RATINGS: 814   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy orange color. The head is a rather typical barely off-white shade about one finger high. Great lacing is left behind, but retention isnt the best. S: As expected, the spices are there. The spice component is low on sweetness, but high on nutmeg. I also pick up a bit of citrus peel, which adds a nice component to the (well restrained) spiciness. T: Bitter citrus peel notes hit my tongue first. The spice notes, rather than immediately opening the flavor profile, sneak up near the finish to mingle with the citrusy flavor. Not much in the way of actual pumpkin (Ive come to expect that now from the style). Theres even a mineral touch in the aftertaste. All the main flavors seem to exacerbate each others harshness - but at least its bland enough where its not really a bother. Right...? M: Its a crisp, dry brew, but also one thats too astringent. I dont like the coarse feel in particular. A light body and moderate carbonation makes it (at least) somewhat drinkable, though. O: Pumpkin ales like Schlafly Pumpkin Ale and Full Tilt Patterson Pumpkin succeed because they dont succumb to the pratfalls of the style. While not necessarily a total failure, this one doesnt succeed because it DOES fall victim to the problems of the style - too much bitter spicing, not enough balance between the sweet and aforementioned bitter. My first real letdown from Smuttynose, but to be fair, I wasnt expecting this to be fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LLaurin (447) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2017
Nose is very rich in flavours with pimpernell and some muscot nut. Looks really nice in medium amber with white head. Taste is like gingerbread and x-mas time. Palate is short but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - JAN 19, 2017
On tap at Vrteka 2016, Belgrade. Pours golden orange with small white head. Malty, spicy, pumpkin, cinnamon, light caramel. Some sweetness. Medium bodied. Quite decent actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (3602) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy light orange with off-white head. Aroma is nutmeg, medium body, lower carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is pumpkin and nutmeg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3736) - Srumsand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2017
Gylden brun klar ned fingerhyt hvitt skum. Lukter pepper, kokte grnnsaker, noe parfyme og lett karamell. Middels fylde. Lett bitterhet og sdme. Noe pepperig, ingefr og kokte grnnsaker. Middels lang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2017

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ Craigs House - Edinburgh.

[ As Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, pumpkin spices, spices. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, caramel, spicy, pumpkin spices, sweet malt, light earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160319]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (380) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2017
On tap. Foamy white head with medium retention. Hazy light amber colour. Weak aroma, slightly spicy and malty. Taste is spicy, (some coriander seed), some salty. Dry finish. Slightly crispy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llucmaduell (231) - barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2016
Always queobro pumpkin beer is a beer hopefully surprise, as both the pumpkin spices. This beer is very smooth, too. I made it very indifferent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weevo (175) - Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle, beer club. Pours amber with thin white head. Aroma and taste of pumpkin pie with a slightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (1593) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Clear, copper color. One finger thick, white head. Aroma of pumpkin spices ( cinnamon dominates)and malt . Taste is similar. Decent bitterness. Drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (3113) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 13, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2016 Botella 33 cl en el kraken 25..10..2016. (r806). Lote ES01631 hasta 12..2017. Color dorado turbio con espuma blanca Aromas y sabores maltosos dulces con toques de calabaza y vegetales al final que la endulzar algo ms y acabando con suave amargo algo seco. No est mal.

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