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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of Americas brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and "pompions."
In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2005
on draft linwood bar and grill in boston. poured typical deep copper red color with a mushroom colored head. nose of spice and saaz hops. flavor melds together clove, nutbmeg, allspice thing with a definative hop character. rather full bodied. typical for this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13776) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Draft At The Ginger Man NY. Hazy copper color with a moderate off-white head. Good pumpkin pie aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Full sweet well balanced flavor with a pleasing finish of long duration.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Funknmilla (740) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
12oz bot....."The soapy bouquet beer"....If it takes longer than 25 minutes to drink a pint, its baaad beer..suffering...suffering...ok..had to hold nose and suck it down...bitter, small concentration of spice...soapy aftertaste...color is light...no head...no appeal...no thanx

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Pours amber with a small white head. Smells like burned pumpkin pie. Tastes the same. Cigarette ashes and thanksgiving dinner at grandmas house. Not my kind of thing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Pours an effervescent amber with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of some hops and ginger. Flavor profile is surprisingly bland... some dry hops, cooked vegetables, perhaps the slightest hint of cinnamon and/or nutmeg... nut much spiciness to this at all. Metallic finish. Perhaps too much hop character, as Im having trouble tasting anything else.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Surprisingly good, cant wait to have another with a nice slice of pumpkin pie. Very strong spice smell, great creamy pumpkin flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1301) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Pours a light hazy orange with little head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices. Flavor is hoppy, maybe too much, with some pumpkin notes and lots of cinnamon. Finishes sour and tart. Could have been better.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Thanks to dirtymike. Bottle. Pours a lush golden amber. Aroma is a nice pumpkin pie. Flavor is mostly citrus, with a pumpkin/cinammon finish. Very hoppy, much more than I expected. Great fall beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a small lacing off white head. Aroma is cinnamon and pumpkin. Flavor is cinnamon up front with some pumpkin to balance.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - SEP 17, 2005
I found this to be one of the more displeasing pumpkin brews this season. The aroma was quite weak and it looked quite cloudy. The taste was of pumpkin and hops, which clashed really badly. The extreme carbonation did not help the clash, but only increased my discomfort. Not a great beer.


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