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RATINGS: 416   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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3.4
drowland (8827) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
10/22/11. 12oz bottle. Hazy orange pour. Medium level spice aroma, mostly cinnamon, with a touch of sweetness. Sweet gourd flavor with a nice spice profile as well. Not overwhelmingly spicy. Not bad!

2.9
bytemesis (8540) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with minimal head and little lacing. Aroma is light spices, pumpkin, caramel. Flavor about the same. Light body, watery.

3.4
jredmond (8333) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle split with streets And Andrew. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber body wih white lacing. Aroma is Pumpkin and spice. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon and spice.

2.9
PorterPounder (8070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Pleasant pumpkin pie spice aroma with some Christmas spice and cinnamon in there as well - quite nice - mostly downhill after that. Light off white head sits atop the light copper pour with some floaties speckled about. Flavor has a brief pumpkin pie spice splash, but settles to a bland vegetable like flavor. Has a bit of pepper in there as well and as it warms, tastes similar to spiked hot cider. The aftertaste is not unlike some malt liquors - slighlty fusel alcohol-like. Started with high possibilities.

3.2
FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a medium sized foamy tan head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was semi sweet caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The flavor was dryish and spicy with strong nutmeg and cinnamon and moderate caramel and nut undertones. Long cinnamon and nutmeg finish. Medium body. Solid.

2.8
Ernest (7718) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Blind rating. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), with notes of nutmeg and pumpkin. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Unpleasant sourness hurts this one.

2.9
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottled 10/05. Poured a clear medium caramel with a rather well-retained cap of off-white head. Nose was of baked pumpkin, nutmeg, and an unidentifiable sourness... decent. Flavor was pumpkin-based, with brown sugar, cinnamon, an odd sour and tangy metallic twang to it. Tacky on the front of the palate, watery across the middle, and tacky again at the finish... odd feel to it. OK pumpkin with a solid (not overbearing) spice complement.

2.9
AirForceHops (7308) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Julio’s and a second bottle in trade with queenholly. Clear orange in color, thin head with spider web lace. Nose is indeed pumpkin and spice. Good carbonation making for a lively effervescent palate. Very light body (well it is a lager) Pumpkin spice and nutmeg are the only real flavors to speak of. Not bad just really light.

2.9
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
12 oz bottle from the brewery (Milwaukee, Wi) from my February trip. Pours a striking amber pour, clear and well carbonated, with decent offwhite head that dissipates entirely. Aromas are a nice light bready malt body, with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and light brown sugar making a good showing. Quite inviting, really. Initial is light bodied, bitter with some pumpkin bite, moving to very vague cinnamon and nutmeg body. Light, bitter. Stays away from malty dominance. A little unfriendly late palate, decent aftertaste. It tries, but it doesn’t quite do it for me.

3.3
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2002
A unique style, and very fitting to the season. This has very distinctive taste of cinnamon and maybe nutmeg that seems to compliment the pumpkin very well. I’m not a big pumpkin fan, but I could definitely drink this with ease.


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