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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with pumpkin & pumpkin seeds & fermented with spices. Our original pumpkin ale is brewed with over 7 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.

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3.5
scoth (690) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Pours medium orange-brown, with a medium beige head, very fine and lasting lacing. Strong pumpkin pie aroma, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and pumpkin. Medium-light body, creamy and smooth. More pumpkin pie spice flavors, but only mildly sweet, there’s also a hint of licorice, and some citrus to help keep things balanced. Overall quite nice; strongly spicy, but not overpowering in moderation.

3.5
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2009
A ruddy color with faint white head. A nice spicy aroma with faint pumpkin. The body has a faint metallic flavor that cuts thorugh what would otherwise be a very pleasant pumpkin body. The spice is mild in the body but intense on the finish.

3.8
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
22 ounce bottle courtesy of RiversideAK. Thanks! Rating #200 for this beer. Yay! Pours a vibrant auburn color with a very, very light haze. Nice aroma of strong pumpkin and a nice bouquet of spices including cinnamon, vanilla, clove. Taste is pumpkin, squash, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, other spices including a peppery note. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Good pumpkin beer.

2.4
Ernest (7788) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie), with notes of sawdust, cooked eggs, nutmeg/allspice/cinnamon, sweet potato. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Rather bland and simple. The sawdust and eggs in the nose are really odd, but very distinctive and very unpleasant. Blah.

3.5
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2009
22 oz bottle from the local grocery. Pours a hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is full of spices: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, with a bit of bready crust smell and some fairly like pumpkin. This beer tastes very similar to pumpkin pie, with those spices being more dominant than the pumpkin aspect itself which makes it probably my favorite of the few pumpkin ales I’ve sampled. Still, this is a style that I don’t really "get", and I guess that’s alright.

3.9
dnstone (3485) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Excellent pumpkin spice aroma. Orange/amber with slight white head. Great balance of sweet and spice.

3.3
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a deep amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pumpkins, pumpkin spices and some bread. Tastes of spices, pumpkins, caramel, and bread. Spices are there and stronger in the tastes.

3.4
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 23, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a creamy off white head. Aroma is just like a pumpkin pie, you get the pumpkin and the typical pumpkin pie spices even a bit of some pie crust by way of the bready malts. The flavor is not as strong as the aroma, sweet bready malts with a light bitterness. Medium body with mild carbonation but a bit of a thin watery finish. This is a solid Fall pumpkin beer just a bit thin and lacking a full rich flavor.

2.7
Beaver (1828) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber bown with a thin head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is bready malts, a touch of fruit and some spices (nutmeg, allspice).

The flavor is vegetal malts with spices. It has a bit of an off metallic finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a little spritzy carbonation, but is mostly watery.

Overall, it sounded and smelled so good - just didn’t taste good to me. I like pumpkin beers but this was a bit off (vegetal and metallic).

3.4
DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber with a soft beige head. Very spicy aroma and flavour, with a pumpkin muffin character (sweet and bready). Dominant spice for me was nutmeg and clove. Sweet, but nicely balanced with spice, and the finish is dry, keeping this from becoming played-out too quickly. Probably the best pumpkin ale I’ve had this season.


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