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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bright, clean, and spicy, this gold medal-winning small-batch fall seasonal presents clove, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and natural pumpkin in a festive and refreshing ale.
OG: 1.054 SRM: 15 Malts: Base Malt, Crystals, Munich Hop varieties: Super Galena

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3.4
Idiosynkrasie (7516) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2016
650ml bottle. Moderately cloudy, amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Spicy, pumpkin aroma, notes of clove, allspice, a touch of cinnamon. Taste is minimally sweet malty, notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, hints of allspice, some clove. Spiced to the limits, stops short before getting soapy.

3.5
androman (2322) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2016
Shared bottle at work from FirmaBier. Nose is pumpkin. Light sweet, medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Quite easy, interesting, I’ve experienced more sweetness, not bad.

3.6
jinroh (1595) - ESTONIA - SEP 23, 2016
This one pours relatively clear, amber with a bit of white foam on top. Aroma has some sweet cookie character, spices (especially clovers and ginger), and overall christmas feel to it. Decent pumpkin beer, does not end up too sweet but more hoppy and bitter - that are providing a nice balance to the sensation. Well brewed and highly drinkable.

3.6
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2016
Kick 170316. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour is pumkin pie, spices, orange, coffee, caramel, cinnamon, hop. A weird but also very interesting beer.

3.3
KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 6, 2016
Tap at Bud. Orange-brown with a low, fine head. Nose of pumpkin pie: cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, rather typical. Nice pumpkin pie spice flavor, bitter finish, pumpkin and Munich malt richness. Not overly sweet. Decent.

3.9
Stuu666 (13394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is pumpkin, toffee, spices, taste is sweet, caramel, fruity, spiced.

3.8
tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2016
Hazy amber body with rather small, off-white head that ends up as a partially covering film. Extraordinarily spicy and strong aroma of cloves, cinnamon and every other christmas spice you can imagine, this is like smelling a christmas pudding. Strong flavour that is totally dominated by the christmassy spices: cloves, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, ginger bread... Lovely! Moderate sweet taste with a long-lasting moderate to light bitter finish. Close to full body, wonderful creamy texture and soft carbonation. An unusual and delicious brew! I also tried a beer cocktail consisting of this and Rogue Chocolate Stout (got it for free, by the way, I love the staff at Smelteverket!), that is also highly recomended.
[20 cl from tap @ Smelteverket, Oslo]

2.9
Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2016
Draught @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and hint of orange. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and pumpkin pie spiced finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
Beer5000 (6483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2016
Small sample from tap @ Kick. Clear amber with a small off-white head. Strong aroma of pumpkin pie spices not leaving room for much more. Flavor is more than less the same as expected from aroma, lots and lots of pumkin spice with some caramel malt and dry fruit in the background. Quite balanced body and long lasting aftertaste with the same spicy flavors. Not really bad at all, and not too sweet actually, but a bit difficult to rate. Nice if you like this style, but the beer itself is parked somewhere in the background here. A small sample was enough for me, but sure interesting.

2.8
Rune (12741) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
200ml as Pumpkin Spice Latte Cream Ale 5.2 % abv, on tap at CrowBar & Bryggeri. Next to clear amber body. Filmy layer blanketing the glass. Spiced malty aroma with hints of coffee. Pumpkin, spices (cinnamon) and coffee flavours. Rather sweet finish. Something else and with some interest (Oslo 10.12.2015).


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