RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Temptations take hold when the unknown lurks. Take this ride and toss your fears aside. Brewed with espresso beans, Freaktoberfest is a dark and thrilling celebration of the unconventional, yet feels ohhhh so right.

Freaktoberfest is a hauntingly complex, copper-hued pumpkin and espresso ale. Caramel aromas intermingle with hints of allspice and cinnamon. A roasted, rich body is highlighted by Greenpoint’s own Café Grumpy’s specially selected espresso beans and is finished with sweet pumpkin.

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2.6
hitemwitthehein (22) - - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 ABV - 6.2 IBU - 20 .Appearance: Copper, thin white head, subtle carbonation. .Aroma: Coffee bean, very upfront, too much for a pumpkin beer. Slight pumpkin spice buried somewhere, subtle spices of nutmeg and cinnamon? .Taste: Cheap ground coffee bean, slight pumpkin, subtle spice. .Mouthfeel: Medium body, creamy. .Overall: C- .A muted coffee taste dominates all else. Somewhere on the backend you will get that pumpkin flavor you expected. Not a fan.

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PatsFan3237 (1) - - OCT 7, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 Not a fan of this one. The espresso bean taste drowns out the other flavors.

3.9
nickel (1236) - UKRAINE - SEP 19, 2017
Aroma: moderate nose of pumpkin and malt. Taste: balanced taste of pumpkin. Sweetness is greatly balanced by malty bitterness and hoppy grass notes. Monolithic flavor from the start to the end. Great pumpkin beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2017
12 ounce bottle into perfect pint glass, best before 12/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/light copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppercorn, clove, coffee, and toasted brown/rye bread; with lighter notes of cocoa, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and solid balance of bready malt, pumpkin, spices, and coffee notes; with good strength. Pretty strong on spice in the aromas, but not overwhelming. Taste of big pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppercorn, clove, coffee, and toasted brown/rye bread; with lighter notes of cocoa, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal spice and roast/coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppercorn, clove, coffee, toasted brown/rye bread, light cocoa/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt, pumpkin, spices, and coffee flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish, Slight dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.2%. Overall this is a very good pumpkin ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt, pumpkin, spices, and coffee flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Pretty unique for the style with the espresso beans and roast/rye malts; but is very well balanced all around. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
jrodooo5 (1720) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Tasty but average in all other aspects. Pours copper w/ a miniscual head & little lacing. The aroma is surprisingly metallic w/out any of the ingredients really standing out. The flavor is mainly the expresso beans w/ the fall spices adding nice compliments. It’s different & worth a shot but it just doesn’t all quite come together.

2.5
TheBeachBeers (16) - - NOV 21, 2016
Much more bitter than expected. Could not taste the pumpkin, despite "pumpkin ale" being the largest and most drawn out words on the bottle design.

3.4
meyers1023 (94) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Very decent pumpkin ale. Good amount of pumpkin flavor without getting too sweet. The amount of spices is just a little on the weak side but the other flavors pull the beer through. Good palate, good appearance, with a subdued aroma.

3.4
sinfull (1804) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Orange/amber color . Thin , off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin spices and coffee. Malt , coffee and spices in balanced taste. Interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Pours lighter than expected, fizzy but with no buildup of head. Aroma of coffee and pumpkin. Spice picks up on the tongue but the fizziness is distracting.

3.3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Orangish straw in color, little to no head, nor lacing.   Faint coffee nose to start, softer pumpkin spices follow.   The coffee aspect is a bit more dominant than the pumpkin spices on the tongue.   Interesting take in that the coffee aspect is there, and a bit stronger than the pumpkin spices.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes moerso a Coffee like beer than a Pumpkin one.   Decent balance, but wished the pumpkin spices were stronger.   As is, decent beer tho.   Thanks Mike!



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