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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This crisp, dry ale uses cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger brewed with real pumpkin and a blend of North American and British malts to give Mom’s pumpkin pie some serious competition. A fall favorite skillfully brewed by Foothills.

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3.1
Travlr (25854) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Draft at VBGB in Charlotte. Clear light amber color. Aroma of spice > gourd. Taste is similar.

3.4
Drake (14061) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of vibrant spices including ginger, some citrus, pumpkin and a mild glue note. The taste is earth, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, doughy malts and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.1
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Date: September 02, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Foothills, Winston-Salem
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head
Aroma: big pumpkin spice aroma, lots of cinnamon and nutmeg but not too much of either
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, plenty of cinnamon but tempered by the sweetness, hint of pumpkin, other spices round it out
Overall: a lot bigger and more assertive on the spices than the original, now it just needs more pumpkin
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.2
Iphonephan (7194) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
From a 12 bottle served in Buxton NC. Pumpkin pie spice aroma. Pours orange gold with an off white head. Flavors of cinnamon, cloves and allspice with a hint of ginger. Malty with a crisp dry finish.

3.4
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle:   Amberish, a bit dirty, fine sediment floats about, thin sudsy white head, little lacing.   Nose of cinnamon and apple, some clove as well.   Spicy on the tongue, cinnamon, nutmeg, the aformentioned clove (a bit stronger here), with a touch of ginger (just a touch).   Body and mouthfeel are moderate... could stand to be a touch chewier tho.   Finishes very spicy, they linger long past the finish.   Mild to moderate sweetness, provides the right balance.   Nice example of a pumpkin ale, and what I look forward to during the Autumn months.


3.5
Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. Nice fall color, orange-amber, with a thin head. The pumpkin aroma gets to the olfactory glands as soon as the cap’s off the bottle. The beer drinks with a nice balanced delivery of some gourd, cinnamon and spice. Decent. (#5322, 11/10/2013)

3.2
Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Well, it smells nice, I’ll give it that. Actually, that’s a little too dismissive - It’s really not bad, in the context of pumpkin beer. There is some depth and real beer character, as well. Nice citrusy hop bite cuts through the heavy spices.

3.6
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Copper pour with creamy white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie/nutmeg. Flavor of nutmeg, clove, coriander with a floral bitter finish. Light medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer

3.5
TheBeerGod (6254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. Orange-amber with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is soft cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and light pumpkin pie. Taste is strong clove, cinnamon notes, ginger and nutmeg with hints of pumpkin pie. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more clove, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and light pumpkin pie.

3
cheap (6016) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Either a very early or very old bottle, code is 0831163115, who can tell me? 2016? A little darker than a pale ale. Smell is somewhat veggie, no real hint of pumpkin. Wasn’t expecting much in the taste but I am pleasantly surprised. Very good co2 cutting thru and there is this hint of mild tartness in there. Not overly done on the pumpkin spices and I appreciate that. Yes, in the middle of the session I think I get some hints of soda pop, just a hint. Not really like pumpkin pie but perhaps something a little better. Must be the real pumpkin in this that pulls it on thru. Just a subtle hint of pumpkin spices, well balanced and never in yer face. Probably one of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had. Yes, much better than expected, good job foothills; and if this is last year’s, perhaps every bottle should be aged a year but I think this may just be a real early 2017, no?


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