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RATINGS: 281   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 worlds 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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
In bottle; this is definitely one of the better/best pumpkin beers. great pumpkin pie aroma. The taste was easily one of the most natural tasting pumpkin beers. Very easy drinking; wish I bought more of these

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin87 (247) - - SEP 19, 2015
Pours cloudy orange that eventually clears and small bone-white head that dissipates quickly but leaves attractive skim. Big nose of candied fruit with orange at the forefront. Palate is sweet pumpkin pie with plenty of spices, nutmeg and cinnamon at the fore, with underlying orange. Slight fizz adds a nice texture to medium body. Dry finish somewhat at odds with rest of sweetish drink. Shows well cold or not, and flexible when accompanying food. Among the better US pumpkin brews.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3621) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2015
651 ml. bottle. 8% ABV per the label. Pours a thin, poorly retained, ivory head, over a slightly hazy and heavily particle ladenamber (SRM 8) body......nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, pumpkin, hints of lemon, cranberry, no hops, hidden malts.....taste is moderately toffee/caramel malt sweet with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice notes, light pumpkin, no hops, lingering aftertaste of spice and pumpkin......mouth feel, light of medium body, light alcohol, slight astringency, medium carbonation. The spices are quite dominant, and the pumpkin and hops are very subdued. Malts are present primarily in the sweetness. The result is an ugly, sweet, spicy beer. BJCP 7/1/12/4/6

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (3581) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2015
22 Oz bottle. I think I love these bottles as much as I love the beers. Pours a thick, hazy, almost syrupy looking orange color with an active fizz head. Sweet pumpkin pie aroma. Similar flavor with no indication of an 8% tag. Thick body. Tasty beer. Pumpkin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2836) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
(tap) hazy, bright amber colour with a small white head; aroma of pumpkin pie, hint of lemon; balanced flavour

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pressboxjoe (453) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bomber. This may be the pumpkin ale that smells most like a pumpkin pie, but while the aroma is spot on (if thats what youre after), for me the flavor came up considerably short of that promise. Then again how could a beer really taste like a pumpkin pie. Disappointingly angular, undersweet, and blah.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Great pumpkin beer that offers "fall" season flavors as a back drop to the pumpkin flavor. Sharp carbonation with citrus notes. Smooth, balanced, little bitterness that comes with the distict taste of the pumpkin, festive. Would buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (522) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2015
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours slightly hazy orange-amber with small white ring head. Aroma of cinnamon booze (fireball), pumpkin spice, clove, coriander, fresh-baked bread and lots of nutmeg. Taste of same with a bitterweet palette and a heavily spicy dry finish. Mouthfeel is disappointingly light and watery, but with strong effervescent carb.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1727) - - AUG 16, 2015
Bomber. Strong spicy aroma most notably nutmeg with cinnamon, allspice and clove as well as pumpkin notes. Pours amber-orange with a thin white head with poor retention and very little lacing. Starts with pumpkin sweetness and clove flavors. Finishes smooth with strong spice flavors most notably nutmeg with a bit of cinnamon and allspice thrown in. Another solid pumpkin ale from Elysian.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18720) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle post breakfast at Endos place, 11/11/14. Obscured orange amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is rich pumkin, spice, nutmeg, caramel, bitter orange. Taste comprises pumpkin pie, nutmeg, clove, caramel fudge, earthy fruit rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweetnsour licks. Good balance, solid pumpkin beer - one of the best Ive encountered.


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