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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices. Handcrafed using real pumpkin and savory pumpkin pie spices and hints of all natural cinnamon and nutmeg. Perle hops balance with rich Munich, Roasted, and Caramel malts for the full-bodied taste and exceptional flavor.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Pours coppery with a thin beige head. Aroma is lots of pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon chewing gum. Flavor is lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2392) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2015 Pours amber brown. Overwhelming pie spice aroma. Spice blend overpowers the pumpkin flavor a bit. Warmth on the way down. Re-rate: lots of nutmeg. Gingerbread-like flavor, mild fruity pumpkin. Pretty nice. +6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2009
12 oz bottle from Princetons. Brownish/copper color, not much head. Spicy pumpkin aroma. Flavor is the same with nutmeg and cinnamon coming through prominently. Smooth sweet finish. Great example of a pumpkin beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (5060) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Mahogany color with a quickly falling medium head. Aroma of nutmeg and cloves. A restrained nutmeg flavor, dash of cinnamon. Very biscuity. Solid malt. Enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Picked up a four pack at Discount Liquors in Waukesha, WI. Pours a dark copper colored brew with a thin beige head that has some nice lacing. Aroma of mostly nutmeg and clove with a hint of caramel. Taste is medium bodied, a touch spicy with flavors or caramel, nutmeg and white pepper. Finish is semi-sweet, spiced, with a lingering nutmeg and white pepper aftertaste. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Copper with a thin white head thats gone much too soon. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon along with sweet and spicy malt. Taste of pumpkin pie with pumpkin, cinnamon and strong nutmeg and some noticeable alcohol to boot. Finishes up dry and very spicy. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle:   Deep amber, moderate foamy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Nutmeg and allspice on the nose, slight cinnamon and general pumpkin pie filling.   Soft pumpkin pie on the tongue, smidgen of crust and whipped cream.   Seems to be better than most in thats it has a good amount of flavor.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Spicy finish, good malt background, very enjoyable.   Simple, good flavor profile, and very refreshing.   Wishing it were Autumn right now.   Thanks Bob for the bottle!


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hammy78 (972) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle purchased at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. Pours a mahogany colour with an off white tan like head. Some minor spots of lacing here and there. Smell is outstandingly of pumpkin and spice and (with the risk of making the joke) everything nice. Some sweet malt and yeast in there as well. Tastes like a spicy pumpkin tart or something. I was surprised that there is no real spicy bite in the mouth feel at all. Pretty damn good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pie crust, and some pumpkin pie. Poured orange in color with a small, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of pumpkin, spice, and pumpkin pie. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, slightly bitter, pumpkin, spice, and pie finish is slightly sticky and slightly dry. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leisurelee (3) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2012 does not count
Great pumpkin ale especially for high grav. Good notes of spice and cinnamon. Smooth finish. Not as good as it warms.


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