for me, but the character hits me more like ginger bread than pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
750ml bottle poured into Cigar City snifter. Clean orange brown color with a little bit of head and lacing. Aroma has sweet hints of pumpkin, spice, and herb. Flavor has a nice balance between the pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg sweetness. Been looking forward to trying this for sometime and it didnt disappoint.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Guest82012 (3) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011 does not count
I had heard good things about this one, and I was not disappointed! Best Pumpkin beer I have had. Good flavor, yet well balanced. Very smooth.

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