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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with native Pennsylvania neck pumpkins harvested just a few miles from our brewery at Strites’ Orchard, Master of Pumpkins conjures the spirit of autumn by combining roasted pumpkins and traditional pie spices with a French saison yeast. This natural fermentation releases a palate of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and honey. In addition to 750mL bottles, Master of Pumpkins is also currently available on draft and for take-out growler fills in the Tasting Room. Taste it you will see. More is all you need! 2014 note: now sold in four packs of 12.7 oz bottles. (375 ml)

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4299) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2016
This is a very nice pumpkin seasonal beer. Attractive deep amber color with a lasting off white head. Subtle pie spice and yeast nose. There is a bit of tangy yeast under well balanced pie spices, brown sugar, and bready malts. Nice seasonal.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2591) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2016
$2.00 corked bottle, Wine Warehouse. Clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of vegetation - perhaps pumpkin, light spice. Flavor is pumpkin puree, light spice, grass, leaves.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2016
This is one of the best pumpkin beers you can get your hands on, but it’s not very pumpkiny compared to most pumpkin beers. It’s got a rich color and flavor and has a nice sweetness that pairs with its spiciness. If you can get it, get it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (1137) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Draft at ABC Beer Co. Hard to believe this is a bar but I’m already loving the feel. Bumped pint glass. Nice copper/amber color with an off white half finger head. Nose is pumpkin spice with cloves and cinnamon. Taste is a well balanced pumpkin flavor but unfortunately ends with some metallic elements. Not overly sweet. Feels like it fits the season really well. Malty undertones play well with pie like spices. Alcohol presence is felt but not too hot. Enjoyable beer for the style.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESPh (132) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2016
In bottle has a nice pour with white head and brown/orange color. Aroma of pumpkin, clove, vanilla. Nice smooth to drink, well balanced spices and pumpkin. Medium carbonation. Mild heat from alcohol. Very well done and a top pumpkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (4526) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Poured into a tulip and treated as a Belgian ale with pumpkin flavor added, the appearance was a dark muddy orange color with a sustaining finger and a half’s worth of white foamy head. Lacing moves in a sly sticky fashion roaming around the glass nicely. The aroma starts off with sweet pumpkin flesh, Belgian spicy yeast, gentle sweet bready to toffee malts and a warming boozy raisin smell underneath. The flavor balances exceptionally well between the sweet of pumpkin to the Belgian bready/yeastiness. Spices slyly move in. Some ginger, allspice and cinnamon help to provide a nicer cozier balance and everything seems to combine wonderfully in the aftertaste and leaves a quick semi-spicy to sweet malty pumpkin sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping to sly sessionable moveable sort of feel. Spices hit in the harshness but the carbonation also helps to balance and not distract. Overall, because of the yeast strain Troeg’s uses for this beer, I believe this is a Belgian ale that has a great amount of pumpkin in it. I would love to behave this again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (3124) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2016
David S. Pumpkins would approve. reddish brownish pour small white head. Cinnamon, sugar. a bit of saison yeast and malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1453) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Caged/corked 12.7oz bottle into tulip glass, slightly cloudy rusty amber color with darker tan head. Aroma notes of farmhouse funkiness, yeast spices, pumpkin pie spices (clove, cinnamon), tad earthiness and crust. Taste adds more pumpkin pie, ginger, more clove, dough, nutmeg, tad vanilla, some apple and light earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, lively, tad dry with light earthy spice finish. More earthy and lively than the average pumpkin beer, good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1144) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2016
12.7 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, creamy, long-lasting, off-white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of yeast, spices, toffee, dark fruit, brown sugar and herbal hops. Body is full and crisp. Taste is similar to aroma, not much pumpkin at all. Finish is long and spicy. Excellent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1582) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Complex & tasty pumpkin! Pours rustic orange w/ a minuscule head & next to no lacing. The aroma is bursting w/ spice & is pumpkin pie like. The flavor lies right in the middle between sweet & dry while the honey adds some uniqueness in the finish. It’s a really good pumkin & certainly worth a try!


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