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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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3.9
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Thanks to Azurelimits for bringing this to the big pumpkin bash. Pours a nice orange color with a bit of a white head. The aroma is fairly faint, but tends to focus on actual pumpkin flavors as opposed to an overload of spices. The taste confirms this, as there is some nice, sweet pumpkin and a bit of malt. Mild spicing in the background. Feel is nice and creamy with lower levels of carbonation. Drinks really well. I’ve been wanting to try this for awhile now; a solid pumpkin beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-18-2010

3.8
Tmoney99 (14372) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid doughy pumpkin pie with all the spices aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced pumpkin pie flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout seasonal beer.

3.4
SudsMcDuff (8388) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2012 imperial .. . pours a deep amber orange .. mild but sturdy foam .. . light mouth .. . the spice seems balanced, mild flavour of thanksgiving .. . Authorities say the phony Pope can be recognized by his high-top sneakers and incredibly foul mouth.

3.6
deyholla (11503) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours a near clear amber orange with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has plenty of spice with a cinnamon and nutmeg coming through as well as a nice pumpkin note. Flavor begins with pumpkin and has a growing spice note to give a pumpkin pie finish.

4.2
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark golden/copperish, no head. Pumpkin, spice, vanilla in the nose, alot going on. Flavor much the same, very rich pumpkin, vanilla, perfect amount of spice, cinnamon and nutmeg come through the most. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Really well done.

4.5
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma on this is incredible...pumpkin, caramel, graham cracker, nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon. It pours a hazy brownish-orange with a small off-white head that is pretty much just a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with pumpkin, caramel, and graham cracker. The finish has cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and faint vanilla. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Probably the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.

3.8
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Elysian Great Pumpkin Fest 8 (2010) Pours orange with little to no white head. Nose is awesome...pumpkin pie, allspice, nutmeg, Ginger, pumpkin flesh, sweet malt, slight hops. Taste is similar with a wonderfully sweet pumpkin flavor and all the same spices. Slightly subdued hops as well. My favorite pumpkin beer besides Dark o the Moon stout. Awesome.

3.8
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2010
22 oz. bottle- Pours clear amber with a thin head, aroma is pumpkin spice. The flavor is similar to the aroma, pumpkin pie with spices, very mellow, tasty stuff. Palate is creamy, medium carbonation, full body, best pumpkin beer so far, but next is the pumking.

3.8
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bomber pours hazy dark orange with a foamy head. Aroma of graham cracker, spice, pumpkin, brown sugar, good moist pumpkin bread, not the dry shit. Taste is milder than Pumking but has similarities, lots of crackery malt and sweetness. Definitely not as bitter as this years Pumking. Very easy to drink, not overly sweet or spiced. Medium body, low carbonation, silky.

3.6
Zeswaft (1768) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Orange color and no head. Not much aroma. Candied sugar and a little allspice. Spice and pumpkin. Flavors blend well. Good amount of sweetness for balance. A little alcohol on the finish. A respectable challenger to Pumking.


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