RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
THOUGHTS: It wasn’t as good as I thought it was going to be but, dear lord, it tasted just like my mother’s homemade pumpkin pie. Surprisingly light and easy to drink for a pumpkin beer this big. Definitely like pie made from fresh pumpkin, not canned pumpkin. Hid alcohol incredibly well. Great in that it tasted like actual pumpkin pie, but a little off from great pumpkin pie-like beers. Not quite sweet enough or malty enough. Just because something tastes good, doesn’t mean it’s a good beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light golden orange with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had moderate caramel malts and roasted pumpkin; light sour pumpkin; pumpkin pie spices; slight alcohol; pie crust; fresh pumpkin pie. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and ever so slightly bitter and sour; while the finish was heavily sweet, and lightly acidic and bitter with an average duration. There was fresh pumpkin pie, meaning fresh pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices; sour pumpkin, slight alcohol and pie crust. The light to medium body was leaning toward medium was a little dry with fairly fizzy carbonation and dry finish. It went down extra easy.

TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle. Labeled at 8.4% ABV. Orange-amber pour with a short, fizzy white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spices, caramel, pumpkin notes and sweet malt. Taste is pumpkin pie with heavy spices, caramel, sweet malt, candy notes and soft fruit. Body is medium but slightly chewy with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, pumpkin pie, spices, sweet malt and light fruit notes.

commonshawn (1340) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2017
Tap at New bohemia golden valley. 10oz pour. Dark orange with small white head. Alcohol pumpkin spice nose. . Rich and oily. Heavy spice taste, medium body. Well done.

hockey9930 (322) - - OCT 4, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2017 First half poured clear and second half cloudy. Aroma of apples and pumpkin spice. Taste also pretty strong on apples, some pumpkin, and light on spices such as nutmeg and cloves.

Xenon (143) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2017
I usually only try one pumpkin beer per season because I don't really like them that much. This one was nice though. It's strong enough to handle the spice and pumpkin flavors well. A bit tart and a touch thin for a beer this strong. Spice is slightly potpourri but not in a negative way. Strong but tame is the verdict. Not much of a nose

Clarkdvm (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2017 22oz bottle. Transparent amber (definitely doesn't look unfiltered). Aroma not as strong as flavor to me. Good but too much cinnamon

phillyblm (1) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
Smells exactly like pumpkin pie. Tastes incredibly like pie, crust and all. Super creamy. Best pumpkin beer I've tasted ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Bricks (1160) - Delaware, USA - JUL 31, 2017
In terms of aroma.. an all-time great... like a Yankee Candle. The taste is a hodgepodge of fall spices and malt.. slight metallic aftertaste. It’s a good one.

gripweed57 (2978) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2017
22 ounce bottle. Amber orange color. Small foamy white head. Spicy nose is redolent of cinnamon and nutmeg. Toasted malt flavor has all the spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Quite flavorful with notes of caramel, Apple, pumpkin and pie crust.

Mindwarp (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma is of pumpkin and spice and smells kind of nice. Sorry. Taste is cinnamon and nutmeg not a lot of pumpkin flavor. Overall this beer smells better than it tastes.

geologyguy (1687) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2016 Pumpkin spice smell, malty spiciness taste medium strong boldness, smooth and flavorful..flying saucer with john

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