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RATINGS: 1134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices(Cinnamon,Nutmeg,Cardamom,Cloves). This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is heartier, spicier, and more caramelly and pumpkiny than its faint brethren! Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. If you don't agree this is the mother of all pumpkin ales, then you just don't like mothers!

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3.3
TH28 (451) - - SEP 3, 2016
12oz bottle. 7/14/16 bottle date. Appearance: Dark brown, hazy, with an off white foam head. Aroma: Smells like Big Red. Strong cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Like pumpkin pie. Cinnamon definitely stronger than most other pumpkin ales. Taste: Moderate malt sweetness, with some toasted and nutty notes, with light pumpkin pie spicing. Cinnamon and nutmeg are noticeable, but restrained. Pretty high bitterness for the style. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, a little thin for a beer with this ABV. Alcohol warmth is quite strong. Low carbonation. Finish: Pumpkin spicing really lingers here, with a surprising amount of grassy bitterness. Overall: Pretty run of the mill pumpkin ale. Strong cinnamon and bitterness compared to others, with a disappointing under carbonation that leaves the beer flat. Body is thin for the high ABV, making the alcohol feel very warm. Could be better and more balance simply by increasing the body and carbonation.

4.8
Bmorecarper (1) - Lake Shore, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2016 does not count
One of the best Pumpkin Ale’s out there today. Not over powering and a fine balance of ingredients. At 8%, it has a very small back bite and goes down extremely smooth. A perfect seasonal beer and one of my top 10 of all time.

3.5
zubblwump (100) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2016 Pours a dark cloudy amber. Head is light and thin. Aroma is great, perfect blend of spices and pumpkin...reminds me of Thanksgiving. Flavor is also pumpkin pie, but not at the same level as the nose. A little sweetness I wasn’t expecting. It’s good, not amazing.

3.4
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
355ml bottle. Dark amber shade. Off-white head. Spice-filled aroma. Nutmeg stands out. Taste has burnt caramel, bubblegum, stewed fruits and spices. Not bad, but my overall impressions are of a fairly middling pumpkin ale.

3.5
Evilkniamhel (955) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle from dregs run. Pours hazy Amber. Spiced pumpkin, oranges and lemons. Taste is tart, fruity and funky.

3.3
AshtonMcCobb (6609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk dregs run. Appearance - deep amber and hazy. Nose - pumpkin, orange and some red fruit too. Light wood spice. Taste - oxidised note. Then orange and wood. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - weird oxidised note that spoils it.

3.3
GlasgowTAD (1778) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is spices and ginger. Taste is spices, cloves, ginger and pumpkin sweet.

3.7
Stuu666 (13425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear amber, nose is pumpkin, spices, caramel, taste is similar, dry, biscuity.

3.3
cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
bottle at home ... copper .. thin tan lacing ... soft spicy toffee malt .. light pumpkin nose .. soft spice .. dry roast bitter fruit ... soft tofee .. dry pumpkin

3
allmyvinyl (10618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of light spice, light brown sugar. Taste is sweet, thin finish.


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