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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Seasonal Series-Pumpkin Ale

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3.7
slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2015
tap at the pub, half rimmed with brown sugary goodness. Beer is pretty nice. Not too heavy or light on the spices, nice malty flavor too.

3.5
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
22 oz. bottle. It pours a very clear, dark reddish copper color with a small off white head. The aroma has some ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and light fruity malt. Mostly grape and plum. The flavor is even more fruity with grape lollipop, plum, bread and hints of a ginger/cinnamon combo before a surprisingly earthy bitter finish. The body is fuller than expected for a 5.2% beer with a decent amount of slick caramel malt. Kinda weird to have a pumpkin ale this time of year, but it was pretty enjoyable for the style.

3.3
George999 (485) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pour from the bottle is slightly brown, with aromas of spice, the taste is spice but finish is crisp ale and finish is a little Carmel.

3.6
bhensonb (16105) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours dark copper with a slight beige head. Moderate pie spice aroma. Med body or so. Moderate pie spice flavor. Not overdone. Mild spice burn. Might even be a hint of squash in the finish. Needs Imperialization.

2.8
bpreo (3043) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 This beer has a poor, fake Pumpkin Spice flavor. Good alcohol content though. Re-rating: BLAND. Sampled at the McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival, November 14th, 2015.

3.5
BuckeyeBoy (9216) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a amber topped with a sand head. Nose is spice pumpkin pie and some sweetness. Taste is as the nose with a nice pumpkin pie spice and a good malt.

3
stchloe (1138) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours a strong golden red color, and has a spicey earthy head and aroma, the body is has lots of amber caramel notes with an earthy spicey kind of vegetative backing of pumpkin. Had a slightly weird metallic aftertaste.

3.8
jgb9348 (6638) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Newer (grey) label on bottle Nice crisp deep copper and bronze coloured body with hints of ruby and a thin tan head. Aroma of nice light alcohol, very strong pumpkin and squash notes and a solid fruity and sweet scent at the end. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malt tastes throughout of the pumpkin and squash with a deep caramel and fruity sweetness and a little nutty finish. Aftertaste shows a strong squash flavour, some lighter spices, a bit of metallic bitterness at the end and a solid complexity with yeast and herbal flavours. Overall, a nice and strong squash-based beer with a light spice and well-balanced sugar profile. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Made in Oregon (Terminal D - PDX Airport) in Portland, Oregon on 08-December-2013 for US$4.95 sampled at home in Washington on 27-December-2013.

3.2
GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at Bailey’s Taproom PDX. Pours a clear red with webby lacing. Nose is nice pumpkin spice medley, cinnamon. Taste is big pumpkin spice, soapy, metallic, dusty, papery, woody. Huh.

3.2
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
22. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a loose tan head and light stringy lace. Big sharp pie spice nose, lots of caramel, molasses, and shortbread under that. The spices are sharp and very slightly prickly on the nose, a bit bitey. Creamy medium body, going a bit watery in spots. Under-carbonated by a bit. Caramel and dates on the mid-palate to some degree, but, mostly an awful, awful lot of pie spices. I think it’s the cardamom that’s so harsh here; it gets almost a black pepper quality near the end and has a real acetic pucker at the finish. Not like a minerally gueuze, but, still, startlingly so for a pumpkin beer. I think some carbonation, a little more malt complexity, and a little less spice intensity can make this very, very appealing.


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