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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Its body has a very nice deep honey amber color with about an inch of off white foam head. It has some visible carbonation and fine yeast sediment suspended in the body making it hazy. Its head fades to just a wispy thin layer and leaves a little spotty lace near the top of the glass. The nose has heavy pie spice and sweet honey like notes with bready malt, a slight vanilla note and faint hops. There is a sweet maltiness with notes of honey and vanilla up front with heavy cinnamon and pie spice right behind it. Under that there is just a hint of pumpkin or squash like flavor. In the finish I get a mix of pie spice and hop spice with some mild bitterness and acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
This beer is a very hazy pale orange with a thin head that disappears completely. Pie spice in the nose,(clove and cinnamon) with some alcohol detectable too. Lesser aromas include some fruity malt and some pumpkin. In the mouth, big flavors, not the least of which is the alcohol. Lots of pumpkin spice, especially clove. Big fruity malt and sweetness. However, outside of the hotness from the alcohol, the beer is well balanced. Spice and malt are equally strong and provide a nice stasis. Spice dominates the aftertasteand sweet malt dominates the aftertaste. Really tasty and pretty drinkable, even with the strength. I would like to get a bottle for the cellar just to see how it is once it calms down. After a full bomber, the 8% ABV will leave you a bit woozy. Split with a friend if you need to drive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Very heavy on the cinnamon - overwhelms the rest of the beer. Has a nice creamy full body. Lightly alcoholic and overly sweet at points, but very flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Some spice and vanilla aromas mixed into caramel malt. Copper with lots of orangish hue and almost no head. Sweet with notes of pumpkin and spice, like a very weak pumpkin pie. Full bodied and a touch oily with a sweet warm finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma is spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is a bit harsh and spicy, with cinnamon noted. There is a note of alcohol once this one warms. Finish is bitter and long. Overall and OK beer, but there are many better pumpkin ales. Too much spice for my liking. Cannot really taste the pumpkin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (678) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Clear amber color. Okay lacing but no head. Fruity aroma, apple and pumpkin, smooth and refreshing. Just a bit tart.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. 7/28/13. Pours a clear light-orange with a thin white head. Aroma is pumpkin, banana, spicy, yeast, vanilla, bubblegum, cloves. Taste is pumpkin, bread, alcohol, roast malt, touch of smoke, floral; finish is lingering fruit rind bitterness and a hint of spruce. Light lacing. Medium carbonation. Oily mouth feel. More aggressive bitterness than expected. Not bad. Looking forward to trying The Greater Pumpkin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2011
A high up there pumpkin beer. For one i like to see the pushing of abv in this style. This beer pours orange with a finger head, cloudy in the body with some particles in there. Really well balanced with actual malt coming in past the cinnamon spice. But i get actual taste of pumpkin along with touch of lemon and tinge of alcohol, giving this beer some balls. Sweet in taste with a gentle spice linger in the finish. A good buy for pumpkin beer fans.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has its ABV (8%) and a short description but no freshness or born on date. Appearance: Its body has a very nice deep honey amber color with about an inch of off white foam head. It has some visible carbonation and fine yeast sediment suspended in the body making it hazy. Its head fades to just a wispy thin layer and leaves a little spotty lace near the top of the glass. Smell: The nose has heavy pie spice and sweet honey like notes with bready malt, a slight vanilla note and faint hops. Taste/Palate: There is a sweet maltiness with notes of honey and vanilla up front with heavy cinnamon and pie spice right behind it. Under that there is just a hint of pumpkin or squash like flavor. In the finish I get a mix of pie spice and hop spice with some mild bitterness and acidity. Notes For me it was a little heavy on the spice but still good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Decent beer thats somewhat pumpkiney but not to the likes of Pumpking or Weyerbacher. Decent, but not great. Cant see what the rave is about. Some sour beer tastes otherwise drown out other tastes that could have been done up in a more refined beer. But perhaps thats why those others are higher rated. Glad I tried it none the less.


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