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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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3.4
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bomber from Calvert Wine & Spirits in Cockeysville, MD. Pours a slightly hazy glowing orange with a thin fizzy white head. Aroma is a powerful blast of Fall spices, mostly allspice and nutmeg with a touch of pumpkin and cinnamon stick. Flavors follow suit, but the spice mixture dominates nearly all traces of pumpkin and a funky twist at the end leaves you with a slightly down note as a memory.

3.1
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2010
22oz. pours a hazey copper with thin off white head. aroma has some malt and a touch of pumpkin pie spices. mouthful has a tone of spice put it is hard to find the pumpkin. seems a bit over spiced as the spices linger on a long finish. I love the pumpkin ales... but i like more pumpkin in the mix.

3.6
gpekar (496) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Poured a hazy orange amber with a 1 inch creamy light beige head that eventually dropped to just a film and left very little lacing. For a pumpkin ale the aroma that hit me right away was egg nog. Lots of nutmeg and a mix of other spices. The texture of the beer was pretty creamy with a good amount of alcohol right away. The alcohol left a nice warmth down the throat. The flavor had nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and a good amount of malt sweetness to balance a bit of a hops bite through the middle that faded to a lingering alcohol warmth on the finish. This was pretty good, but I would just get The Greater Pumpkin from now on after trying both.

3.8
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a murky orange color with a light off-white head. Radiating smell of pumpkin. Hops balance out the sweet pumpkin flavor. A little heavy on the spices. Alcohol definitely warms the throat. Has a slight bitter finish with all the kick of the fall spices.

3.2
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve tried. Pumpkin, brown sugar and spice with a subtle, unobtrusive and pleasant hit of hops. Maybe a bit a the syrupy sweet side for me.

3.1
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle from Crown#6. Pours cloudy/crystal dark orange with rising bubbles and minimal white head. Nose is slight pumpkin spice and some spicy hops. Taste is relatively smooth, slightly carbonated, slight pumpkin flavor and a decent amount of hops. A little odd overall, not my favorite pumpkin brew.

3.4
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Overall a very good pumpkin beer. Not overall spiced and not overall carbonated. One of the better ones I’ve had

4.1
robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2010
aroma: ahh, there is a strong cinnamon aroma appearance: bright orange amber with a thin head taste: the spice element (nutmeg and cinnamon) is present in the taste and you can feel in on the tongue. this is a well-balanced brew. palate: the brew is medium bodied and flows well. the aftertaste is spiced as well overall: this is a great pumpkin beer. I consider it one of the best I have had to date. (by the way, this is awesome with a slice of pumpkin bread!)

2.8
ScoWRee (421) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Pours a merky golden color with a small tan head. Aroma of cinamon, nutmeg pumpkin. Taste of hops pumpkin and spice. Comercial description is accurate.

3.4
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Pours from a 22oz. bomber bottle a medium amber/orange color with a small head that quickly dissolved into a light lacing. The aroma is malty and slightly sweet, with hints of pumpkin pie spices and maybe just a hint of Alcohol. 1st sip brings a taste of pumpkin, malt, and spices. There is a strong bitterness on the finish from a combination of hops, alcohol & spice. The mouth feel is smooth and Medium Body. I notice some Pumpkin Ales choose to have the Pumpkin Taste as the Main Flavor, While others have it as the "Spice". I prefer the spice, and this one is somewhere in the middle. A Decent one, but not in the top 5.


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