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RATINGS: 423   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5816) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours light gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving no lacing. Sour pumpkin and cinnamon aromas. Dry with nutmeg, mild vegetal pumpkin and cinnamon front to back.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Spicy. Pumpkin, cinnamon, citrus, brown sugar, cloves, salt. Clear ornage pour with medium carbonation and a medium-sized, lacing beige head. Taste is moderately spicy (add allspice and nutmeg to the list) pumpkin pie, a little grainy. Medium, slightly oily body. The citrus and coiander/cloves (the Wit notes, essentially) are the interesting tones here. Just a touch of citric sourness and light bitterness in the finish and beyond.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
36cl, no mention of ABV, American brew, with pumpkins, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, malty/spicy and slightly sweet, yet not balanced, cloudy, small head, nothing special

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (5710) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
In my little hd mug. Pour is like pale lager but with a touch of haze and perhaps even a little darker. Smell is sugar pumpkin. Stronger somewhat rude personality. Does not hide alky well. Malty and sumthin going on here. Reminds me of some stronger aged high gravity beers. Almost irish in nature. Pumpkin is not pleasing in this brew. On style for a veggie spice brew. Does not have the texture of pumpkin pie, heheh

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
This may be the first pumpkin lager that Ive had. Im not sure. Its so much like most of the rest of the pumpkin beers. The bodys a deep gold with a touch of orange. The head starts big then fizzles out quickly. It smells of nutmeg and allspice and whatever one usually tosses into a pumpkin pie/cake/cookie/etc. Tastes that way, too. Okay, meaning as good as the others.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (5568) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Aroma is strong and malty with a good overtone of pumpkin and cinnamon, rather appetizing. It pours a clear coppery amber with not much of a head. Pumpkin flavor is strong, but does not overpower the malt; there are hints of cinnamon and hops. Texture is glass-smooth and just a little tingly. A good fall beer, but enjoyable any time of year.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle: Hazy copper/orange color, light white head and nice lacing. The nose is herbal with some squash, allspice and clove up front. Towards the back a little bit of molasses. The flavor has a nutty nutmeg note along with the pumpkin and spice. The finish is a bit light and thin. Missing the maltyness that would really push this towards a respectable lager.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours copper with a thick, cream-colored head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel/pale malts, a little bit of spices, and light hops. Flavor the same and average texture. Not the best pumpkin beer, but not bad. Edit: 2013 gets exactly the same review as the first time I rated this in 2011.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Thin white head with a dark, cloudy body. The aroma is fairly spicy with nutmeg and mace. Also the pumpkin and soem earthy must comes out. The taste has a funky tartness under the pumpkin. It is hard to get past the tartness. A lame lager beer and probably the worst pumpkin beer I have had. Thanks Secret Santa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (5319) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 12/25/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, brown sugar, toasted bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin/spices and dark/bready malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, brown sugar, toasted bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, brown sugar, toasted bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and solid robustness of pumpkin/spices and dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish; and very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good pumpkin lager style. All around good balance and solid robustness of pumpkin/spices and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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