RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Whats that bite of tartness doing in a pumpkin beer? Adding the unexpected kick of cranberry juice to brighten this traditionally spiced seasonal ale. PUMPKICK is brewed with plenty of pumpkin juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, but its the cranberries and touch of lemongrass that send your tastebuds sailing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andrew196 (1624) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle to glass - Pours a deep copper, reddish-yellow edges. Small off white head. Smells like one of those antiquey craft stores that the old lady drags you to. Lots of pumpkin and potpourri, some coriander/spice. Decent mouthfeel with a crisp bite towards the end. Just a lot of pumpkin pie and spice. Pretty one dimensional.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (445) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle - Pours a deep amber-orange, white head. Pumpkin pie aroma. Flavor of spice, pumpkin pie, apples... with a hops finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Draught at St. Augustines, Vancouver
Cloudy golden color. Pumpkin pie aroma, dry-ish mouthfeel, mild cinnamon flavor, some apple touch.
At least its not heavy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloshgator (726) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2016
New Belgium Pumpkick is a nice twist on a seasonal brew. Pours deep orange with a decent head. Aroma is lightly tart. Taste has an interesting backbone of seasonal spices but with a prominent tartness that doesnt go overboard -- probably more appropriate for the tail end of Fall getting close to Thanksgiving. Either way, the combination works for an occasional mix in the lineup. Pumpkick is an interesting change-up in the field of Fall seasonals.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4229) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2016
bottle @ Florence Freedom game --- Clear medium amber color, ivory head that stays awhile, curtain of lace. Taste is malt with light pumpkin, hardly any spice. Very little bittering, as the pumpkin is bitter enough. I can drink it, but why would I want to?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (2128) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2016
One of the very best pumpkin brews that I have tried! Aroma and taste are muted pumpkin spice, and leaning more to total herbal beer. Cranberry and lemongrass make important contributions!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3113) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2016
The aroma is pumpkin spices, caramel, pumpkin, bread. The appearance is slightly hazy deep amber, white head. The flavor is spices, cinnamon, pumpkin, bread. The finish is cinnamon, nutmeg, spicy. Medium, slightly thick in body. Noot bad at all. A bit routine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16120) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Hazy amber, thin head. Spicy, any pumpkin? This has a fair bit of sweetness, sugary, fairly spicy. Clean, basic pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13545) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
Draft - Spiced pumpkin pie notes. Cloudy amber with a small beige head. Pumpkin and light spice. Not too sweet or spicy but not getting any of the cranberries or lemongrass. Not bad for a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2771) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Normally I hate pumpkin beers (and August is still way too soon to release a fall seasonal). Anyway, I feel like NB had a good idea to add the cranberry juice, which to borrow from their commercial description, "brightens" it up. The little kick of acidity prevents this from being overly pumpkiny and the spicing is mercifully mild. Honestly they could probably drop the spices to make this just a little better. Light bodied, semi-sweet. Elements of all the ingredients are found in the aroma and flavor, with the pumpkin and cranberry more or less sharing equal footing.

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