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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed at our original Capitol Hill location in Seattle. silver medalist at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Fruit and Vegetable category, the world’s first Imperial pumpkin ale. Brewed with pale, Munich, Cara-Hell, Cara-Vienne, Cara-Munich and Crisp 45° L Crystal malts. Roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash, and extra pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Formerly at 9.5%.

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3.7
rayl101 (166) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle courtesy of pailhead. Pours hazy amber with a faint ring of tiny bubbles around the outside of my glass. Aroma is pumpkin spice with a little bit of bready malt in the background. Body is medium-full. Flavor is mild pumpkin pie spice, not as prominent as I like. The beer comes through nicely, but I like a little more spice in a pumpkin beer.

2.9
robiannelli (599) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Growler to go poured hazy copper with off white head. Aromas of cinnamon nutmeg and malts some other pumpkin spices also. Flavor was sweet but not too cloying and tasted of pumpkin pie. Body was medium and crisp finish leaves some malty pumpkin pie flavors

4
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Amber/orangish pour. Aroma is awesome. Tons of pumpkin and spice, toffee and a note of herbal tea. Flavor is sweet pumpkin pie and just enough hops to keep it honest. Good stuff.

3.2
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
A caramel coloured beer with a heap of floaties and a hint of red. Sweet, over-ripe pumpkin flesh in the aroma and something like orange zest with cinnamon. Super round a full in the mouth. Long lasting caramel. This really has a lot of acetone-y booze character which grates a little like a poorly mixed vodka drink. Really interesting, a little beery. At least the clove is very subtle too, I do hate the clove. A really nice one but not my favourite.

3.6
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
The aroma is sweet, pumpkin, cinnamon. The appearance is a clear amber, white head. The flavor is pupmkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, hops. Medium in body. The finish has a spicyness which is cinnamon, nutmeg, other, and resiny hops. Quite good, but not exceptional.

3.2
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2011 GPBF. It is what I thought it was. Essentially a trumped up Night Owl which isn’t my favorite pumpkin ale to begin with. If you’ve had that, you’ve had this.

3.7
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bomber. Poured pumpkiny orange with a short-ish lived off-white head. The aroma picked up warm pumpkin meat and a touch of honey with plenty of pumpkin-related spicage around (nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and a touch of vanilla).. warm, enjoyable sugars tickled the back of the nose. The flavor found about what I expected and wanted.. pumpkin meat and biscuity notes at the core, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla around.. tacky spices over roasty pumpkin on the finish.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate, with some tartness from the spices.. very enjoyable brew all around.

3.4
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011

Bottle 650ml.

ABV: 7.7%. Unclear medium to dark amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy spices, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, (pumphin spices). Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark caramel, clove - peppery spicy mouthfell, pumpkin spices. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110223]

3.8
alexsdad06 (10778) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2011
22 oz. bottle from 5000. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma reminds me of Frisch’s pumpkin pie; sweet, pumpkin, the usual suspects of spices. The flavor did not disappoint. This was a liquified version of Frisch’s pumpkin pie with the whipped cream. Everything worked well together; sweet, pumpkin, spices. Definitely one of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had.

3.3
Ungstrup (38380) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of pumpkim and cinnamon. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, cinnamon, pumkin, and other spices.


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