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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.42%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pumpkin Lager is brewed with pumpkins in the mash, spices added during the boil, and lightly hopped. The rich specialty grains and lager fermentation combine to produce the taste and the texture of pumpkin pie.

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3.2
crossovert (13413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 12 oz bottle. Brewed not a week ago. It pours a clear orangeish gold with a foamy off-white head htat leaves some rings of almost ghost-like lace. The smell isn’t that great in imo. It is pickly and vegetal. It is just the wrong spice/veggie combo for me. The flavor is better. It has notes of cinnamon and spice. The pumpkin is subdued and the malt gives a crust flavor. Really tastes like Pumkin Pie, not exactly, not even close but as close as I have tasted in a pumkin beer. The added hops are nice. I am not a fan of this beer style, it seems like it is just some novelty that grew out of proportion but this isn’t bad.

2.9
Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2003
I was surprised to find this at Frog Bear Wild Boar, a bar/club not really known for the beer selection. Amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is almost spicy enough to make your eyes water. Ginger absolutely dominates, with a little pumpkin and malt crying for attention. This was a little hard to drink because of how robust the spicy flavor was. I would have welcomed more hops or malt to balance out the spice assault. Dry finish. An interesting attempt but not something I am going to search out again.

3.5
j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a rather clear orange with a medium sized white head that falls off rather quickly. Smells of sweet canned pumpkin, spices, and caramel. Medium bodied, sweet, but with a weird off flavor. Toast, malt, a good amount of graininess comes through quickly before being overtaken by more spices and pumpkin sweetness.

3.1
hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2005
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Jcapriotti (thanks!). Bottle labled bottled druing October, WK3. Poured a dark and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of stronger pumpkin (freshly ground up) and some cinnamon. Tastes of pumpkin and spices bordering on the watery side.

3
Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Serviceable pumpkin beer, served Labour Day weekend t the brewery. Light colour,lacey with almost no head. Spicy pumpkin and cloves. In the style and better than some pumpkin beers, though not the best representative. OK drinkability, must be in the mood to finish a half pint.

3
slowrunner77 (12455) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Not overdone on the spices, but really not all that exciting either. A sweet lager, malt forward with moderate fall spices. Thin to medium bodied but crisp. OK.

2.9
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle. Poured an orangish amber with minimal head. Aroma is full of pumpkin notes with a sugar sweet undertone. Flavor begins pumpkin, but sweet flavors tend to over power by the finish. Not bad as pumpkin beers go.

2.9
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Yellow/orange pour. Small creamy white head. Aroma has a roasted pumpkin mixed with pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is overly spicy. Pumpkin takes a big backseat to the spices. Not bad, but just too much spice.

2.6
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 10/03/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: hazy orange, wispy off white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with lots of pumpkin spices,
Body: thin body,
Overall: lots of pumpkin pie spices backed by a sweet bready malt, light bitterness from the spices,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.3
DocLock (10835) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Bottle from Capone’s. Dark straw toward copper pour with nose of pumpkin puree, spice, and a slightly sweet, natural pumpkin flavor with spice and malt. Fairly rich palate and a good balance. This one is decent.


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