RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
Normally released in the month of October, Pumpkin ale is a beer made with the addition of 125 pounds of fresh pumpkins to the mash. Pumpkin puree is also added to the fermentor. A light hopping and spices accent the flavor. Pumpkin ale dates back to colonial days in America, when brewers were still dependent on Europe for many supplies, especially malt. Brewers learned that they could extend their meager malt supplies by using starchy vegetables such as pumpkins, squash, and potatoes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (5043) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a soft hazy burnt orange almost brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Light lacing wound around the glass nicely. The aroma started off with the sweet contour of pumpkin/squash-like substance. Subtle sweetness of it rolling into some spices of allspice and ginger. Light vanilla and piecrust grace the underneath. The flavor takes on the previously mentioned aromas nicely with a crisp to sweet balance running through it. Sly pumpkin sweetness in the aftertaste, and quick yet semi-dry in the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Light carbonation pops over the spices nicely for a delicate harshness hitting my tongue. Overall, really good pumpkin ale that I could come back to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5815) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours deep, hazy amber into a snifter. Pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg aromas. Dry with squash and bread front to back. Mild spicy finish turning to bitter earth..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Goodgrief (2017) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Smells like pumpkin mixed with sour milk. Full of perfumey flavors. In all fairness, I detest these pumpkin ales, but this one didnt stand out. Full of spicing and pumpkinness. Would have made a better cookie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10961) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Orangish pour. Very nice aroma of pumpkin pie and spices. Some toffee notes and nuts too. Flavor is light and very refreshing. The pumpkin and spices are present but so is a pretty nice underlying beer...which is allowed to shine without excess spice. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcox90 (2029) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Sampled at New Hampshire Brewfest. Pours a dirty orange/copper color, kind of like a real pumpkin, with an off white head. Mild pumpkin and spice aroma with malt. Moderate on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is sweet malt with just a hint of pumpkin and spice. Im glad the pumpkin flavor isnt overwhelming like some pumpkin brews, on the other hand, it could have used a touch more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Bottled generously shared by Beachbum1975. Pours a translucent ruby brown in color. Not a lot of head to speak of. Not much going on in the nose. I’m having trouble picking up any spice or pumpkin in the taste. This is a really dumbed down pumpkin that doesn’t have a lot of flavor. After just drinking their Milk Stout and enjoying it, this was a big let down. I’ve drank some really good pumpkin ales in the past month and this one doesn’t even register on the radar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Poured a hearty pumpkin colored brown-orange. Sizable off-white head. Nose of nutmeg spice series and autumn potpourri. Finished creamily and delectable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Clear amber color, with a short off white head. Pumpkin pie spice aroma, somewhat grainy. Flavors are malty, with plenty of pumpkin flavors, and some elements of the vegetable as well. Nice balance of flavors, overall. For me, one of the more enjoyable pumpkin beers of the season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Light copper in color with a small white head. aroma is of pumpkin spices Flavor is dominsted by sweet malt, alittle pumpkin and cinamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
A light copper orange with some off white head. Nose is pumpkin pie. Taste is pumpkin pie, somewhat sweet. Kinda boring, but tis the season.

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