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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2016
A subdued pumpkin, vanilla and spice aroma. Pours a clear orange copper color. A taste of vanilla and spice with a creamy feel and a light spice finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
22 oz Bottle -- Pours vibrant cloudy orange with a thin white head. Strong spice on the nose with unique tartness. Great balance in malt and spice character. Some hints of dried fruit. Medium body with a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours a nice translucent orange with an average bubbly white head. Spicy pumpkin aromas. Sweet nutmeg aromas. Big malty flavors at first. Spicy cinnamon, clove and pumpkin flavors. And a bit of nutty sweetness before washing down with a slight bit of bitter hoppiness to it. Also a slight tinge of alcohol gives it a little heat to add to the spice. Medium bodied. with a creamy and soft texture. A little watery diminishes the finish but a pretty solid pumpkin ale. A little unique with a more hoppy finish than you would really expect in a pumpkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhiner41 (189) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Aroma of pumpkin pie mixed with wet bread, almost a cinnamon mildew. After the glowing description of smell the beer is surprisingly good. Subtle hints of spice and a nice balance of malt. No real notes of hops in the brew. Color is a hazy orange. Not the best pumpkin on the market but drinkable. Slight alcohol burn on the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - NOV 6, 2009
22 oz. bottle pours cloudy amber with tight white head that leaves minimal runny lacing as it fades. Aroma is heavy with spice, not much pumpkin. Allspice, and cinnamon are prevalent. Moderately thin to medium body with a malty front, nutmeg and cinnamon middle and clove finish with an overall mild pumpkin-squash palate. The alcohol is not well hidden in the aftertaste. This is a heartier fall/pumpkin ale, but very little pumpkin comes through for me. As with many of the fall seasonals, this beer tends to display spicier notes than pumpkin, lending itself to better be called (IMO) a fall, or spice ale, rather than pumpkin. That said, this is a nice accompaniment to a sun-dried tomato marinated turkey breast stuffed with spinach, sugared walnuts and goat cheese.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2011
cloudy orange pour, drank from pint glass, mix of flavor more potent than aroma, Tastes like a mutiny

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bomber bought from belmont. Poured a nice orange color with little head. Nice aroma of spice and herbs. Really good beer especially for fall. Havent tried the Greater yet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours a dark orange with some light white head. Smells like spices and banana and tastes of spices pumpkin and is syrupy sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2011
22oz bomber poured in snifter. Hazy burnt orange color with thin, creamy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is full of cream, toasty/bready notes, and caramel. Taste is great with pumpkin, nutmeg, and other spices before giving way to a creamy dry finish. Boozey all the way through and nice on the palate too. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Pours from the 22oz. bomber bottle a medium amber-is color with a half finger head that quickly dissolved into a light lacing. I see almost ZERO carbonation going on, I can practically count the bubbles on one hand. The aroma is malty and slightly sweet, with hints of pumpkin pie spices and maybe just a hint of brown sugar. 1st sip brings a strong hint of pumpkin (yes, you can actually taste the pumpkin), malt, and spices. There is a strong bitterness on the finish from a combination or hops, alcohol & spice. The mouth feel is smooth and neither heavy or watery. Drinkability is pretty good...I could see myself downing a few of these on a Saturday or Sunday while watching football. Overall, a very good beer, IMHO. A nice take on a style that seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it type of beer. I, for one, love it!


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