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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The secret is in the 2.5 pounds of spice per barrel for this fall brew. We add the pumpkin during the mash at precisely the right time to create just the perfect balance of malt, hops, pumpkin and spice.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13498) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bomber from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA, opened 6/28/11. This has a bit of age on it. Pours a hazy orange color with gobs of floating matter. Large creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, squash, clove and other spices. The taste is pumpkin, brown sugar, pie spices, a bit of squash. Medium-full bodied. Cracking this the wrong season, but its quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (13056) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Cask at Churchkey. Pours clear copper-amber with no head. Aroma is huge spice nose, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and allspice, pumpkin and bubble gum notes. Flavor is huge spice, lightly peppery, moderate malt, and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth, low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, clove, allspice, and nutmeg. Flavor of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, caramel, and clove.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12758) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2009
This brew pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Pumpkin spices in the nose along with some malt and vanilla. Medium body with flavors of pumpkins and nutmeg on top of hops and malt. The finish is a concoction of nutmeg, clove and pumpkins with a moderately bitter hops aftertaste. Decent beer overall that doesnt delve very far into the pumpkin patch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium and hazy orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pumpkins and pumpkin spices. Tastes of the same pumpkin, spices, and pumpkin pie. This one definitely has the spices in it. Spicy and medium alcohol finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (12032) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
cloudy orange, smooth offwhite head. spicy sweet aroma, pupkin, fant bitterness flavor is way too spicy. cinnamon , faint pumpkin

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11761) - Sborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, sweetness, spice and fruits. Flavour of pumpkin, fruits, spice, herbs and some light sweetness. medium bodied. Dry fruity end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11662) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"this one was intriguing...an imperial pumpkin. maybe it would have the body and backbone sorely lacking from too many of the pumpkin ales out there. it smelled similar, but stronger, the abv making its presence known. the flavor also had a creamy aspect to it...like pumpkin pie a la mode...i imagine similar to Pumking based on its rep. It was quite good, and lingered, with a big body and creamy feel to back it up. good stuff."

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (11163) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle shared with others. Poured a clear deep orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of strong intense spice that overwhelmed any other note trying to come through. Flavor was similar with over powering cinnamon and other spices dominating the whole beer and note allowing the pumpkin to come through.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2009
orange pour. This one has the normal pumpkin and spice aroma but also has more hops than most pumpkin beers. And flavor is much hoppier than most pumpkins. The minute you think the spice and pumpkin might be too much you get a really nice hit of hops. A really good twist on the normal pumpkin beer,.


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